Sat 21 Jun 2014

On Wednesday, Facebook announced “Wedge”. For layman, think of it as a crucial hardware device that transports Internet information between machines (like a networking switch).

What you don’t know is that Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP) which is being led by Najam Ahmad, the director of Technical Operations at Facebook. Najam, who was born in Karachi, Pakistan, holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology and later on went to do his Master of Science in Telecommunication Protocols and Computer Science from The George Washington University and prior to Facebook, Najam was the General Manager of Global Networking Services at Microsoft where he looked after the operations, overall architecture, design & implementation of Microsoft’s global online network.

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This basically means that Facebook (and other companies who support the OCP) will be able to use and contribute to the open hardware design of these switches and this is bad news for vendors like HP, Dell and Cisco who basically have the monopoly over the $150 billion data center hardware market.

Najam’s role in this whole project, though limited, gives us hope and motivation as there are still hundreds and thousands of engineers here in Pakistan who dream of going to the Silicon Valley and making an impact that can change the world and now they have someone to look up to.

Source:linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140620191201-40259989-meet-the-pakistani-who-is-reinventing-the-internet-well-kind-of

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Wed 19 Feb 2014

I have came through below wiki article on Microsoft technet, which have a nice collection of eBooks and articles on Microsoft Technologies.

Download content for SharePoint, Lync, MS Office, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development (asp.net), Windows Server, Window Azure, Windows Phone and other Microsoft technologies in e-book formats (references, guide, and step-by-step).

 

E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies

 

Source: social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11608.e-book-gallery-for-microsoft-technologies.aspx (Monica Rush)
Source: mstechtalk.com/collection-of-e-book-and-articles-on-microsoft-technologies/ (Adnan Amin)

 

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Mon 15 Jul 2013

KARACHI: All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them, says Walt Disney.

Disney’s quote, perhaps, best explains the success story of Farhan Masood, who has been recognised as one of the world’s brilliant minds by Massachusetts Institute of Technology earlier this year for his product – world’s fastest retina and face scanner algorithm called SmartXS.

 

SmartXS is a biometric verification system that uses human face and eye to verify his identity, Masood said, and works mainly in two spaces – workforce management and security access control.

“Our algorithm is very fast,” he said while claiming it is the world’s fastest retina and face scanner algorithm.

 

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“We are also getting queries from immigration departments of many governments for this product,” he said, refusing to share details. “University of Pennsylvania has also shown interest in the medical application of this product.”

Before starting his own entrepreneurial venture, Masood served as IT professional and had a lucrative job. He is the originator of Urdu, Persian and Arabic on internet and was able to incorporate Urdu, Persian and Arabic characters in English-based Windows back in 1997.

Masood was hired as a project director in Dubai Electronic Government in 2000. “The government had softened its state laws for one day to hire me and few others,” he said as he didn’t have a bachelor’s degree, a requirement for that job.

 

Source: tribune.com.pk/story/576597/mit-recognises-pakistani-as-one-of-worlds-brilliant-minds

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Thu 23 Feb 2012

Pakistan has marked victory in International Cyber Drill Competition, the competition was based on tricks and techniques regarding ” Cyber Security and how to secure systems from hackers and hack attacks”. Pakistan took part in the drill for the first time and beaten experts from 28 other countries

LAHORE – IFTIKHAR ALAM - For the first time in the country’s history an eight member team of computer experts has participated in an international cyber drill and completed all the tasks successfully, various social websites and blogs reported here on Wednesday.

The Pakistani team won the competition held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, where 25 teams of experts from 20 countries participated, it was informed. The Pakistani team comprised four members of Pakistan Information Security Association and four students of National University of Science and Technology.

The event was organised by the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT). The annual drill was held to test the response capability of leading Computer Security Incident Response Teams from Asia Pacific economies.

It was the first time that APCERT involved the participation from the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) in the annual drill, following a Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration signed in September, 2011.

The theme of the APCERT Drill 2012 was “Advance Persistent Threats and Global Coordination”.

The objective was for participating teams to exercise incident response handling arrangements locally and internationally to mitigate the impact of advance persistent threats that involved large scale malicious software propagation and attacks capable of impairing the critical infrastructure and economic activities. The main focus of the event was to educate the participants, who were given specific task to complete them within a time limit.

The exercise reflected a strong collaboration amongst the economies, and it also enhanced the communication protocols, technical capabilities and quality of incident responses for assuring Internet security and safety. About 22 CSIRT teams from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, People’s Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Tunisia, Egypt and Pakistan participated in the drill.

Courtesy : Daily Nation

 

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Thu 18 Mar 2010

Watch this video. Think before you post on Facebook. Specially for girls.

Precautions required if you want to be safe in this evil world.

Be Careful & Take Care...

 

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To control your privacy that only the person you know can view your posts, photos, and other personal information, follow the following instructions

 Click on Account link on top right corner of facebook page. Then click on Privacy Settings, following page will be displayed.

 

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To set privacy settings of your personal information, click on Personal Information.

To set privacy setting of your contact information, click on Contact Information

 

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Set all drop down value to Only Friends by selecting it after click on the dropdown. So only your friends can see your personal / contact information.

 

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Hope this will help you to secure your personal information to some extent.


Be aware of the Evil World. Think before you post, any where, over the Internet

 

 

 

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Mon 13 Apr 2009

 

Appraisal Ki Pyaas

 

 



Badla Developer Ka

 

 



Tester Bana Shaitaan

 

 



Manager ki Cheekh

 

 



Tadapti Delivery

 

 



Client Ka Qaher!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 



Darinda manager, tadapta developer ... !!!!

 

 

Andha code … !!!

 

 

Gayab coder – A murder mystery.. !!!

 

 

Zahreela food court .. !!!

 

 

 

“SUBMIT” mat dabana………….

 

 

Deadline

 

 

Masoom Coder- A Life in trouble

 

 

9 Ghante 15 Minute

 

 

Zahereelee Defect

 


Production Release ki Raat

 

 

Do Hazar Code Ke Neeche

 

 

REGRESSION RELOADED

 

 

 I know what you CODED last summer

 

 

 Adam khor developer

 

 

Coding- The mystery continues………

 



 

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Wed 18 Mar 2009
Yeh Document, Yeh Meetings, Yeh Features Ki Duniya
 
Yeh Insaan Ke Dushman, Yeh Cursors Ki Duniya
 
Yeh Deadlines Ke Bhooke, Management Ki Duniya
 
Yeh Product Agar Ban Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai?
 
Yahaan Ek Khilona Hai Programmer Ki Hasti
 
Yahaan Basti Hai Murda Bug-Fixers Ki Basti
 
Yahaan Par To Raises Hai, Inflation Se Sasti
 
Yeh Review Agar Ho Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai?
 
Har Ek Keyboard Ghayal, Har Ek Mouse Hay Pyasa
 
Excel Mein Uljhan, Winword Mein Udaasi
 
Yeh Release Agar Ho Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai?
 
Jalaa Do Ise, Phoonk Do Yeh Monitor
 
Mere Saamne Se Hataa Do Yeh Manager Ki Moorat
 
Tumahaara Hai Tumhi Sambhaalo Ye Computer
 
Yeh Product Agar Chal Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai?
 
 
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