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  • Capturing the future

    Posted on April 28th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    I’ve written a small writing related to the mobile technology and what’s happening related to it in Turkey. Unfortunately, it’s currently only in Turkish. It can be reached from this link: “Bir Gelecegi Yakalamak”

  • Bir Geleceği Yakalamak

    Posted on April 28th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment


    Bir Geleceği Yakalamak

    Cahit Çerçioğlu

    Nisan, 2009


    Türkiye internet sektörüne hızlı ve güzel girdi. Türkiye insanı teknolojiyi seviyor. Türkiye üniversitelerinden mezun olanlar ya işletmeci ya yazılımcı oluyor. Elbette başka bölümlerden de mezun var, ama Türkiye de pek çok farklı meslekten, bilişime kayma olduğunu hatırlatmak için bu şekilde bir cümle kurdum. Tek başına bakıldığı zaman elbetteki bir anlam teşkil etmiyor. “Yazılımcı Oluyor” kısmında, olmakla kasıt, iş bulmak değil, o eğitimi almak anlamında. Fakat benim şöyle bir görüşüm var; bitirdiğiniz bölümün ünvanını, o işi iyi yapana dek haketmezsiniz. Evet “Yazılım Mühendisliği” bölümü mezunuyum denir tabii ki, özgeçmişe de yazılır. Kocaman MBA yazısını görmek, göstermek insanların hoşuna gider. Fakat Türkiye’de, teknolojiyle ilgili bölümlere bakacak olursak, çoğu yazılımcı olarak büyüyor. Bilkent, Odtü gibi özel projelerle öğrencilerine destek veren okulları ve Tübitak gibi kurumları bunun dışında bırakıyorum.

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  • Near future of Gittigidiyor, Amazon, Ebay, Yemeksepeti

    Posted on April 25th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    There is “really” small amount of “new” technology, but there are always incredible amount of “new” inventions. New Inventions are generaly combination of old technologies. This post is about some of those possible inventions i’d like to dream of.

    There is already 3D.
    There is 3DTV (even you don’t have it in your home).
    There is WEB.
    There are animation technics.
    There is cinematography.
    There is anti-sociality.
    There is sociality.

    There are shopping / e-commerce sites.

    This post will be limited to a specific concept. 3D surfing experience!

    With the combination of current technologies and with some new methods, now shopping sites can be a 3D computer game!
    ( This is not fiction and it’s possible right now )

    Amazon, eBay, Etsy or Gittigidiyor.com, Yemeksepeti.com, Kitapyurdu.com,… These are just a few of the sites that you can imagine. Imagine that you are entering a 3d modeled library! You are going to (virtually walking to) the related shelves. You are searching for a book, you don’t remember it’s name exactly.. But you know it’s cover picture… You look up and down to the ordered books with your mouse. You find it, take it and go to the cashier, you can see many different payment options there visually! PayPal? You’ll see a post-box, you’ll open it’s door.. You want to talk to the person in charge? Go ahead and ask to the the employee..

    Ok, you want to sell your camera, you want to list it in second hand sites. You enter the shop and you pass through a special room; that room is only for sellers, you are making your arrangement and putting your photocamera to one of the shelves of the related department.

    Ok, you don’t want to sell or buy second hand things, because you are hungry!! You go to yemeksepeti.com which is at the 2nd street of the cyber-city. (yemeksepeti.com lets you order your meal from partnered restaurants like Pizza Hut, Burger King, etc..) When you enter to the cyber restaurant building, you’ll see those meals around! Someone should have paid more to put their meal to the store window (; But you don’t like it, you keep walking.. You see chinese food, and want to give it a try, when you try to reach it, some virtual person turns to you and says “Welcome, thanks for your concern, if you want to buy our special rice, you can take the food you are currently holding for free!”…

    There are nearly no limits.. Actually the popular game “Sims” can integrate it faster than anyone (:

    I want to leave it now for you to think about it yourself. (: 

    You got the start! Now do something before anyone else!

    Ok. No. This is currently possible, yes. But if you do it, don’t expect to earn money immediately. You need people to use it and since it’s totally a new habit, it’ll be hard for people.. (it’ll be more hard for people from older generations). You can not simply change well-known ways, attitudes, habits and people, suddenly.  If you do it now, you’ll be one of the first people/companies and you’ll have an incredible start. So it can be done in spare time, or if any company is brave enough to assign dedicated staff to do that, i don’t think that they’ll loose. Even you can’t run it, you can sell it!

