Monday, January 31, 2005
As descibed in Wikipedia - A Google bomb is an attempt to influence the ranking of a given site in results returned by the Google search engine. Due to the way that Google's algorithm works a website will be ranked higher if the sites that link to that page all use consistent textWhile a search for 'waffles' will bring up John Kerry's election site. I reserve my opinion on Mr. Miserable Failure but I surely do like his nickname.
Saturday, January 29, 2005
"The Election is in danger of seeming paraody of democracy. Almost two years after George Bush toppled Saddam Hussain, fear and murder stalk Iraq. How free is an election in which the citizen who dares to vote stands a fair chance of being shot, blown up or beheaded for his pains? America's efforts to stablize Iraq have so far been ineffectual that even the location of the polling stations is having to be kept secret until the last minute...."
Friday, January 28, 2005
This post is to all wanders that happen to pass this blog of mine - I had to get this out of my system.
We at Alvi Dental Hospital are proud to have recently acquired a Dental-Surgical Microscope (Carl-Zeiss), a first ever for Pakistan infact the 'only' dental microscope in Pakistan. Its surprising that only 2% of all practicing dentist in the US, use this as a tool to achieve perfection, while the worldwide percentage is barely in the fractions.
The microscope is used to do dentistry at 24x magnification, which is a substantial leap from the 1x by the naked eye (which most dentists use) or 3x with magnification glasses. You can actually do more acurate dentistry overall. I am now the only dentist in Pakistan to perform Microscopic Endondontics now have the ability to do cutting edge dentistry right here in Pakistan. It is indeed an honour, See me in action here.
Thursday, January 27, 2005
- Iraqis have to vote for 'parties only' since the names of the contesting candidates are to be kept secret for the sake of their security - that's really nice, so any tom-dick-and-harry (read USA) can write any person's name into the parliament ledger after the elections who happens to toot the right tune. Try doing such an election in Pakistan, I can just imagine our nation going crazy for a National Assembly seat.
- With such secrecy how would the people know who stands for what. This is an extreme end of the so-called party based free-elections.
- Iraqis are not allowed to congregate anywhere during the election day, vehiclur traffic is prohibited. in actual sense people have to walk to the polling station and similarly - so long for the 'naray baazi' (party chants).
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
At first, the concept did not appeal to me much, as I mostly landed on a "no-name / no-activity" site, or it was usually in an altogether different language which made no sense.
But recently the Next Blog icon has gabbed my attention. I have seen that this small icon just requires one to be patient and in process of clicking, you may have to hop 3-4 sites before you land up with a winner where indeed you actually spend a few precious moments to glance at the headlines, and maybe speed-read the text. I think google came up with a winning idea similar to their "I'm feeling lucky" search item. Creativity at its best
Do you Next Blog>> ?
Monday, January 24, 2005
On a side note I would like to thank G3 for designing a banner for my blog. I was almost going to use G3's design until I accidentally while playing around with Photoshop a created something which appealed to me. I still would like to thank G3 for his effort
Friday, January 21, 2005
Thursday, January 20, 2005
A wind chill temperature is, rather, a calculation of how cold it would have to be to cause the same rate of heat loss from your skin if there were no wind blowing.
Wind chill approximates how cold it feels because the rate of heat loss corresponds with skin temperature, and skin temperature is what our nerves sense.
Confused -- follow this link to the actual mathematical formula that actually calculates the wind chill.
Read more @ Slate.com
In an interesting take on the law, some (alleged) spammers are suing some poor chap who got them blocked by ISPs due to the fact they kept sending him spam. According to Spamhaus the company doing the suing is on their books as spammer, and also as a spyware company... If this case goes the wrong way, things could get very sticky for anyone wanting to report spam.SlashDot Link
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you know. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized. Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures you can email, print at home, make gift CDs, instantly share via Hello, and even put pictures on your own blog.
PS. Its a bit off the edge humor so don't get grossed out.
Blogshares has created a stock market for people to invest in potentially aggresive shares - aggressive blogs are those that are basically incoming links from other sites hence these links in turn lends credability to the actual blog.
