For Janh

I opened google today, and saw the link. I don’t know if you are already aware or it’s of use. Just thought of you:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hq=http://maps.google.com/help/maps/directions/biking/mapplet.kml&ie=UTF8&ll=37.687624,-122.319717&spn=0.346132,0.727158&z=11&lci=bike&dirflg=b&f=d&utm_campaign=en&utm_medium=mapshpp&utm_source=en-hpp-na-us-gns-bd

(it has a bicycling option [see the drop dpwn menu below the a, b points])

Where was I?

You can say bye bye to the question and the little game.  Apparently, computer geeks , came up with a new product:

http://www.tineye.com/

It’s a reverse photo engine. Means you “show” the  picture it gives you information.

“TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks.”

And today I have heard something similar for the people photo search. Retrieving data including phone and address of the person in the photo.

After the game, now you can say bye bye to privacy.

Little Things

Do you have those little things? The little things that you love and take whereever you go? I have a couple, and my favourite is my “tespih”. I think the word originated from Persian.  It’s the “praying chain” (?) , might not be the exact word in English.

It was not in use in the early stages of Islam.  I guess it started as a Persian/Turkish Sofi practice. The common one has 99 pcs in three parts. 33×3=99.

But the one in Turkish tradition as you see the pic in my hand, has 33 pcs and is not for praying. 🙂 It’s for playing. More like that stress balls.

The 33 pcs one has another meaning too. At the start of the 20th century, in Istanbul, it was used by “Külhanbeyi”s. It’s hard to define. A bully in a sense but with a code. They used to use large 33 pcs tespihs made of amber.

So in most of the cases (not mine 🙂 ) the 33 pcs tespih is considered a macho accesory.

My Tespih
Tespih

Mine is made of a speacial black mine which found at the east of Turkey with silver carvings on it. The tassel is also silver.

I See No-one Does C&P Blogs Here. :)

Hello All! (And thanks again for the invite, Bearsy)

I intend to make a net-fasting for a while.  But can’t ignore Bearsy’s kind invitation.

This might be of interest of some of you.

TUĞRA (Sultanic cipher)
The most outstanding symbol of the Ottoman sultan’s authority was his imperial tuğra (cipher), which was affixed to all official documents, indicating fermans, vakfiyes and correspondence; it was also carved on his seals and stamped on coins minted during his reign. Each sultan chose his personal tuğra immediately after his accession and used the same format throughout his life.

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