Showing posts from 2011

Project Idea: Chrome extension for attendance in cloud

As we are re-organizing our working setup and improving the processes, being startup and lazy people, I am just thinking that why not we have an extension in chrome to mark my attendance in cloud, somewhere like in a Google Doc Spread Sheet, with my IP Address, time etc.

Design Pattern: Final Paper

Design Pattern final paper will be open book! You can bring any kind of printed/written material.  All 23 patterns of GoF are included in your course.

Why people follow?

Someone just shared a very interesting TED video with me. Personally, I am great fan of TED videos and again this video proved a remarkable work done by someone. Usually, we need to wait for long times to hear about such great thoughts but these videos enable us to access such great material by just a click. Meanwhile, as Karachi is up for Imran Khan's show. I believe this video can be served as why people are following him in such huge numbers. Although, the same can be applied for other leaders as well!

Best of Jawwad Farid

All those who want to be an entrepreneur must read about Jawwad Farid  . I don't want to introduce him here (interested people can follow the link ). I met him in 2008 and soon left my 9 to 6 job to start some venture... although I am still in progress and my recent meeting with him gave me another boost. Here I want to share his best with you guys. You can find his best talk here One more link:  (All not from Jawwad Farid but still interesting to read/watch)

Design Patterns: Third One Hour Paper

This is for my students at PAF-KIET Third one hour paper of course Design Pattern is available at This paper is group based and groups are listed in my previous post . Submission deadline is 13th December 6:00am.  Update: Applicable patterns for 3rd one hour are Facade, Bridge, Adapter, Composite, Singleton Best of luck :) Update: Hint for Second one hour result:

Groups for DP Projects (and 3rd One Hour)

Following are the group for 3rd One Hour paper and projects. 3rd One hour paper will available shortly. Given score are useless for you people but just an identification that these groups made on the basis of some stats. Group 1 Shabbir Raho (Group Leader) [Score: 74,-13] Shehryar Syed Osama Sharjeel Bilal Ameer [Score: 55, -32] Group 2 Sara Rehmatullah (Group Leader) [Score: 36,0] Barkat Ali [Score: 48,-24] Waqas Aftab Ali [Score: 33,-54] Group 3 Ayesha Mehfooz (Group Leader)  [Score: 30,-6] Farrukh Noor Khan [Score:53,-19] Faizan Ahmed  Group 4 Ziyad Sanaullah (Group Leader) [Score: 45,-7] Zohaib [Score: 64,-8] Uzair M. Sohaib Group 5 Talha Abdul Muqsit (Group Leader) [Score: 61,-11] Zubair [Score:56, -16] Yasir Group 6 Nazim Ali (Group Leader) [Score: 61,-11] Sohail [Score:36,-16] Sharmeen Shahab [Score: 17,-19] Group 7 Mirza Danish (Group Leader) Adeel Riaz [Updated] Farhan Ahmed M. Owais

Network Programming: 3rd One Hour Paper

This post is for my students at PAF-KIET You have to submit your complete project in Third One Hour. A MCQs based paper will be conducting before project submission.

Data Structure: Third One Hour Paper

This post is for my students at PAF-KIET Third one hour paper of Data Structure is available here Kindly read the instruction first.  Best of luck :)

3rd One Hour Paper

This post is for my students at PAF-KIET I had committed to publish paper online by today morning but due to my sickness I am unable to do so. The papers will available by tonight (INSHALLAH)

How Social Network can help to get a job?


Live Cricket: (Pakistan vs Sri Lanka)

Do you want to watch live cricket matches? Specially on going series between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka? I got a link for today's match and it was working fine. Check out here:

Design Pattern: 2nd One Hour Paper

This post is intended to my students of course Design Patterns at  PAF-KIET . The paper of 2nd One Hour has been published at  . As Google Doc didn't upload the diagrams in word document therefore I uploaded the PDF file of this paper as well. You can access PDF file at Update: You need to submit your solution via email by 15th November 2011 till 11:59pm. You also need to appear in One-Hour paper scheduled by department. Best of Luck! Hint:  Possible patterns: Abstract Factory, Factory Method, Builder, Strategy, Facade

Network Programming: 2nd One Hour Paper

This post is intended to my students of course Network Programming at PAF-KIET . The paper of 2nd One Hour has been published at [Updated]  . You have exactly one week to submit the solution. I believe, most of you guys have solved this problem. Anyhow, best of luck!

