• Imam Baildi were formed in 2005 by brothers Orestis and Lysandros Falireas, who started sampling and remixing Greek tunes of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. Imam Baildi is a very popular Southeast Mediterranean dish consisting of aubergine stuffed with onion, garlic, and tomatoes simmered in olive oil. It is a similar fine blend that Lysandros (drums, percussion) and Orestis (DJ, programming) Falireas do – only in musical terms! On the one hand the unique sound of rebetiko, a sort of outlaw Greek blues that captivated the country’s music scene from the turn of the century until the early 1950s, and one the other hand a combination of trip-hop, drum & bass and hip-hop influences Orestis was subjected to while studying in the UK in the late nineties. Just add an MC, a female voice and a fair bit of Balkan flair to the mix and there you have it… Imam Baildi! Falireas brothers stem from a family with a long connection with rebetiko: their father owned both a record label specialising in the genre and a popular record shop in central Athens with a vast 78rpm vinyl collection. Therefore the idea of mixing rebetiko with different types of music came about naturally to the siblings that grew up in such a musical environment. Their self-tiled debut was released in 2007 on EMI Greece to great critical acclaim, followed by more than 130 live shows in Greece around Europe that included support slots for Massive Attack, Ojos De Brujo and Gogol Bordello and performances at France’s Transmusicales de Rennes and Denmark’s Roskilde Festival. Imam Baildi have just released their second collective effort bearing the name ‘The Imam Baildi Cookbook’. Along with original compositions and mixes it features collaborations with LA hip-hoppers Delinquent Habits and Maxwell Wright of Ojos de Brujo fame, Barcelona’s flamenco/world/hip-hop darlings.





Argile Mou Giati Svineis (Live @ Radio Arvila) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJq2JPk5p80

O Pasatempos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjQ2rx2_rzk

De Thelo Pia Na Xanarthis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3__ubKtUS74

Ntimeni San Arxontissa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lqrfuH94m4

Pira Ap’ To Heri Sou Nero http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPVv9zBzmFo

Posted by: bluesyemre | August 1, 2014

Overswipe (the first photo app that prevents over-sharing)

iPhone Screenshot 1iPhone Screenshot 2

  • Overswipe™ is the first photo app that prevents over-sharing. No longer worry about friends swiping into other photos on your phone. Overswipe™ will only share the photos you want someone to see. Photo albums are a hassle to make on the go. Overswipe™ makes it easy by temporarily isolating photos you want with just a touch.Here’s how Overswipe™ works:
    1. Open Overswipe™
    2. Select desired photos from your camera roll.
    3. Swipe through those photos and nothing more! It’s simple!


Posted by: bluesyemre | August 1, 2014

Let libraries lend ebooks


for The Right to E-read

  • Join the campaign for public libraries in the UK to be able to lend ebooks free of charge to the public, as they do printed books. Current European copyright law means that publishers do not need to license libraries to lend ebooks at all. This means that the choice of ebooks available to borrow is limited and not all local authorities lend ebooks. Out of the six major trade publishers in the UK only three offer some of their ebooks to libraries and over 85% of ebooks are not available to public libraries in the UK.

Campaign Poster


infographic-let-libraries-lend-ebooks infographic-let-libraries-lend-ebooks-2

Posted by: bluesyemre | August 1, 2014

Around the World in 80 Hats #infographic

win-hats (1)

Jisc Digital Media

  • This infokit will provide guidance on best approaches in using presentation software such as PowerPoint, Prezi and Slideshare, looking at their advantages and disadvantages, using multimedia to enhance the content as well as sharing with students and learners. It will also explore the possibilities of using new tools that have now emerged to further enhance presentations.



  1. Introduction.
  2. What is innovation and why it is important to your business?
  3. Innovation and technology.
  4. Company culture.
    1. What is your company’s culture and does it lend itself to an innovative and high performing culture?
    2. Take the test.
  5. Measuring success: the performance dashboard.
  6. Simple steps and tools towards an innovative culture.
  7. Summary.


Posted by: bluesyemre | August 1, 2014

90% of Libraries in U.S. Now Lend Ebooks by ALA

“Until the Digital Inclusion Survey, no national study has shown in such detail the extent to which libraries complete education, jumpstart employment and entrepreneurship, and foster individual empowerment and engagement, or the E’s of Libraries™,” said ALA President Courtney Young. “The study also begins to map new programs and technology resources that range from STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) maker programming to 3D printing to hackathons.”

