At Summer’s End

A Family Out of the Ordinary

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It is here…the end of the summer season. It’s sad for me and joyous at the same time.

I’m sad because looking back, we should have went swimming more often, should have played more thoroughly in the sand. Hiked more trails and blazed even more of our own. We should have blown more and larger bubbles, rod our bikes harder and farther. On and on.

The lesson in that? As parents we can always do better and give more of our time. Yep, that’s all, just give of ourselves. Time spent together doing the incredible things in life, like digging in the soil and making mud pit to jump in. (Katie, you may want to send boots and extra clothes next week…I have an idea!)

So why am I joyous then?

We swam in the pool a lot. We played in the sand and surf and swam to the buoys…

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Can dialog-based interfaces be the next Braille?

Gigaom

One byproduct of technological progress that’s often overlooked is the way in which new technologies serve to better integrate people with disabilities into society at large. The first electronic hearing aid was developed on the heels of the telephone; the advent of mechanized technology allowed for the invention and mass production of Braille cards. And the wheelchair, of course, followed the invention of the wheel, whenever that happened.

Advances like these have often meant the difference between participation and isolation for the disabled, allowing people to compensate for impairments that otherwise would have severely hindered them.

I believe we’re in the midst of another such advance in the realm of widespread dialog-based interfaces that rely on natural language understanding. For most of us, this technology means greater convenience. But for people who live with one of several disabilities – including impaired use of the hands, compromised mobility, or dyslexia –…

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Business Is Business

Aynı parayı başka bir yerde, aynı şekilde ya da farklı şekillerde, farklı insanlarla ya da en ideali sevdiğimiz insanlarla kazanma şansı, hayatın her zaman, herkese sunduğu bir seçenek değil.

Ya sevmeye çalışacağız, ya da seviyormuş gibi yapacağız ki, belki günün birinde gerçekten severiz ya da.. Daha iyisi, belki bir gün şartları biz belirler ve istediğimiz, sevdiğimiz insanlarla hayatı/zamanı yaşama şansına sahip olabiliriz. Before it’s too late:)

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Xbox Music gets iOS and Android apps, free web playback; cloud locker to follow

Gigaom

The times they are a-changin’ at Microsoft, (S MSFT) and we are not just talking about the company’s executive leadership: Xbox Music, the company’s Spotify-like music subscription service, is launching on iOS and Android Monday, making it the first Microsoft-owned entertainment service to launch on the two leading mobile platforms. And speaking of firsts: Microsoft is also debuting free, ad-supported music streaming on the web.

Microsoft tried to make a big splash with Xbox Music last year, when it unveiled the service as an ambitious take on Spotify with a bold design, Xbox branding and Smartglass integration. However, the attempt to create a unique experience across multiple screens didn’t really click with consumers, and some of the Windows 8-influenced design choices actually made using the service pretty difficult.

That’s why the Xbox Music team went back to the drawing board to simplify its service. The result is something…

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I’m All Yours, But The Question Is: Are You Mine?

Alex Turner’in biraz tifil hallerini bildiğim için, tarak ve tarz olayından çok etkilenmedim ama kendi liginin çok üzerinde kızları – ve bazı erkekleri- ona bu derece hayran bırakması etkileyiciydi itiraf edeyim:)
Rock’ın gücü:) Bir de dün birinin söylediği şu özlü sözü zikredeyim yeti gelmişken:
“İyi ki Rock’ ı icat etmişler ya. Yoksa ne yapardık?”
:D)))))) Doğru iyi ki var. Karizma katma gücü en yüksek uğraşlardan biri olarak özellikle, çok değerli:)
-Bu arada, giderek basıl güzelleşiyoruz öyle, yıkılıyordu herkes. Genç nesil ne uzun ve güzel bir nesil.-

Şarkının güzelliği bir tarafa, sorunun güzelliği ve nokta atışı süper.
Bütün zamanını bir işe adayan insanların da kendisine sorması gereken bir soru hatta.

Acaba senin her şeyinle ait olduğun, kendini tümüyle verdiğin iş- sektör vs- senin mi? O sana kendini tümüyle veriyor mu? İşin seni kucaklıyor mu?

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