Mahnı axtarıram

Мы запели песенку_РустамоваMəktəb vaxtından yadımda qalan bir musiqini çoxdandır ki, axtarırdım. Yadımda idi ki, bu nəğməni biz eyni zamanda iki dildə, rus və öz dilimizdə əzbərləmişdik. Rus dilində olan versiyanı asanlıqla internetdən tapdığım halda, tərcümə olunmuş versiyanı tapa bilmədim. Azərbaycan dilində olan versiyadan cəmi iki bənd yadımda qalmışdı. (Sözün düzü iki bənddən artıq bəndlərin olduğuna da əmin deyiləm nədənsə). Bu iki bəndim müəllifini də təəssüf ki, tapa bilmədim. Sözlərin müəllifi bir yana qalsin, musiqinin müəllifinin R.Rüstəmova aid olduğunu görüb bu müəllifin azərbaycanlı olub-olmadığından şübhələndim. Nəhayət ki, musiqinin müəllifinin Rüstəmov Rafael Səid oğluna aid olduğunu aydınlaşdırdım. Çox güman ki, bəstəkar Səid Rüstəmovun oğludur. Çünki Səid Rüstəmov özü də orta və ali təhsil müəssisələri üçün musiqilər bəstələyib. Digər bəndlərin olub-olmaması haqqında heç bir məlumat tapa bilməyəcəyimə əmin olduqdan sonra rus dilində olan 3 və 4-cü bəndlərə uyğun olaraq iki bənd özümdən əlavə etdim. Əlavə etdim bir az böyük səslənir. Cəmi dörd cümlə yazmışam. Əgər kimdəsə orijinal bəndlər varsa paylaşmağınızı rica edirəm. Böyük məmnuniyyətlə öz yazdığımı silib onları əlavə edərdim. Beləliklə, qarşılayın – “Çünki Biz Şənlənirdik” nəğməsinin qeyri-rəsmi versiyası :)

Çünki biz şənlənirdik

Gün çıxdı güldü göylər,

Nur yayıldı aləmə.

Çünki biz şənlənirdik,

Dilimizdə bu nəğmə;

Deyirdik hamımız: A-NA-CAN!

Sevimli mahnımız: A-NA-CAN!

 * * *

Quş uçdu yuvasından,

Səsi düşdü aləmə.

Çünki biz şənlənirdik,

Dilimizdə bu nəğmə;

Deyirdik hamımız: A-NA-CAN!

Sevimli mahnımız: A-NA-CAN!

   * * *

Çaylar axdı şırhaşır,

Sular güldü aləmə.

Çünki biz şənlənirdik,

Dilimizdə bu nəğmə;

Deyirdik hamımız: A-NA-CAN!

Sevimli mahnımız: A-NA-CAN!

   * * *

Güllər qalxdı yuxudan,

Ətri gəldi aləmə.

Çünki biz şənlənirdik,

Dilimizdə bu nəğmə;

Deyirdik hamımız: A-NA-CAN!

Sevimli mahnımız: A-NA-CAN!

Arıçılar

Kəlbəcər rayonundan məcburi köçkün düşüb Oğuz rayonunda məskunlaşmış bir ailə. Arıçılıq dədə-baba peşələri olduğu üçün çətinliklərə baxmayaraq burada da bu ənənəni davam etdirməyə çalışırlar. Arıların ailənin ən kiçik üzvünə kimi sancmasına baxmayaq, ağsaqqal onlardan incimədiyini və “Bal tutan barmağın da yalayar, bal tutanı arı da dalayar” deyə bildirdi. Səxavətlə məni evlərində qonaq etmək istəsələr də, bir rayonda ən çoxu 2 gün qalmaq vədinə və həmin gün artıq başqa bir rayona getməli olduğuma görə bu istəyi qəbul edə bilmədim. İcazə aldıqdan sonra fotolarının çəkilməsinə etiraz etmədilər. Təəssüf ki, ailədə heç kimdə email ünvanı olmadığı üçün hələ də öz şəkillərini görməyiblər. Yenidən getdiyim zaman mütləq bu ailəni tapıb şəkillərini verəcəm :)  Onlardan ayrılan zaman mənə 3 litrlik (!) balonda bal vermək istədilər. Ancaq düzü həm bel çantamda yer olmadığı üçün, həm də utandığım üçün balı sevmədiyimi bəhanə gətirərək bu təklifdən də imtina etdim.

