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  • Hey What's up?

    This is the question which was recently asked by few guys who happen to follow me here. All of them asked, why my blog is so dead now? no updates, nothing! I just thought to write something about current activities. It might surprise you that it's not my new marital status which keeps me busy here and there. Neither I have become bloggingly ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 10, 2010
  • World Usability Day 2008:What could be done in Pakistan?

    Like other bloggers I also got invitation by Badar bhai,Pakistan Country Consultant for Google Inc, for World Usability Day 2008 which is being organized by IDC at UMT Lahore on Thursday, November 13,2008 . It is being conducted first time in Pakistan and in various other cities. This year’s theme is transportation that is how to make it easier ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 12, 2008
  • Google starts audio indexing

    Google comes up with an evil invention called GAudi which gives you feature to search a text within video. Now you can search whether someone said anything particular within Video rather Video title only
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 18, 2008
  • Google's Wonders

    Google never quit surprising me.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 27, 2008
  • Pakistani IT Company Powers Ghana Stock Exchange!

    Turnkey projects are an integral part of any country’s technology industry. These projects lay the groundwork for further development of that country’s local industry, as well as being a major milestone for the organizations involved. A leading system integration company from Pakistan has commenced such a turnkey project in Ghana.The project is ...
    Posted to Communique Collective KK (Weblog) by Communique Collective KK on May 30, 2008
  • Infotech to Deploy IBM’s BladeCenter Solutions at Trafco Tracking

    [Lahore, Pakistan, May 15, 2008]: InfoTech will provide Trafco Tracking (Pvt) Limited with IBM’s BladeCenter Solutions. This announcement was made during the Signing Ceremony between the two companies at the Royal Palm Lahore on the 15th of May, 2008.Trafco Tracking has introduced cutting edge GPS/GPRS Satellite Tracking Technology & ...
    Posted to Communique Collective KK (Weblog) by Communique Collective KK on May 30, 2008
  • 10 years of Bluetooth

    Mobile,Laptop,headfone,Scanners,Printers,Keyboards and even cars! Bluetooth brought a silent revolution in past 10 years. Watch this video to find out how this technology is being used to produce useful apps for mankind.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 22, 2008
  • Ongoing Proxy Battle Between M$ and Yahoo

    Yahoo faces an attempt by Microsoft to unseat its board of directors if it does not start negotiations leading to a sale. In a proxy battle, Microsoft would nominate its own directors for Yahoo's board. Microsoft signals it's ready to fight to take over Yahoo  On the other hand Yahoo postponed a key deadline in a looming battle with ...
    Posted to Naveed Ahmad (Weblog) by naveedAhmad on March 6, 2008
  • Offer letter from Microsoft to the Yahoo board

    January 31, 2008 Board of Directors Yahoo! Inc. 701 First Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Attention: Roy Bostock, Chairman Attention: Jerry Yang, Chief Executive Officer Dear Members of the Board: I am writing on behalf of the Board of Directors of Microsoft to make a proposal for a business combination of Microsoft and Yahoo!. Under our ...
    Posted to Naveed Ahmad (Weblog) by naveedAhmad on March 6, 2008
  • Global marketing challenge now underway

    Google is arranging an academic competition for business students of 466 universities from all over the world.Students will get a chance to experiment and gain hands on experience of online advertising.The noteworthy point here is that 18 Indian universities are nominated and there is NO a single Pakistani universities is in the list. . Read more ...
    Posted to Naveed Ahmad (Weblog) by naveedAhmad on February 20, 2008
  • IBM's One computer to rule them all

    As Google has already started its mega Data Center project, as stated by NY times '' On the banks of the windswept Columbia River, Google is working on a secret weapon in its quest to dominate the next generation of Internet computing.''  Microsoft is also struggling for its survival in web business. Yahoo's BID and JellyFish and other ...
    Posted to Naveed Ahmad (Weblog) by naveedAhmad on February 11, 2008
  • 10 most influential leaders in business technology in 2007

