Travelling Plans & Narations ….

May 24, 2008

Damn … i’m again en-route to US. Somehow i wasn’t able to get a ticket from Lahore to Washington or NY …weired ; seems like summer holidays are making too many people flee from Posh Areas.

OK so here’s the story – I’m currently writing these words from Doha (well i planned that i have some time to kill before my flight and so i’ll update this blog)

i left from yesterday around 7 PM – reached Airport around 7:45 PM; flight to Karachi was scheduled at 9:30; After the Flight Drama (which i’ll tell below) – we took off around 10:45 and reached Karachi around 12 AM.  Again as usual (as discussed with Danish couple of hours ago) that Pakistani Airline flights are good for getting Gunah maaf; and it went exactly like that 😉 Bad Weather – some poor attitude people and the media fiasco ended up in my worst ever faced turbulance. It was quite quite horrible and plan was shaking like peas in a pot.

ok long story short – plan was stopped by CAA due to poor weather while we all were seated but after 1 hour – a guy (uncle actually) got angrey and started shouting to make the plan run and flight reached geo/ajj etc.. ect.. after couple of minutes CAA allowed for takeoff but when it reached up 😀 the guy who was shouting to bring it up was holding his seat together and he was cursed by everyone in plane that he is a stupid jerk ! going to get us all killed 😛

At karachi, i just gave my self some internet shock – worked on hacked insecure internet and took a flight around 6 AM to reach here around 8:30 AM PKST ….

would be leaving around 12 PM PKST towards Washington ; i guess i won’t be able to write off from DC as i have to catch a flight to Philadelphia and i’m gonna be dead tired till that – not sure if anyone else but i’m kind of a guy who doesn’t get much sleep while traveling.

will update later hopefully….some pictures are already uploaded on facebook , i’ll send more soon.


– shakeel



April 30, 2008
  1. You joined a Facebook “Support Group for Uber User Internet Addicts.” TRUE
  2. You’re surprised when people ask why your business card lists your email address as the same as your Facebook, LinkedIn, MSN IM, Plaxo Pulse, Gizmo Project and Yahoo IM IDs and even more upset if your boss will not let you list that fact on your business card. (submitted by Suzanne Bowen) TRUE
  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is your best excuse for ending a conversation.
  4. You’re seriously considering a laptop to accompany the magazines by the commode. (submitted by Jody Carbone) I DO CARRY ONE 😛
  5. People call you by your screen name more then you real name. TRUE
  6. You extend your wireless coverage all the way to the community pool… well, just because you can do stuff like that and someone might want Internet access when they’re sitting at the pool. (submitted by Joel Barrett) – well i do extend my wireless range around my home but i’m mean about it 🙂
  7. Your best pick up line is… I Stumbled Upon your Twitter, Reddit and found it
  8. You have more networking gear in your home lab than the one at the office (submitted by Nathan Gregory) – Absolutely true – even more bandwidth then my previous office
  9. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is your best excuse for ending a conversation.
  10. Humnn, You know you are a internet freak when you actually blog your review of an ongoing movie halfway through in a movie hall during the interval on your GPRS enabled cell phone. (Damn, I actually did it 😀 ) (submitted by Sreeraj S Arasa)  – i’ll do that exactly if i go to movie hall 😀
  11. he last social function you attended was a LAN Party  – haha – joined many parties like these
  12. You sit with your girlfriend in the living room, but instead of talking to each other you use messenger, Sametime, Skype to ask her for a cup of tea! (submitted by Isabell Otterbein) – well not girl friend but 2 of my brothers in same home and we talk on Gtalk 😛
  13. Your online gaming rig came with an integrated espresso maker.
  14. If you launch a blog for your baby before he or she is born, track its search engine ranking on a daily basis, and actually consider the possibility of ad revenues – then you might be an Internet addict. (submitted by Jeff Brainard)
  15. You can’t believe that “l8r, OMG, TTYL, and BFF” are not in Webster’s Dictionary. TRUE
  16. You talk to your kids and collect family information through Facebook. (submitted by Debbie Zioni)
  17. You haven’t watched TV on a TV since Al Gore invented the Internet. LMAO – exactly 😀
  18. You have pets named, “Avatar, “Linden,” and “Digg.” (submitted by Gabriel Garcia)
  19. You can’t laugh anymore, you only LOL! –  how true :D:D:D:D:D:D:D LOLZ
  20. Your Facebook page gets more traffic than a drive though window.

