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Back to circuits with RPi :)

Back to circuits with RPi :)

After a challenging start with my Rpi (you can read it here) finally I can really start to play with it. The first thing I did was to complete the HDMI Led screen setup. The screen touch was working the last time I left it but I wasn’t able to see anything. Maybe I didn’t connect the HDMI ports properly I’m not sure (there is a small HDMI plugin that connects the screen with the Rpi) So this time when…

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My new toy: Raspberry Pi 🍓

My new toy: Raspberry Pi 🍓

I think it has been 4-5 months that I’ve been thinking about buying a Raspberry Pi and playing with it at home.. you know creating some smart home stuff 🙂 Somehow I was distracted and I forgot about it even after checking and deciding which version to use. Finally I ordered my Raspberry Pi 4B Model beginning of may (with an HDMI Led Screen) and received it last week (due to corona the shipments are not as fast as before,…

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Hand pollination works ! :)

Hand pollination works ! :)

Last week, I have watched some videos and learned how to pollinate my indoor plants: using a cotton swab 🙂 You can read more here. After that, I called my mum, told her how I made the pollination and asked her: “so what’s next ? and how am I going to understand that it worked?” She told me that the flowers will start crinkle and dry.. And I noticed the change in a few days. I continued to do the…

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Pollinating my indoor growing tomatoes :)

Pollinating my indoor growing tomatoes :)

Let me start with a funny story.. I think in 2016 I’ve grown a pumpkin with one single pumpkin seed. It was stunning to see how the plant grow in my apartment, almost 2 meters long and covered a good amount of space in my living room. It also had many flowers with a bright yellow color. Every time it shined in the room, I got excited that I can get a pumpkin but all of them were falling apart…

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Back to planting 🍅

Back to planting 🍅

It’s been couple of years that I couldn’t plant anything in Abu Dhabi / Dubai.. The weather in Dublin is also not great to be honest, good for some vegetables like spinach, rockets etc but I really missed my tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, strawberries.. briefly my small garden balcony back in Istanbul. Few weeks ago, while looking for smth for home, I saw the gardening section of the store and couldn’t stop myself looking into it and this time they had…

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Finally I got my bike!

Finally I got my bike!

One of the first things I noticed in Ireland was the big amount of people cycling and almost all the roads have bike paths. And one of the first things I learned in Ireland is the tax free cycling program that IBM is also part of it!https://taxfreebicycles.com/public/index.php With this program basically you don’t pay the tax part of the bicycle – the total cost of the bike (and other equipments) up to 1000€ is deducted from your gross salary so…

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Cycling in the middle of the desert!

Cycling in the middle of the desert!

Another one in my to-do list before leaving UAE.. Though Abu Dhabi or Dubai (or the other emirates) are in the middle of the desert, we as citizens feel it (cause it is hot!!) but we don’t see it that much.. I don’t want to count the one between Abu Dhabi and Dubai highway (Seth Zayed road) I mean the dunes, just a couple of trees here and there, the silence or the wind’s voice all around.. Muhammed came up…

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Zipline through Dubai Marina

Zipline through Dubai Marina

After the world’s longest zipline in Jebel Jais, I waited for the company to open the 7 ziplines but no luck.. So me and my friend (Islam) decided to try the other Zipline in the middle of the city, Dubai Marina.. I was quite comfortable, having an idea on what to expect also a bit underestimating the new experience 🙂 in the end I’ve done the longest one before and it was super fast. This zipline was between one of…

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A new adventure: World’s Longest Zipline

A new adventure: World’s Longest Zipline

I’ve been looking at the list of “things to do in UAE” few weeks back with one of my friend and I noticed that it’s been 2 years that I’m in this country but I still haven’t done few things like cycling in the middle of the desert for 46 kms 🙂 or going kayaking in Hatta Water Dam.. I enjoyed them both – I think I should write posts about them too…Another thing that we found was the zipline…..

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Abu Dhabi Special Olympics World Games 2019

Abu Dhabi Special Olympics World Games 2019

Volunteering has been an important value in my life since 2011, when I met the Science Heroes Association and FIRST. I do believe in “contributing to community” in any forum and since then I try to support organizations continuously. I have to admit that my company IBM’s position in supporting its employees for volunteering is also a significant factor. I heard about Abu Dhabi Special Olympics in October 2018 with an email from our HR Manager:Dear Hasibe,IBM will be supporting…

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