Bee-keepers

Oğuz rayonu, Baş Daşağıl kəndi, Göbür dərəsi

Foto Azərbaycan rayonlarına avtostopla səyahət etdiyim zaman çəkilmişdir.

What Causes a Beer Belly?

When you drink beer, your liver has to go into overdrive to detoxify the alcohol. Now add a few packets of crisps to the equation, maybe some peanuts and those calories are there to stay. Beer itself is pretty calorific stuff, to the tune of around 150 calories a unit so why beer makes you fat.. well that starts to seem obvious.

Now why does it give you a beer belly specifically? Well the answer is down to two things apparently – gender and age. After about the age of 35 most men’s metabolisms start to slow down. While men tend to put weight on their… bellies, women’s fat stores commonly go on their backside and hips.

Random tweets

TwitterOkay, let me admit it: Among all the social networks that I’m on, Twitter is the most addictive. It is now 4 years since I started using  Twitter.  The only network I don’t want to get rid of ! Why?! I don’t know. Maybe because there are more useful updates. No ‘friend’ requests and games, less characters, more effectual and beneficial. Ehm… no, I’m not an avid user :) I don’t want to become one. What if I lose all my interest in this website?!  There were shutdown rumours, but I don’t think it will happen soon. Yet I decided to adapt some of my tweets into a quick blog post. Just to be on the safe side ;) Cheers!


Sometimes happiness is simply a matter of finding your tea’s optimum drinking temperature :)
When in doubt, reboot and shirk!
There is no benefit to society in doing the same social or ethical experiment twice in Azerbaijan! Our country is way too small for that :)
People who label sceptics “deniers” will kill more people than any war, massacre or famine, claims scientist!
A very Azerbaijani way of judging: An expert is anyone who is from out of town :)
Getting a bit too excited when opening a chocolate bar packaging without ripping it to shreds.
All weekends generate new Mondays and every Monday generates new problems.
It always makes me feel sad and gloomy to see the last patches of remaining muddy snow disappear :|
Have you ever wondered what life would be like without forced emoticons in text messages!
Taxi driver: Do you mind if I smoke?
Me:  Uhm sorry, but I’d rather you didn’t.
Taxi driver:  I get antsy & nervous when I don’t smoke!
Me:  Right! then go ahead!!!
Saying someone goodbye & leaving. Coming back after a short while for something you forgot! Finding it, frowning at it and leaving again!
It is snowing and going to snow in the next 2 days! I wonder if i prayed too hard )
Honestly, only ethics keep IT pros from misusing and abusing the power they actually wield!
Summer roads in Azerbaijan – a very little space for bikes and cars to share! Winter roads – no space at all! :/
It really reaLLY REALLY drives me crazy when i see excessively giant crack in bathroom stall! Those stalls are about goddamn privacy!
I am not an ardent bike rider, but biking against the wind is quite something :)
Never, ever being sure if it’s the right time to wear your seatbelt and feeling pretty embarrassed if unable to do it within seconds!
Being too friendly to a waiter & addressing him as bro instead of just saying ‘excuse me’, so as not to appear impolite :)
‘Fed up with being a nice guy. Gonna tell him i didn’t like my haircut’, thought i. ‘I loved it’, said i. After i thanked the barber and left.
Do not throw your old android device away. At least you can use it as a digital photo frame :)
Cats in Azerbaijan are trilingual. They understand ‘kis-kis’ (rus.), ‘piş-piş’ (azeri) & body language (when they feel extremely hungry) ^^
Winter time.. Sumqayit..feels like cold sadness.. a night of heavy snow can transform it into joy!
You are using an old version of  Azerbaijani manat if it says ‘Azərbaycan Milli Bankı’ instead of ‘Azərbaycan Mərkəzi Bankı’ on your note!
Guests…dozens of kids…lost in a sea of candies and trying to escape the “Masha and the bear” madness all around me.
I’m a proud survivor of the next predicted end of the world and the longest night of the year.
I remember the time when system state backup size was insignificant, not enormous!
Some people are just cursed to be a ‘positive thinker’. Not blessed,but genuinely cursed instead! and they’re naive enough not to notice it.
Eagerly waiting for the day when Spotify finally will be available in Azerbaijan.
Rogue antivirus software – the greatest trick the devil ever pulled! infosec
Respect the technology and it’ll respect you back.
Rainy and cold outside.. warm inside.. drippy and foggy glasses.  A very good reason to think about permanently getting rid of them!
i’m not addicted to any kind of stimulants like coffee, however, i’m inclined to be jealous of those who enjoy drinking them quite often :)
With all due respect to Microsoft, I think that CSVDE doesn’t make that much sense. Or, am I misunderstanding the whole concept of it?!
Well, sometimes IT stands for Immature Teens
Scripting with PowerShell is like dealing with a neighbour’s outwardly aggressive dog. But once he trusts you, he’ll stop barking.
First they ignore you, then they get tired of the Blue screen errors and then you win.
Itching to be stitching) Gonna determine FSMO role holders in a Windows Server 2003(!) forest and seize them via command line.
The more i scan, the smarter I get! /search engines/
Listening to music with thoughts that no remixes can ever be as good as this one, but then secretly googling for the remix version of it ^^
A thief usually prefers to invade a place at night time, under the cover of darkness. Btw petrol prices went up again!
Hearing a recording of your own voice and deciding it’s perhaps best never to speak again!
If you really need a timely reply to your email, please state your most important ideas, points up front.
How on earth am i supposed to get job experience when no one wants to give me the first opportunity?
Winter is almost here and I’ve been raped by mosquitoes!! God bless them. Feels like summer.
Peddling all the way home. Gonna get broad feet, but who cares? )
A friend of mine won’t stop using IDE to SATA converter(!) Not cool. I see him as a pop artist making a living in the rock genre :)
If you listen carefully, sometimes you can hear the Traffic Jam whisper: ‘get ready to have some unexpected fun!’ Met my fellow classmates:)
Getting to sleep as much as you want! And this is not the only positive side of being sick:)
A fear of crime or making policy out of panic and ignorance. Perfectly done, Russia!
Fake elections lead to fake improvement, fake wealth and fake leadership!
Never push a loyal person to that point where they no longer care.
Sometimes good friendships arise from being a good listener.
We are listening to the same candidate. This must be love, right? :) #azvote13