My recorded moves ! WAO !

March 22, 2008

So it’s been couple of days i have started tracking my moves around the city via my new GPS reciever – and today I traveled from my current home to a new home (very soon) – and its path on G-Map is amazing – its amazing how much distance i covered in 1 hour in a round trip 😀 here the pictures :


WAO !!


Back to Home !!


4.8 Billion & Their Slaps

February 15, 2008

O boy – i am fan of this man – he is a great great pessimist. Got sometime ready his columns at JANG

“Fast Cars And Freedom”

February 12, 2008

Busy Life and Elton John

February 7, 2008

man it’s an amazing experience to see yourself this much busy  🙂 so much going on around – and i can just quickly post this song :

George Strait-Wrapped

December 24, 2007

JNCIA-ER Certfication Cleared

December 3, 2007

so finally after a gap of three years i returned back to education and have finally cleared Juniper’s JNCIA-ER exam today. I hope to finish JNCIP-ER and CCIP both within next 4-6 week. Wish me all the luck 🙂

Fool me once, shame on you – Fool me twice, shame on me.

November 6, 2007


 Shame on us all as a Pakistani Nation – for not acting when we are in desperate need of this act.

Shame on U.S. Govt.for supporting another lunatic dictator and making life miserable for Pakistanis. (My sympathies to all US Nationals who doesn’t support this action and wants the world more peace-full).

Without any regret, i am an ashamed national of PK – the current situation looks like a nightmare and i think we cannot fix it now – perhaps best way i can think is of to migrate to some democratic country where people respect a human and follow rules.

Security by Letterhead

October 30, 2007

i am not sure how many of you have faced this – but i face this very often and this article represents my true feelings.  

Security by Letterhead – by Bruce Schneier

“This otherwise amusing story has some serious lessons:

John: Yes, I’m calling to find out why request number 48931258 to transfer was rejected.ISP: Oh, it was rejected because the request wasn’t submitted on company letterhead.

John: Oh… sure… but… uh, just so we’re on the same page, can you define exactly what you mean by ‘company letterhead?’

ISP: Well, you know, it has the company’s logo, maybe a phone number and web site address… that sort of thing. I mean, your fax looks like it could’ve been typed by anyone!

John: So you know what my company letterhead looks like?

ISP: Ye… no. Not specifically. But, like, we’d know it if we saw it.

John: And what if we don’t have letterhead? What if we’re a startup? What if we’re redesigning our logo?

ISP: Well, you’d have to speak to customer–

John (clicking and typing): I could probably just pick out a semi-professional-looking MS Word template and paste my request in that and resubmit it, right?

ISP: Look, our policy–

John: Oh, it’s ok, I just sent the request back in on letterhead.

Ha ha. The idiot ISP guy doesn’t realize how easy it for anyone with a word processor and a laser printer to fake a letterhead. But what this story really shows is how hard it is for people to change their security intuition. Security-by-letterhead was fairly robust when printing was hard, and faking a letterhead was real work. Today it’s easy, but people — especially people who grew up under the older paradigm — don’t act as if it is. They would if they thought about it, but most of the time our security runs on intuition and not on explicit thought.

This kind of thing bites us all the time. Mother’s maiden name is no longer a good password. An impressive-looking storefront on the Internet is not the same as an impressive-looking storefront in the real world. The headers on an e-mail are not a good authenticator of its origin. It’s an effect of technology moving faster than our ability to develop a good intuition about that technology.

And, as technology changes ever increasingly faster, this will only get worse.”