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  • JNCIP-SP Certification Cleared

    Earned my JNCIP-SP certification on May 20, 2011 (A completely new certification by Juniper Networks ).    I hope to finish JNCIE-SP within next 3-4 week. Wish me all the luck :)
    Posted to Masood Ahmad Shah (Weblog) by jahil on May 22, 2011
  • Its Official...No more IPv4 left

    At ICANN IPv6 News Conference, they officially announced, no more IPv4 left.  http://youtu.be/gveJs6YRYXU 
    Posted to Masood Ahmad Shah (Weblog) by jahil on February 4, 2011
  • Randy Bush on IPv6 Deployment

    Great interview with Randy Bush. Very interesting thoughts about costs experienced when hitting the IPv4 wall v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE ...
    Posted to Masood Ahmad Shah (Weblog) by jahil on June 13, 2009
  • Exploiting Network Protocols to Exhaust Bandwidth Links

    In Feb 2008 I spoke at a conference about ''Exploiting Network Protocols to Exhaust Bandwidth Links'' in Lahore. ''Chase 2008-Conference On Hacking And Security'' Venue Institute of Engineers PakistanIEP Building2nd Floor, Engineering Centre97-B/D-1, Liberty Round AboutLiberty MarketGulberg II, ...
    Posted to Masood Ahmad Shah (Weblog) by jahil on February 7, 2009
  • A small love story about Routerboard

    RouterBoard makes a complete line of devices that pound-for-pound beat Cisco/Juniper/Nortel/Extreme on features at a much lower price-point. I've been using Cisco/Juniper/Nortel devices for years now and after some seriously productivity killing bugs in their IOS / firewall OS, I would suggest to small companies, that replacing your VPN node ...
    Posted to Masood Ahmad Shah (Weblog) by jahil on January 29, 2009
  • IGP competition ISIS or OSPF

    I understand that this question is a lot more complex than a simple yes or no since factors like design and routing policy will certainly affect the protocols behavior. It's really difficult to decide and get information on what the top network service providers are using for their IGP? I'm trying to build a case for switching from OSPF to IS-IS ...
    Posted to Masood Ahmad Shah (Weblog) by jahil on January 22, 2009
  • Rate limit OR traffic shaping

    Rate limit or shaping is always confusing; as to which one to use.The goal of traffic shaping is hard-limiting of sending rate, while the purpose of rate-limiting is usually admission control based on burst sizes. Traffic shaping hard-forces “fixed” sending rate, absorbing and smoothing incoming packet bursts. Rate-limit never smoothes but ...
    Posted to Masood Ahmad Shah (Weblog) by jahil on January 1, 2009
  • So how do you define a Moron?

    Moron, a person who needs to read any of the ...For Dummies books instructing the reader how to accomplish some task so simple, even a monkey could do it.   From Uncyclopedia    How true :-) 
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 12, 2008
  • Is IT department dead?

    Is outsourcing phenomenon killing concept of IT department? An Interesting article via slashdot As usual, some geeks made some hilarious comments. for instance like this comment and its reply:    The smell doesn't mean they are dead. That is a normal smell for I.T. folks. Especially the guys supporting the servers. ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 7, 2008
  • Corrupt file caused firework delay

    Sometimes a corrupt file could become reason of ruining others mood. :-)  Bacarella said the show ran in numerical sequence and all the fireworks went off, but it was not in sync with the music. The show's accompaniment was a compilation of Oscar-winning tunes, including ''Somewhere Over the Rainbow.''
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 3, 2008
  • Dell Laptop Burst into flames

    Douglas Brown said his Dell 9200 wide-screen laptop's batteries exploded into flames, it ''looked like fireworks which would have been cool had it not been in my house.''   In Pakistan, Dell Inspirion 6400 Core Duo 1.73 Ghz costs around 54,500. I wonder whether prices will go down in Pakistan? Acer also has battery issue, atleast it ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 28, 2007
  • A decade of blogging

    Different resources revealed that this is the 10th year of blogging that is a decade has passed! It's pretty lame to explain what's blogging but slashdot article and then wiki tell some interesting things about blogging. According to Wikipedia,Blog is   a website where entries are written in chronological order and displayed in reverse ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 17, 2007
  • The Worst Technical Feature

    An Interesting piece of info reported on Slashdot. I agree with the person who commented:   Error: No keyboard presentPress F1 to continue, DEL to enter SETUP   So true! But I would call this a stupidity rather a 'Feature' :-)
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 26, 2007
  • Avian flu maps in Google Earth

    This is what I call a postive and constructive use of technology. According to Science Blog:   An interactive ''supermap'' that portrays the mutations and spread of the avian flu around the globe over time should help researchers and policy makers better understand the virus and anticipate further outbreaks, according to a new study ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 3, 2007
  • Eyes Health

    I got this mail from Ponder Alliance mailing list. This is very valuable piece of info and people like me who spend most of times infront of computers and wear glasses too must follow this:   20-20-20 These exercises are suggested by an eye doctor. It is apt for all of us, who spend long hours at our desks, looking at the computer ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 30, 2007
  • Forming a matrix of 453060 x 453060

    From BBC  An international team of mathematicians has detailed a vast complex numerical ''structure'' which was invented more than a century ago. Mapping the 248-dimensional structure, called E8, took four years of work and produced more data than the Human Genome Project, researchers said    Professor Vogan is presenting the ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 20, 2007
  • Blogging from Microsoft Live Writer

    So far So good. When you select ''Community Server'' from drop down list, it will ask to provide DOMAIN NAME in the url,something like http://<hostname>/blog/metblog.ashx ,something like that, Replace the Hostname with weblogs.com.pk, DO NOT REMOVE REST OF THE THING, now your URL would become something like weblogs.com.pk/blog/metblog... ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 2, 2007
  • The Web 2.0 Bullshit Generator™

    Another intresting stuff sent by Kumar :-)   Thanks man! 
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 15, 2007
  • Steve Jobs at MacWorld

    It's always lovely to listen steve jobs, whether he talks about computing,marketing or about life, he makes sense. Recently Steve jobs was sharing new Apple products and I must say that  I couldn't say anything but ''WOW!''. You can have an audio and video version right here.    Enjoy the moments!  
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 9, 2007
  • Eid Greetings

    A bit late but still appropiate:> Eid greetings to everyone!! May Allah showers His blessings upon you and your family-Ameen.   Few Months Back I went for Ummah and took pics. On the occasion of Eid I have shared those pics with public which you can see here    Enjoy time and do remembering me while BBQing :D 
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 3, 2007
  • It was a Laptop

    Story About Alan Cox's Laptop.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 25, 2006
  • 33367.com

    I can't wait to share it with my I.T Community.Visit 33367.com The best ebooks resource I have came across yet.The important thing is that it's very much updated.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 20, 2006
  • An awarded Genius

    Dr.Luis von Ahn, the man behind famous CAPTCHA test has been recognized as a Fellow by the MacArthur Foundationas for his work on AI,cryptography and natural intelligence.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 20, 2006
  • Its all about Memory

    Memory-Tech and Toshiba develop triple-layer HD DVD / DVDTokyo (Japan) - In a joint project, Memory-Tech and Toshiba today announced that the two firms have developed a one-side, three-layer disc for both DVD and HD DVD formats. The new technology will pave the way to higher capacity hybrid storage on a single disc.New High-Capacity Flash ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 12, 2006
  • Are you Innovative?

    If you are one and still under 35 then get up and create some weird and intrsting thing so that it could be labelled as ''Innovative''.Can you guess the winner of MIT 2006 Innovator contest?Joshua Schachter of Delicious!!The only innovative thing I found in delicious is its domain name only.Anyway If you have got serious after reading post and ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 9, 2006
  • Credit goes to PLUC-pakistan Linux Community

    Its really shame for me that I mentioned about my PHP class which stood 3rd in phpclasses  monthly contest but I forgot to give credit to Linux Pakistan .It was  really not intentional at all.I had just forgot all and this is something which ws not good at my end.I realised it when I saw Fawad's comment on one of my post.I remember the ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 7, 2006
  • Ubuntu Urdu Translators Team Need Help

    From LinuxPakistan mailinglist Fellow PLUC members, We need your help and contribution with Ubuntu Urdu Translation. Please check out our wiki page https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuUrduTranslators for more details. You can help us in following ways: 1. Translate templates. 2. Give your valuable suggestions on how to organize ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 28, 2006
  • Born software engineer

    The Teacher gave a punishment to the student and asked him to write''I Will Not Throw Paper Airplanes in the Class'' 500 times.ANDThe Student Wrote  :>
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 10, 2006
  • Solve the error

    Code snippetif ( (oldSelectedDiv!='''')&&(document.getElementById(oldSelectedDiv))!null ){    document.getElementById(oldSelectedDiv).style.background=''White'';    document.getElementById(oldSelectedDiv).style.color=''Black'';    }Error:missing ) after conditiontestDiv.jsp (line 72) if ( ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 11, 2006
  • History of 404 error.

    This morning Asif came up with an intresting post about famous 404 File not found error but many of us would not be aware of history of that error code.You would be surprised to know that 404 was actually room number on 4rth floor of CERN office where CERN engineers kept central database for handling quries.There are few more intresting 404 ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 7, 2006
  • Symbian related

    Some good stuff i found via Symbian newsletter: http://www.symbian.com/developer/books/pdf/Getting_Started_final.pdf http://www.symbian.com/developer/books/pdf/Signing_Tips.pdf http://www.symbian.com/developer/books/pdf/Coding_Tips.pdf   Tagged:Symbian
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 4, 2006
  • OOPs!!!

