CAHİT ÇERÇİOĞLU

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  • Are Apple laptops worth it?

    Posted on September 1st, 2017 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    The laptop(Asus G752) below the original (first one) Macbook, costs 3 times more than the Macbook.
    (Yes I have a keyboard cover for the tick laptop too)

    • it’s speaker is very bad
    • it’s screen is very bad (suffers from backlight bleeding)
    • it’s touchpad is inconsistent and inefficient
    • it’s ports are not designed correctly, mouse will hit to headphone jack or other jacks.
    • Sluggish operating system. (Win 10 pro)
    • Noisy (Even while idle)
    • It has more ram, more disk space, better graphics card, fasters cpu

    I checked other models too, even at this price point, the first 4 points are not acceptable… Macbook and Macbook Pros definitely are worth it. In addition to this, my macbook pro from the year 2009 is still working perfectly and fast with the latest macOS and yes it is still way better than the fat laptop shown here for the above 4 things (speakers, screen, touchpad, ports). 2017-2009 = 8 years… In 8 years, how many laptops would one change? How much would it cost at total? One may need to upgrade or renew their laptop while my 8 years old macbook pro is still working really good. As you can see, I am not an Apple fan boi on the other hand, everything is very clear… For sure it still depends on what one wants to do with their laptop, if it can be done on both types of devices and if it costs around the same, go for the Apple one. Less noise, less crashes, better overall quality, support and price per life.

    Unless Apple starts creating laptops with pc equivalent graphics cards, I will (I have to) keep renewing my pc laptop time to time for some of my projects. (By the way, I play my games on consoles, not on PCs or Macbooks)

    I am not saying that people should always buy Macbooks (or Pros), it won’t make sense for some people. So it depends for sure. All I am saying is, the price for the Macbooks are not just for the brand itself, those products (when compared with other laptops as I have shown in this post) is normal and there is a reason for that. If you find a non-Apple laptop that has similar quality with Apple laptops, check the price, probably it will be very close to (cheaper or more expensive than) Apple ones.

  • Unite Europe 2017

    Posted on July 5th, 2017 Cahit Crcioglu No comments


    To be a certified developer, having coded things with Unity may not be enough, I recommend you to read the contents of the exam and refresh/improve your knowledge about Unity before applying.

    Yes, this is to prove that it has taken place in Netherlands. No they did not attend to Unity Conference.

    Orange juice before the keynote. It was free. (Well.. Perhaps included in the ticket price.)

    For the first time the Key Note took place in this theatre. It was a bit chaos when people were invited inside. So, for example the first people who were in the front of the queue somehow sit at the far back of the theatre. (At least they did sit, yes)

    Wireless networking

    Before the keynote..

    Personally, I believe that the last year’s Unite was way better for various reasons. The best thing this year was the quality of the food and the variety of food.

  • A little London

    Posted on May 25th, 2017 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Green Park

    Some fresh air right inside a crowded city. It works. This is why we need more green..

  • A little Birmingham (UK)

    Posted on April 4th, 2017 Cahit Crcioglu No comments


    No, it is not Netherlands.

  • MCM COMIC CON

    Posted on November 21st, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

  • Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

    Posted on September 6th, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    I had the opportunity to see the Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.

    I cannot and will not give any details for sure. All I can say is it was a different experience.

    Tip: Try not to get a seat very close to the stage.

  • WWDC 2016

    Posted on July 2nd, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    I had a chance to attend WWDC 2016 which took place at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for the Keynote and the party and Moscone West for everything else. In another blog post I had shared some photos from the last year’s WWDC 2015 . That post also includes various places that you may want to visit while you are in SF; so you may want to take a look at that post too.

    This post includes public information related to WWDC 2016, SF, CA, USA. I am not allowed to share certain photos inside the conference building and WWDC party photos. Other than those, you can find plenty of information through out pages of this post if you plan to attend WWDC in the future. Even though the place can change, I believe that it will still be useful.

