I have finally decided to display things in my homepage. A bit late,
you might say, but that was my nature which delayed this to happen. Now, I
will try to explain it a bit.
To be able to live in a competitive academic world this
(i.e m-u-s-t h-a-v-e a h-o-m-e-p-a-g-e)
is the way you are led to and by default you are supposed to be producing it
as soon as you are counted as `in' the subject. OK, a bit old fashion but
still, you've got a chance to
[warning: check this link before you click]
with me. Anyway, lets take it away.....
If I want to describe myself to you (well, I don't know you, but I am
aware of your virtual place), I wouldn't choose some funny electrons to
appear in front of your eyes. Instead, I would like to chat about
I didn't put my favourite links up on the subjects above because, they
normally represent an idea belonging to themselves. Like it happens to
you while you read my page. Thus they will not know me unless I
communicate with them.
- amateur astronomy (in all aspects)
- languages (including artificial ones)
- computer programming (note that I didn't mention computers)
- cycling, nature, greenpeace
- fight against everything that destroys or aims to destroy human's XYZ
(where XYZ changes as we, well I, get mature).
- and many other subjects related to the earth.
In short, let's not forget the days of slavery when humans were traded and
advertised in bazaars. They were chosen according to their strength and
effectiveness when their teeth and muscles are examined. Thus, what we could
have learned since should be the answer to the question "how can we
communicate and understand each other?".
So, now I do my job by telling you what I am involved in recently and I
wish that you will, in your spare virtual time, do the same thing (because you
are the virtual visitor, not me), so that this does not stay as a monolog (or
algol-type close binaries; observationally: spectroscopy, theoretically:
collaborating with Marek; results: radial velocities,
CII analysis, resolving the secondary; future: more observations, more
collaborations, lots of observing time.
- Artificial languages:
increase the following list as quickly as possible both in context and
length wise (not ordered in any sense): basic, fortran, pascal,
.(tex|sty|cls|bst), c, .sh, .[t]csh, .awk, .sed, perl, expect
write some good reduction software; contribute to IRAF; contribute to
PDL (Perl Data Language); contribute to TUG in
software; and try to explain people the following fact: even though
computers are everywhere and they are hated by humans, future is based on
how successfully we programme them.
- Amateur astronomy:
see the link at the very top.
That's it for now and please don't forget that
...the sun doesn't notice the lands that rises up on them...
Have a nice and earthly day.
Marek is the person who showed me the details (i.e the importance)
of algols and their behaviours, and he still does. Here he is:
We, algol-type close binary astronomers, try to establish an international
collaboration... which has failed at the moment.
TUG means Turkish National Observatory. It is _the_ professional observing
facility of Turkish observers. We, Turkish astronomers, emotionally linked
to this project for years and now it is about the time to harvest some
fruits. Here are the details (including applications for observing time):
For all queries, please use my e-mail
© 2001 Sinan Kaan Yerli