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  • Google "2nd Life"

    Google launched Lively, a Browser based 2nd life sort of thing. It's pretty amazing and I am yet exploring it.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 10, 2008
  • Bad RAM

    Recently I have lost my phone. I usually take care of my things pretty well at least they never get lost :) I am somewhat shocked over this incident. I mean how could that be? (still in shock) So the question is, how I lost it? ok problem with me is when i get in to any computer store I totally forget about everything else except me and ...
    Posted to CoffeeTone (Weblog) by coffeetone on June 1, 2007
  • Use Internet while flushing

    hhahahaha! This is DAMN awesome and Only Google could create such April Fool JokesGoogle launches Google TisP . According to Press Release: free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via users' plumbing systems. The Toilet Internet Service Provider (TiSP) project is a self-installed, ad-supported online service ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 1, 2007
  • Brain as Dumb Terminal

    | || || __________ || | | || ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 5, 2007
  • Cyber Extortion for Dummies

    Lesson 1: If you're threatening and blackmailing somebody, don't ask them to write you a check payable to your real name!! TheRegister.com reports that a 42 year old Maryland native Myron Tereshchuk with a grudge against a Connecticut-based patent firm used unsecured wireless networks at homes and businesses in the Washington DC area to ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on June 27, 2004
  • Why its great to be an Engineer

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on June 27, 2004
  • Innocence

    Location: Lake Elizebeth park in Fremont, California I saw this little girl being introduced to ducks today, the girl reminded me of my baby sister G.
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on June 26, 2004
  • Karachi Kamera: Ten Short Films from Pakistan

    Karachi Kamera organized an event at the Jewish community center in San Francisco tonight where they showed 10 short films (movies) from Pakistan. It was quite an evening, the movies were well directed and produced. It felt very nostalgic and to a bit strange because I have almost forgot what it all used to feel like and I was watching the narrow, ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on June 26, 2004
  • No Bills

    I borrowed this picture from an incredibly talented photographer Sam Javanrouh. This picture was taken at Yonge & Dundas in Toronto, Canada. Source Link
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on June 22, 2004
  • Wrecked Exotic cars

    Car: 2003 Lamborghini Murcielago Description: It's apparently very difficult to roll a Lamborghini but this driver accomplished the feat. Car: 2002 Porsche GT2 Description: Driving over 125 MPH on a small windy road, lost control and drifted underneath a guardrail. Check out this url: http://www.wreckedexotics.com
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on June 21, 2004
  • Pictures of the fireworks and laser show at Stone Mountain park

    I'm back from my vacations now, and have posted some of the pictures I took at the Stone Mountain park laser and fireworks show in my photoblog. This was the first laser show I have ever been too so there were no expectations and I really enjoyed myself, the pictures were really hard to take because it was pitch black darkness and I didnt want ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on June 17, 2004
  • Tech Support call

    Customer: ''I got this problem. You people sent me this install disk, and now my A: drive won't work.'' Tech Support: ''Your A drive won't work?'' Customer: ''That's what I said. You sent me a bad disk, it got stuck in my drive, now it won't work at all.'' Tech Support: ''Did it not install properly? What kind of error messages did you ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on June 4, 2004
  • Word Perfdect: Tech Support story

    This is a true story from the WordPerfect helpline. Needless to say the helpdesk employee was fired; however, he/she is currently suing the WordPerfect organization for ''Termination without Cause''. Actual dialogue of a former Wordperfect Customer Support employee:''Ridge Hall computer assistant; may I help you?''Client: ''Yes, well, I'm having ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on June 4, 2004
  • WORK ETHICS

    Never walk without a document in your handPeople with documents in their hands look like hardworking employees, heading for important meetings. People with nothing in their hands appear like they're heading for the canteen. People with a newspaper in their hand seem like they're heading for the toilet. Above all, make sure you carry loads ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on June 3, 2004
  • Corporate lunacy

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on May 31, 2004
  • The economic logic of executing computer hackers

    Slate has this satire explaining how it all makes sense to execute hackers more than executing murderers.
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on May 28, 2004
  • Celebrating the mean spirit

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on May 23, 2004
  • Interesting role of colors in Leadership

    Long ago, when sailing ships ruled the waves, a captain and his crew were in danger of being boarded by a pirate ship. As the crew became frantic, the captain bellowed to his First Mate, ''Bring me my red shirt!''. The First Mate quickly retrieved the captain's red shirt, which the captain put on and lead the crew to battle the pirate boarding ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on May 17, 2004
  • Lets Segway!

