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  • 2012 the beginning of end?

    2012 the beginning of end? Note: Reader's discretion advised. You often see people talking about end of the world, what is the future of humanity, where we will be after 50 years, can we predict about the future etc. Human is always anxious about knowing the future and have various myths and knowledge and religious literatures to predict ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 19, 2009
  • ‘UFO’ shoot down and ‘dance arena’ of dinosaurs

    Just read two interesting stories, worth sharing ... American fighter pilot ordered to shoot down UFO found in England. Though there are lots of conspiracies behind UFOs but it would be a challenging question for our science to answer. On the other hand geologists found a place what they call as ‘dance arena' for dinosaurs. Just imagine ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 21, 2008
  • PhotoFunia - Have fun with your photos

    Have a look at photofunia, it gives cool effects to the pictures, some of them are really cool. All such sites normally use facial detection technology which is currently one of the key research areas in computer science. If you want to know more about face detection then here is one good site. Btw I have also photo funia some of ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 20, 2008
  • HTML Optimization, often ignored but very useful

      Optimizing websites is one of the interesting thing to do in the web development, because of increasing bandwidths this area often neglected by the developers but it has its importance as you will see in a moment. Optimizing website doesn't necessarily means optimize the server code or reduce the post backs, there are other important ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 15, 2008
  • VMWare - Change the size of virtual machine

    In VMware once the vm is created we cannot change the size of it, on bit of googling I found the command line utility which can do lot of useful things, and expanding the vm size is one of them. For that simply type the following command in the installation folder of VMware vmware-vdiskmanager -x <size>GB <VMPath> More details ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 14, 2008
  • Windows Vista Rocks :(

    On my brand new HP Pavilion, windows Vista Home Premium has shown its new feature, I normally switched on my laptop in night to download stuffs, did same thing today but when I tried to login in morning the system abruptly crashed with blue screen and behaved in the same way on subsequent restarts. Safe mode is also not working. ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 14, 2008
  • Internet Age - How Old Are You on the Internet

    one of my friend in Florida, US is doing some research on various patterns of user spending their time on internet, you can contribute towards his research by download one software and browsing your internet normally. All data collected is only for statistical purpose and without any user identification.  please don't hesitate to share your ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on June 2, 2008
  • Microsoft CEO's egg attack

    enjoy!  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/7412417.stm
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on May 21, 2008
  • Partial Classes, when feature results nightmare

    Just to share the recent experience that i had in ASP.NET, i was developing quite a complex ASP.NET 2.0 application having 100 odd pages structured properly into folder hierarchy depending on navigation and logical relation. In application there are few places where we have common page names, i.e. InputValue ideally these pages should be created ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on March 18, 2008
  • 3.14 the 'Math.PI' day & Einstein's Birthday

    14 March is the day of Math constant PI and coincidently the birthday of Albert Einstein. More here  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7296224.stm   Cheers Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on March 14, 2008
  • Common Wealth Series, end of an era!

    This year meant to be the last year for the Common Wealth Series formerly called World Series/Carry Paker Series, from last 29 years it was regularly held in Australia but authorities have decided to go for other options. World Series cricked brought lots of advancement in ODI cricket, color clothing, flood lights, white ball, media ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on March 5, 2008
  • YouTube outage blamed on Pakistan

    Pakistan's attempts to block access to YouTube have been blamed for a near global blackout of the site on Sunday. Google, the owner of YouTube, blamed the outage on ''erroneous internet protocols'', sourced in Pakistan http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7262071.stm I am not sure why we banned site like youtube, it is very informative ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 25, 2008
  • Microsoft and its Service Packs ... ahh!

    Just got an info mail from M$ technet about the release of Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 RC. So many SPs man, I have not seen any recent product from M$ without any SP within six months of launch .... even small component like MSXML have 100 SPs ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 22, 2008
  • General Elections 2008, a revolution ?

    Initial results of general elections are quite interesting one, as per initial reports big guns like Sheer Afghan, CH Shujaat, Sheikh Rasheed already lost their seats. Is this the turn around that we badly needed and our nation has finally waked up. I hope so...  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7251990.stm Now finally time has ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 19, 2008
  • Australian Prime Minister Apologies “Aborigines”

    Recently I read news that Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Officially Apologies ''Aborigines'' on stolen generation. After some googling I found quite interesting story behind this. Australian government and authorities stole new generation from Aborigines for the sake of modernizing them ...  Worth reading if you like history ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 17, 2008
  • Stephen Fleming to retire

    http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/newzealand/content/current/story/336627.html http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/newzealand/content/current/story/336631.html I would rate him as one of the best captain in modern era of the game, some people says Mark Talyor or Steve Waugh  the best but I think they have great players in their team. ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 14, 2008
  • Danish reprinted cartoons