Anti-tobacco sentiments

I remember when smoking was fun. All the cool kids were doing it                                                                                                                          Jen Barber

It’s against the law to smoke in these premises

Con article

Do not get me wrong, folks. I really do think that our planet would be a better place without tobacco and smoking. This is my firm belief and nothing can convince me otherwise! And I also know that the absolute majority of people hold the same views.

It’s our own blood that we oppress

Loads of anti-tobacco programs, campaigns, smoking bans have been adopted and revoked from time to time, not to mention all those fancy, creative, touchy ads. No one can deny that there are a number of advantages of such methods. But the naked truth is, some people consider that they also break the natural law of human liberty, individual freedom, business rights and etc. Let me start by stating that neither law-making/revising nor  economics is my area of expertise, but I think a little bit of digging would do no harm. I am a non-smoker. Never had an interest to lit a cig :) Some of my friends smoke. A few of them have already quit. And ever since then, they keep saying: ‘The best thing a smoker can do for his or her health is quit smoking”. Well, I presume they are right.  What I realised throughout the years of hanging out with them, is that their addiction did not make me feel any less passionate about not having a puff. Not tough enough maybe ;) Anyway, this article is not about the respect or praise towards non-smokers. Because I feel that I am starting to become an old fuddy-duddy. So, what are we overlooking here? Is smoking really a matter of personal(!) choice? If not, why not. If yes, then another question arises as to whether smoking should be banned in public places or not.
It is not a guide in any sense, but a personal approach, and I think that any harsh ‘remedies’ and attitudes against smokers would only make them even more thirsty and obstinate. Like people say: ‘The solution to a problem changes the nature of the problem’

Potential cons:

1. Economic impact
A business owner’s point of view
Let’s imagine a small bar where smokers are always welcome to ‘fill it in’. About 70-75% of its customers are heavy smokers and only a few are non-smokers. The owner of this smoker-friendly bar, a smoker himself, is happy (!) about his growing business. So the new law on prohibiting smoking in such places basically is more than capable to take the business down. And it is not rare that there are plenty of such establishments even in small towns. Thus, anti-smoking policies will harm small business owners. Is there any guarantee that a few ‘cleans’ will attract more non-smoker visitors? Favourable it may be, but the owner, perhaps, would not share such optimism. What does the future hold for him? And guess what, now he has no right to smoke in his own bar :)  So here is my conclusion: All government-imposed restrictions, policies should leave an open door to allow business owners to set their own criteria.