    On the last page of this blog post, I shared many tips that I think you may find useful; if you don’t want to see photographs or watch the videos, you may just skip to the last page.

     

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    When you arrive at SFO, depending on where you will stay you can take a taxi, call uber or use public transport. I stayed at a hotel close to Moscone West.

    If you plan to attend to the conference you need to book as soon as possible because the price at the hotels close to the conference buildings will be very expensive when compared with almost any hotels. Apple can make agreements with 3rd party reservation companies to provide cheaper accommodation. (Apple is not responsible for the accommodation) Even though you can reserve your room through them, if you want to pay the cheapest price, I recommend you to “still” compare it with popular booking websites as you can book far cheaper.

    If you are like me and your hotel is close enough to public transport stations, you have to take the BART. The photo above shows the spot you have to wait. You need to take the train that goes to down town, which is normally at the left side when you enter the BART section from SFO. You can use ticket vending machines to purchase a ticket to the station you want to go. You can see how much you should pay on the paper located on the ticket wending machine. Roundtrip ticket is not cheaper, it is exactly the same if you purchase the return ticket later. So if you don’t have enough cash, don’t worry, you can purchase it right before you return to SFO from the down town. If you have time and enough cash purchase the ticket for the return too; so you won’t take out your cash from your pocket to purchase a ticket at the down town stations in front of other people.

     

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    2 nights before the keynote. Powell St.

    Tomorrow I will get my badge, otherwise I have to wait in another queue to get the badge on the keynote day, which will prevent me from getting inside the keynote building after the main queue.

    In the previous years some people couldn’t get into the main keynote area and there was overflow-rooms to watch the keynote, but in 2015 and 2016 everyone was able to watch the keynote in the main area.

     

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    I ate many times at Lori’s Diner located on the Powell St.

    If you plan to try there, walk the hill on the Powell St. Until you see it on the left. You won’t miss it as it has neon lights.

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    If you want to get on one of these, you can purchase a ticket on the cable car, or if you plan to use it a lot in you may consider City Pass. These are not just for tourists actually, because there is no other public transport on Powell St. So, it is a necessary transport if you don’t want to walk (or take a cab/uber) along the Powell St. towards north. It is normally crowded, therefore don’t plan to get your huge luggages with you. You can wear a small backpack; in that case if you plan to hold the bars and stand on your foot all the way, wear your backpack in the opposite direction: wear it to your front, otherwise you will hit your bag to the face of people who sit in the cable car.

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  • Unity3D Unite Europe 2016

    Posted on June 5th, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Unity3D Unite Europe 2016 took place in Amsterdam between May 30 morning and June 2 afternoon.

    I had a chance to visit Amsterdam again and this time it was for Unite Europe event hosted by Unity3D.

    The weather was almost always cold enough not to wear just a t-shirt and it was also hot enough to take off our jackets at noon.


    The beautiful Amsterdam

     

    And it’s bikes

     

    Funny moments from Zerolight’s demo

    Unite Europe took place at Westergasfabriek and it’s surroundings.

    The day before the Keynote. Here is where it began. The main building.

    Area included 4 different places for simultaneous presentations. You needed to chose your favorite sessions to join.

    This area was for the showcase of the games. Developers, producers were inside this area to show their Unity games and explain how they did their games in a relaxed atmosphere.


    Bikes everywhere

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  • Hello VR

    Posted on April 30th, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

  • iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, a brief review

    Posted on February 19th, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    I usually take notes, think, draw drafts, schemes, etc.. on paper to either advance my ideas or find solutions to certain problems. I noticed that a tablet with a stylus/pencil “may” make it easier.

    At first I planned to get a Samsung Android device (I have been using Note 5 for some time and it is VERY good for various note taking styles. REALLY GOOD). Then, I figured out that I didn’t have a new iPad for testing purposes and other necessary stuff. So it was a good excuse to get an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil instead.

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