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7242258.stm This is really sad, i have no words to express my anger .....
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 14, 2008
  • Yahoo 'to reject Microsoft offer'

    Yahoo has reportedly decided to reject Microsoft's unsolicited takeover offer. Several newspapers and news agencies say Yahoo's board will on Monday dismiss the $44.6bn (£22.9bn) offer as being inadequate. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7237320.stm  Mr Gates come with new Idea to let google down ...   Cheers Nasir Ali ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 11, 2008
  • Stolen bike brings world tour to a stop

    Dubai: An Australian adventurer who planned to travel four continents on his motorbike might have to cut his trip short after his bike was allegedly stolen in the UAE on Friday.http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Society/10188638.html  read the news entirely, it is quite funny. Cheers Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 10, 2008
  • Mr. Captain be mature yaar!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7230019.stm  I remember I read his marriage news in few papers of Pakistan, anyways Mr. Captain (known for his immature comments and interviews) is denying all this. I think it’s a time now to focus on how to engineer a professional rather than just rely on raw talent. And there should be a training ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 6, 2008
  • Google, Facebook Battle For Computer Science Grads. Salaries Soar.

    Google and Facebook are fighting hard to hire this years crop of computer science graduates, we’ve heard, and ground zero is Stanford. Most of the class of 2008 already have job offers even though graduation is months away. Last year, salaries of up to $70,000 were common for the best students. This year, Facebook is said to be offering ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 2, 2008
  • Eggs and abuse hurled at Murali and officials

    Aussies well known for racism continues their reputation in a recent incidence with srilankan officials and players. http://content-gulf.cricinfo.com/cbs/content/current/story/334673.html I personally recon Australia as one of my fav countries but these incidents will definitely make me to thing again.  Cheers Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 2, 2008
  • Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo

    Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine company Yahoo for $44.6bn (£22.4bn) in cash and shares. The offer, contained in a letter to Yahoo's board, is 62% above Yahoo's closing share price on Thursday. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7222114.stm  Cheers Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 1, 2008
  • Web disturbances set to continue in South Asia & Mid East

    Disruption to internet services in south Asia and the Middle East is continuing the day after Mediterranean undersea cables were damaged. Operations outsourced to India from the UK and US are badly hit, said an industry body, adding that 50% of India's bandwidth was affected. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7219781.stm  big ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 1, 2008
  • Marriage Software

    Mr Abuzer in his recent post wrote some good SQL queries but below is what happens when application is actually deployed to production. Marriage Software       This is what a guy wrote to our systems analyst    (Marriage Software Division):        Dear Systems ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on January 24, 2008
  • Cluster Suicides

    a really interesting read about Cluster Suicides 'when people having some commonalities commits suicide'. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7205141.stm Amazing how the people of most civilized/modernazied/rich countries are doing this, must be something to do with their sociology. this is where our eastern culture has upper hand. Cheers Nasir ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on January 24, 2008
  • atlast Aussie lost a Test Match

    atlast australia lost a test match there streak of 16 consecutive wins stopped by India at perth. very nice to see other teams competing aussie, that not only keep the interest of game alive but also improves their level. one sided victories and predicted results are not good for the ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on January 19, 2008
  • Raining Dubai & my first day at new Offis

     Finally I joined my new company today, but i had very forgettable greetings of the day. New shoes/clothes welcomed by Heavy rain, flooding and mud . Chey current scenes in dubai are really horrible non stop rain, street floods, traffic jams causing huge panic among ppls ... ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on January 15, 2008
  • Huge gas cloud will hit Milky Way

    A giant cloud of hydrogen gas is racing towards a collision with the Milky Way, astronomers have announced. Dubbed ''Smith's Cloud'', it may set off spectacular fireworks when it smacks into our galaxy in 20-40 million years. It contains enough hydrogen to produce a million stars like our Sun, researchers ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on January 14, 2008
  • My Facebook Badge

    Scroll down to the footer of your facebook profile and you will find the link to create a badge, heres mine ...  Cheers Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on December 30, 2007
  • First Dollar and now Pound

    The pound has fallen to a record low against the euro, as dealers expect more Bank of England (BoE) interest rate cuts in 2008. The pound bought just one euro 37.6 cents in quiet Christmas Eve trading. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7159223.stm  My Comments : Not a good sign for global economy and specially for the high skilled ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on December 24, 2007
  • Google debuts knowledge project

    Google has kicked off a project to create an authoritative store of information about any and every topic. The search giant has already started inviting people to write about the subject on which they are known to be an expert. Google said it would not act as editor for the project but will provide the tools and infrastructure for the ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on December 16, 2007
  • Computer knowledge 'undervalued'

    Computer skills are still undervalued in the UK board room, according to software giant Microsoft. It surveyed 500 UK business leaders and found that a knowledge of information technology (IT) was seen as the seventh most important workplace skill. Instead, team working and interpersonal skills were seen as the core factors, followed ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on December 14, 2007
  • Gmail Paper - Google Rocks !!!

