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Adnan Siddiqi

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August 2007 - Posts

YAML:CSS layout made easy
It's always difficult for developers like me who have ZERO knowledge about graphics and designing to make a good HTML layout. Backend developers like me always use to leave on mercy of designers to split images and then make a theme. So many times I face Read More...
Content aware Image resizing
From Ajaxian This is just amazing. Simply amazing! You just watch the video Now you don't need to create thumbnails. The most amazing thing is removing humans from the scene. Dr Avidan has been hired by Adobe for Adobe's future product. But wait!! This Read More...
Who's Web- Mashup directory for web 2.0 talent
I just came across this website on Google Code web site which is actually a visual directory of Web 2.0 talents. Just register yourself and get your own customized URL. Unfortunately, there was no one from Pakistan and I was the first one who got registered Read More...
Dell Laptop Burst into flames
Douglas Brown said his Dell 9200 wide-screen laptop's batteries exploded into flames, it "looked like fireworks which would have been cool had it not been in my house." In Pakistan, Dell Inspirion 6400 Core Duo 1.73 Ghz costs around 54,500. I wonder whether Read More...
Tips for modern CSS layout
Things which we usually ignore while working on Web layout. Read More...
How to write a Javascript Library
John Resig, the creator of jQuery giving a lecture of writing a good Javascript library to googlers. A must see video for those who are interested to become a serious Javascript programmar. He also revealed new FireFox extension library FUEL for 3.x versions Read More...
Installing KDE desktop on Ubuntu
One of the best feature of Linux is separation of Kernel layer and Presentation Layer(Desktop). You can use desktop of your choice without disturbing existing applications. KDE and GNOME are two desktops which are common in almost every distro of Linux. Read More...
A big hole in Universe!
From source The hole is nearly a billion light-years across. It is not a black hole, which is a small sphere of densely packed matter. Rather, this one is mostly devoid of stars, gas and other normal matter, and it's also strangely empty of the mysterious Read More...
Installing 'Debian Menu' in Ubuntu
If you are installing extra debian packages , they don't appear in your Application menu and there are chances for newbie or for non-technical person to get upset. One option for you is to launch application from command line which is not an easy task Read More...
Joomla in Urdu
In case if you don't know about Joomla, from official website : Joomla! is an award-winning Content Management System (CMS) that will help you build websites and other powerful online applications. Best of all, Joomla! is an open source solution that Read More...
Innovative Query String
Someone could do something like that, I can't even imagine at all! Take a look TheDailyWTF entry and decide yourself. Would you like to give it a try? ;) Read More...
Ubuntu on VMWare with SCSI option,a Mess!
If you are planning to install UBuntu 7.04 on VMware 5.5 with SCSI hard disk option, I would just say you, Halt! otherwise it would make your life mess. Ubuntu 7/04 or previous flavors has issue with ScSI controller on VMWare. Details later. All I tell Read More...
KarachiOS(KOS)-Pakistan's first Linux distro
I read this great news few moments back on Linux Pakistan that few karachiites have come up with a debian based Linux distro which is very much Pakistan's based distro and has named it as KarachiOS(Karachi Operating System) or KOS. Anjum butt ,the main Read More...
Ubuntu Chaparh Ghanchoo
Linux and easiness, this is something which is hardly believed. I have used Redhat distro a lot in past and have tried all versions from RH4 to RH 9.0. RedHat was supposed to very easy to install distro. The RPM method of installation package was very Read More...
Pakistan's 60th Birthday- Pakistanis in the field of IT,a tribute
Some of you might know that I am a computer engineer by profession therefore I always seek excuses to find more and more news about local IT activities and highlight those who felt us proud in the world by demonstrating their skills in the field of I.T Read More...
Wateen opens registration for WiMAX
After PTCL's Broadband , long awaited Wateen's WiMAX is finally being launched and they have started the registration process. I couldn't find the tariff rates since their TOLL FREE number was not free. From source Be amongst the first 10,000 customers Read More...
Geek's girl friend
From Slashdot : When his lovely girlfriend Glenda needed a new PC, Jason Cross, who spends much of the week assembling PCs with the latest gear to test for ExtremeTech, decided he would let her build it herself. She gave him her list of needs, he came Read More...
Blogspot is blocked again
Update: It's actually working now. no believe me it was not only ptcl problem!! it was really not working an hour back!! I know Masood will not trust me :-) Yep, I can't access Blogspot on PTCL broadband. I am not sure about other ISPs. I find no reason Read More...
Telenor Mobile TV only in Rs 149/month!
Telenor Pakistan who recently l aunched Mobile TV have come out with yet another aggressive campaign. Yes now they have reduced the charges and now you have to pay Rs.150/month . They have also included 10 new channels in their list. Somebody confirm Read More...
Google joins OIN
You'll often hear members of our open source team say, “Every time you use Google, you’re using Linux.” It’s absolutely true. Check a Google engineer’s workstation, and you’ll probably find it's running Linux. Do a search on Google.com, and a Linux server Read More...
Portable Applications
A portable application is a software which doesn't require formal installation and could be run from any removable device(USB,CDROM). Portable applications are useful for those apps which you don't use frequently but occupy more space in your hard disk. Read More...