Expect the unexpected, follow the lovers lost in this blog.

A blog to cater your mind,body,and soul as you drink Turkish Coffee. We are proud to present our new storyline called Cafe's search for his "Zahir". Everyday is a new day for the "Cafe" (from Istanbul) & his journey for "Zahir" (from Baku). Don't expect extraordinary drama from the narrator, me. Still, this is a drama (maybe real!), and have better impact on you than watching a soap opera. Guaranteed. There is genuine feelings within inspirational periods. Cross your fingers for this story to end with happy marriage :-) All rights are reserved.

EDIT (01 July 2009) - She is engaged with another man, and I finally made my marriage proposal bringing my family to Baku. The result: She stays engaged and will have her wedding, so called "toy", with that another man.

Rest in peace Ms. Zahir.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I use Google, but is Google using/utilizing me?

I liked Google, not just because everybody says Google It, rather than Yahoo It, or MSN It.
The term, Google It, became very associated with the English phrase, search something online.
It is all fine, but what does Google do when we Google It.
Whenever a student has a question, he/she raises the hand and ask the question.
We are all students of this G-Universe, and we are clicking on Google and click one more time for Google Search button.

Well, Google Daddy never forgets our visit, especially if we use personal computers. There has been a long debate going on about how fair Google is utilizing personal data. Recently, they published an article on their Official Google Blog. They say,

"We have a legitimate interest in retaining search server logs for a number of reasons:

  • to improve our search algorithms for the benefit of users
  • to defend our systems from malicious access and exploitation attempts
  • to maintain the integrity of our systems by fighting click fraud and web spam
  • to protect our users from threats like spam and phishing
  • to respond to valid legal orders from law enforcement as they investigate and prosecute serious crimes like child exploitation; and
  • to comply with data retention legal obligations."
And I say, fine, Google It :-)