    I think that someone out there is probably already doing it silently, but if not, after doing the project, please let me know it and give me a credit if  i lend a helping hand. Why i don’t do it? Well, give me some money so i can do it (:

    ( YES  again, it’s currently possible and you can dynamically interact with 3d worlds and the browser any time. One of those attempts comes from Google with O3D  . There are a few different studies and products related to this. This = two-way immediate interaction, 3d environment systems )

    “If you can dream it, you can do it.”, Walt Disney

  • Google Similar Images

    Posted on April 22nd, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    similar images labs logo large

    At last, google just launched “Similar Images”. Similar Images is currently an experiment, released under “google labs”, about finding visually similar images when you define the master image. If you click on “similar images” link under a car image, which was photographed at a certain angle, you’ll get similar car photos at the similar angles. When similarity decreases, you’ll start to see unrelated or not that similar images.

    How does it work?

    1. Go to http://similar-images.googlelabs.com/
    2. Type anything and search it.
    3. In the results page, click on “Similar Images” link at the bottom of the thumbnail you want to get the similar result of.

    Go and give it a try. Infact there are more things happening inside of the google, but these are just what we can see right now. It’s hard to beat the google even if they make mistakes in business world; because they have incredible amount of data related to everything… ( becareful about your privacy )


    Here is the video from google related to “Similar Images”:

  • My first iPhone app is ready!

    Posted on April 18th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment

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    iPhone Application “Piyango” is available on all stores worldwide, but with Turkish content ofcourse.

    You can use it if you have an iPhone or iPod. (with minimum: version 2.0)

    Click here to download the app “Piyango”

    I am waiting for the acceptance of license agreement for artwork usage. So i can not put a standard “App Store image” for now. I’ll update the post after that.

    For details of the application you can go to the “Piyango” application’s own page.


  • Apple really considers bug reports

    Posted on April 15th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment

    I had sent a bug report to apple while i was working on my iPhone application. This bug was related to user interface components. (I’m sorry that I can not directly give the details because of the agreement ). I’ve let apple know this bug with the title “UITextfield background opacity affects background image too”.

    They were incredible in doing their job. In a short time i’ve received a mail from apple related to the report, they were saying “…Engineering believes this issue has been addressed in iPhone OS 3.0b3…”. And at that time new iPhone OS 3 beta released (beta 3).

    They’ve ended the mail with
    ” Thank you for your time. We truly appreciate your assistance in helping us discover and isolate bugs.
    Best Regards “.

    How come you can not love such a company!

    Thank you Apple! (However you are a bit slow and unresponsive to some situations, i think it’s because of the internal strategy and decisions.)

  • Google’s canonical tag experience report

    Posted on April 2nd, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Google has started a new standard with other companies like microsoft and yahoo for helping to determine content quality or similarity with a new unofficial html <link> parameter “canonical”. This is not fresh news! In this post, i want to share my experience with “canonical”. I’ll tell about how duplicates are decreased and significance of the pages increased quickly!

    I was developing a new customer-to-customer e-commerce project. Before that, i was working on a very big (huge traffic and search engine index = approx. 18 million+) blog service. ( in the top 10 of my country according to the alexa )

    While i was working on the e-commerce project, google announced “canonical” thing. By clicking here you can see my question to google related to this new release on that day. (Answer is in Maile Ohye’s response, you can see it here)

    People were talking about duplicate content and it’s penalty result. I’ve read lots of documents related to this from google and other people’s experiences. THERE IS NO SUCH THING.

    Ok.. There is something almost like that.. but not exactly. I am not a google engineer but i can guess ( even i could test and did ) it. Even people in my company was not understanding that, they were just looking straight ahead and telling that “OH! NO! Penalty! That can’t be used! If you do it, i’ll cry and i’ll want milk with some baby biscuits.”. They aren’t bad people. But on this topic, almost everyone produces their own theory. But theory gets end when you prove it… So… ACTA non VERBA!

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  • Randy Pausch – Brick walls are only there for others

    Posted on April 2nd, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Today, i’ve read ( learned ) about a man from “The Incredibles”.. His name is Randy Pausch.

    Probably many people already knew about him. But for those who has never heard of him or did not watch/listen his lectures, you HAVE TO..

    Here is his site: http://www.randypausch.com and here is the summary of his adventure.

    We have to watch & watch these videos again and again during our life…


    Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management

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