Among the study findings:
*98% of libraries provide free public access to Wi-Fi, up from 89% in 2012;
*98% provide technology training, ranging from internet safety and privacy to coding to using social media;
*98% provide assistance completing online government forms;
*97% provide online homework help;
*95% offer workforce development training programs;
*90% offer e-books, up from 76% in 2012;
*56% offer health and wellness programs regarding developing healthy lifestyles;
*50% offer entrepreneurship and small business development programs; and
*Average number of computers provided by libraries is now 20, up from 16 in 2012

“Changes in technology—whether internet speeds, or new devices or new applications—are racing faster all the time,” said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth. “Libraries are ideally positioned to help everyone in our communities get up to speed. This is the heart of digital inclusion—equitable access to internet-connected devices and online content plus the skills to take advantage of the educational, economic and social opportunities available through these technologies.”




“Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”—T.S. Eliot, “The Rock” (1934)

  • Back when I was in college, I was elected librarian of the Harvard Lampoon in a contest that seemed unusually tight despite the fact that I think my run was uncontested. The undergraduate humor magazine is housed in a mock Flemish castle that dates back to 1909, and I was supposed to find funny books to stock the Lampy library, a quirky, circular chamber with a secret sliding bookshelf that opened up to a hidden room. Libraries, for me, have always been portals to unexpected places, but in the coming years some of them could become casualties of the internet age. Much of this will be a topic of discussion at The Public Library Association’s (PLA) biennial Conference, set to be held next month in Indianapolis. Public school libraries are enduring budget cuts and staffing reductions. According to a Pew survey released in 2013, 54% of Americans ages 16 and older had personally used a library or library website in the past 12 months, down from 59 % the previous year. The American Library Association (ALA) reports that the use of library materials has increased in recent years, but recent numbers indicate that physical visits have dipped slightly.


Posted by: bluesyemre | August 1, 2014

Libraries Are Not a “Netflix” for Books by Kelly Jensen

  • If there’s one phrase I dislike more than the latest company touting itself as the “Netflix for books,” it’s when the retort is that such a thing already exists and it’s called the library. The library is not a Netflix for books. While there are plenty of reasons a company would want to step in and create something as successful as Netflix but for books, the comparison made to how libraries already fulfill this role is a false one at best. It’s a reductive and problematic comparison. Netflix is a company. Its profit-based goals serve subscribers who pay a monthly fee for different levels of product: they can borrow streaming-only content or a varying number of DVDs in addition to streaming content. Private citizens pay private cash in order to access the goods. It’s not equitable and it’s not meant to be. Some people can afford to spend money on a new Ferrari while others can only afford to purchase a 10-year-old car and still others can’t pay for a car at all, so they have to walk or rely on various forms of public transportation to get them where they’re going. Libraries — at least public libraries in the U.S. and Canada — are not private companies. Their goals are not on profit and not built upon those who can afford to pay for the services. Rather, public libraries are one of the few institutions where any and all citizens, regardless of their income or abilities to pay, may receive equitable access and service. It doesn’t matter whether you park a Ferrari or a used car in the library parking lot or you walk or take public transit to the library. When you walk in that door, you are treated equally and you are able to do and access the same things as everyone else (minor restrictions apply based on individual libraries, but those are special cases and not the norm). It is not the goal of the library to make money. Nor is it the goal of the library to create levels of service so that those who can afford to indulge will receive more while those who can’t, don’t. Instead, libraries work to ensure their services reach as many facets of their community as possible. Libraries want to offer what they can to those who have nothing and those who maybe have everything. The library is the center and the heart of community.

