Archive for January, 2009


.NET Culture Issues

I usually don’t understand Microsoft and its product management strategies.  I had some problems with Turkish currency format in asp.net. Searching locale issues in .net resulted in .net cultures. Computer scientists and engineers exactly everyone in I.T. industry except Microsoft, call language specifics parameters (country, currency, date-time formats …etc.) as locale.

I think it is plain old M$ strategy to force developers to for its standards. It doesn’t make sense. Culture :)). I really wonder who named it.


Why Not to Use Drag & Drop .NET Development

Turkey’s leading Airline Company THY’s web site runs asp.net well but it is a little bugs. For example, if you try to select a destination it may not work! as captured below:
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How to fix? Don’t hire D&D developers.


Akademik Bilişim 2009

Önceki yazılarımda akademik çalışmalarımdan ve Harran Üniversitesinde yapılacak Akademik Bilişim 2009 konferansına bir çalışma gönderdiğimden bahsetmiştim. Geçtiğimiz perşembe günü çalışmanın kabul olduğuna dair bir e-mail aldım. Bir aksilik çıkmazsa 11-13 Şubat tarihleri arasında sunum için Harran‘da olmayı planlıyorum. Bu çalışmada emeği geçenlere tekrardan teşekkürlerimi iletiyorum.

Bu arada düzenli olarak Türkçe günlük tutmayı planlıyorum. Daha çok teknik konulara ve Türkçeye çevirisi bulunmayan makalelere yer vermeye çalışacağım. Gerekli hazırlıklar henüz bitmedi, ne hazırlığı al bir wordpress kur gitsin demeyin. Çünkü amacım sadece günlük yazmak değil.


My Red Alert 3 Strategies

After, Red Alert 2 I’m getting familiar with Red Alert 3 (RA3) and enjoying the game when I win Japanese forces. My favorite nation in the game is Russians. Yes, I like to hear the sound “Kirov Reporting!”. My main strategy in the game is;

  1. Barracks
  2. Train soldiers (mixed)
  3. Power Planet
  4. 2 Ore Mines
  5. War Factory
  6. Super Reactor

I always follow my opponent’s movements and decide how to strike. It may air, ground or super weapon attack.

I’m not just playing games but reading papers on machine learning techniques which are used in ontology learning for semantic web. Also, I’m preparing a schedule for 2009 conferences and our plan is to have something valuable till April so, we can submit it this year’s events.


Why people use Google?

While I was surfing the internet, found an interesting information about use of google . Chart tells a lot, no need to make a comment.

I thought that Google is not popular anymore after reading the thoughts of ex-googlers. You can find some of them by following why google employees quit link.