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Glot.io; an open source for programmers

I've just found out about Glot.io which seems like a great open source for those who learn programming. You can run snippets on it and saved them either publicly or privately. It runs a wide variety of languages; C, C++, Java, Javascript, Swift, PHP, Ruby, Python and others. Link is below for those interested: https://glot.io/

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Seeing With Photography

I get mailings once a week from a digital publication called Narratively. Among all the mailings I get, Narratively always captures my attention with its interesting and original headlines. This week I saw this headline called "The Blind Photographers Club." It was written by Bob Socha who is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, editor, and teacher. Those who are interested in seeing his works can check the website bobsacha.com.  Bob mentions a short film called "Blindsight." The film captures the collaboration of visually impaired and sighted photographers while taking photos, expressing their own vision. I am adding the video right below, it is just about 6 minutes and…

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First Mail From Tim Ferriss

I subscribed to the Tim Ferriss's mailings last week and got my first mailing right away. My first impression was "well this is a very clever mailing structure." There were 4 items in the mailing: 1. The first 50 pages of The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and The 4- Hour Chef. ( I already have The 4-Hour Workweek, read it and love it. But I haven't read the others. So just checking out the first 50 pages was a great tool to decide whether buying or not the books. ) 2. The 4-Hour Chef…

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Ücretsiz İzleyebileceğiniz 600 Film

Free movies online; classics, comedies, oscar winners, indies, animations, film noir, documentaries and others Sitede yeni açtığım (Free) Sources / Ücretsiz Kaynaklar bölmesinde yer alacak bu ikinci paylaşımım film severler için. İlk yazıda ücretsiz ve kaliteli fotoğrafları indirebileceğiniz stock fotoğraf sitelerinin listesini paylaşmıştım. Listeye buradan ulaşabilirsiniz. İnternet üzerinden pek çok bilgi ve kaynağa ücretsiz ve yasal olarak ulaşabiliyorsunuz. Ben de sevdiğim ve faydalandığım kaynakların linklerini muhakkak bilgisayarıma kaydediyorum. Sonraki paylaşımlarda ücretsiz bulabileceğiniz kitaplar ve de ücretsiz eğitim alabileceğiniz siteler için de yeni listeler oluşturacağım. Film addicts will love this second post of my (Free) Sources section. My first post features the stock photography websites that you can find…

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Zeki Müren

İste Benim Zeki Muren! (Here I am, Zeki Muren) A Rare Look To The Life of Iconic Singer This year on January, I had the chance to visit the exhibition “İşte Benim Zekim Müren” (Here I am, Zeki Muren) which was held in the Yapı Kredi Cultural Center. I luckily had my camera with me, so I took a couple of photos some of which I share in this post. I was already amazed by this legendary singer’s voice, kindness and neat diction (as well as the rest of the country, he was called the sun of art) but this profound visualization of his life…

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Elio Montanari, Italian architect and photographer

Interview with Elio Montanari by Tuğba Kibar/ Experience of Living Together in Istanbul / October 2010 Elio Montanari is an Italian architect and a photographer with a focus on buildings and physical structures and therefore the city itself in general. Living in Istanbul since 2002, Elio was married here for the first time of his life and plans to stay in Istanbul from now on. When one is posed the question related to the coexistence of various religious groups, family ties and neighbourhood relations are almost the only subject matter that is discussed. During my conversation with Elio, I came to realize that physicality of space in…

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Interview with Elif Shafak

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]15-19 October, 2008/ Today’s Culture (A Special Supplement By Today’s Daily News The Frankfurt Book Fair) Elif Şafak, a prominent Turkish novelist, spoke to Today’s Culture about her 15-year journey of writing, what literature means to her, where she sees herself in Turkish literature and what feeds her writing. In her first interview since giving birth to her second child, she announced that a new novel was on the way. Elif Şafak: Literature is a love, and, like every love, it is irrational.  I guess you aren’t going through postpartum depression this time like you experienced after your first pregnancy. Can you write? I haven’t experienced similar problems this time. Both the pregnancy…

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Halil Karaduman; one of the world’s leading “kanuni”.

