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A poem by 10 years old poet

A poem by 10 years old poet Risha Ahmed I think the opposite way Because I am abnormal The things you find beautiful Are the things which I find dull The things I find amusing Are things which you think will bore Things which you find uninspiring Are things which make my mind soar I almost forgot in the talk What I really had to do I think the most good looking Person I know is you

Free Platform, limited hosting and computing Services: Google App Engine

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Yesterday, Google launched Google App Engine. It allows you to run your web applications on Google's Infrastructure. Yes! by Google's Infrastructure means that you can utilize GFS and BigTable too! Although in preview release user can utilize limited bandwidth and computing resources but later you can purchase more resources. Remember Google App Engine is free and will remains free according to Google App Engine's blog . My first impression is same as the title of this post. This time Google not only selling the result of their to people but also generating new type of competition for companies. Off course, as a developer I will love to host my services on Google's infrastructure to get benefits by state of art technology developed at Google but not for all my services. A blog ' Technology Update ' described benefits for Google App Engine : No assembly required. It's easy to scale. It's free to get started. Currently, The Google App Engine implem

Sights of Karachi!

Yet today is a good day as its my second post about my country and positive too :) I found this album  from Karachi Metro blog's post  which is having very nice photographs about Karachi. Take a look and see how beautiful our city is.

Pakistan: World's Best Performing Stock Market

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This news didn't really surprised me that Pakistan's stock market is world's best growing stock market but Brazil is down 11%, Russia is down 13%, China is down 26% and INDIA is down 40%. Usually, the world's situation affect us and our neighbor in similar manner but this time this formula didn't work well. I am not an economist but stock markets are one of the indicator about economy. Presently, confidence of a Pakistani is very low about current condition of Pakistan's economy and I think one of the reason is in following paragraph. The following graph shows performance of Karachi Stock Exchange for last year(Apr 2007 - Feb 2008) and last five years (May 2003-Sep 2007)। We can observer that overall market is growing up and up by time BUT you can also observe the specific pattern of market (marked by red circles)। These patterns are because of market giants like AKD etc. Such down falls causes lost of huge amount invested by small investors and some times al