Acaba biraz Dünya'ya mı baksak?

October 24, 2020
Bu postun başına koyduğum resmin özel bir anlamı var, tesadüfen seçilmiş birşey değil. İlk bakışta güzel birşeymiş gibi duruyor, değil mi? Ama dikkatle bakınca görüyorsunuz ki, aslında bir varlık dışında herşey ölü. Ve o tek canl…
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An interval of unease

July 14, 2020
I sleep a lot. Most of the day I am asleep. I wake up very late in the afternoon. I need the little black cat to be with me, and she usually does not make an appearance until sunrise. So, I toss around waiting for her – not havin…
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And... There is Life on the Street!

June 01, 2020
I am not going to make this long. There is a lot to write, to think about and to self-examine. Especially self-examine. Back when I wrote this 2 months ago I was wrong in something quite fundamental, and that was my underestimati…
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Don't blame me... Blame Mark Twain!

May 18, 2020
“It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” ____ Attributed to Mark Twain. ____________________ A picture speaks a thousand words, right? So, look at the chart below. Please note very carefully…
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Very odd indeed...

May 13, 2020
Surely I am not the only one who sees something askew with this, am I? This has actually been on my mind for quite a while now but I wanted to wait for the numbers to become more apparent before I visualized them. I think we hav…
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Is this a religion now?

May 08, 2020
This man I know. In general good health as far as I am aware. Very intelligent. Educated. Creative. Sophisticated. And scared to death of getting sick with the virus, as I found out earlier today.
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The music that we lost...

May 06, 2020
Which is also the America that we lost... Because regardless of whether we ourselves were Americans or not, the music was ours. We lost the music. They bid their silent adieus and gracefully vanished into the night. So gently, s…
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I disapprove of what you say...

May 03, 2020
... but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Well, disapprove is probably too strong a word. I didn't exactly disapprove. Not everything he said resonated with me. Some of it did, most of it didn't. For …
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Best Friend Forever

April 30, 2020
Kemal. He is a wily old geezer. A Kurd from Ağrı who has been around the block a few times. He owns a tiny tea counter in the marketplace. And he is a very special friend. When the marketplace closed down I heard that he had gon…
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Isn't it my job to fret?

April 26, 2020
My nearest and dearest appear to be worried about me. "What difference does it make if you fret like this?" "You cannot change anything, so why not try to be 'more normal' about all of this?" These ar…
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Taking out yesterday's trash

April 12, 2020
I saw this a little while ago: https://off-guardian.org/2020/04/12/why-are-some-alt-media-embracing-a-permanent-police-state/ I wasn't going to post anything for a while. I was all written out, after the last one. But now I t…
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Dumbing Down. Part 2

April 07, 2020
Before you start reading: In hindsight what I wrote here is so naïve that I have considered deleting this post. But since this is all about keeping a personal record I then decided to keep it. I no longer think that what has tran…
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Datavis shenanigans

April 06, 2020
I have been wanting to do this for days. It is my profession, after all. Or rather, it is a very important part of my profession - data visualization. And I haven't pored over my Edward Tufte and my Chaomei Chen for nothing …
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Who Benefits?

March 29, 2020
A few hours after I made that post yesterday, about half of which asks the question "who benefits" to which I myself cannot find the answer, I came across this video .
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