Sunday, July 31, 2005

Google Map

I liked Google Map a lot. It is unfortunate for us that it doesn't cover Turkey yet. Geographical applications will probably increase their share in the future.

We will be able to locate any address, institution through this map applications. 3rd party applications on Google Map will soon emerge. Now it is our turn as developers. We should find new ideas of applications of Google Map.


Geography and GIS related Blog

I saw GisUser's weblog inside the popular blog list of blogger. It is a great resource for people interested in geographical technologies. The link is:


Saturday, July 30, 2005

A spectacular view of sun...


So many appraisals for a bad application

There is a timetable scheduling software called as Mimosa. It is totally unusable. There are lots of buttons in each screen that are totally not understandable by their labels. The labels have spelling errors. The graphical layout is totally unorganized. I think the users must have taken lots of training to be able to do something useful.

But this software is sold to more than 50 countries around the world. The user comments are very appealing. Let me show some of them:

"Thank you very much for your help, the software is excellent for our needs."
--- A.H.S., México D.F., Mexico

"I have tried the software and have experienced thousand easy steps and all possibility options have been fulfilled. Thanks."
--- E.G., Dehradun, India

"Mimosa is flexible and user-friendly. It makes creative timetabling possible at an affordable price."
--- R.M., Gaborone, Botswana

How might this be true? This is totally incredible for me. It is nearly impossible to use this software. How did so many people like it?


w.bloggar does not support unicode

It is sad for me to have learned that w.bloggar -a very useful desktop blogging client- does not support unicode. I can't post in Turkish with wbloggar. I hope they will soon add this feature.