Khuda Karay K Meri Arz -e- Pak Par Utray

خدا کرے کہ میری ارض پاک پر اترے وہ فصل گل ، جسے اندیشہ زوال نہ ہو یہاں جو پھول کھلے، وہ کھلا رہے صدیوں یہاں خزاں کو گزرنے کی بھی مجال نہ ہو یہاں جو سبزہ اگے، وہ ہمیشہ سبز رہے اور ایسا سبز ، کہ جس کی کوٴی مثال نہ ہو گھنی گھٹاٴیں یہاں ایسی بارشیں برسا ٴیں کہ پتھروں سے بھی روٴید گی محال نہ ہو خدا کرے کہ نہ خم ہو سر وقار وطن اور اس کے حسن کو تشویش ماہ و سال نہ ہو ہرایک فرد ہو تہذیب و فن کا اوج کمال کوٴی ملول نہ ہو، کوٴی خستہ حال نہ ہو خدا کرے کہ میرے اک بھی ہم وطن کےلیے حیات جرم نہ ہو، زندگی وبال نہ ہو خدا کرے کہ میری ارض پاک پر اترے وہ فصل گل ، جسے اندیشہ زوال نہ ہو

PAF-KIET Students

This post is for my current students at PAF-KIET. As you people know that coming one-hour paper will be published via this blog so I suggest you all to subscribe mailing list of this blog (see right side panel). By this way you will get email notification of paper.

Combined Effort

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. Vincent Lombardi

Our right to know

This is a must read article Our right to know Following is the extract from the same article: On Sept.12, 2009, under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Ordinance 2002, I requested the Ministry of Information Islamabad to provide names of all parliamentarians, Ministers and Senators who hold nationality, passport, green card or permanent residence for any other country, besides Pakistan. When no response was received for four months, the Wafaqi Mohtasib was approached to order the Interior Ministry to do what they ought to have done in 21 days. On the intervention of Wafaqi Mohtasib (letter HQR/0000854/10 dated 27-01-2010) the Ministry of Information sent an interesting response (Letter 3/2/2009-citz dated Feb.11, 2010) stating that “this subject does not relate to the Ministry of Interior and falls within the domain of Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.” This bureaucratic technique of not providing the information may also called ‘denial through deflection’.

5 Days of Facebook!

Shared by Rafeel Akber

Kristie Yung & Alamgir - Keh Dena

A lovely song by Canadian singer Kristie Yung with Alamgir... personally I am not die hard fan of Alamgir but this song really amazed me! fantastic poetry, composition and music!  

جاگے ہیں دیر تک، ہمیں کچھ دیر سونے دو [Urdu]

جاگے ہیں دیر تک، ہمیں کچھ دیر سونے دو تھوری سی رات باقی ہے صبح تو ہونے دہ آدھے ادھورے خواب جو پورے نہ ہو سکے اک بار پھر سے نیند میں وہ خواب بونے دو اک خواب ٹوٹ جانے کا احساس ہی تو ہے تھوری سی رات اور سحر پاس ہی تو ہے

Tips on resume writing

Being an inter-mediator between Industry and Academia! yes! people at Academia still believe I represent industry and similarly people from industry contact me to get good resources and consultancy, I have to go through number of resumes of students and circulate them for open positions. But usually I need to send back resumes to student due to low quality of their resumes. Fortunately, today I came across a very good post at Microsoft JobBlog  describing how to write a good resume. Precisely, they mentioned that what kind of resume they are looking from students but it also apply for other organizations as well. I recommend all students (even experienced people as well) to review this document before sending their resumes to anywhere. Top 10 resume tips every student should know URL:

Turning trash into toys for learning

Often one doesn't know what one wants to do, but it's good enough to know what you don't want to do.

Never Judge a Book by Its Cover..

Received from Mr. Humayun Quereshi As she stood in front of her primary 5 class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her pupils and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Koko Bassey. Mrs. Thompson had watched Koko the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Koko could be unpleasant. It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then putting a big "F" at the top of his papers. At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child's past records and she put Koko's off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise. Koko's primary 1 teacher

Facebook Opportunity!!!

Guys... back here after a long time... where I have been? I think answer of this question need a very long post! Probably its not good time to back as I lost my partition on disk and some very critical data is still on this. So, I am waiting and praying that recovery software do something .. but its taking too much time! so its time to write a post! Well well... Jehan Ara posted a tweet which leads me at Hammad Siddiqui's blog . Hammad is pointing out clearly that most of us use facebook as just entertainment tool but we are completely neglecting the fact that this tool can be use as opportunity as well. I believe his post is worthy to read. You can read this post at

Generating Lex Scanner (C#)