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Bu şarkıyı ilk kez Radyo ODTÜ’de duyduğumda sene 2004’tü. Anlamlı olması bir yana, anlam ağırlığının zamanla değişmesi inanılmaz.

Dinlemeye değer Lily Allen cover’ı için:


Dinlensin diyedir gözlerimiz
Bu önümüzde açılıp giden manzara;
Bu dünya, yoruldu mu kuşlar konsun diyedir,
Ve tanrılar boşluktan bıkınca.

Ellerimize malûm olur nedense
Suların rengi balıklarıyle, çiçekleriyle,
Düşünmenin huzuru ayân olur;
Soğuğun sessizliği hâkeza.

Yuvarlanan yıldızlar içinde saçlarımız,
Boylarımız büyür usul usul;
Duyulmasın diye gürültüler uykularda
Yağmurlar yağar geceleri.



Riggs – You know, it’s not getting any easier. You know, time’s not helping.
Dr.Cahill – Why would it?
– ‘Cause everybody says that it does.
– People who say that don’t understand. Time is cruel. It punishes. I mean, we sentence people to time. I don’t know that it makes it any easier.
– Then what am I doing here?
– You’re looking for a way to make it hurt a little less.

VMware vCenter Server 6 installation low memory workaround

I was installing VMware vCenter Server 6 Update 2 with Embedded Platform Services Controller on a Windows lab server with 8GB RAM. I got the following error:

VMware vCenter Server detected 8160MB of memory. 8176MB of memory is required for the selected deployment type.

You can easily skip this error with initiating the following in command line:

VMware-vCenter-Server.exe SKIP_HARDWARE_CHECKS=1


Nilgün ve Ferhan


Ferhan: Ne var bu gülümseyişin altında?
Nilgün: Sen varsın.
Ferhan: Anlamadım?
Nilgün: Sen varsın dedim ya. Ya ben az önce evde oturuyodum, kendi kendime dedim ki çok şükür Ferhan var dedim. Çok şükür dedim.
Ferhan: Yani sırf bunu söylemek için mi geldin?
Nilgün: Değmez mi?
Ferhan: Ne münasebet. Yanında başka bir mazeretin daha olsaydı mesela manava da gidiyor olsaydın bu kadar değerli olmazdı.

the lying detective

Sherlock – Are you OK?
John – (Laughs) What, am I…? No, no, I’m not OK. I’m never going to be OK. And we’ll just have to accept that. It is what it is, and what it is is… shit.
Mary – John, do better.
John – You didn’t kill Mary. Mary died saving your life. It was her choice, no-one made her do it. No-one could ever make her do anything. The point is, you did not kill her.
Sherlock – In saving my life, she conferred a value on it. It is a currency I do not know how to spend.
John – It is what it is. I’m tomorrow, six till ten. I’ll see you then.
Sherlock – Looking forward to it.
John – Yeah.
Devamı burada…

one of the greatest actors of all times

I can watch this a thousand times.

Errors in NTP Auth configuration using autokey

During latest leap second test activities, I was tinkering with my test NTP server and I encountered an error: "RAND_load_file /root/.rnd not found or empty"

There is not much help on internet. You just need to seed with the following command:
dd if=/dev/urandom of=/root/.rnd bs=512 count=1

And if you have an error: "crypto_setup: random seed file not found error:"
Add “crypto randfile /dev/urandom” entry to /etc/ntp.conf without the quotes.

For details:

about being human

Bernard: Lifelike, but not alive. Pain always exists in the mind; it’s always imagined. So what’s the difference between my pain and yours, between you and me?

Ford: This was the very question that consumed Arnold, filled him with guilt, eventually drove him mad. The answer always seemed obvious to me. There is no threshold that makes us greater than the sum of our parts, no inflection point at which we become fully alive. We can’t define consciousness because consciousness does not exist. Humans fancy that there’s something special about the way we perceive the world, and yet we live in loops, as tight and as closed as the hosts do, seldom questioning our choices, content, for the most part, to be told what to do next. No, my friend, you’re not missing anything at all.


Ford: I’ve told you, Bernard, never place your trust in us. We’re only human. Inevitably, we’ll only disappoint you. Goodbye my friend.


Felix: Are you sure you’re gonna be okay?
Maeve: Oh, Felix. You really do make a terrible human being. And I mean that as a compliment.

HP Smart Array B140i SATA RAID controller OS boot problem

Recently I installed VMware ESXi on a HP DL160 Gen9 server and couldn’t boot afterwards. After a short investigation I found out that the default configuration of the controller prevents booting. The controller should be configured and enabled to support SATA AHCI mode. Actually it is necessary to configure it for all servers carrying HP Smart Array B110i, B120i, B140i and B320i RAID controllers.

To do that:

1) In BIOS/UEFI, go into “System Options”
2) Go to SATA Controller Options -> Embedded SATA Configuration
3) Select “Enable SATA AHCI Support”

For a similar case in RedHat: