Sunday, 19 December 2010

Renault Turkey...

Renault Turkey has one of the Turkey's leading automotive factories. Not only that as in automative it is also one of the biggest production giant factories. Approximately, it has a capacity to make a single car from zero on the assembly line every single minute. That's a quite impressive amount if you think it yearly... 60x24x365 cars...

Whether you know this little info or not, it is previously acknowledged that their annual endorsement is 2.2 billion Euro in 2007 (excuse me for having outdated info) and it is only rising from that point. Also, in the past ten years; they exported cars worth 6.7 billion Euro.

With those numbers kept in mind, one can clearly see the real value of the brand and of the factory itself. Turkey's fragile economy depends on such great establishments.

Thursday, 9 December 2010


We are always going to be in need of, I think so at least, two different browsers... While working on windows, my primary choice is Internet Explorer of course; my secondary is Safari. While I am working or spending time on my home PC, which is a Mac, I use Safari as my primary and Opera as my secondary.

For Windows I use Safari for secondary because of I believe I must have same browsers on different platforms to accept something as, you know, baseline some-kind.

Ok, but why am I not using Opera as my second on the home PC so I still can have a baseline? Then again users who has and utilizes two browsers at the same time of course use their primaries more often. And if I use opera as baseline and the secondary at both environments, my usage will be small portioned (for Opera) and I will be missing the, you know, best of both worlds. Don't take me wrong, Opera is a great browser, but for mobiles you know.

Only if MS Internet Explorer was on Mac too that would change everything...

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

They Are In Lead...

I am only guessing here, but I think Proximity's client base is very happy with them. They make organizations/events that makes people from various social communities very happy, so they talk and create contents about the client. I mean I guess they do what they do best and make possible for a brand on social networks to exist happily, to be well known.

Proximity Istanbul's expertises are:
Consumer Engagement Strategy & Planning
Social CRM & Social Media
Event Marketing
Digital Advertising

They call themselves "experiential marketing agency specializing in word-of-mouth generating campaigns". That's a very long description, but I must agree with this definition completely. Their events are so good every-time I sacrifice a weekend for them, I ended up very happy and feel worth-whiled. I find myself talking about the event itself to my friends, how fun it was and stuff. If it is not an event, then it is a very personalized gift, which again makes me smile for good amount of time. That is a success for its own-right if nothing-else...

I do not know about the measurable consumer return and other marketing data gathering, but I can easily tell the clients they are working with are happy to engage with consumers in such experimental events over and over again. That alone gives the hint.

Lastly, as far as I can gather from the www they are a part of very big global network actually, over 2000 employees all over the world. I don't know if this information anyhow relevant, but that also gives the hint for it. They are big. They are in lead.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Eisenhorn, by Dan Abnett...

Hello all, nowadays my fulltime job is a bit crazy. I don't have much time for anything, except I am reading some Sci-Fi genre novels. Warhammer 40000, Halo, Star Wars are, of course, my favourites as always.

The thing is as soon as I got some more time I am going to begin painting some Warhammer Miniatures. I am craving for it but don't have time. This is mostly because this omnibus I read recently. The Omnibus they call because it includes 3 books and 2 short stories. Anyways; it was about this Character from Warhammer 40000-verse. Eisenhorn is a well read, well constructed, well backgrounded trilogy. Dan Abnett, indeed it is not my place to say, had done an awesome job. I liked it so much i am seriously considering reading it again in the near future. The book is about this inquisitor, Gregor Eisenhorn, who brings justice to the enemies of the Imperium. I know many of you, Warhammer Fans, are sick of Imperium and anything about Imperium (stories, games etc...). But believe me when I say this; this omnibus is something! I recommend it thoroughly. I am going to cut short this post as usual and will finish it with a quote from the book...

"In my lifetime, I have brought down nine marked Extremis Diabolus Hereticus. None went quietly." -Gregor Eisenhorn of the Holy Inquisition.

Monday, 12 July 2010

MSN on iPhone...

Quick post, this will be. Microsoft has just released official MSN App for the iPhone. That's quite awesome, no really, it is a very good thing for MS to do.

BUT WHY IS MSN 8 FOR MAC STILL BETA?!?!?! and broken...?

