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Nasir Ali Khan

Believing is easier than thinking. Hence so many more believers than thinkers.

February 2008 - Posts

offline source control
Recently I came across a need of offline source control, though VSS supports temporary offline mode, but at the time of check it is not that smart. After some googling I found my savior ‘TFS 2008'. Looks quite cool so I am planning to explore it in detail Read More...
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 Read More...
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 Read More...
Self-healing rubber bounces back
A material that is able to self-repair even when it is sliced in two has been invented by French researchers. The as-yet-unnamed material - a form of artificial rubber - is made from vegetable oil and a component of urine. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7254939.stm Read More...
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 Read More...
Facebook Development with the .NET Compact Framework
Facebook has become a huge phenomenon in social networking. The site exposes a developer API to support Web and desktop applications. In this article we will explore making use of this functionality from a smart device application. The source code to Read More...
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 Read More...
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 Read More...
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 ..... Read More...
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 Read More...
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, Read More...
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 Read More...
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 Read More...
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 Read More...
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 Read More...
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 Read More...