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  • Languages…

    Belated Ramadan and Eid Greetings! I had been busy both at work and at home, could not even catch up with my subscribed RSS feeds… The other day I was watching Urdu version of “Baby’s Day Out” along with my kids on Geo. My wife had a busy vacation; house workers were off and as we have moved back living with parents and being elder she was ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 24, 2009
  • What I Like the most about Windows?

    When I see no activity on disk led; I can go ahead and simply switch off my machine direclty from power socket without a fear that it will run fsck on next boot-up. Obvisouly not recommended; but I do it on and off and enjoy doing it :) I dont have any serious data on this particular machine; dont do this if you have any! Interestingly; my ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 23, 2007
  • Eid Greetings & Updates

    I have been missing from here for quite some time now. Thing is I couldn’t find a time to get online. I had been giving more time to my son with his studies, its damn tough to teach Urdu Writing...English is much easier in writing . I had been reading the RSS, thanks to cool new gadgets like Nokia N Series phones. My elder son, Abdullah had ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 30, 2006
  • Latest Browsers, Visual Studio Add-ins, Office Accounting Express

    Back to work full time The tea; lunch breaks and evenings…Hoping that we all will continue the spirit of Ramazan in days to come. Firefox 2 and IE 7; both are nice overall…Adnan warned about FF2 and IE7; but I have installed Firefox 2 on my workstation and so far its working fine; nothing much to worry about; no plans for IE7 yet for ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 30, 2006
  • Eid Greetings

    Wishing a happy eid for everyone! Its kinda in-advance; in few minutes I am signing off for next week from the net, I am leaving to my parent's place; where I usually avoid using computers! I am taking one of the recently published design patterns book along which is written in J2EE context. I myself not using Java ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 21, 2006
  • Suggestions for a new motherboard!

    I want to upgrade my primary machine; I am sick of remote desktop other machines to do my work now…I am planning to have some solid motherboard that can be utilized when Vista will be out, with some reasonable processor and lots of memory. Pentium 4 or Pentium D will do fine. Need suggestions for motherboard. I am a happy Intel Motherboard user ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 16, 2006
  • Ramazan Mubarik

    Ramzan Mubarik to all of you; wishing that we get a chance to avail this beautiful opportunity in its full!
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 25, 2006
  • August Updates

    About myself: last few weeks had been busy in implementing a brand new accounting system in our enterprise. We are now documenting and updating our internal operations; and this time ''Financial System'' is the core; before this; ''Operational System'' had been treated as the core, which I am very much proud of. I have mix feeling that my ''baby ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 23, 2006
  • Books on Team Foundation Server

    I have started reading Addison Wesley’s Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. (SE with MSVSTS) SE with MSVSTS is overall a nice book but I would not recommend; I was looking for some material through which I can learn how one can use MSVSTS in general and Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (MSTFS) in particular in ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 10, 2006
  • Banking

    The private banks piss you so much that you eventually accept their offer. I accepted one similar offer; I didn’t used their service at all; but I had to pay annual charges; which I understand; problem is; I paid the annual charges but their system is so pathetic that payment account is different and billing account is different; and by ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 10, 2006
  • Muhammad Ibrahim

    I am thankful to God, Who blessed us with second son, Muhammad Ibrahim last Saturday.
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 22, 2006
  • My father needs all the prayers!

    This tuesday morning; my father had a heart attack; Alhamdulillah; he is recovering. He is still in Cardiac Care Unit, and needs all the prayers at this moment...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 21, 2006
  • Eid Melad-un-Nabbi

    Eid Melad-un-Nabbi used to be celebrated quite religiously. This year I had to travel back to Lahore because my wife had a duty in her hospital; we had to face a gathering and it became troublesome to reach her workplace and then home. The policeman there made a statement that even it’s a religious gathering but if you want that no one break ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 13, 2006
  • Protest

    From: M Akram KhanSent: Friday, February 17, 2006 11:08 AMSubject: Fw:   If jews wish to destroy muslims/pakistanis, it is quite easy for them, they just publish a few more cartoons, pakistanis will burn themselves, and also burn every thing else, isn't it?   Pass this on for awareness, we need peacefull protest.
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 17, 2006
  • Host Your Domain on GMail - Borland IDEs

    Microsoft introduced hosting your domain’s mailboxes at their Hotmail System for free. fakeGeek introduced us to that. The signup process was straight forward; I got one of the domain hosted their within a day; but they offer very limited mailbox space. Now you can host your domains at GMail; with whooping 2 gigs of mailbox; but their signup ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 13, 2006
  • Adding weblogs.com.pk's Button In Google's Toolbar

    Adnan introduced us to the new Google’s Toolbar, and its bookmarks and API support is something that made me try it! Here are screenshots how you can add weblogs.com.pk’s button in your toolbar. Add the button using browser's context menu Name the button and press Add button! To add RSS/Feed go to Settings -> Options Select the button ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 11, 2006
  • Editing Received Messages In Outlook

