Painting on canvas by Bruegel the Elder. Icarus, drowning. The ploughman, shepherd and angler are indifferent to this scene.
Painting on canvas by Bruegel the Elder. Icarus, drowning. The ploughman, shepherd and angler are indifferent to this scene.
Landscape with The Fall of Icarus | Pieter Bruegel the Elder , Circa 1560.

Flying too Close to the Sun

Icarus; his wings; him taking flight are all insignificant overly individualized undignified attempts which can not be replicated for the good of the people except for amazement and slight excitement akin to that of gladiator fights.

Both acts of impressions ( the poem and the painting) on the same story are realistic. Euhemerism is at full play. In the real event though; Icarus’ father built a ship to sail to Sicily and whilst en route Icarus has fallen from the deck and drowned. An anticlimactic event which does not account to anything.

In both art forms, it is never mentioned…


My First Day at Church of Simplicity

Le Taureau, 1945–46 | Pablo Picasso

Newcomer

I was hired as a product designer to be part of a creatively acclaimed team that had proven its worth numerous times already. In awe of Farmazon’s impeccable design, It felt magical (Count me in as a font aficionado.). To my surprise though, I was assigned on a project that was in the making and not on display.

As I had been welcomed and onboarded; the realization of the herculean task that stood before my team became apparent. The product was sound as far as functionality was concerned. But there were discrepancies in…


iOS Put the spotlight on Widgets.

… by any other, Label would work as sweet.

I have voluntarily hinted to you of my passion for literature because that is what we do. We communicate these bits of tiny details, breadcrumbs about our background and personalities; an antique which Apple apparently ceases to do.

Have they become a hunkering beast too afraid to become a target? Where did the hippie capitalists go? At which point; the design department is surrendered to branding? I admit that lines are hazy between the two but still, my point stands.

Designed for Marketers

Unveiled with iOS 14 we are also introduced to Apple’s sudden…


Calendar with PE printed on it
Calendar with PE printed on it
Photo by ready made from Pexels

Pick three numbers from 1 to 15. You are most likely to generate along the lines of 9, 3, 12. Present your numbers to a colleague now and you will mutually agree that it looks random enough. As a matter of fact, neither you nor your colleague is good at picking out or generating randomness. You have immediately came up with rules such as not picking the same number although this was never implied in the premise. When asked, almost no one is going to pick the same number between the given boundaries. You could have generated 9,9,9. But it…


Handwritten wireframe
Handwritten wireframe
Photo by picjumbo.com from Pexels

User Interface is a puzzle itself, it looks deceptively simple in finished form. It acts merely as a medium between the user and the device. This correlation doesn’t only apply to software, but it also applies to any device intended to be used by a human being. Be it a stove, a clock watch, A/C Remote they all have an interface of some sort. They convey the information and ways via which a user can make the most of their experience with the said product. The user, can be a child, a mother, the software developer himself, or even a…


Brief history of Big Data

A curve shaped library with brown accents and thousands of books
A curve shaped library with brown accents and thousands of books
Photo by Olenka Sergienko from Pexels

Heighway Dragon is an ever-growing collection of similar fractal curves. Lindenmayer systems such as these can be generated in various ways. It is possible to end up with numerous iterations just by repeatedly folding them. Each iteration follows certain rewriting rules. Sequentially replacing segments and applying pre-designated rules you end up with a both mathematically and visually pleasing curve. As the number of iterations rises a visually pleasing curve appears.

The tricky part is to attempt at unfolding these fractals. The observer must determine how the pattern is coming to be in the first place…


Two bronze figurine men climbing a wall with binary code printed on it.
Two bronze figurine men climbing a wall with binary code printed on it.
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels

When a purchase is completed that means goods are delivered. You should not seek the assistance of the seller to benefit from the product unless said good is defective. Tangible products may have expiration dates, best before dates or certain amount of life expectancy but the sole owner must be the buyer and the buyer should retain all rights to that specific instance of the product. Buyer must remain the sole party that has any say on the modifications of the product. In a world with freedom and laws, this is how things supposed to work. …


Revisiting a classic, The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock, provided me more insight than a thousand Ted talks.

The descent of Man into the Vale of Death , 1813 — William Blake (1757–1827)

There will be time, there will be time

To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;

There will be time to murder and create,

And time for all the works and days of hands

That lift and drop a question on your plate;

Time for you and time for me,

And time yet for a hundred indecisions,

And for a hundred visions and revisions,

Before the taking of a toast and tea.

T. S. Eliot

Claim Your Time

The industrial revolution did…


A pale blue art-deco locomotive from 1936.
A pale blue art-deco locomotive from 1936.
1936 Mercury Train, Designed by Henry Dreyfuss— Photograph Colorized by Artist: Patty Allison

They had been married for 42 years. He loved his wife. They lived in South Pasadena at the time. She had liver cancer, treatments were just futile attempts postponing the inevitable. It was terminal. Their passion for each other was overcoming everything. She had endured the pain so far, but it was meaningless to suffer anymore. They went into their garage on October 5th, 1972. Sat next to each other in the car. They turned the ignition on.


A person, holds a knife that stabbed an apple.
A person, holds a knife that stabbed an apple.
Photo by TOPHEE MARQUEZ from Pexels

I am not a software developer myself, I am intrigued by the premise but never attempted. I have been involved in numerous software projects though, be it big or small. I do not often like to mumble about professional stories, setbacks and struggles in writing but here it is.

During my career, i have been assigned the duties of the Scrum Master, PM, PO, UX whatever you name it, from my point of view; I wasn`t doing much regardless of the title. I was a wildcard, I fitted in the team wherever they needed me, I just love to get…

AzerKaanDasdemir

Passionate about, Creative Writing & Fiction, UI, Software Philosophy. Enthusiastic about Flutter, TLA+, Python, Decentralized systems. / azerkaandasdemir.com

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