Showing posts from January, 2009

WTF: Google Talk Lab Edition

Recently Google released Google Talk Lab edition . Like, lot of other people I downloaded this lab edition and installed on my computer immediately. Ops! I found my Google talk is still on my pc! Ok, no problem and uninstalled with faith in Google. Firstly I was unable to see all my contacts or only online contacts. So decided to change setting but… there is no button to change "Settings"…. Ok! I performed some simple search and routed to FAQ page of Google Talk Lab edition. And to my surprise, this edition does not support all future as normal Google Talk do (even this is not mentioned on Google Talk Lab Editio's download page)… According to FAQ : Some fatures from the original Google Talk client are missing. What happened to them? Google Talk, Labs Edition is an experimental release that brings some of the great features of the Google Talk Gadget to the desktop. Some features like voice calling and file transfer from the Google Talk client did not make it into this ver

Final Project Ideas

As I posted that we had a very good session at NED regarding Project Ideas. Recently, few students contacted so I thought this is good idea to post here. Provide a platform /portal in order to set reminder on SMS and/or email. These reminders can be birthday or meeting reminders. This ideas seems simple but the real challenge is implementing algorithm to send multiple sms/emails at a time. Secure/ self destructive email is not possible by using current email providers. For example, I wish to send a secure email which should not read/open without secret word etc. Or sending email to read only once, or sending email to read before specific date etc. The idea is to provide a platform to send such emails. Kindly note, there is no need to create another web server like gmail or hotmail, but the idea is to utilize openness of other email servers. Like, Gmail provide pop3 or IMAP access. These days, RSS is becoming more and more popular and sophisticated way to communicate. I have two Idea

Need Course Project Ideas!

I am looking for course project ideas for the following courses: Operating System Data Structure Object Oriented Programming Network Programming Logic Building / Introduction to Programming The only requirement is the project should reflect implementation of essential topics of course.

Windows 7 beta: deadline extended

Microsoft extended the deadline for Windows 7 beta downloading till February 10, but people could complete their download till 12th February. There will be no restriction on product key and if you will not have your product key, you will be able to do so even after 12th February.  According to Windows blog, the reason cited as: Because enthusiasm continues to be so high for the Windows 7 Beta and we don’t want anyone to miss out we will keep the Beta downloads open through February 10th. Customers who have started but not completed the download process  will be able to do so through February 12th. Presently, Windows 7 beta 32 bit version available in five languages including Arabic, English, German, Hindi and Japanese. 64 bit version of Windows 7 beta is not available in Hindi language. You can download Windows 7 beta from here .

Speaker at NED

Last Saturday I had a very good session at NED University regarding FYP Ideas. This session was arranged by DEVNEXT Group. This was a panel base session in which students asked number of questions regarding their project ideas. For more details about this session you can visit Ali Raza’s blog. 

Life is moving …

I still remember the time when I joined my college and thought that School life was awesome and unforgettable. Later, I had similar feelings about my college life when went to university. So, whenever there is a change in life, we feel delighted about our past (except one instance in life :) ). But there is no doubt, the things learned in past really payoff in future. Once again, I have same feelings on my last day at office as I decided to leave my current job for prospective future. I never thought such emotional attachment to workplace. I really enjoyed my time there and learned a lot. I will really miss some great friends too. But life is moving… I feel this change is a step towards my entrepreneurship plan… I am going to join a university as Lecturer for next one year. I believe this can help me in two ways: help me to complete my master ASAP (research is a full time job) Provide me seed money to experiment with entrepreneurship stuff. Although, I consider this as an experiment

Is Gmail inaccessible?

I am trying to login into Gmail but it is inaccessible here… What about at your end?

Farewell Party!!!

Yesterday, I had my farewell party from ChameleonNet team. Initially, this party was arranged for Muhamamd Kamran and I joined as one of the hosts but later ended as guest (someone else too, but this is out of scope for this post J ). Although, I was feeling so bad (yah! It's cold); fever, flu and throat infection successfully stopped me to enjoy delicious food of BBQ Tonight L . But I really enjoyed this gathering, a long waiting. And do you want to see how was I feeling when reached home, see this pic:

ME as Author for KMB!!!

Today I received an email from Jamal Ashiqain informing about my selection as an author for Karachi Metro Blog . It is really an honor for me and I am very excited to contribute my part. If you haven't heard the word 'Metro Blog' or wish to know about it then following paragraph is for you. Metroblogging started off as a more locally focused alternative news source in Los Angeles and has turned into the largest and fastest growing network of city-specific blogs on the Web. We got sick of reading local news that was syndicated from the other side of the country, or was just repurposed national chit chat that had nothing to do with our city. We created our first blog as a throw back to the days when a local news paper focused on local issues, and you could walk down to the corner coffee shop and chat up the reporters whose column you read earlier that day. This idea didn't stay in one city for long and before we knew it there were Metblogs in Chicago, Portland, Karachi,

5 Minutes Management Course

I received this from one of fellow and found worthy to share with you people Lesson 1       If you share critical information with your colleagues and stakeholders, you will be better positioned to prevent avoidable exposure.    Lesson 2     Know your job, if you are not well informed in your field, you might miss a great opportunity.   Lesson 3   A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, I'll give each of you just one wish. Me first, me first, says the admin clerk. I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world. Puff! She's gone. Me next, me next, says the sales rep. I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach, an endless supply of    wine . Puff he's gone. OK, you're up, the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, I want those two back in the office after lunch.  Moral of the story  - Always let your bo