November 23, 2008Halil Karaduman, one of the world's leading "kanuni" (those who play kanun, or Turkish zither), is known as a fabulous musician of unlimited talents who uses the kanun in a very dynamic way and with a great deal of ability.Having played kanun for decades, the wide range of music he makes has inspired many young kanun players to imitate him and has made the kanun an indispensable instrument in Turkish music and one of the most desired instruments in world music. Sunday's Zaman interviewed Karaduman, a kanun-playing genius. November 23, 2008 (more…)

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Kanun finds new life in the hands of skilled craftsmans

One of the unique characteristics of Kenan Özten's signature kanuns is that every piece is made by him and his apprentice Zafer Kibar.  November 02, 2008 The kanun, an oriental zither, is a music instrument unique to Turkish music and is painstakingly difficult to manufacture as it requires long labor and great expertise, says a veteran kanun-maker. Kenan Özten, one of the finest kanun-makers alive, explained to Sunday's Zaman that "while the kanun has been a traditional musical instrument in Turkey, we have started to see a great interest lately especially among our youth."What makes the kanun unique, he said, is the instrument is strung…

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Unleashing the full potential of Turkey’s jewelry industry

November 27, 2008 Specialists from Turkey and around the world will gather today at İstanbul's Swissotel The Bosphorus for the first International Gold Summit, organized by Active Academy, to discuss the latest developments and future expectations of the Turkish precious metals sector. Though the summit will attract all facets of Turkey's precious metals sector, Today's Zaman talked to İstanbul Gold Exchange (İAB) Deputy Chairman Osman Saraç about the current situation of the Turkish gold and jewelry sector. (more…)

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Turkish tourism growing rapidly

November 10, 2008 While the global financial crisis and the rise of the value of the dollar are taking their toll on the non-financial economy, tourism -- one of the cornerstones of the Turkish economy -- had a productive season in 2008, attracting 21.5 million tourists in the first nine months of the year -- a 13.3 percent increase over the same period of the previous year -- according to data from the Security Directorate. (more…)

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Istanbul to host event promoting architectural quality

October 09, 2008 The Architecture Center, which has been working since 2000 for the development and construction of high-quality architecture in Turkey, is preparing to host an event named ArkiPARC 2008 in İstanbul between Oct. 15 and 17.  Around 25 to 30 speakers will attend the event, which will take place at the Military Museum and Cultural Complex in İstanbul’s Harbiye neighborhood, with the theme of “Dialogue for Urban Quality.” (more…)

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IKEA continues to grow in Turkish market

September 10, 2008 Furniture and household product retail chain IKEA is continuing to expand in the Turkish market and is hoping to open a branch in Bursa in November, the company said yesterday. IKEA Turkey released its 2009 catalog to the public during a press briefing yesterday at IKEA's Bayrampaşa store. The catalogue, constituting an invitation to consumers, contains 3,250 products. Distribution will begin on Sept. 11 in İstanbul, İzmir and Bursa, and the catalogues will be free of charge. The 2009 Ikea catalogue features the campaign slogan "Your home will reflect your lifestyle." (more…)

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Defne Data secures contract in Kuwait

September 15, 2008 Defne Data Processing, a solutions provider for telecom operators in many countries, including Turkey, has signed a new project with Media Phone Plus, Kuwait's leading mobile entertainment services company. The project, called "Value-Added Service Platform," which is planned to be an entertainment service for landline and mobile networks, will be put into operation in many Middle East countries in addition to Kuwait beginning in October 2008. Competitions, polls and chat rooms are some of the planned services. Defne Data Processing General Manager Oğuz Haliloğlu said: "Entertainment services are in high demand from consumers, and they increase revenue for mobile operators. … As such,…

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