    One thing I came to know today; that in Outlook (I tried Outlook 2003) you can edit the mail message not only message body but also subjects. I have configured couple of search folders that does the subject searching, and I am quite happy to find that now I can change subjects of received messages and the messages will start appearing in my ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 23, 2006
  • Wrapping up 2005

    Personal I was not good religiously. I didn’t care much about my health; gained extra pounds. I adopted giving charities regularly, especially after earthquake Family I am glad that I managed to have my whole sub-family with me at my work-town I was not that good with my parents; but it may be because I had to give more time with ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 31, 2005
  • Working with Medical Doctors

    Few months ago I developed a small printing tool for one of the local hospital volunteer. From few days they are again contacting me to fix some issues they are facing. Here are my learned lessons. Define scope of your participation in the scene; if computer’s hardware get some fault, naturally we should not be blamed. Its hard to work with ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 7, 2005
  • A Tip and a Joke

    If you are one of those; who dislikes computer boot times; and if you are using Windows XP; never turn off your computer; always hibernate it. It will require some additional hard disk space to create hibernate data; but when next time you turn on your computer; the Windows shell comes up far quickly. In some office; which was expanding, required ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 2, 2005
  • Broadband, VWD, Book, Coffee and Weblogs...

    Broadband and our TELCO Last night; my broadband connectivity is resumed; thanks to my provider for doing the hard work. One interesting fact; in winter; humidity increases in PTCL cabinets which some times result slower data communication. Voice calls doest affect so much; but if you are using dialup or DSL through these lines; you may ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 26, 2005
  • End of November (Almost)

    Last few days had been hectic; there was a Chehlum ceremony last weekend; I brought my wife back to Lahore; back there at my in-law’s place; it’s very sad atmosphere; I suggested everyone that they should resume their normal life. We also have brought in a new maid; my wife these days get annoyed often due to this non-trained maid <smile/> ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 24, 2005
  • Demise of My Father

    May God bless all the people who have died, including my father-in-law, Ghulam Rubbani, 61; who died last Saturday due to Hepatitis-C which converted into Liver cancer. I was gone for weekend on my cousin’s marriage’ I was suppose to drive him to ceremony place; but I was driving my father’s dead body back to home; how poor we are; no doubt He ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 16, 2005
  • Waiting For Reply

    Today; I was explaining to my boss; how I have been using Outlook to track the emails that I have written and I am waiting for their responses. I think I should share that tip with my weblogs visitors as well. I have been using email to organize myself. I use it to store URLs (I email the URL and pages and use Outlook’s Advance Find option to ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 11, 2005
  • Belated Eid Greetings

    Belated Eid Greetings to everyone…May Allah give earthquake victims courage to recover from the losses they have bear. I planned to make this post in time from my hometown; but unfortunately I couldn’t get connected. </unhappy> Is there any restriction on making internet calls from 92 numbers? (using those government number/exchange)
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 7, 2005
  • Recent Development At My Workplace

    There has been some interesting development at my current workplace. We sit down few days back and decided not to do any hybrid development anymore; we have picked .NET as our core development platform (Bye bye ASP and PHP; we will miss you) and C# as the preferred language. Luckily our boss is abroad; and we have few days available; all those who ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 12, 2005
  • October Updates :: Earthquake - Shrimp and Weenies - LinkPoint - Google's RSS Reader

    Few updates from my side Earthquake: Many organizations, government departments and private companies are doing their job by setting up different relief activities. Many workers in my company have given their one day salary; and people in higher posts even more. FAST/NU is trying to setup a school in one of the affected area. Few doctors from my ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 12, 2005
  • The Earthquake

    Today in morning; after dropping my wife at her hospital; I and my son were enjoying Tom & Jarry cartoons when an earthquake hit this region. It was an intense one, Alhamdulillah, everyone is fine here. Later I found out that it was really an intense one many people have died; especially up in northern areas. May Allah bless them and all ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 8, 2005
  • Atari 65XE

    Here is my first computer; given to me as a gift by my uncle when I visited Saudia back in 1988. (I was 11 back then). I played games like Pacman and River Raid on it (and both of them were much enhanced comparing to Atari gaming console). I programmed lot of BASIC applications, including one game in which you have to control your car (which ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 5, 2005
  • Side affects of marriage

    After marriage (it’s been more than 4 years now) the few differences I have noticed in my life are I drive comparatively slow and with more care; especially when my family is with me; I think this is positive change; my car maintenance expenditures are reduced I try not to do anything that will take long hours in after-noon; as I am suppose ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 27, 2005
  • Update :: PDC05 - First Parent Teacher Meeting - MOBLOGS

    Has anyone checked the stream of PDC05 keynote? They showcased number of good things; I personally like two things; the LINQ; Query language extensions in C#, and how Windows Vista uses memory sticks as system RAM. Atlas is another platform worth to look at; especially if you are AJAX follower. Today we went to our son’s school for first parent ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 15, 2005
  • MOBLOGs :: Milestone 1

    In my free times, I have been working on the email engine for the MOBLOGs, today I have configured it with my ISP and you all are encouraged to try it by sending MMS or Email to your-weblogs-dotcom-dotpk-id@moblogs.com.pk This milestone is simply a component for Windows’ SMTP Services and parses the received message; extract out ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 30, 2005
  • An Accident!

