Entertainment

Discussion on Pakistani Superheroes

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This was a serious status update that I recently made on Facebook about what the Pakistani lawyer movement had turned into. Hilarity soon ensued and it became a discussion of what a Pakistani Superhero should be like. You can read it here: Me: Lawyers fighting each other like kids and turning into a rowdy mob. […]

Tech

Linux turns 18

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It’s finally here. Tux’s 18th birthday. It was 18 years ago today, 26th August, that Linux Torvalds unleashed Linux upon the world via this message: Hello to all those using Minix. I am creating an operating system (free) (for pure hobby, will not be as big or professional like gnu) for AT clones 386 (486). […]

Pakistan

Renewed hope for Pakistan

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For the past couple of years, there hasn’t been a lot of positive news coming out of Pakistan and although it has remained quite insulated from the effects of the global recession, things haven’t been too rosy. I was recently reading a nice article on Dawn titled Silly Season in Pakistan that explored the possibility […]

General

Happy 62nd Independence Day

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Just got home (at 2am) after being stuck on Islamabad’s roads for a few hours. Cars, bikes, vans, you name it; they were all out on the ¬†roads, crawling at a snail’s pace and blocking all intersections. However, it was nothing to be mad about. Pakistan’s 62nd independence day is here and the party has […]

General

Telenor Persona Weblounge

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For the last few years, the growth in Pakistan’s telecom sector has been spectacular. Yes, we’re still waiting for 3G and there’s plenty of room for improvement, but we have one of the fastest growing number of users and among the lowest call rates in the world. Competition between the various operators has been fierce, […]

General

The tech cycle of failure and rebirth

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This year has been especially rough for gadgets and tech in general. Murphy’s Law has struck not once, not twice, but a number of times and I put it all down to a cycle of life that everything follows. I lost most of my equipment to power damage a couple of months ago. More recently, […]