    Such sound could come out of your mouth if you accidently inherit a wrong class or accessing a private variable or method.Jokes apart but are we bound to write object-oriented code only?.Ok OOPs solves lots of problems but not all.Even for sake of argument i agree that it solves all problems but why dont we have alternatives? Structured ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 30, 2006
  • The making of a motherboard

    Awesome stuff via Slashdot.PCBs in real world.It reminded me how we friends used to screw PCBs at university.Offcourse we were not able to design such sophistacted thing.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 26, 2006
  • Wonders of computers

    There is no doubt that computer was the amazing invention of the last century.Most of people know that why it become popular.It performs fast,does lot of work,Internet,multipurpose system etc etc.In general its computer software which converts it into something useful.If you ask me then I would not be able to come up with a single reason.Being a ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 18, 2006
  • Few words about Bloggers.pK

    bloggers.pk has been introduced as a first Pakistani Blog Portal/Aggregator.An attempt by Omeir Alvie and a  Karachi based dentist Awab Alvi, yeah sounds weird that a doctor is involved in IT stuff  but what can we say,we Karachiites are like that,diversified. :>This site is still under construction and they guys putting up lots of ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 26, 2006
  • New Image format in town

    Microsoft has comeup with new image format named as Windows Media Photo(WMP) and claim to have a better quality and half of size of Jpeg and Jpeg2000 file formats.Sounds good but I wonder will it be an open source file format or closed one.More about WMP is given here. Tagged: WMP,Windows MEdia Photo, Microsoft
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 25, 2006
  • 10 Hottest Certifications for 2006

    For all those who are planning to earn to get certified,here is a list of top 10 valuable ceritifications for 2006.PMP is getting popular these days in Pakistan and its ranked 4th among top 10.For IT professionals project managment is a key factor for building a successful software and many IT professionals around the world are trying to be PMP ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 24, 2006
  • Intel's juggernaut-Computer for rural areas

    Intel has released a new kind of computer for rural areas,targetting India specifically,is a low-cost rough and tough system for villagers.Our govt should not waste a minute to get orders of these systems and spread in rural areas of Pakistan.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 2, 2006
  • Uncyclopedia

    Intresting source,and yeah funny too, read about PHP and JAVA
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 17, 2006
  • IIS XP and HTTP 403.9

    If you are running IIS5 on XP,you might have seen message like this: HTTP 403.9 - Access Forbidden: Too many users are connected Just uncheck HTTP KEEPS-ALIVE Enabled in Properties->Default Websites and you are free from this crappy error. IIS5 doesn't prompt similar message on Win2x machines,what i found that XP restrict max 10 ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 28, 2006
  • Bird flue related

    you can read here
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 26, 2006
  • Microsoft and Opensource

    Bridging the Gap between two different worlds.I do remember they have came out with some opensource products on SF.net website,oh yeah WIX tool, but there are more than one,anyone remember?
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 25, 2006
  • Update:Ajax based contact form

    As  I mentioned in my previous post about the upcoming updation,i have tried to improve it,like validation of feilds,logging of IP and Referrer etc.Beside that ,i have tried on my geocities` website and it worked perfectly,you can experience demo at http://www.geocities.com/kadynan/ajax-geo.html, for further details click here,do try it ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 22, 2006
  • Bad Bad Ajax

    if your script resides on server A which is creating XmlHttpRequest Object,you can`t access it on server B,you will get Permission Denied Error! too bad,its default security policy of browsers,NS did provide a way to tackle this situation but not IE.   Update:Err! its not about Hosting JS,my latest finding is that you get permission denied ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 2, 2006
  • What is in a Name?

    Sal Cangeloso is frustrated about the naming convention used by Linux hackers, in his article, he is criticizing over weird names of Linux applications.He mentions some examples like: Web Browser Windows: Internet ExplorerLinux: Konqueror, Opera, Epiphany, Galeon, Firefox Graphics EditingWindows: Photoshop, IllustratorLinux: GIMP Well,i ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 29, 2005
  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to Christian Readers/visitors,it started around 6 hours before in Australia and will spread around the globe in next 10-15 hours, millions of chiristians would be busy in having fun in the world ,spending time with families and what not,hope christians would feel free to visit Bethlehem,which is considered the birthplace of ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 25, 2005
  • My heart Goes pitter-patter

    Tonight i was getting bored so thought to hit Try Yahoo Beta Button which had been coming infront of  eyes for a month or so,on right side of the page,there was a section where Yahoo! mail team members was expressing their views about Yahoo! this lady`s comment ,who is a muslim and prolly pakistani too ,are intresting... who says ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 24, 2005
  • Microsoft is threathend

    Looks like things are not going fine for Mr.Gates,recently European Comission has asked Microsoft to open all locks from its systems otherwise get ready to pay 2m Euros per day!!..its a big figure..i wonder what would happen if EU acts upon it. i dont know what kinda access are they demanding for,is it for OS only or for Office as well which is ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 23, 2005
  • Is it with me only or..? plus technorati

    Today when i accidently clicked the FeedBack option in Blogs Administration,i found so manyyyy unpublished comments by readers,including Khurram`s comment in which he asked something which i coudnt response on time. Its like i was not intimated for new comments,want to know that is it happening with others as well? Other question was that i want ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 22, 2005
  • When Email giants meet

    Google created new hype by introducing Gmail,by giving feature of desktop like presence,and showing emails in Conversation/Discussion forum format made the life easier for people who used to face difficulty to keep track of replies,this change forced Microsoft and Yahoo to open the code their respective email programs and rewrite it so that it ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 22, 2005
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