Source: http://bookriot.com/2014/07/15/libraries-netflix-books/



The worldwide tablet grew 11.0% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14) with shipments reaching 49.3 million units according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Although shipments declined sequentially from 1Q14 by -1.5%, IDC believes the market will experience positive but slower growth in 2014 compared to the previous year. “As we indicated last quarter, the market is still being impacted by the rise of large-screen smartphones and longer than anticipated ownership cycles,” said Jean Philippe Bouchard, IDC Research Director for Tablets. “We can also attribute the market deceleration to slow commercial adoption of tablets. Despite this trend, we believe that stronger commercial demand for tablets in the second half of 2014 will help the market grow and that we will see more enterprise-specific offerings, as illustrated by the Apple and IBM partnership, come to market.” Despite declining shipments of its iPad product line, Apple managed to maintain its lead in the worldwide tablet market, shipping 13.3 million units in the second quarter. Following a strong first quarter, Samsung struggled to maintain its momentum and saw its market share slip to 17.2% in the second quarter.  Lenovo continued to climb the rankings ladder, surpassing ASUS and moving into the third spot in the tablet market, shipping 2.4 million units and grabbing 4.9% markets share. The top 5 was rounded out by ASUS and Acer, with 4.6% and 2.0% share, respectively. Share outside the top 5 grew to an all time high as more and more vendors have made inroads in the tablet space. By now most traditional PC and phone vendors have at least one tablet model in the market, and strategies to move bundled devices and promotional offerings have slowly gained momentum. “Until recently, Apple, and to a lesser extent Samsung, have been sitting at the top of the market, minimally impacted by the progress from competitors,” said Jitesh Ubrani, Research Analyst, Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. “Now we are seeing growth amongst the smaller vendors and a levelling of shares across more vendors as the market enters a new phase.”


Posted by: bluesyemre | July 24, 2014

I need some beach therapy, I’m on vacation until July 31






  • Teenage Engineering’s OD-11 speaker has been stuck in “coming soon” limbo for a couple years now. After appearing at the past two Consumer Electronic Shows, blowing a Summer 2013 launch date, and going on pre-order last fall, this white block of almost-vaporware finally materialized at the MoMa Design Store in New York last week. And while you won’t need to be a Scandinavian audiophile to enjoy this Swedish speaker, you will need a sufficiently padded bank account. First, some history. Stig Carlsson isn’t a household name here in the U.S., but a generation of Hi-Fi-oriented Swedes grew up buying and listening to his speakers. Working for Sonab, the audio engineer designed some remarkable (and truly weird looking) speakers during the ’60s and ’70s. Some were shaped like cannons; others had curved tweeter arrays and strange woofer configurations. These designs were all informed by the audio engineer’s (still controversial) philosophy, which basically amounts to this: Loud speakers should be made and tuned for real-world listening rooms, not some perfectly dampened anechoic environment. Carlsson called this ortho acoustics, and crafted his speakers to spew sound in all directions, purposefully bouncing it off couches, walls, ceilings, and other modern day furnishings.



Posted by: bluesyemre | July 22, 2014

Kitap, zekayı kibarlaştırır – Cemil Meriç

cemil meric

Linux Yaz Kampı 2014


  • Linux Yaz Kampı 2014, 11 – 23 Ağustos tarihleri arasında Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi‘nin ev sahipliğinde düzenleniyor. Linux Kullanıcıları Derneği ve İnternet Teknolojileri Derneği ‘nin organizasyonunu üstlendiği etkinlikte, farklı alanlarda, farklı bilgi düzeylerine hitap eden paralel sınıflarda gerçekleştirilen eğitimlere katılım ücretsizdir. Katılımcılardan yalnızca kendi yol/konaklama/yemek masraflarını karşılamaları beklenmektedir. Eğitimlerde kontenjan sınırlıdır. Başvurularda öncelik görevlendirme alan kamu ve üniversite bilgi işlem personellerine verilmekle beraber kampa katılım herkese açıktır.



As a designer, Istanbul’s subway map has been bugging me for a long time. It may have been a quite decent design when first introduced, but additions made over the years have lacked the same quality. As the new lines were introduced, they started overlapping and the map became cluttered. A new map, designed with the proposed lines in mind, was needed. But we only got new lines shoved into the empty spaces found on the map. I decided to act on my constant discomfort with the map, and made the changes that I believed were needed.

Bu proje boş zamanlarımı değerlendirmek için tarafımdan hazırlanmıştır, resmi bir çalışma değildir. İstanbul Ulaşım A.Ş. veya diğer ilgili kurumlarla bir bağlantısı yoktur. Bir tasarımcı olarak İstanbul’un metro haritası beni uzun zamandır rahatsız ediyordu. İlk tasarlandığı zaman belirli bir kalitenin üzerinde hazırlanmış olsa da, zaman geçtikçe yapılan eklemeler aynı kalitede olmuyordu. İstanbul’un metro hatları arttıkça, metro haritası da şişmeye, üst üste binmeye başladı. İleride açılacak hatları da hesaba katarak tamamen yeni bir düzenleme yapılması gerekirken, boş kalan yerlere yeni hatlar sıkıştırılarak ilerleniyordu. Bu durumun beni sürekli rahatsız etmesinden sıkıldım ve yapılmasını gerektiğini düşündüğüm değişiklikleri kendim yaptım. 



Değerli Mensuplarımız, Öğrencilerimiz ve Mezunlarımız,

Son günlerde “ODTÜ Koruma Amaçlı İmar Planı”, “Eymir Gölü” ve “Tünel Yol” konularında basında yer alan haber ve yorumlar nedeniyle aşağıdaki bilgilerin kamuoyumuzla tekrar paylaşılmasında yarar görüyoruz.

“ODTÜ Koruma Amaçlı İmar Planı”, arazilerinin büyük bir bölümü doğal ve arkeolojik sit olan Üniversitemiz için hazırlanması ve onaylanması gereken yasal bir belgedir. Kampusumuzun doğal çevresiyle birlikte bütünlüğüne koruma getiren Plan, sit bölgelerini ve mevcut yapılaşmış alanları plan kararlarına dönüştürerek ODTÜ’nün arazi varlığını ve binalarını yasal zemine oturtmaktadır. Bu nedenle, ilgili akademik-idari birimlerimiz tüm teknik, adli ve idari çalışmaları titizlikle yürütmekte ve yetkili kurullarımız konuyu yakından takip etmektedir.

Uzun süredir bu süreçte özveriyle görev yapan tüm mensuplarımıza ve destek veren ODTÜ Dostlarına tekrar teşekkür ederiz. Bu yöndeki duyarlılıklarını paylaşan kurum ve kişilerin, basın organlarına da yansıyan görüşleri için de teşekkürlerimizi sunarız.

“ODTÜ Koruma Amaçlı İmar Planı”, Ekim 2013’de Çevre ve Şehircilik Bakanlığı tarafından onaylanarak askıya çıkartılmıştı. Üniversitemizin de dahil olduğu kurumların itirazları nedeniyle, Bakanlık bazı revizyonlar yapmış ve Planı 20.5.2014 tarihinde yeniden onaylanarak bir aylık itiraz süresi için 29.5.2014 tarihinde askıya çıkarmıştır. Askıya çıkan Plan, Haziran ayı başında ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi öğretim üyelerinin de dahil olduğu komisyonumuzca incelenmiştir.

1.    Planda yer alan “tünel yol”, Kampüsün Bilkent Bulvarı Kapısı (A-7) ile Vişnelik tesisi arasında doğu-batı yönünde Kampüsün bütünlüğünü ve doğal sit alanlarını etkilemeyecek şekilde yer altından geçmektedir. Bu amaçla yüzeyde inşaat yapılamayacağı, aşağıda tam metni verilen “Plan Notu” (Özel Hükümler 1.10) ile hüküm altına alınmıştır. Plan Notundan görüleceği gibi, “ODTÜ Koruma Amaçlı İmar Planı” hükümleri açıkça çiğnenmediği sürece, yüzeyde inşaat yapılması veya ODTÜ onayı olmadan inşaata başlanılması mümkün değildir.

2.    Onaylanan Plan, Eymir Gölü çevresinde sit alanları ile ilgili yeni bir düzenleme getirmemiş, “Ankara Kültür ve Tabiat Varlıklarını Koruma Kurulu” tarafından 1995 yılında alınmış olan sit kararlarına tümüyle uymuştur. Tüm bölge, 1. veya 2. derece sit alanıdır. 1. derece sit alanları yapılaşmaya kapalıdır. Koruma Kurulu tarafından 1995 yılında 2. derece sit alanı olarak belirlenen alanlarda, “Açık Hava ve Folklor Müzesi” gibi kullanımlar düşünülmüştür. Ancak onaylanan Planda, bu alanlarda yapılaşmaya yol açacak herhangi bir karar bulunmamaktadır. Onaylanan Plan düzenlemeleri çerçevesinde, mülkiyeti veya tahsisi ODTÜ’de kaldığı sürece, bu alanlarda ODTÜ’nün izni olmadan herhangi bir yapılaşma yasal olarak mümkün değildir.

Ekim 2013’de onaylanmış olan Plana yukarıdaki iki konuda yaptığımız itirazların, yapılan revizyonlarla karşılandığı görülmektedir. Çevre ve Şehircilik Bakanlığı tarafından 20.5.2014 tarihinde onaylanan Plana askı süresi içinde yapılan itirazların değerlendirilmesi halen sürmekte olup, nihai onay süreci henüz sonuçlanmamıştır.

Üniversitemiz, toplumumuza ve doğaya karşı sorumluğunun gereği olarak, elindeki tüm olanakları kullanarak ODTÜ Ormanı’nı ve Eymir Gölü’nü kararlılıkla korumaya ve ODTÜ Kampusu’nun bütünlüğüne titizlikle sahip çıkmaya devam edecektir.



Plan Notları – Özel Hükümler




  • This biannual publication provides a set of indicators that reflect the level and structure of the efforts undertaken by OECD member countries and seven non-member economies.




personal brand


  • Do you know what separates me from other entrepreneurs? No, it’s not that I am smarter or work harder. A lot of entrepreneurs have those characteristics. It’s that I have a much bigger personal brand. You don’t want to build your personal brand to feed your ego. You want to build it so you can get more opportunities. The bigger your brand, the easier it will be to make deals for your company and gain opportunities that you couldn’t have before.


  • Kıyıda köşede kalmış şarkıların radyosu ve müzik haberleri – kıyı müzik sizi hayatta tutar.



iPhone App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/k-y-muzik/id889597424?mt=8


y tonta

Atıf dizinlerinde listelenen dergilerin kalitesini ölçmek ve dergileri karşılaştırmak amacıyla geliştirilen dergi etki faktörü, makale etki puanı ya da atıf sayılarına dayanan h dizini gibi bibliyometrik yöntemler günümüzde araştırma değerlendirme, işe alma, akademik yükseltme, araştırma fonu dağıtma, yayın destekleme gibi amaçlar için de yaygın olarak kullanılmaktadır. Ancak söz konusu bibliyometrik yöntemler tek tek araştırmacıların ya da makalelerin kalitesini ölçmek için geliştirilmemiştir. Bu çalışmada dergi etki faktörü, atıf yarı yaşamı, makale etki puanı ve h dizininin üniversiteler ve TÜBİTAK tarafından akademik performans değerlendirme, öğretim üyeliğine yükseltme ve yayın destekleme amacıyla kullanımı incelenmektedir. Bibliyometrik ölçümlerin amaç dışı kullanımının yol açtığı sonuçlarla ilgili örnekler verilmekte ve çeşitli önerilerde bulunulmaktadır.


  • Do you want to know the real reason why there’ so much violence in the Middle-East? This animation by Nina Paley is one of the most beautiful, accurate and true cartoons we ever seen! A masterpiece! The animation makes it clear why there can be no clear “winners” over this land. Time to end the bloodshed and seek peace through compromise and cooperation.




08:30 Kayıt ve ikram

09:30 Açılış

09:45 Nazlı Eray Açılış konuşması

10:00 Metin Celal Yayıncılık Gündemimiz

10:30 Gülenay Börekçi, Halil Türkden Yeni Medyada Edebiyat

11:15 Kahve molası

11:35 Panel – Kitap Tasarımı ve İllüstrasyon
Huban Korman, Feridun Oral, Sadi Güran, Dr. Müren Beykan

12:40 Mine Soysal Eğitimde Edebiyat Sansürünün Yeni Boyutları

13:00 Öğle yemeği

14:10 Ayfer Gürdal Ünal Çocuk Gençlik Edebiyatında Uluslararası Buluşmalar

14:30 Feridun Andaç Editörlük Ne Değildir?

15:00 Enver Ercan Kapanış Konuşması

15:20 Zeynep Cemali Öykü Yarışması 2014 Ödül Töreni
Dr. Müren Beykan • 2014 sonuçları




Posted by: bluesyemre | July 21, 2014

Protagonist/Antagonist Hand Illustrated Quote Art


il_fullxfull.601132541_59pe il_fullxfull.601132501_gcz5 (1)


Posted by: bluesyemre | July 21, 2014

2014 IATUL Conference Proceedings #IATUL


  • The representatives of university libraries from around the world gathered at Aalto University Helsinki, Finland in June 2014 for the 35th IATUL Conference to discuss the current events and challenges in the library field. The main themes of the conference were measures of success and scrutinizing the effectiveness of library resources. Other themes of the conference were open access and open data, information security, bibliometrics, service design and information literacy. Over 180 delegates from 29 different countries participated in the conference.




Browse the contents of 2014 IATUL Proceedings:

Keynote Sessions
Plenary Sessions
Digital Library Space
Information Literacy
Library Space
Library Services and Systems
Open Access and Repositories
Service Design


Older Posts »



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,047 other followers