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  • Harmless Future Optimizations for xillions

    Posted on August 27th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Recently, there has been found a bug in iPhone’s camera roll display system. It’s related to the number of images taken with iPhone; if you take at least 10000 photos, you’ll face with this problem. Before returning to this topic, i want to tell about some similar problems:

    When i was working for Nokta Inc. (www.nokta.com) and creating a clustering system for uploaded images, i wanted to extend possibilities and push the limits for image and user counts. Any technic might work, but according to your solution, there might be so many works that you can not handle in necessary time; not feasible. So this could ruin the project’s evolving process and project plans. You might have to re-write many codes, redesign the whole system, maybe shut the sytem for a while… Because of this, i thought “what if every person in this world uses this system with more than one account”, people laughed at me in Nokta. But i designed it in my way ( in the same time duration ). Currently i’m not working in Nokta, but if they don’t rewrite the whole code, they won’t be facing with problems related to uploaded images system for a really long time. (However.. trying to seperate images and putting them into UN-real cdn systems would break and make developers to rewrite the whole code for image system).


    (Kızılay, ANKARA)

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  • Converting an image to iPhone toolbar icon

    Posted on August 23rd, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 2 comments

    Creating an image for iPhone toolbar may be tricky. If you don’t want to draw pixel by pixel, or if you want more than 1 color (white), you need to make something different.

    For the technic i’ll be explaining here, If you are a Photoshop expert, you may extend the possibilities, but if you are not an expert, that also won’t stop you creating icons.

    Here is the small tutorial/tip:

    Other than Apple’s related requirements and guidelines (HIG), follow these steps:

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  • 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”: