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  • ...and those were the...

    Though I don't like to post something out of my way here on my blog, but following one is funny... Can't stop myself from laughing and posting the link here on my blog. Man its funny.. http://www.urdupoint.com/mazah/mazahDetail.php?page=2&page1=2&mazah_date=2006-02-28&subcatId=33 And those were the best day of my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on March 18, 2006
  • Lotus Notes SUCKS!

    I have just typed an email in Lotus Notes and now want to perform spell check. Since Lotus Notes is *SO* user friendly, I unable to locate whether it offers such support or not. I am trying to copy / paste the text into MS Word and I am getting following STUPID error. ''File cannot be created'' Helloo... whats going on? Who says Lotus is good ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on December 22, 2005
  • People, winter is here :)

    I am just back from the wedding ceremony of my colleague. It was a nice and descent ceremony really enjoyed the time – I guess it was coz of the fact that my old office friends were there. While coming back I really enjoyed really fast driving and cold wind coming inside. I really enjoyed the fast driving on almost empty roads of Lahore. Speed is ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 29, 2005
  • May day May day...

    ...I guess Khurram should be there... so again, delaying the coffee shop gathering plan...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 26, 2005
  • Bloggers gathering call!

    So people, what about this Saturday the 23rd of November at 2000 Hours? I will suggest “Bee’s Hive” near Hussain Chowk, Firdoos Market, Lahore. For directions, just drop a line at inbox@fahadkhalil.com. Almost end of November is here and still no rain!
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 23, 2005
  • It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife!

    I must appreciate the post by Aziz about Oracle. I am specifically refering to ...Now I know why oracle guys are paid more because oracle is difficult because it is difficult to do small things in oracle easily. :). This sentence is like a whole sea placed in a little box :) Now a days I am again messing with Oracle in .NET. I will be soon ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 22, 2005
  • Custom controls and misc thingies...

    Aziz posted reply to my previous post... If you look at the code of a custom control, you will find some useful information as attributes on the top of the class. For example, check out... /// <summary>/// Summary description for MyTextBox./// </summary>[DefaultProperty(''Text''), ToolboxData(''<{0}:MyTextBox ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 7, 2005
  • A Dedication..

    To the doomed. To the forgotten. To the misunderstood. To the misbegotten. To the doomed and forgotten misbegotten who have been frequently misunderstood.To the melancholy, the lonely, the lost, the weary, the hopelessly anguished, the bitterly distraught, the terminally  cranky, the ferociously depressed, and the seethingly ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 6, 2005
  • Coffee Time and Certifications...

    I got some comments about the get together at some coffee shop. It’s perfectly okay with me to change the date time. Khurram has suggested Monday evening, but I would recommend the evening of Saturday, 12th of November. So, what you people think/comment now? Now about certifications, I have always seen competent people with out certifications. ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 1, 2005
  • Coffee Time...

    Well, I have got some responses about gathering at coffee table... Khurram has suggested next Friday. Next Friday would be eid in Lahore. I have no problem coming on eid day, but I would like to suggest next Sunday, the 5th November. So people, what you say? About Ayy Bee's cup of coffee, I will sponsor it. Happy? Beside cup of coffee, Ayy ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on October 29, 2005
  • Bloggers gathering call...

    Hmmm... hey bloggers @ lahore.weblogs.com.pk... what about a gathering at some coffee shop? Arround 9-ish? I have just coined the idea... lets do something. Btw, I have got my coffee cup sponsored <smile type=''BigBig''>
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on October 26, 2005
  • Coffee Shops of Lahore...

    All coffee shops of Lahore a useless! I used to visit CTC (Coffee Tea and Company) last year. I once went there at 12 of night alone, while coming back from office. It was a wet and cold winter night... I really enjoyed my cup of coffee with slow rain and slow music being played in background. CTC used to serve really ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on October 26, 2005
  • The Earth Quake...

    Our nation is in deep trouble - Many people are dead and many are waiting for the aid to come and they may die coz we don't have enough resources to help them... O Allah only you can help them - O Allah forgive those who died and bless the injured people with health and bless the rescuers with the powers to help them all... O Allah, we have ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on October 9, 2005
  • Nice one...

    Normally I do not like to post jokes on my blog, but this one is an exception. I have read many jokes in my life, but this one wins the cake! Ferrari's F1 Team has fired its entire Pit Crew. The announcement follows Ferrari's decision to take advantage of Pakistan's unemployment, and hire unemployed Pakistani youths from Peshawar. ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on September 28, 2005
  • Just gotta...

    Brand new skin :) I found this skin on net while I was installing and creating skins for community website of BeautifulPakistan.com. Microsoft Enterprise talk in Lahore, bad bad Lahore, no donut for you :) And about typical married [Khurram's comments] problem, hmmmm... I was thinking about posting something on it as well... in my last ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on September 26, 2005
  • Back ...

    I came back yesterday from Karachi after having a wonderful trip which was full of fun, learning and unique experiences. A brand new experience includes breaking a signal, getting caught by police and running away! A *good* friend of mine has recently moved to Karachi (hmm.. its been a whole year, time flies!) and he used to come in evenings to ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on June 17, 2005
  • Summer ... PDC ... Rain :)

    Its been a while since I have dumped anything. Now a days I am not enjoying an excellent high spirit days. Tons of work to do, dead lines and no colors in life! Anyway, Google offering an Open Source competition. The Summer of Code is Google's program designed to introduce students (well I am one, and I think everyone is :)) to the world of ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on June 9, 2005
  • Revival of Startups: The New Trend

    Reviving a Western software startup offshore involves transitions for everyone. In reviving a startup of his, but in Pakistan, Englishman Noel Thurlow asked for (and received) the rights to run his startup inside NetSol in an incubator environment, under a separate corporate culture from the larger firm.Offshore Cultural TransitionReviving a ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on May 18, 2005
  • wow...

    A brand new day and a brand new place to blog! Congrats and thank you Weblogs.com.pk for maintaining such a nice place for us to blog. You people are really doing great job. Now about comments... I can now blog using firefox! I can't use internet explorer in my office (I dunno whats the problem with it). Secondly, I can search my blog ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on May 9, 2005
  • Look what we have done...

    Ever been at Lahore Railway Station? If we consider pollution as good/bad parameter, it is one of the worst places on God's green earth. If you go there in summer, it is like hell. You can actually feel that you are inside a blanket of smoke. Few days back I found this old picture of Lahore Station (click to see). Isn't it beautiful? And now, the ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on April 26, 2005
  • I blog at weblogs.com.pk...

    Blogger.com is offering a cool place to blog. Fortunately I was able to to reserve a nice URL for myself :). Check out http://fahadkhalil.blogspot.com/, its L&F is absolutely cool. Beside hosting the blog on their servers, you can also optionally create a blog on your own server. Use their dash board to publish your blogs and they will ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on April 24, 2005
  • Lattice - and Ideas for Open Source Software...

    Just to spend some of my spare time I usually browse sourceforge. I found an interesting project called Lattis. Lattis is a MVC (Model - View - Controller) based framework for Microsoft .NET Web applications. It provides a FrontController to the application, which delegates user defined actions to specific distributed controller classes. Check ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on April 19, 2005
  • Some random thoughts...

    Some random thoughts... What is an Expection? Context: Programming An exception represents a breach of an implicit assumption made within code. What is an object? An object is an atomic entity formed by the combination of attributes and behavior and it is strongly conhesive and losely coupled with its outside evironment. An object truely ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on April 3, 2005
  • Just a random thought :)

    ...We are, in fact, a social organism animated by electricity and rendered conscious by the Telephone Network... how true!
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on April 3, 2005
  • Back, rather just kind-of back...

    Well, after such a long time, here I am. I was very busy in meeting a dead line in office and because of my improper planning; I was unable to perform all of my tasks and activities (which includes blogging, some off-line projects and my personal thought process). I must admit I am totally unable to maintain the balance between ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on April 3, 2005
  • Story of my life!

    Check out http://weblogs.com.pk/naveed/archive/2005/03/11/1485.aspx.
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on March 12, 2005
  • So what are your plans for next five years?

    “So what are your plans for next five years?” a very common question which is asked during interviews and asked by elders during dinners etc. Like many people, I always come up with an impressive and intelligent reply. But question is that what I am doing to accomplish it? My usual reply to such questions is that I will go abroad for further ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on March 7, 2005
  • Some rights are reserved!

    Today I saw/read about a new concept of sharing things. Well its quite old, but being “me”, I read about it today. Its all about sharing stuff and caring about the person who is the creator of it. If a person wants to share the piece of software he has written, he can do so under the terms of the GNU General Public License as ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on March 5, 2005
  • ... just another random post ...

    Its about 1 AM of night and I am listening to a nice song called Angel by Sarah McLachlan. Spend all your time waitingfor that second chancefor a break that would make it okaythere's always one reasonto feel not good enoughand it's hard at the end of the dayI need some distractionoh beautiful releasememory seeps from my veinslet me be emptyand ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on March 3, 2005
  • Good Morning Sunshine...

    Monday here! Looking forward for a bright week. Yesterday night ED shared few verses with me. Though I do not like to post such extremely personal stuff, but this one is really good. ''....saw her standing there, looking innocent and beautiful, like the world stands still at sun sets....'' ''.... something peaceful about her, the way a new born ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on February 28, 2005
  • Another week has gone...

    Another flat week has gone!Whats new I have done it? Nothing... same old routine, always finding myself on the road to office. Well, this is life I guess :)I was very busy during this week and was unable to do anything off-the-record. Looking forward for a bit not-that-much full of work week :) Meanwhile, I have inspired two people to blog at ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on February 26, 2005
  • A Questions...

    Today I happened to meet some atheists - heard about their philosophies and etc. A simple question for them. “If I put some ink and paper in a closed box, what is the possibility/probability that after some time a novel Charles Dickens will come out of it?” This time span can be of 1 or 2 million years ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on February 21, 2005
  • ... O God is this Oracle???????

    One of the very common practice in database design is that we use boolean to store record status (like activated or etc). And I think such kind of information does not deserve more then a byte. Everybody will agree. Welcome to Oracle. First, Oracle provider for .NET does not have boolean data type (to specify in parameters being sent to SP) and ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on February 10, 2005
  • ... and its raining and raining...

    YES !! and its raining since last few days in Lahore and God... I am luvin' it!!!!!!!!! I love rains - I love grey skies - I love the smell of rain - I love driving in rain But a minor bad thing, yesterday I experienced that my car needs tyre changes coz it was badly slipping on mud ... but still, I love rain!
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on February 9, 2005
  • Clearing a Career Path for Software Testers

    QA lead of our team yesterday forwarded me a very nice article with topic “Clearing a Career Path for Software Testers“. Everyone should read it. Testing has been a neglected area in the software industry for decades. There never seem to be the right resources, nobody knows how much testing is enough, and the test schedule gets ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on February 4, 2005
  • And my WIKI is up!

    Its been a while since I... well, here I am. I have setup a wiki at www.ASquare.info hoping that I will learn a lot from my peers and seniors. After learning about what is the concept of wiki, my soul was kind of not having good time. So I got the domain (good name, right?) and then setup wiki there. I, along with another pal of mine will be ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on February 2, 2005
  • Is this future ??

    Just a random thought ... right now I am working for one of the best software houses in Pakistan and engaged in developing a world class banking system. It is basically a treasury software which will help a bank in managing its global trading activities, by providing a user configurable global deal pricing, deal capture, ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on January 13, 2005
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