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Dear Diary – 4th Sep, 2009

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Umm hi again,

I am very tired right now (it’s 11:23 PM) I have not been very fortunate with sleep this week But that’s normal Normal for me at least, and maybe normal for Karachian’s as well (hint: KESC) Khair

Talking about KESC, check this out: “Gharelo kachre se gas banana mumkin” (it’s possible to generate electricity from household trash?)

Articles speaks about how a Pakistan engineer has succesfully managed to use a Gas generator to to produce electricity while feeding the generator with a home-made mini Bio gas plant installed on his roof (pretty cool)

Currently, EVERY browser has an issue, Chrome has some site loading issues, Firefox is shit slow, IE 8 new tab take forever WTF?!

above was tweeted by @imhassan :d I think chrome is fine, I don’t see many page-rendering/site-loading issues Firefox is slow – that’s correct, and as some people say “it’s because of the plugins” that’s not true, even the fresh installation of Firefox can be slow It sucks to say that, but it really sucks (yes it really does) The only reason I still use it when required is because of plugins like Firebug & Web-developer

RT @dharmesh 7 Things Your Startup SHOULD Copy From 37signals http://bitly.com/3cmVA

@hameedullah forwarded this tweet, I find it interesting because I use “campfire” – a web-based group chat system which is  a product by “37 Signals” & my boss while talking about a new project always talks about how simple the chat-system is and how simple 37 signals keep their products, and I agree to it I read somewhere that you don’t have to bloat your product with all kinds of featues just remember the KISS mantra (Keep it simple, stupid)

RT @mashable Bitly Launches Jmp to Save You Two Characters http://bitl.y/17tMSQ

@razzman forwarded this tweet by @mashable (yes I don’t follow mashable myself), I have not checked Jmp and I don’t remember if bitly.com has the link preview features that original tiny-url service (tinyurlcom?) had

I think instead of just blindly following what the link’s accompanying text suggests, it’s necessary to know where the link acually leads to Sure you can trust most of those who are in your “followers” or “following” list But what if they have forwarded a link they haven’t checked themselves yet? *yes it’s very common, retweet first, check later* Khair

@imhassan also tweeted (either he tweets too much or his and mine interests are similar hmm)

Video of 747 Supertanker Pilots Risking Life to Fight California’s Mad Fires [Airplanes] http://bitly.com/gTEiJ

Video is awesome obviously, but the comments are like cherry on top:

WrecklessRich: Can you imagine the chicks you could get, “I fly a 747 SuperSoaker, maybe you’ve seen my work on TV
GitEmSteveDave_Galactica1980: Or how you could turn a feminist rally into the worlds largest wet t-shirt contest?!?!

WrecklessRich: Can you imagine the chicks you could get, “I fly a 747 SuperSoaker, maybe you’ve seen my work on TV
GitEmSteveDave_Galactica1980: Or how you could turn a feminist rally into the worlds largest wet t-shirt contest?!?!

@Waisybabu wrote:

Facebook Fan Pages are an amazing way to interact with your readers considering you treat them well 😀

This reminds me when I used to work with DaCoolSite, it was a small site and we didn’t have much interaction but it was fun reading 2-3 comments that we used to get

I think I’ll leave now, it’s 12:06, I have to help in a friends project after I wakeup *hmm*

Should really think about keeping weekends for myself

okay last tweet for today by @RumaisaMohani

Special #FollowFriday for this cyber kid @babariqbal the youngest MCTS,MCP,CIWA,CWNA http://bitly.com/9kt5y #Pakistan Zindabad

What I could quickly say after reading that was “mashaAllah” and then feel really really proud for him, way to go dude

oh and Happy Birthday Talha! (@talhaizhar)

am off now 🙂 Allah Hafiz,

-Salman

Dear Diary – 3rd Sep, 2009

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Well, right now my mom and sis are giving me “pittay” that I’ll have 12  kids Khair

I tweeted after three days feels weird, it’s like riding a bike after 10 years (yes, I rode a bike recently after around 10 years or more)

Obviously this is a yet again random post of what I feel like saying and what I find/found interesting today

I have missed quite a few CIO Webstudio videos, haven’t even watched the episode of ITLow with Badar Khushnood and Episodes of PakCrunch These lads are doing a pretty solid show will watch all these videos on weekend

Talking about PakCrunch, I think @hamaddar is doing a very good job at KoolMuzonecom and TechBlogpk (don’t ask me why I remembered @hamaddar while talking about PakCrunch)

I heared Michael Jackson is finally going to be burried 70 days after his sudden death Bechara

Read this really interesting quote forwarded by @talhaz:

@livetorque:  “If you #think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito” — Dalai Lama XIV

Just followed @uzee he is a nice guy, I wonder why I didn’t follow him during 14th August Hmph

Read a tweet forwarded by @ali360 saying:

WOW! RT @sheikhali: Pakistan’s first exclusive satellite PAKSAT-1R to be launched on 14th August 2011 – http://bitly.com/1ipjyn #Pakistan

@VoraciousWorm tweeted:

Have been studying about Hinduism for hours Have I lost my mind:S?

