Orhan Karsligil's Ideas, Thoughts and Collection of Resources

September 2009 AMP Design Update

I updated the design algorithm over the last couple of months to be more rigorous and to incorporate underlying data and experimental result biases. Below you can find the presentation.

Musings with Volatility

Volatility is a vague term. There are strict definitions but within limited context. There is always something "implied".

I will try to do some research and find some answers for my questions.

Online Books and Resources

My objective with this thread is adding links to online resources that might be relevant to my research. This should be a linked page from the home page.

Email Posting Of Blog Entries

Today I was working on the blog little bit and figured out that some of the widgets are not working anymore or there is something wrong with them.

It looks like something with their javascript components went berserk. Maybe they will get fixed maybe not, but until I see changes I will not enable them. I might actually simplify things and user pure RSS feeds for most the stuff. If I can find PICASA feeds I should be perfectly fine :).

Orhan out,

Asked at Lunch

Today when I was eating my Sashimi at Shogun one of the regulars who I talk to about history and Turkish language asked me about a Turkish movie he watched recently (Kurtulus Savasi).
He said in the movie any time the general ordered something the soldiers were saying “Bas Ustune” and the badly translated subtitles were saying “With Pleasure”. I explained him that it is a phrase used in military and also in the common daily language but it sounds like “Bagas Ustune” and was not sure if the “Bas” meant really head or not. Then I checked and indeed it means head. I could not find the etymological roots but will look into it again. Another example of that most people use phrases without knowing what it exactly means (Bahs Ustune?, Bagas Ustune, Bagis Ustune, Bas Ustune???). It is also funny that that I learn more about Turkish and history by talking to foreigners than talking to other Turks, maybe because when Turks talk they repeat the indoctrinated teachings and there is nothing to learn…

Ideas about my Blog

I am planning to create some workflow around my blog posting process. I am planning to make some entries
“live”, meaning I will start them and continue working on them. I might create an index page where I display all these entries, or even I might change the home page to be a static page displaying a welcome message, some links, and maybe a summary for newest posts. For that I might need to play with the template. Although I understand the basics behind the template file I am not sure if I am willing to spend to much time with it. We will see.

Finally blog migrated

After using Wordpress on my own server for 4 years I decided it is time to move to the cloud. I have other plans for my server. At that time I liked the fact that I could upload and share papers and my code without any restrictions but today online storage is freely available and easy to configure. I can change everything about Blogger including templates to a level that it looks like it is not on Blogger. I am now trying to finish the forwarding settings for my domain on Godaddy. It does not work as “advertised” :) Need to figure out what to change exactly. So far I did the following for migration:
  1. Exported content from all my other Blogspot blogs and imported them into my main blog.
  2. Exported my Wordpress blog content than converted the xml file into blogger import format and imported that into my main blog.
  3. Searched and found a new template.
  4. Customized the new template, added some gadgets.
  5. Found a javascript tool that converts some format of latex into nice equations. It works perfectly and I think it will work perfectly for what I want to do: $$ \pi=\sqrt{sample} $$

TEX test

Here I am testing a math equation using some JS code:

$$ \pi = \sum_{i=1}^{\infty} i^{2*i} $$