    I had a chance to ride the Segway HT (Human transport) at the Tech museum today. It was an I-series model which can travel 10 miles on a single charge. The machine is very smooth, quite, and runs on electric charge so no smog emissions. It can travel 10 miles on a single charge at a top speed of 12 mph. The price range is a moderate $4490 which is ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on May 8, 2004
  • Apple patented by Microsoft

    C|Net News.com has a funny story. Apparently Microsoft has mistakenly received a patent on Tuesday for a new variety of apple tree :)  U.S. Plant Patent 14,757, granted to Robert Burchinal of East Wenatchee, Wash., and assigned to Microsoft, covers a new type of tree discovered in the early 1990s in the Wenatchee area, a major commercial ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on May 6, 2004
  • 6 ways to catch a Lion

    ::::::: Six ways to catch a lion ::::::: 1. Newton's Method:Let, the lion catch you. For every action there is equal and oppositereaction. Implies you caught lion.2. Einstein Method:Run in the direction opposite to that of the lion. Due to higher relativevelocity, the lion will also run faster and will get tired soon. Now you cantrap it easily. 3. ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on May 4, 2004
  • Tech Support calls

    (Tech Support): ''I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop.''(Customer): ''Ok.''(Tech Support): ''Did you get a pop-up menu?''(Customer): ''No.''(Tech Support): ''Ok. Right click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?''(Customer): ''No.''(Tech Support): ''Ok, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this point?''(Customer): ''Sure, you told ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 29, 2004
  • UserFriendly.com - GeekWars

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 24, 2004
  • A letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    TO: ACME Inc. FROM: Van Harp, Assistant Director, Washington Field OfficeFederal Bureau of Investigation Recently we have received credible intelligence that there have been seven terrorists working in your office. Six of the seven have been apprehended. Bin Sleepin, Bin Loafin, Bin Goofin, Bin Lunchin, Bin Drinkin and Bin Butt-Kissin have ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 22, 2004
  • At the top of my wishlist: Dilbert's Ultimate Cubicle

    Scott Adams, creator of ''Dilbert,'' stands in Dilbert's Ultimate Cubicle at IDEO's headquarters in San Francisco, California: ''I started out with the basic needs -- eat, sleep, avoid the boss.'' Read the transcript of our CNN.com chat with Adams, in which the dude tells us, ''Dilbert might never have been created if I had a ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 18, 2004
  • Mohammad Ali Jinnah way (Devon Street) in Chicago

    Devon street is segmented into three cultures, the Pakistanis call their section Mohammad Ali Jinnah way, the Indians call it A. K. Gandhi Street and the Kosher lovers are all happy with the name Devon street. Even though most of these street boards are taken off by the city authorities, you can still find some of them on the street.
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 16, 2004
  • More desi signs

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 16, 2004
  • Hulwa Puri at Ghareeb Nawaz Resturaunt

    There is a 24 hour resturaunt on Devon street famous among cab drivers and students, its called the Ghareeb Nawaz Resturaunt. It offers a good bang for your buck in terms of quantity and the taste was pretty good by my standard (Chicago residents tend to disagree with me). I had a 9 o'clock meeting in Schamberg so I showed up on Devon street at 7 ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 16, 2004
  • Devon street: Desi boards

                    This is a picture of a desi sweet shop on Devon street. They had fresh jaleebis on the counter, its supposed to be one of the best sweet shops on Devon ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 15, 2004
  • Chicago's Deewan gali (Devon Street)

    This is a shot of the infamous home away from home, the Deewan gali of Chicago. You can see boards of Sher-e-Punjab, Sabri Nihari in the background. Devon street is divided into 3 sections, the first section belongs to Pakistanis and they call it Jinnah street the next section belongs to the Indians and they call it Gandhi street and the third ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 15, 2004
  • Joke: The Old man

    A pious man who had reached the age of 105 suddenly stopped going to synagogue. Alarmed by the old fellow's absence after so many years of faithful attendance, the Rabbi went to see him. He found him in excellent health, so the Rabbi asked, ''How come after all these years we don't see you at services anymore?'' The old man lowered his voice. ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 15, 2004
  • You can never win with your mother!

