Thanks Firefox, for screwing me
Firefox just closed weeks worth of tabs, and thus I decided to close it, for the last time on my desktop.
On the prominence of the English language, and how to cope with it as a foreign language
On implexions as future nears me
Reflexions on my plans of an academical career
Geçtiğimiz hafta sonu Ankarada girdiğim E-YDS sınavı üzerine.
Disabling colour and “fancy” output in Debian’s apt(8)
How to make apt(8) behave in dumb terminals.
Pera müzesindeki ‘Louis Kahn‘ ve ‘Bana Bak!’ sergileri üzerine
Pera müzesinde 2017 sonu açılan iki sergiye dair notlar ve değerlendirme.
Remake of this website and the generator script
I have just recently uploaded a new version of this website, generated using a custom-built Ruby script. This is just a meta post about it.
I have enabled HTTPS on gkayaalp.com, using ‘Let’s Encrypt’
Ensuring integrity and persistence of mail and metadata w/ Gnus
Recenly I had to deal with a problem with Gnus that caused data loss, headache and panic […]. So I took some measures to make sure that my mail and the related metadata remains safe.
Making a Debian Metapackage for One Command OS Setup
This tutorial will guide through making a Debian Metapackage (i.e. a package that only has dependencies on other packages and installs no files) and setting up your configuration so that it’s easily instatiable on a new system.
Automatically lock RCS-controlled Org files when capturing/refiling
I use RCS for various version control tasks where I only control a single file or I have a directory of files whose histories will be unrelated. The directory which contains my notes and agenda in Org format is like that. With RCS, when you commit your changes, i.e. check-in in RCS lingo, the file becomes "unlocked", that is, it’s write bits are disabled. If you want to make further changes, you will need to "lock" the file, after "checking it out" if necessary (see rcs(1) manual for detail on how it operates). Conveniently, in Emacs, when you use the VC mode, the file is always checked out, and only locked and unlocked. But when my Org files are unlocked, I cannot seamlessly capture or refile my entries because the files are read-only, and I have to manually lock them first. The following bit of code advices some Org-mode functions so that they try to detect RCS controlled files and ask to lock them if necessary.
İstanbulu dinliyorum gözlerim tıkalı…
An argument for Emacs
A rant on relevance and utility of Emacs.
Turkish coffee description, details, recipes and tips.
«Kesim» oyununun 18 Haziran 2015 sekizincikat tiyatrodaki gösteriminin üzerine oyunun analizidir.