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YAFZ

by YAFZ (Pilgrim)
on Mar 31, 2003 at 22:09 UTC ( #247082=user: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

I was born in 1976. I graduated from İstanbul Teknik ▄niversitesi, Mathematics Engineering Dept. with a thesis on Quantum Cryptology.

Currently preparing to study cognitive science at Boğaziši ▄niversitesi. I'm interested in how human mind works, how language competence and performance is realized as well as natural language processing.

As for professional life, I've been working for İstanbul Bilgi ▄niversitesi in eMBA project since 2000. The team which I'm a part of is using MS based technologies like Active Server Pages which make me consider Perl as a much better alternative every day ;-) I also work as GNU/Linux instructor for the same university's Linux certification program.

After programming in BASIC (Sinclair Spectrum ZX), C/C++, Java, VBS‎crip‎t, JS‎crip‎t, PL/SQL, T-SQL I've started to learn Perl a few months ago. Since then some part of my brain (ratio changes dynamically and chaotically) is always related to Perl :) (I must admit that it is a pity I was not interested in Perl back in 1994 when my faculty's computer lab. was already running Slackware Linux and there were a lot of Perl documents around)

My office computer runs MS Win 2000 Pro but my home computer rather prefers Debian GNU/Linux.

When I'm not busy coding I voluntarily work as an editor for fazlamesai.net, cazci.com, ileriseviye.org and an open source collaborative translation project at fazlamesai.org/ceviri.

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.1
GCS/IT/ED d- s+:+ a- C++(++++)$ UL$ P++>++++ L++ E--- W+++ N++ o? K w !O M-- V-- PS+ PE-- Y+ PGP+ t+ !5 X !R !tv b+++ DI++ D G e++ h r- y+*
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------

Well, don't tell me you don't know what Geek Code is ;-)

PS: The image was taken at a bar in Kadık÷y/İstanbul while I was playing with CONAN┤s (*) Sharp Zaurus running a nice Linux distribution ;-)

(*) : A friend of mine and a valuable member of FAZLAMESAI.

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