We have tons of different solutions to use Live Accounts on iPhone. On Mac I cannot say it is true, at least for me. I was waiting for a decent version of MSN for Mac over 2 years now. MS only releases more and more irrelevant(*) apps on iPhone! That I do not understand, please Microsoft; first fix the main platform(**) which is Mac OS X not iOS...

(*): Bing, Seadragon, Tag (however I see a bright future for Tag, still; on iPhone, it is irrelevant in my humble opinion).

(**): Here is the link to the borked version of MSN for MAC 8, which is still in beta and has a lot of known issues... (if somehow it becomes released and gets completely fixed, I am probably not going to bother to edit this post. So I state that this is on 12/07/10.)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Free Wiki-Server Setup With Ubuntu, Easy!

Let's assume you have any machine that can run Ubuntu. 64 bits or 32 (i386), doesn't matter. You can easily turn this machine a wiki server. With this mini guide and without any-cost; you'll have a very efficient web-server with PHP5 support / a Wiki / an SSH-Server. First things first, here's my configuration and my end-results before you lose time on reading this post.

** 3GB Memory (my experience tells me if you have only a single machine for everything you are going to do, memory is more important than CPU, well most of the cases)
** AMD Athlon X2 64 bit @ 2.0 GHz (my mainboard is the cheapest mainboard I could find with everything on-board (ECS))
** 16 GB SSD Disk (well in such systems IO is actually more important than CPU, again most of the cases, but this wiki-thing I am setting up is going to be used only by 5 or less people so IO for this will be no importance. If yours is going to be serve as a more serious manner, then please choose accordingly. I chose this way cause this machine will be in my study-room and I don't like that much computer sound (I even disabled the fans, it works ok))
** 64 bits Ubuntu with broadband Internet connection set and ready to go (yes, this part I am assuming you can do without this tiny-miny guide)

Guess we are ready to install the software; one last thing, a reminder: you have your root password or never set root user of Ubuntu right? Ok then, let's start.

1. From the Administration / Synaptic Package Manager choose the "repositories" from the main menu. Find the Preferred Server and make it to "Main Server" if it is not already set. (This will help the download process and finding the necessary software for our installation process)

2. Open up the Terminal and then type

sudo apt-get install apache2

This will install the Apache 2.2 Web Server

3. After that type this to install PHP 5 automatically to your Apache Web Server.

sudo apt-get install php5

4. Again type this in Terminal Window

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5

This was already done when I did it but every other detailed guide I found says "do this just to be safe" so I am saying too.

5. Well installation process for the infrastructure part is done, I restarted my computer, and typed localhost in my browser and Apache's "It works" was there. But if you don't want to restart just type this to restart only you Apache. It'll take only a moment to do so...

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

6. Go to this address: and download the latest version of PmWiki

7. Extract the compressed files to the location of /var/www/ of your Ubuntu... This directory is your home www of Apache.

8. As soon as you type the url of the wiki page you are going to see your HomeWikiServer. It's going to ask you a final creation of a directory and giving 777 to it, but this part I'll leave it to the Wiki Page Instructions. It is only 2 commands you are going to copy paste anyway.

9. There you have your Wiki now for SSH-Server to connect your server and access the logs and etc and control/administer it remotely.

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

There you have your SSH-server too, but let me remind you now you may want to reconsider your password strength and stuff, this is a nice little guide you can take a look.

sudo /etc/init.d/ssh stop
sudo /etc/init.d/ssh start

Restart your Ubuntu just to be safe and you're done...

I assumed you have a very very basic understanding of Linux at least. I don't know if this will help anyone, but I tried anyway. Enjoy... Thanks for reading.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Legends Never Die...

As we all know; legends never die. They may sleep or even get lost but cannot die or be killed. This why they are called legends, that's why we say they are legends. Commodore is one of them.

I recently heard Commodore USA's reborn. They plan the awakening of one of the greatest legends of all time in computing world. Commodore 64 itself. It is rumored that it will be a modern 21st century computer in a keyboard pc.