    Is it free? Yes. The cost of postage is offset with the help of relevant, targeted, unobtrusive advertisements, which will appear on the back of your Gmail Paper prints in red, bold, 36 pt Helvetica. No pop-ups, no flashy animations—these are physically impossible in the paper medium. How about attachments? All part of the ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on December 7, 2007
  • White Continent in its full glory

    Scientists have produced the most detailed map yet of Antarctica. US and UK researchers have stitched together more than 1,000 views of the White Continent to make a stunning new high-definition polar panorama. The images come primarily from the American Landsat spacecraft and show features on the 3,500km-wide icy terrain down to ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on November 28, 2007
  • MCPD Enterprise Apps & WCF beta exam

    Last month or so was quite hectic as i was preparing for MCPD enterprise apps exam which finally i cleared with 920/1000 score . Now im planning for some certfications in other server technologies of M$ such as Sharepoint portal and Biztalk and im sure that gonna be the nice challenge. I am also planning to give Free beta exam for Windows ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on November 18, 2007
  • Interesting Analysis on Khuda kay Liye 'the Film'

    Havnt seen this movie completely but saw some clips and analysis by Geo Programs ''Aalim Online'' and ''50 Minutes'' worth watching  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wsUsxRyyYs&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNH1rFLly1E&mode=related&search= My Point of View : Topic is very interesting and realistic but ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on August 23, 2007
  • Cobra Tower in Kuwait

    http://www.funny-potato.com/cobra-tower.html  http://blog.pcnews.ro/2007/07/07/cobra-tower-kuwait-real-or-hoax/  Not sure about reality, but if true then this tower will be a true wonder   Cheers, Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on July 26, 2007
  • Google Trends

    Google Trends is a tool from Google Labs that shows the most popularly searched terms from the beginning of 2004 to now. Google Trends charts how often a particular search term is entered relative the total search volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages. The horizontal axis of the main graph represents time ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on July 11, 2007
  • The Man Who Wins

    I used to read this poem almost daily during my educational days and was a great source of inspiration for me, found it while browsing my old data achieves. The Man Who Wins   If think you are beaten, you are. If you think you are dare not, you don't. If you like to win, but you think you can't, It is almost certain you wont. If you think ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on July 7, 2007
  • Charity with Windows Live [im Making a difference]

    i’m is a new initiative from Windows Live Messenger™. Every time you start a conversation using i’m, Microsoft shares a portion of the program's advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective organizations dedicated to social causes. We've set no cap on the amount we'll donate to each organization. The sky's the limit.  more ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on June 23, 2007
  • MSN/Hotmail to go 1GB (1,000 MB) of Storage

    M$ reply of Email war http://mailcall.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!CC9301187A51FE33!6688.entry
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on November 19, 2006
  • MCTS Mobile Application

    Last month Microsoft released new certification 07-540 for mobile applications for promotion M$ offered 700 free exams world wide (except Pakistan, India and China). I also get a chance to register my self and was a great experience for preparing the exam.   I am still waiting for the result but hopefully I will clear it …   The ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on September 8, 2006
  • Back Again

    Last one and half month was quite hectic and busy for me, some work load was there along with the preparation MCTS application foundation exam, that I cleared.   Now i am planning to gave remaining papers in MCTS suite which includes ASP.NET 2.0, WinForms 2.0 and Distributed applications in .NET 2.0   I think it would be a great ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on July 27, 2006
  • Microsoft Developer Conference in Dubai

      Yesterday I attend the Microsoft's First Developers Conference in Dubai; it was the first event of its kind in Dubai. I think Microsoft is realized the potential of market here and I really looking forward for more like this.   I enjoyed a lot there Geek T-Shirts and Vista Bags were free and lots of refreshments toooo   You ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on May 2, 2006
  • Karachi Blast

    Yesterday Karachi faced another ridiculous incident of bomb blast the more ridiculous about this is the day of blast and the gathering which was targeted. Who ever were the responsible for this or whatever objectives they have but one thing is for sure that they are not Muslims (certainly not deserved too). I strongly condemn this incident and ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on April 13, 2006
  • Who Are We?

    Today some parts of Dubai feel earthquake shocks including the area around my office. After felling the shocks and hearing the emergency alarms people rush outside the building.   Outside the building there was one person probably didn’t know what happens asks me “is there any Pakistani Bombers Inside”.   I was amazed by his ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 28, 2006
  • Color of Sacrifice

    Yesterday I saw a movie named Rang de Basanti (Color of Sacrifice) Although i am not a great fan of movies but the theme of this intimidates me to watch it.Its all about One’s will of sacrifice for his country and nation. After watching this movie, I feel more energetic and refreshed towards my goals for my country and Religion. Any thing ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 25, 2006
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