2. Individual rights
Smoke and mirrors
Who is in opposition to any kind of smoking bans?! The answer is easy and obvious – smokers. For them, smoking is an addiction and they are all sufferers of it. But how do politicians, lawmakers feel about it? (Not all of them are non-smokers I reckon) How do they treat it whilst implying a long-term solution? So, is it a bad habit or an addiction? Mostly smoking is considered as a bad habit. If so, then nobody can restrict other’s legal rights or force them to go nonsmoking without providing a proper justification. Many studies, if appropriately done demonstrate that smoking is more than a bad habit. It is a mix of physical and chemical addiction. There must be a reason for such an uncontrollable tobacco craving, right? Just saying ‘No, you cannot smoke here or there’ is not appropriate for everyone. What I  believe is that it needs to be approached in a delicate way. In order to make sure that new rules will not cause any other mental disorders.
Old habits die hard, dears, and by terrorising smokers we are making them even harder to break.

God, I am exhausted. Anyone got a cig?!

PowerShell Summit NA 2014

Elkhan Asgarov:

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The PowerShell Summit is an annual, continent-level event featuring expert presenters, participation by the PowerShell product team members, and an incredible opportunity to meet and mingle with the PowerShell community.

Call it a Deep Dive. Call it a conference. Call it whatever you like, the PowerShell Summit is a unique and special event. It’s the in-person gathering place for PowerShell enthusiasts and PowerShell.org forums users. It’s a place to make new connections, learn new techniques, and offer something to your peers and colleagues.

Each PowerShell Summit is an official production of PowerShell.org. Our goal is to seek “host organizations” to help run each annual event, enabling us to move the event from place to place each year. Typically, host organizations will have already run a successful PowerShell Forum event.
Registration details from http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/ http://ow.ly/2E51Zc

Originally posted on Richard Siddaway's Blog:

The PowerShell Summit is happening in Bellevue (Seattle) – April 28 – 30th. You will be able to hear, meet and talk to some of the biggest names in PowerShell:

- Jeffrey Snover – the inventor of PowerShell

- PowerShell Team members

- Don Jones

- Jason Helmick

- Jeff Hicks

- Ed Wilson (The Scripting Guy)

- Steven Murawski

- Tome Tanasovski

- James O’Neill

I’ll be there delivering 3 sessions (WSMan cmdlets, cmdletizing the registry and using the network related cmdlets) – its the only chance this year of getting all three authors of PowerShell in Depth in the same place at the same time.

If you haven’t booked a place yet – you can register and view the rest of the sessions at http://powershell.org

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Phantom Hitchhikers and Other Urban Legends, by Albert Jack

Elkhan Asgarov:

                     Just ordered!
Phantom hitchhikers and other urban legends : the strange stories behind tall tales / Albert Jack.

Originally posted on Blogging for a Good Book:

phantom I have been interested in myths and urban legends ever since a preteen sleepover introduced me to the story of the The Hook (You know, the one about the couple at the local makeout spot who hear a strange scraping noise on the car.  They get scared and drive quickly home — only to find a bloody hook hanging from the car door handle). I have since learned to be skeptical of these stories — though it sometimes is hard to tell what is based on fact and what is fantasy.

I picked up Albert Jack’s book, and skimmed several stories before sitting down to read it cover to cover.  I was pleased to find many a tale I hadn’t heard before.

