AMK

Trilyonlar kazanan futbolculardan bu ülkede alınan vergi %15, isveç’te %59.5! Diğer yandan AMK adlı bomboş bir gazetenin reklamı, “Hangi futbolcu kaç milyona transfer oluyor, sadece 25 kuruşa gör!”. Allah belanızı versin… size para verenlerin de Allah belasını versin…

Böyle boklara vakit harcamak yerine, oturun da ülke için bir şeyler üretin. Ama sizde ne arar böyle yürek? En kolay para nerde var, hemen oraya koşun. Dostlarınızı bile kazıklayın üç kuruş için. Sonra da sanki trafik yokmuş gibi özel araçlarınıza binin, bok varmış gibi gezin. Cep telefonlarınıza bakarak mezarınıza doğru yürümeye devam edin… Scarface

 

Choice of Robots

“When people pick up your three-legged, wall-climbing robot that sings when it detects encrypted wireless packets, they ask: what the heck is that for? And you reply: what’s anything for? What are you for?”

Choice of Robots
by Kevin Gold, Ph.D.

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Rumi

There are many winds full of anger,
and lust and greed. They move the rubbish
around, but the solid mountain of true nature
stays where it’s always been.

Rumi

Raspberry Pi 2 and Other Stuff

Got back from a 10 day survey in the Aegean Sea last Thursday. I think, It’s been a long time since the last time I posted something here. So, here we go.

Before the trip, about 2 weeks ago, my brother and I purchased two Raspberry Pi 2’s, and a Radxa Rock Pro (not going to use all of’em at once) for a future art project of his. I also got acrylic housings and a NoIR Camera for the Rpi 2’s. I’ve been playing around with the Raspberry Pi 2 (as Radxa Rock Pro waits for its turn), and I totally love it.

RPi2 and NoIR

My new favorite platform.

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Ryokan

One of my favorite Zen stories… I’m not sure if this could be considered a Koan…

Kodo Sawaki

Japanese Zen Monk, Kodo Sawaki

Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.

Ryokan returned and caught him. “You have come a long way to visit me,” he told the prowler, “and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.”

The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away.

Ryoken sat naked, watching the moon. “Poor fellow,” he mused, “I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon.”

Narcissus

Echo_and_Narcissus“Emoriar, quam sit tibi copia nostri.”

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NTN – 600 Hull Rigging – Part XXI

Yesterday, I messed up the front plate. I had drawn the whole thing in SketchUp, and cut and drilled (one wrong hole, fixed with epoxy putty) the aluminum front plate for the motor bolts couple of days ago.

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I will drill the front holes on the side brackets such that, when they’re placed between the wooden rails in the hull, they’ll be right in the middle of the slots cut in the front plate, allowing for 3.8 mm (wow…) motion to each side.

I will start working on the new front plate, soon.

Recommended Firefox Plugin – Open in Browser 1.5

If your Firefox fails to open text files, such as C code, as text files, this plug-in is pretty handy.

Open in Browser 1.15

Open MenuNo more waiting for some IDE or text editor to open on-line codes or other annoying stuff.

I normally use GKrellM plug-in GkrellShoot to get screenshots on my Awesome WM, and it uses ImageMagic to grab the screen. I didn’t know it could not grab open menus (and I was too lazy to find a way to do it with it), so I moved on to GIMP (File -> Create -> Screenshot), which did a great job.