    Last night due to rain and all that storm here in Lahore, I had to go to pick my wife from the hospital (her workplace), and while driving there, I had an accident. I struck with the next car whose driver applied breaks all of a sudden due to some open gutter. Even though our speeds were nominal, but I guess these days cars are so light ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on June 11, 2005
  • The finals are over!

    And I am done with the semester at university, yesterday was the last final. But lot of things to do, couple of projects piled up at work. Also need to finish one of my side project (its always nice to have couple of extra bucks to pay university fees J)
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 14, 2004
  • Eid Greetings

    Wishing you all a prosperous Eid, May God blesses us all. Secondly, I finally have got a DSL here at my Lahore home J
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 13, 2004
  • Old Apple stories

    Folklore.org  is the site where you will find lot of interesting Apple stories. Interesting to read, specially  to learn how this innovative team came together and created so many wonderful things at that time.
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on November 5, 2004
  • Google cheat sheet

    If you are like and spend lot of time searching on Google then this cheat sheet will definitely help a lot. It contains advance search options for Google.  
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on November 1, 2004
  • Fighting Fire with Fire: Designing a "Good" Computer Virus

    Cyrus Peikari demonstrates methods to design and test a live, attenuated computer virus vaccine using real-world simulation. Here
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on October 27, 2004
  • GMail as Your Virtual Drive

    Yes this is possible and it because of this nice tool. It will nicely integrate with your Explorer shell and show you message in your inbox as files. When you copy any file in your virtual drive, it will be email to your gmail account. Nice.
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on October 8, 2004
  • Read your GMail inbox in Any RSS Reader

    May be you already hear about this. It is very simple to add RSS feed of your gmail inbox to any RSS reader. Just add URL https://gmail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom And then when you try to access it, it will ask for your gmail account name and password. Boom and now you can see your email in your RSS reader. Isn't it nice?
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on October 8, 2004
  • Gmail accounts

    I have 6 invitations for Gmail, just enter one joke (must be decent and nice) in remarks. (You have to provide me your email address, this is the Gmail requirement).  
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on September 17, 2004
  • Sybase is offering free database for Linux

    Now all big players of database market are facing tough competition from free databases i.e., mySQL  etc. IBM has already donated one of their acquired database (Cloudscape) source code to Apache organization and CA has open sourced their Ingres database. Sybase has adopted MS strategy and make freely available their flagship ...
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on September 15, 2004
  • Prepare for these questions in your Job Interview.

    Tell me about yourself? Why the company should hire you? Why do you want to work with this company? Explain how do you solve problems with an example? What is your biggest weakness? Why are you leaving your current company? What accomplishments are you most proud of? What are your salary expectations?  
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on September 8, 2004
  • What? Linux on Gameboy

    Yes, geeks can do this. Now they want to buy Gameboy for office work.. :-) Linux is available on Gameboy.
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on September 8, 2004
  • Simple and Nice UML Tool

    I am always looking for good UML tool and I have number of them in my toolkit. Actually different needs required different tools. One of my colleague was looking for some free UML tool which can be running nicely on his slow machine and he only need to export diagrams in some image format. No source code generation etc. cool stuff. Here is the ...
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on September 8, 2004
  • Don’t Issue Unplanned Queries, Especially In a Hurry

    Just a piece of advice: Don’t login to your database when you don’t have enough time. If you are logged in, then never give any update/delete/insert/create/drop commands. I have just lost some data, I specified wrong month in the query L   Anyways it’s always a good practice that you plan well before issuing any command!
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 3, 2004
  • Boyfriend Arm Pillow a sales success

    No idea, no comments, just forwarding link.
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on September 2, 2004
  • Zeros in Billion

    My wife asked me an interesting question while she was doing her Economics assignment, how many zeros does billion has? Hmmmmm. It is nine, Then I searched on Google and found this link. It showed interesting limits for counting. According to author of this page infinity can only define in numbers not in physical environment.
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on September 1, 2004
  • Want Job at Amazon?

    While going through Amazon's books reviews I found books suggestions from an Amazon's manager. Here
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on September 1, 2004
  • Sri Lanka disconnected from rest of world

    Appentaly because of some ship anchor, Sri Lanka is disconnected from rest of world.
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on August 26, 2004
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