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Adnan Siddiqi

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December 2008 - Posts

Show me the real!
If you are afraid of clicking tiny urls due to uncertainty, this guy has done a wonderful job to save few clicks by revealing the actual URL behind a tiny url . It also has firefox extension and API. Cool stuff! Read More...
The repair begins
Since everyone has been whining about global Internet outage , the good news is that the work has begun. From BBC : A French ship has begun repairing two undersea cables in the Mediterranean that were severed on Friday, disrupting internet and phone communications. Read More...
Tweaking facebook with Memcached
Few days back I came across an entry on Slashdot which opened my mouth. Facebook gets 600,00 daily registrations!(Really!!!!) and its userbase is upto 140 million. Facebook engineers has successfully tweaked memcached to achieve this task. Facebook users Read More...
Google search gets social
I recently noticed that Google is empowering its users more than ever . Now users can make their own ranking list and give comments about certain link. See the image below. You should be logged in to use this feature. Read More...
The 10 commandments of coding conventions
Ok this appeared as a comment in the article I previously linked but it's interesting enough that it deserved a separate post. 1) Thou shalt not place the Left Curly Brace on a line of its own; this shows disrespect to thy Fathers and thy Mothers who Read More...
If programming languages were religions
An interesting piece referred by Slashdot . Islam has been equated with C++ because: It takes C and not only keeps all its laws, but adds a very complex new set of laws on top of it. It's so versatile that it can be used to be the foundation of anything, Read More...
Yamli: English to Arabic transliteral
Yamli is an arabic transliteral which converts English worlds to Arabic and then use Google's search engine to search arabic text. It's quite amazing thing. Something similar made by Indian Googlers for Indic language. Read More...
Fastest web browser by a young Karachiite
A 19 years old Karachiite has developed the fastest web browser named Xtravo which is based on Internet explorer and requires .NET 2.0 framework. It might not sound exciting to Firefox users like me but then It's developed by my country fellow hence I Read More...
Get your dream wife
Are you afraid of having a partner who could be pain in ass for you? and keeps threatening you by saying ,"Mey Ammi key haan jarhe houn"? Japanese have done it again. Slash dot links an article in SUN : Devoted Aiko β€” β€œin her 20s” β€” has a stunning 32-23-33 Read More...
Google's friend connect
Right now I am not sure How this feature could be useful for users bu I can see that Google found another way to track your online activities. Watch the video . Another video which covers the whole thing in details. Read More...