    10. Padmasree Warrior, Cisco CTO Last week, Padmasree Warrior - one of the few non-CEOs on this list - stepped down as the CTO of Motorola and was introduced as the new CTO of Cisco. This was a huge coup for Cisco since Warrior has been a driving force for innovation at Motorola and she knows how to harness the creative power of ...
    Posted to Naveed Ahmad (Weblog) by naveedAhmad on December 14, 2007
  • Iran builds country's super computer

    Iranian scientists claim to have used 216 microprocessors made by Advanced Micro Devices to build the country's most powerful supercomputer, despite a ban on the export of U.S. computer equipment to the Middle Eastern nation..   Interesting thing is that they are using Linux clusters on AMD processors. I wonder why didn't they try Vista? ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 12, 2007
  • Newyork times goes offline

    NewYork times goes offline. Well, what I mean that you can read newyork times on your PC even you are not connected on network/Internet. Sorry I have not tested it yet but I have seen the demo and it looks good.  Adam Trilling , the guy behind this system reveals how the system works. Not so technical but interesting. From the ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 6, 2007
  • Some random thoughts on 'ajaxWrite'

    I tried to post these comments on author's blog but i guess they went down the drain. A very nice online document processor. Anyways, i have some thoughts and wanted to share. Can we really compare ajaxWrite with Writely? Should Google have bought ajaxWrite? The last question suggests an interesting case, to me atleast :) My argument, based on ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on March 24, 2006
  • .NET and Vista?

    A very thorough analysis that might raise a flag in your mind. I just wrote a long long post as i had some ideas, but while copying/pasting stuff i lost my whole three paragraphs. Are we really multitasking on these pathetic multi-tasking OSs. Yeah, yeah i know it needs some sense as well, but why really are you looking at this text on a ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on March 18, 2006
  • Amazon S3

    Seems very promising but they should have alloted some chunks for free, so developers can try that for free and spread the word. However, given the repute of Amazon you can just rely on what is written on their website. Here are some features Write, read, and delete objects containing from 1 byte to 5 gigabytes of data each. The number of ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on March 18, 2006
  • Live Clipboard...

    This has been generating quite a buzz now. Cool idea, conceputalized by Ray Ozzie and implemented by his brother, both at Microsoft. I especially liked the stuff where you can copy/cut paste between two browser windows. I see a lot of stuff happening within Live.com by using clipboards. They can be useful and provide a new look to web ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on March 8, 2006
  • Origami, an iPod-like device from Microsoft and comparing some notes

    Microsoft confirms here that they are going to release an iPod-Like device, which will allow users to listen to music, browse internet, play video games and jot handwritten notes. It all started when a cryptic presentation at this domnain started creating some buzz. Let me look into my crystal ball :) So we will all have to wait and see. ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on March 2, 2006
  • Windows Live Local, Amazing...

    Well, i guess its time to say 'Aha' again :)   I have just seen a technology preview of Windows Live Local and this is wonderful, and i should tell you that i don't use word 'Wonderful' that often when it comes to Mircrosoft :) Going one step ahead when you are working at cutting edge requires relentless innovation and lots of B's ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on March 1, 2006
  • Very cool technology

    This is exactly when you say 'Wow','Aha' and etc. Just go and watch it. Technology as shown on the demo, known as Multi-Touch Interaction Experiments. I am sure it is one of the best demos i have ever seen.
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on February 24, 2006
  • GooglePark: The spaghetti code

    I came across this through Feld's blog and tell you what , geeeeeeeeeeeeeeees, i am lucky that this is the first thing i read on Internet today , this really made my day :-)  Have a Good day .....
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on February 14, 2006
  • Microsoft scares me

    A very thought provoking article,  following is worth reading and will seriously force you to think and say 'HMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm' Microsoft scares me. When I look at what’s in .NET, and I look at what’s going on in Vista, and I look at the overall platform strategy that Microsoft is embarked upon, I see three things: long-term planning, ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on February 9, 2006
  • Creative and different....

