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Never can say goodbye

A couple days ago, I sold my home in Istanbul. Yesterday, per Turk Telekom’s instructions, I went in person to a Turk Telekom headquarters to sign the documents necessary to make my cancellation of Internet service official. Today I get … Continue reading

04. January 2017 by Mithat Konar
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Arduino: reunited and it feels so good

I am cautiously optimistic about the recently announced resolution of conflict between Arduino LLC and Arduino Srl. Back when the issue flared up, I took sides based on the information I had available, but I then decided to refrain from … Continue reading

03. October 2016 by Mithat Konar
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Configuring Netbeans for Arduino Development

Since I had to install Arduino support in a new Netbeans installation, I decided it was a good time to document what’s needed. Check it on the wiki.

18. September 2016 by Mithat Konar
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Saul Bass’ AT&T branding redesign pitch

It’s amazing how much of what comes up here is relevant forty seven years on.

23. August 2016 by Mithat Konar
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Addressing some FUD on open vs. closed tech

It’s a little early and so I may regret posting this, but I will do so anyway. The Verge today is carrying a piece by Walt Mossberg that argues nothing is really open or really closed so, meh, don’t worry … Continue reading

16. March 2016 by Mithat Konar
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Arduino MKR1000

The Arduino team  have just released a new 32-bit board that targets IoT. Read about it here.

09. December 2015 by Mithat Konar
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My GPS Lifeplan

My occasional partner in crime Stephen Kelly and I recently finished work on the beta version of myGPS LifePlan—a mobile and desktop-friendly version of a vast educational resource for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. It went live a short … Continue reading

19. September 2015 by Mithat Konar
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Messaging candidates

I added a page to my wiki wherein I explore options for desktop and mobile text communication. Read it and weep.

15. July 2015 by Mithat Konar
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Taşkışla cat

I spent the day visiting a couple of my former design profs at I.T.U.’s Taşkışla campus. An unexpected highlight was running into the resident pictured here. She has one eye, a noticeable limp, food, water, and a place to meet … Continue reading

04. June 2015 by Mithat Konar
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Net neutrality progress?

PresO seems to be asking the FCC to classify the Internet as a common carrier (ref. http://www.dailydot.com/politics/what-is-title-ii-net-neutrality-fcc/). Yay! Now, dear Pres, please back this up with muscle! One potential loophole: He’s asking the FCC to, “Reclassify the Internet under Title … Continue reading

10. November 2014 by Mithat Konar
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