BlogShares is a fantasy stock market for weblogs. Players get to invest a fictional $500, and blogs are valued by incoming links.
Personally I dont see anything positive coming out of this - except for that fact that my blog started off at B$ .15 and landed at B$ .41 in a span of 2 months a significant rise to my original share value - with the so called money, I in turn invested into by blog buddy G3nu1n3 and his price rocked up to B$ .62
Have a look at your own blog and see if its worth shit - mine is ;)
Monday, January 17, 2005
Sometimes it seems as though our disagreements - over everything from politics to business to a controversial run-out decision - are more serious and more divisive than ever before. People are making emotional, knee-jerk decisions, then standing by them, sometimes fighting to the death to defend their position.
And yet, we're optimists.
ChangeThis is creating a new kind of media. A form of media that uses existing tools (like PDFs, blogs and the web) to challenge the way ideas are created and spread. They are on a mission to spread important ideas and change minds.
To find out more, head over to ChangeThis
Sunday, January 16, 2005
The Army has also prohibited them from naming the primary accused rapist who is a serving Captain in the Pak Army known as Captain Ammad. The estalishment has also forced the lady doctor to deny all reports and she has failed to identify the culprits. Read more on the SA Tribune website which has done three extensive reports on this issue links are as follows
- Balochistan Police Release Anti-Army Rape Documents
- Balochistan is Potential Trouble for Musharraf
- An Army Rape, a Cover-Up and Rush to Kill
If you cant access the site then use this Anonymizer link
Friday, January 14, 2005
I had a meeting with a the Cyber Broadband Product Manager and he had come to pitch for creating a Wi-Fi Hotspot for my Dental Hospital. This is a joint venture with Cyber and Mobilink and the goal is to setup numerous hot-spots around Pakistan so you are virtually always connected.
To access the network all you have to do is send an SMS to the Mobilink network in turn you get an Login ID and PWD and presto you are surfing the net at 512K speeds. Mobilink will in turn bill you the cost per hour might hover around 50/hr (not sure of the exact price). Our dental Hospital will in turn gets free access to the DSL line and all installation costs are borne by Cyber+Mobilink.
I probed the guy to find out whats "the-catch" but nothing came out - I am awaiting the contract which might spell out more details - though they might want a plaque of CyberWireless prominently displayed in the area.
Sounds sweet and I don’t mind giving them advertising space in my place here but nothing is free — or is the cost of advertisment enough to cover the expense? Will keep you posted on its progress.
Monday, January 10, 2005
Courtesy New York Times
Saturday, January 8, 2005
A group of 10 or so odd people actively envloved with keeping us informed
KO - Blog
Khalid Omar - neat layout and a very old blogger, I personally came across this blog long time ago while keeping uptodate on his comprehensive post regarding the World Call broadband fiasco
[G3] - TechNews
I have recently started following this blog the author "G3nu1n3" talks about everyday technology, more importantly I am impressed at the way he updates his posts everyday, not one but usually a couple of good posts each and everyday - where he finds the time I would love to know in this ever so busy world of ours
Blog away people we are watching you
Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Our ruler talks about better economy well it might be the case upfront but the economic indicators show a low GDP of 4% while inflation is at a horrendous 9% and only $400 million foreign investment in the last half year. How is the economy buoyant and how are the stocks at an all time high, is a question that remains unanswered, artificial buoyancy usually will result in catastrophic disasters.
Saturday, January 1, 2005
In my opinion and many others out here in Karachi, believe she falls into the worst of the worst category. The airwaves are loaded with so many "Angerz-dan" DJ's that one could go numb trying to pick apart the accent interspersed with the horrifying English they conjure up at the spur of the moment. But our dear 'ol DJ tops the list, she rambles on and on and does not allow you to hear the sound track even for a brief passing moment....
Read this rant on BandBaja written by KO, Mahera Omar and Gul Nawaz - deserves a Pullitzer.
All the best from this Blogger out here in Pakistan