    I really like this guy cartoons and all that. He has even written some great articles on creativity, worth reading twice :)
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on February 4, 2006
  • MSN IM Icons and Tooltips: A usability view

    Couple of days back i was using MSN IM v 7.5 and i came across an interesting observation. There are quite a few icons placed vertically on the left side of IM and when you place your mouse over them they are supposed to show you some relevant tooltip text. As you click any of these icons you are taken to the relevant web page. I ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on February 3, 2006
  • Microsoft offers Yahoo! 80 billion dollars.........

    Wow,  80 billion. This is hell of money but not enough to buy Yahoo! :) However, according to the source It's just speculation at this point. But there were rumors this past weekend that Microsoft offered $80 billion for Yahoo. Yahoo was said to have rejected the bid as too low. On Tuesday, even though neither party would comment, talk of a ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on January 4, 2006
  • Best of.....

    So 2005 is about to pass by. It would be highly appreciated if someone would like to share the best thing happened to him/her in 2005. Best software,best blog, best book, best tool/technology....Any predictions for 2006 ?  Just to start with , here you can find a list of the Top underrated apps of 2005 and here you can find the Top apps of ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on December 30, 2005
  • Amazonia

    I love Amazon and now i love them even more. I have found a good news here. Here is the excerpt Did you know that if the price on something you buy drops, within 30 days of your purchase date, Amazon.com will credit you the difference if you ask for it? It’s a not-advertised price drop policy that most people don’t know about and it’s ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on December 30, 2005
  • How to become as rich as Bill Gates and a rant :).....

    Hi folks, long time no see :).....I was darn busy, quite relaxed now. Lot has been happening and i really was unable to post anything due to haphazard ( both in terms of life and work :) )schedule.Well, i have found this article quite interesting and somewhat funny at the same time. Here is the first catchy paragraph :-)excerpt ''A young man ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on December 29, 2005
  • Numsum and Alexa web crawl

    Numsum is a nice ajaxified-hosted spreadsheet. Yes, its free. I guess everyone should atleast manage their personal finance, everything going out and everything coming in must be listed somewhere and numsum comes handy for this. The Alexa Web Search Platform provides public access to the vast web crawl collected by Alexa Internet. Looks good.
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on December 15, 2005
  • Mindjets, two thumbs way up....

    This indeed is a great piece of software. This software comes very handy if you try to generate your feature and requirement specs, i wish everybody start hating those long meaningless documents. In contemporary software industry, 20% of the work is done by putting 80% effort and this causes havoc which only is realized when you come to ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on December 13, 2005
  • Live custom domains...

    Cool.
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on December 9, 2005
  • Artificial artificial intelligence, the Amazon way....

    I just came across this Amazon venture. Seems like a decent idea, however, i am shrugging it off :P. Anyways, you can try your luck :) These are tasks that people are willing to pay you to complete. For example a HIT might ask: ''Is there a pizza parlour in this photograph?'' Typically these tasks are extraordinarily difficult for computers, but ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on December 5, 2005
  • Color blender....

    I am bad at picking and making up catchy colors, here is what i've always needed. You can choose colors and it can suggest variations. You can save your blends and shoot them as an email.Cool.
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on December 3, 2005
  • Yet another web 2.0, the best so far ...

    This is the best web 2.0 example i have seen so far. Pandora can help you discover more music you'll like. For example, say you like 'You're beautiful' by James Blunt, you can form an album and Pandora will search songs that would be similar to You're Beautiful.  Its darn good, very interesting, little-bit ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on December 2, 2005
  • funny, ain't it ?

    I guess this is hilarious :D ... Source = www.scaryideas.com
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 30, 2005
  • Linux was born without Specs and a source control !!!