Did you hear about the scorned woman who stuffed seafood in the curtain rods throughout the home just before her ex-husband and his new wife put it up for…

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My Annual Affection

For some reason, every year at this time, I strangely find myself thinking about Istanbul, singing about Istanbul, finding something new about Istanbul. As I recall, it started when I was a teenager. All of  a sudden, I started to grow feeling for a city I’d never been to before. Sometimes I think it maybe happened, because of a book I read back in 2004 named “Bit Palas”  by Elif Shafak. Really strange feelings, and it keeps updating every year. This year is not an exception!
To be quite honest, I’m not a big fan of this city. I’m not a ‘big’ fan of any city in particular! I do like Istanbul, but I’m not sure if it entirely fits my desired measurements, my big-city criteria. However, there is something persuasive, something obdurate about Istanbul. I can’t even name it. I’m not being poetic here, not at all.  What I know for sure about this city is that, every year, at this very time, I fall madly in love with Istanbul! For a day! Sounds like a romantic whim, doesn’t it? Hate it, and yet, I’m still unable to resist its appeal! Have you ever heard about The Sorrowful Mysteries? There are five of them. Istanbul is like the sixth mystery for me.

Loved this song! Very timely and very relevant to my mood today.
Happy 10th anniversary, my beloved Istanbul.

Your Cat Is Actually A Total Jerk!

Bad news for all you cat lovers: That feline you are obsessed with is a total jerk. Sure, cats are cute, soft, lovable, but in actuality, they kinda suck. When you’re over that adorable little ball of fuzz, maybe you’ll be ready to come to terms with the fact that, even thought you adore your cat, it is a total jerk :)

  • Your cat hears you, but she won’t do what you tell her to

Your cat definitely hears you calling her name, and can even recognize your voice against a stranger’s, but the truth of the matter is she doesn’t care what you want!

  • Some cats actually hate the only thing they’re good for: Cuddling

When researching whether cats live better in homes with other cats or in solitary living situations, Daniel Mills, professor of veterinary behavioral medicine at England’s University of Lincoln, discovered that petting may stress out some felines. Mills concluded that cats who live in a home with other cats are less stressed because it’s easier for them to avoid being petted by owner, and instead, allow the other cats in the household to take on that burden. Just face it, if Fluffy avoids physical affection, it’s not her, it’s you.

  • Just because a cat rubs against you doesn’t mean it likes you

It’s nice to feel good about yourself when a jerk cat is finally comfortable enough to brush up against you, but all he’s really saying is that he now owns you — at least in his mind. He isn’t making physical contact because he’s trying to say he loves you, but because he is trying to make you his property by putting his scent on you. Cats have an extraordinary sense of smell and they know that each cat has his or her own scent. When a cat rubs against you, it’s informing other cats that you are its territory.

  • Your antisocial cat may not even be the smartest pet in your house

Dogs may be more intelligent than cats because they know how to make friends. A University of Oxford study found that, because dogs are more social animals, they have developed larger brains in order to adapt to the demands of a socializing culture. Cats, on the other hand, thrive in more solitary cultures, and thus, have brains that have not developed as rapidly over time.

  • One of your cat’s favourite ways to “kiss” is through a distant gaze you probably don’t even know she’s giving

So, this is kind of creepy: Your cat sends you a welcoming greeting by slowly staring and blinking at you. This slow cat blink, or “kitty kiss,” is used by cats to inform whomever it’s looking at that they actually like them. Beware though, if your cat looks at you with a long, deep, unblinking stare, it may indicates that the cat is guarding his territory and does not find you welcome at all.

  • Your love for cats could make you the butt of society’s jokes

If you are a female and you own more than two cats, you may start fearing that people will see you as a “cat lady,” a type of person made famous by “The Simpsons,” “Saturday Night Live” and real-life stories around the world.

  • If you die alone with your cat, it won’t hesitate to eat you

In 1992, at an American Academy of Forensic Sciences conference in New Orleans, a forensic pathologist told a haunting story: He explained that when people who live alone with their pets die unexpectedly, their bodies are sometimes left in the house for several days. Without their owners around to fill their bowls, the pets often go unfed. In cases where these people owned dogs, their pets would usually go several days without resorting to eating the owner’s body. However, a cat would only wait a day or two. The phenomenon is called “postmortem predation.”

  • Cats don’t give a damn about sugar and spice and all that’s nice

Unlike every other mammal examined to date, cats are the only ones who do not have the required number of taste receptors to taste sweetness.

  • Your cat cleans herself because she thinks you stink

While licking themselves does provide a calming effect for the cat, the more important point to remember is that after being handled, cats lick themselves to smooth their fur and get rid of the “human” smell.

But in the end, let’s admit that there’s nothing quite like a cute, fluffy kitten :)

Source: The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/