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August 2005 - Posts

Managing the unmanageable and controlling organized-chaos
The mythical man-month is a classic on software project management. Written by Fred Brooks , he describes his own experiences ( mistakes and lessons learned) during his stay at IBM. You might have heard about Brook's Law, which is " Adding manpower to Read More...

Posted Monday, August 29, 2005 10:11 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Microsoft Pioneers....
I was also among those who wondered what happened to rest of people shown in picture at Bill Gates Biography web page . This blog post has provided some insight. Read More...

Posted Friday, August 26, 2005 6:50 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Next Killer App ?
This is the question that you would see Enterprenuers and sometimes great developers asking all the time : ). Well , i bet my two-cents on Service-Oriented Business Model. Sometime back i was talking to someone about human physicology involved in using Read More...

Posted Monday, August 22, 2005 7:37 AM by fakeGeek | 2 Comments

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HEC Chairman takes serious notice of Plagiarism
As i posted earlier about three pakistani authors who plagiarised Schneiers work have received some form of penalty by HEC Chairman. Dr.S.Tauseef's name has been removed from list of HEC approved supervisors. More needs to be done, though. Coments are Read More...

Posted Friday, August 19, 2005 7:48 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Improved attacks on SHA-1
As reported by Schneier , Shamir announced new results in a ramp session of a 'Crypto' ( Actually Adi Shamir announced results on her behalf as she was unable to attend the conference because of US.Visa-Denial ) produced by a Chinese Cryptography Xiaoyun Read More...

Posted Friday, August 19, 2005 6:30 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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eSnips..
As pointed by this , eSnips is a good product. You can store and share information. You can store and share links, paragraphs, images, docouments, audio and video. Oh and Yes they give you a free chunk of 1GB. My two-cents :) Read More...

Posted Friday, August 19, 2005 6:18 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Nice Simulation...
Here is a nice simulation of air traffic of US. Whole movie can be downloaded from here . Well, i would like to see the simulation of road-traffic of Lahore. I bet NASA would not be able to take a picture of lahore's road traffic because of the heavy Read More...

Posted Friday, August 19, 2005 6:04 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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BugMeNot
Well i have found this interesting. While browsing through internet it happens for zillion times that if i want to get some information im usually uselessly pointed to 'Registration' and this pisses me off( and you as well :) ). So 'Bugmenot' actually Read More...

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2005 4:57 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Onsite...
They can even come to your office for a haircut :) Read More...

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2005 4:40 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Geominders..
Well, its a pretty cool product . You can create location-based reminders that stay attached to physical locations. "............... When arriving at a marked location, Geominder can play an alarm and display a stored text note or a voice note previously Read More...

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2005 5:00 PM by fakeGeek | 3 Comments

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Long booring yet interesting
Well its about 'What Business can learn from Open Source' . Yes i do not agree to all of this, but i guess this article is reasonably attractive and reasonably sane :) Read More...

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2005 4:51 PM by fakeGeek | 1 Comments

Devil's Infosec dictionary
Bruce Schneier has pointed to this and if you are looking for some good laugh then you must read the comments associated with this post. Some of the goodies are Sysadmin: The lowest paid person in the company with more access to sensitive data than the Read More...

Posted Monday, August 15, 2005 6:42 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Independence of Pakistan if M.A.Jinnah had PowerPoint
Fist and foremost folks happy independence day. I just found this article hilarious. What would have happened if Muhammad Ali Jinnah had PowerPoint? Just think about *what if* :) Well , just think about it ...It *would have been* funny ::) Read More...

Posted Saturday, August 13, 2005 3:36 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Opera and Classical music against crime
It just works. This helps in reducing crime such as robberies and assaults in subways. "..........According to most reports, it works. Figures from the British capital released in January showed robberies in the subway down by 33 percent, assaults on Read More...

Posted Monday, August 08, 2005 12:18 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Pseudo-Attention Deficit Disorder...
A study revealed to me Pseudo-Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). I agree with this as most of workers infected with ADD do waste a lot of time in checking emails over and over and sometimes with no good reason. IM at work-place is mandatory and if you Read More...

Posted Saturday, August 06, 2005 12:46 PM by fakeGeek | 2 Comments

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Assicons..
Well i tried to resist the temptation to post this , well i could not stop my self from laughing out loud :).... Read More...

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:04 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

Selling Drugs through Orkut...
This is strange. Should i call it a disadvantage of Human-to-Human Product( Yes according to me and Joel :) , Orkut or any social networking products are not based on Human-to-Computer Interaction Philosophy) or a high-profile .NET application. No flames Read More...

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:54 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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For Workaholics....
Exclusively for workaholics, great post on work/life balance. Three things touched me and those are 'Life Dinner' , 'Segment Space' and ' Be Present' :)....Great Article , as Sabeer Bhatia ( Co-Founder of Hotmail )once said 'Don't Chase money, Chase Satisfaction' Read More...

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:36 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Google Personalize
I have used this , simple yet impressive , though i have tried to use this as well. This definitely is growing on me :) Read More...

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:33 PM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Productivity Tip: Work somewhere else today.......
Jason Friend of SVN says "...........In a rut? Go to the office, but work somewhere else today. Don’t sit at your desk. Work in the kitchen, the conference room, the library, the hallway. Sit at someone else’s desk or swap desks (if someone lets you). Read More...

Posted Tuesday, August 02, 2005 8:43 AM by fakeGeek | 0 Comments

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Bringing Laurels to Pakistan?????????
Well, this indeed is a sad day for me. According to Bruce Schneier's blog ( His recent post), three Pakistani authors have plagiarized his and David Wagner's work on Related Key Cryptanalysis of some ciphers. Three authors are Dr.S Tauseef-ur-Rehman, Read More...

Posted Monday, August 01, 2005 7:26 PM by fakeGeek | 2 Comments

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