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A Humble Contribution to People Who Love Reading Books under Trees

May 31, 2013

A quick and dirty bookmark design.


Creative Commons License OccupyGezi Bookmark by Kenan Bölükbaşı is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Contact the author here for permissions beyond the scope of this license.

The earth under tree clip-art courtesy of inky2010, available at Open Clip Art Library.

Kenan Bölükbaşı, the designer of OccupyGezi Bookmark, is by no means associated with any organization or individual that use, modify or distribute it and, in any way whatsoever, cannot be responsible for your use of the image. Use it at your own risk.

Has Unix Philosophy Ever Broken Down

February 28, 2012

I came across this interesting (as always) John D. Cook article, where the Unix philosophy breaks down, today. It dates back to June 2010, so I feel a little late to comment on the issue, nonsense, Unix is 43 years old! 🙂

Cook quotes McIlroy’s summary of Unix Philosophy:

This is the Unix philosophy: Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.

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On Tiling Window Managers

February 19, 2012

We all know how to use computers in today’s world, in other words, we know how to use some mainstream computer software that implements a single approach to specific problems among many alternatives. Some of those alternatives didn’t make it into the mainstream for good reason, e.g. lack of usability/efficiency, unnecessary complexity. Some couldn’t make it due to human species being silly, as always. Others, including the concept that constitutes the subject of this article, didn’t make it for mostly technical issues that were present in past, solved today. The author, who has absolutely no claim of being an expert on window managers but has enthusiastically tried many in years, will be discussing particularly about a window manager concept, which is slowly but surely making its way back into the mainstream.

Operating system vendors like to hide things and their alternatives to lower the learning curve of their systems, that approach actually helped us easily use computers. So why should we suddenly consider the alternatives? Because;

  • We know more about computers in general now, enough to handle a little more complexity for the sake of efficiency.
  • There is a shift in everyday computing mediums towards devices with different input mechanisms than mouse and keyboard, e.g. mobile, tablets. Conventional interface concepts are failing on those devices.

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A Survivor… Unclouded by Conscience, Remorse, or Delusions of Morality

February 5, 2012

[useless-content] Today I got one of the *greatest-gifts-ever*, a 9″ tall Alien with lots of joints, It is jaw-dropping (no, really, it has “inner jaw extension” ability!) Read the rest of this entry »

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