    Wow, thats one hellova thing :).....Linux kernel maintener said they didn't use source control. Well, this is as if delivering a speech in a room full of deaf people :). Linus said no to specs and here Eric Raymond bashed Linus and rightly so ;)..here are some exceprts.. Yes, if twenty-seven years of engineering experience with complexsoftware in ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 26, 2005
  • Playlist and an iPod

    Hey, what are you listening to? Well, i am listening to 'Photography' by Nickelback, 'You are beautiful' by James blunt and 'Wake me up when September ends' by no other than Green Day :)...What about you? I bought an iPod couple of months back and geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees its cheesy, its fun , its beautiful. Its awesome. It has the panache, ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 22, 2005
  • Web Bubble, Google base, Analytics and...

    Google acquired Urchin sometime back , and the result is Google Analytics. Can you believe , its free. Don't know what would happen to companies in this business :). Another thing i am currently looking into is Google Base. Well, its Google and i guess web 2.0 has just kicked off lets how far these companies go. Yahoo has acquired  Oddpost ( ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 21, 2005
  • Awfully awesome...

    I came across this great and neat idea sometime back. I really like it, painfully awesome. Idea is as simple as it seems. Sell each pixel off for a dollar and sell one million pixels to make one million $$$ . This 21-yeard old chap was broke three months back and he came up with this idea to pay his college fees and all that. Uptill ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 21, 2005
  • Google thinks small...

    Forbes has a great article on google's inner-workings. 'Ideas mailing list', '20% time on your own project' ( though i think Google will own every 20% project) and 'small teams' are all great ideas.
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 19, 2005
  • Being Agile..

    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 17, 2005
  • Mania..

    weblogs.com.pk = Microsoft + .NET evangelism :) not a bad thing though. Its darn good to see people working on technologies with a passion, and yes passion is important.You gotta love what you do. Set a bar , get a hand on it and raise the bar and keep moving in this loop. If you need to find what you love then ask yourself a simple question '' ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 16, 2005
  • Good conceptual stuff...

    This is the home page of a person who designed MSDN and microsoft.com. I really liked his conceptual work around for future products. He works at a higher level, he just seems different. You gotta like it.
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 13, 2005
  • Basic-like scripting languages for Windows...

    Excerpt goes as Very simple scripting language. Extremely small, no runtimes or other files needed to make distributable, self-contained EXEs of your basic programs and Windows scripts. Looks fun, going to be trying some things with it. This is another one. You gotta like it.Totally free, can create TKN files that can be distributed with ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 11, 2005
  • Hyperwords, next generation of world wide web

    This is truly awesome. I really like the idea. Here is the summary ''...For example: You can point to a word, use the menu which appears automatically, to select 'Lookup...' and then 'in Wikipedia' or maybe 'in the dictionary'. How about pointing to text and selecting 'Search...' and then 'Yahoo' or 'Google' or perhaps 'CNN'. There is much more - ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on November 4, 2005
  • Ajax Patterns...

    Well, i think lots of people here are in love with ajax - as in Kadnan , so man log on to Ajax Patterns . Adnan , i hope you will love it.Lots of cool stuff right under one umbrella , so enjoy!!!!
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on October 31, 2005
  • Plagiarism at MIT.....

    An awful lot of people said lots of things when a Pakistani Researcher at IIUI was found guilty of plagiarism. Now, this time a professor at MIT has done it . Yes, MIT the best in the world. Here is the story. ''...Luk Van Parijs, 35, was an associate professor of biology at MIT. On Wednesday, he was sacked by the institute after admitting to ...
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on October 31, 2005
  • Why yawn at offfice or home :-)

    Well this is awesome and the best thing i have seen in long long time. Go there and take your best shot. I bet this is fun. On first page hit 'go' and on second page hit 'play' . Just watch the swing. My best score is '8' , tell me yours :-) Lets have a competition here.... EDITED TO ADD: My latest highest is 22. :-)
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on October 31, 2005
  • Great Concept..

    Well, this is a great great concept. Boy had to pay his bills and rather doing an ordinary job he came up with a splendid idea.
    Posted to fakeGeek (Weblog) by fakeGeek on October 31, 2005
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