I think studying different religions is fine, it helps in understanding your own religion more (don’t ask me to explain this)

check this tweet posted by @blessedAyesha (my sister):

http://twitpic.com/gbtg1 – Sharmeela bhanja aka ibrahim :p

Good question by @imhassan:

I’d hold a Windows 7 Launch Party if Microsoft had put Pakistan in the list of countries Why not @microsoft why not!!

AuthorizeNet has started a new developer’s community forum, just got an invite Registered and found myself with a label saying “Founder” Apparently for a limited time all new users of beta invitations will be given this icon Weird but interesting :p

I am not sure if you guys receive emails from “criticmagazine” blog But I do, and I never subscribed to them I hate these forced subscriptions ;(

I think FailBlog, eMail’s from Crazy People, and Comixed are real cool for passing time

Have you read about President Obama giving Aftaar party at White House? no? well click here Never expected that 😀

Hah check this: http://wwwcomixedcom/2009/08/21/comics-comic-strip-yonkoma-good-at-his-job (that’s 4chan’s moot btw)

On a serious note: http://teeth.com.pk/blog/2009/09/04/discussion-eye-witness-saad-khan-unilever 🙁

oh well time to sleep, Nighty Night Folks

-Salman

Dear Diary – 2nd Sep, 2009

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I realized I have not posted anything from a long time not even a random quickie not that anyone reads it but it’s fun to write It feel’s good when I express myself

When I clicked “New Post” I had no idea what I am going to write about, I have no clue right now as well So I guess I’ll tell you about my routine these days, yeah? You like that eh? You have a curious stalker somewhere inside you

Oh well

It’s a very busy life I wake up at a fixed time, I work for 14-16 hours (yes don’t give me lecture, I know it’s a lot), and then I sleep at the fixed time for fixed amount of hours mundane boring I wish life had the option of saving and running macros or something like a Super remote control (like in the movie Click) That’s all about my routine I would ask you ‘what’s up with you’ but I don’t want to stop writing/typing right now so I will continue, you can tell me your routine later in the comments

I don’t know if you have read about SeeNReport (pvt) Ltd getting series A VC funding, I think it’s really cool, and I congratulate them and wish them best of luck You can read more about it here

I think @byteconnector‘s poetry is cool, and I think technotwoet.com will rock

(yes, I am just randomly writing things I find/found rather interesting)

One thing that’s constantly bugging me right now is the light yellow/cream colored line on this page which is tempting me to upgrade and try out wp 284 ;p


@Shubhankar wrote:
#Pakistan truly a basket case – Article about the Rock scene there has #Afghanistan in its URL http://3ly/b2y Pakistan #fail as always

When guardian makes a mistake and adds “afghanistan” in a url of a story related to Pakistan, it’s somehow Pakistan’s fail 😆 IMO it’s a fail fail *as always* 😆

Did I tell you I have changed my default browser? I now use Firefox just when I want to use Firebug Except for that I am always on Google Chrome It’s fast (Yes, I know you have heard it before ;d)

Just activated a new theme I don’t change themes very often But this one looks pretty cool ;d

These days when I am not working (rarely, before or after work-hours or on weekends) I try to get some time for games and browsing-around randomly Have started playing NFS Undercover Pretty neat But a bit weird in the sense that it allows you to roam freely, but blocks the short-cuts when you are actually in a race I love the cars they have offered though, From Pagani Zonda to Volkswagon :d

While chatting with Saad’s Junni-Darling on msn we talked about one very old game ‘Cadillacs & Dinosaurs‘ that we used to play at “five-star-game-ki-dukaan” (5 Star Game Shop, desi gaming arena :P) We have wasted so many tokens on that game I found it at torrents and played it myself, now Hammad and Ibrahim play that (they have finished it as well) Looking for more classics like that one, I found ‘Golden Axe‘ Triology We used to play that for hours I don’t like it anymore though

I also tried “Worms Armageddon” pretty cool game Trying to find “lemmings” now and will also try “Pro Evolution Soccer ’09”

One interesting fact about this post is that I started it at around Sehri (Sunrise), and right now am having kachori and mithai in Aftaar (Sunset) heh

Just updated an old post: “Blood Camp, YPP, or main

While I was writing this post Gmail went down and came up again as well I didn’t even notice the downtime I find it quite interesting that it was such a widespread issue that almost all of the slots in Google trends were taken by queries related to Google downtime Never saw something like that (Read it on mashable btw, that’s not my original finding)

These days I don’t feel like using twitter or facebook I am even thinking (once again) about dropping off the social scene by comitting a social suicide Let’s see if I really do do that

Oh well, let’s finish this post I will write again tomorrow if I feel like it

-Salman