    Oh boy, that one hit me right in the heart! :) hehehe ... No matter what you do, and no matter how successful you think you've become ... your mama still has higher expectations and you can never win! it gets so frustrating after a while. And you know what's worse? they actually tell you what you should be doing. Like my mother once asked me ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 15, 2004
  • What's in a name

    Pakistanis who came to US in the 70's tried their best to blend in to the mainstream, some changed their outlook, some even changed their names. And in some shape or form this tradition is still being carried out. I've had the pleasure of meeting Alexander Naqvi (Sikandar), Alex Mushtaq (Aamir), Mike Kothari (Muder), Hank Misri (Hunaid) and Sal ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 14, 2004
  • Senseless acts of immaturity

    When you're tired of being a “Professional“ At lunchtime, sit in your parked car w/sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice. Insist that your e-mail address is: Xena-Warrior-Princess@companyname.com; Elvis-the-King@companyname.com.  Every ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 13, 2004
  • Things you shouldn't say at work

    That's what I like about working for you:  total freedom from hero worship. It's very refreshing.  Thank you. We’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. The fact that no one understands you doesn’t mean you’re an artist. I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being smarter. I will always cherish the ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 13, 2004
  • MS Office 9: Funny actual bug report (dead cat on the window)

    Spod at Channel9 posted this hillarious post last night about the text of an actual bug report against Microoft Office 9, opened in 1998. I am pasting the report below:   Office9 153758 - one of the office cat's idle animations makes it look dead, or floating in space ===== Opened by xxxx on 08/14/98; AssignedTo = Active =====boot ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 13, 2004
  • Garfield: Chubby power! :)

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 12, 2004
  • Job security and a side note on Pakistani software industry

    I guess people like Wally are everywhere in the IT business, and I've come across this scenario so many times that this comic strip hit me right where it tickles :) These people call it Job security, and I agree to some extent about the way IT idustry has been in Pakistan for the last 6 years that it operates on the highly evolved model of ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 11, 2004
  • CFO bytes

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 8, 2004
  • Free 1GB mailbox!!!

    Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages! It is my pleasure to present to you ... (drum roll please!!) 1 GigaByte (read again - 1 GB) of mailbox storage Spymac, a Web hosting company for Macintosh aficionados, is giving away e-mail accounts that come with 1 gigabyte of storage, mimicking a move search leader Google made ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 5, 2004
  • Top 10 Excuses For Sleeping At Desk

    10. ''They told me at the blood bank this might happen.'' 9. ''This is just a 15-minute power nap like they raved about in that time management course you sent me to.'' 8. ''Whew! Guess I left the top off the whiteout. You probably got here just in time!'' 7. ''I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 3, 2004
  • Grad student pickup lines

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on April 2, 2004
  • Bushisms (Quotes from George-Dubya-Bush)

    ''I'm the master of low expectations.'' —George W. Bush, aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003 ''I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things.'' —George W. Bush, aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003  ''When Iraq is liberated, you will be treated, tried and ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on March 28, 2004
  • Career day: Truth be told

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on March 26, 2004
  • Cubicle On The Moon

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on March 22, 2004
  • Teen fights to keep MikeRoweSoft.com

    Click here to read the full story Mike Rowe, 17, holds documents he says Microsoft Corp. sent asking him to give up MikeRoweSoft.com. Microsoft concedes taking case 'a little too seriously' But the 17-year-old student and Web designer from Victoria, British Columbia, has attracted worldwide attention after refusing to comply with ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on March 22, 2004
  • Newton's three laws of Graduation

    First Law click here for the picture ''A grad student in procastination tends to stay in procastination unless an external force is applied to it'' Second Law click here for the picture ''The age, a, of a doctoral process is directly proportional to the flexibility, f, given by the advisor and inversely proportional to the student's ...
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on March 22, 2004
  • How to make your job enjoyable

    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on March 21, 2004
  • Sunrise in Sunnyvale, CA

    I took this picture at the Baylands Park in Sunnyvale (at the intersection of Lawrence Expressway and 237). The picture is taken around 6:30 am right after Fajr prayers. I love watching a sunrise, its the most beautiful sight you can find anywhere in the world.
    Posted to Cubicle Life (Weblog) by oxymoron on March 21, 2004
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