Of course this is only one of the concept designs by Commodore Enthusiasts. Still wouldn't it be awesome? I would buy it without even thinking once.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

tFU Hoth Expansion

I just played the Force Unleashed Hoth Expansion Mission Pack. Guess what? There is no single achievement for the whole thing on X-Box Live! The overall quality was not as good as the previous expansions. I didn't get disappointed that much however. It was still the Force Unleashed action but, well could be 400 MS Points or so, at the moment it is 800. 800 is not much but to this particular mission pack it is a little bit much, I acknowledged.

Anyways... Until the sequel hits the stores I am guessing this will be the only tFU action we are going to get. I mean I don't think we are gonna get another expainsion for the first game. Maybe some more Avatar Tees or something like that, but that's all. Any new game content; I don't think. In fact that may be the last content ever for this game. We'll see.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Silverlight on iPhone?

Ok. Nowadays, it seems everbody is accepting the truth that Adobe's Flash is too slow to run on low power consumpted handheld devices. Or rather I say Apple's devices, yeah that sounds more appropriate (btw I am an iPhone user and excited about iPad). The thind I wonder most about is, well uhmm, is it true for Microsoft's Silverlight too?

I know for a fact that Adobe's optimizations are "file size" oriented. It is said that developers at Adobe are strictly dictated over patch sizes and new versions in about 3 digit byte levels. Also I know for another fact that Silverlight is CPU-wise optimized. So why not fully support Silverlight instead of so called slow Flash on Safari Mobile. At least we'll have an alternative, and that's better than nothing.

Over a night, things change. Today the video on internets may equal to Adobe's Flash. Tomorrow, if everything played nice by Microsoft, it could be Silverlight in my humble opinion.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Halo Legends! AHOY! At Last It Is Out!

Halo Legends DVD is OUT! I already bought it from Amazon and watched it twice. In fact I watched the 8th episode of it 3rd times already. It is, in one word, SPECTACULAR. I was amazed, and learnt many new things about Halo Universe...

The details are breathtaking. I haven't watched the special features disc yet, but soon will. I am pretty sure it will be very satisfactory too.

Anyways I recommend it to everyone from one who has no idea to the one who is already a Hard Core Halo Fan. A must have I must say.

Let me close this post with this quote:
"Don't make a girl a promise... If you know you can't keep it."
-Catherine Elisabeth Halsey, MD, Ph.D.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


Well, TYTZ is a tagline for a local branch of Doritos. Tam Yeri Tam Zamani... It means, well roughly, the right place, the right time. They have a new campaign/ad. It's called Hisseli Tatlar Kampanyasi.

What is so good that makes me write about it? Let me explain. This campaign comes with this site, which allows contestants to make their own virtual recipé according to their own likings. After that one can join the competition to vote more than the others to win a prize which is 10.000 Liras (approx. 6800 US dollars) and bonus gifts etc.

The whole campaign is so addictive to see what others done so far and how are you doing in the competition, I liked it. I liked the idea, simple, creative and yet compelling to participate in. Moreover, it is stated that when one wins he/she will have a 1% gain from the sales of the new taste which she/he invented in the first place!

Pretty neat idea, I must say! Enjoy if you know Turkish =] ...

Thursday, 28 January 2010

1 kg. 3G Please...

What I learn from Apple's 3G is that a kilogram of 3G is $2600. Look at the chart please;
$130 for 50 gr 3G. Rest is obvious; 2600$ is for a kilogram of 3G. Enjoy the new Gadget...

Also there is this funny joke;

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

When I had a Nokia N-Gage back in, well let's just say back then, Gameloft was impressive. They did almost always "above the average quality" games. But now things change I see, for inatance; I have an iPhone at the moment and every single gameloft branded game is not even average. They are way below average. I wonder what changed? Because I see many quiet awesome iPhone games that it is clear iPhone can be considered even a handheld gaming console. And knowing that Gameloft was a legend producer in my 'Series 60' years, one wonders.

However, again, one cannot claim that N.O.V.A. is a poor imitation of Halo. It is as good as any game can get on an iPhone. I accept it is a clone, but it is a well made well designed clone. Buy it, you will not be disappointed, although I will not say it may be a turn point for Gameloft or anything. They need more such games to earn the trust of, at least mine, of the wireless gamer community.