Babar Haq

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Well the dvb card is here today.The TNT people came to deliver the card in the morning but our beloved Toru sent it back cause he didnt have change:). I have been running after this card for months:P . I guess will play with the card in the evening.
The only good thing about me starting this blog is that my good old friend sharfoo urf usman khan have also started one, after seeing mine.

Monday, March 29, 2004

Had a very tough weekend. It seems like that i dont have weekends anymore. Its like I am working 24-7-365. Since our dvb card from Germany havent arrived yet, Hasnain and I decided to set up ISA server using the pentanet card I borrowed from Hamayun. We ended up spending whole of saturday night in iinix trying to set up that shitty server. Guess how many times we had to reboot that machine. The minimum would be 30 times and maximum could be upto around 50 times. I really wonder why people say that its easy to setup things on windows. Anyway we were glad, when in the morning at around 5:30 we were able to make our squid gateway work through that ISA server.
Somethings were still left. We had to set it up without a monitor, mouse and keyboard. We were planning to use VNC. Both of us were too tired to do anything else so we left for home and came back next day in the afternoon.After completing the setup we wrote a brief document on how to monitor that server using VNC.
After that Hasnain and I thought of having some entertainment. I took my bros car(as usuall) and went to pick up Fraz from his place. We were planning to dine out. Fraz had already took his dinner. All three of us went to Melody Food Park. There Hasnain and I ate chiken handi from Jehangir. It was around 9 30 and we wanted to have coffee at some cool place. Isalambad doesent have much places so we ended up at coolza. The coffee was good and so was some the english music they were playing. Came home around 11 and passed out.:)
I am worried about my prayers these days. There always comes a time when i just stop praying 4 times a day. I really dont really understand what goes wrong?

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Been quiet a few days since i posted.I guess not used to this. Well at the last i have been able to get a dvb card shipped to me from Germany. Hope the card reaches us soon.
We have finally been able to tap two more commercial plazas in I-8 markaz. The plaza's are under construction and we will lay our ethernet cable network in it and provide internet to the offices. InshAllah we hope that it is going to be a good investment.
Havent been feeling very well recently. It seem like my immune system is upside down. Struggling to get well asap.

Friday, March 19, 2004

Well its been a few days since i posted anything. I am not used to this bloggiing:P. Khair the dvb cards r still stuck.
The ebay ones we have made a dd and posted it to him. Now he will ship it to sufyans sisters house in states. Then we will think of how to get them here.
We are thinking of getting another dvb card from sky star offical web site. Its drivers are supported by the linux kernel.
Recently I have been looking in to making nylon socks server work through another sockes server just like squid can work throguh another proxy.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Well the dvb card issue is still not solved. Hasnain is not feeling well, which really demotivats me. Allah karay jaldee say theek ho jayeah.
Waiting desperatly for Pakistan India match today.One of my colleague got an external tv output device:). Will set it up at lunch time.

Monday, March 15, 2004

Went to muree with my good old partner fraz. Had a wonderful time driving to muree at 10 30 in the night.
Well all my trips with fraz are just out of this world.
Well the dvb card issue is stuck since hasnains cousin couldnt find it in dubai market. I have ordered 2 cards from ebay and have to decided to pay for it through demand draft.
Really wish that can make these things a bit faster. Who says that its a global village :P

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Well last night had a very hard time purchasing a dvb card online. We wanted to buy a technisat dvb card online but we were having problems paying for it. We have found out that u cant creat a paypal account from pakistan:P. Eventually Syed Mohammad Hasnain Jaffar Kazmi used his pr(personal relations) and talked to his cousin in dubai and asked him to buy one from retail shop and fedex it to us. Now we are hoping that we will get the dvb card by tuesday and get it up and running in a few days.

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Well people this is first time ever i am blogging so i dont know wat to say. The only thing i can say is that yesterday after months for the first time i have been able to make msn voice chat work behind nat(linux iptables). Its a great achievement for me at least:)