Friday, December 23, 2005

You are beautiful

An interesting project is going on at You are beautiful. I have a lot of sympathy for the people doing it (I like the song by James Blunt too).

"The intention behind this project is to reach beyond ourselves as individuals to make a difference by creating moments of positive self realization in those who happen across the statement: You Are Beautiful."

An example:


You are

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Brüksel teaser

Kamuyounun canhıras "Brüksellll Brükselll" ve "Şamil abi bizi tiskoya götür" tezahüratları şu an ikamet ettiğim Gebze vilayetine kadar ulaşmıştır. Merak etme ey halkım, elbet götürecek abiniz sizi tiskoya (merkeze de olabilir - cinsel tercihe bağlı).

Si yu canlarım.

ŞK (Şahane Kişi)

Friday, December 09, 2005


We are in the preliminary design phase of a software project. Nowadays we have to start representing our design in the Unified Modelling Language (UML). We need to

1. Define scenarios and draw use cases
2. Draw package diagrams
3. Draw activity diagrams

A good short intro is at Practical UML by Borland (contains everything we need to know at this stage).

Being a methodology sceptic, I enjoyed Death By UML Fever. In our project, I will watch the symptoms closely!

"Developing good software is a difficult enough task without having to endure the preventable and often painful complications of the dreaded UML fever." — Grady Booch, The Fever is Real

"It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things." — Henry David Thoreau

"Furious activity is no substitute for understanding." — H. H. Williams

"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance--it is the illusion of knowledge." — Daniel J. Boorstin

Un-intelligent design

"Actually I would write more, but I have to go pee in Morse code, because some idiot designed my aging prostate."

from The other I.D

Thursday, December 08, 2005


"[Crew] wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success." -- Recruitment poster for 1914 Antarctic expedition of HMS Endurance

Wikitravellers are members of a world-wide community of contributors to Wikitravel. I will be in Brussels from 11th to 16 th december. I will take pictures and notes for both my blog and Wikitravel. You guys out there travelling could help it too.