Abuse of the Vulnerable Continues…

30 Mar

The Domestic Violence Bill, which was passed unanimously by the National Assembly in 2009, has been ignored and disregarded by the government. The bill served as a great step towards protecting the rights of the vulnerable citizens who face double injustice in form of abuse and lack of protection provided. The government of Punjab claims of adopting the Bill, but with no recourse, abuse of the vulnerable continues.

I’ll be a coder ’til the day I die!

24 Nov

“Where do you see yourself in five years?

I’ll be a coder ’til the day I die!”

The reason why this coder was sitting in for an interview was because; he had recently left his previous handsomely paid job of a development manager for being a coder. This may be the story of many developers, coders who join teams in order to become managers. But at another point of time, they realize that their learning in terms of creating has completely ceased. That is when employees turn bitter and often exhibit resentment for the company and especially for their work.

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Underpaid Developers: Is There a Solution?

23 Nov

Here’s a scenario: My grandfather claims that he is an excellent cook. We don’t really have any chefs around for testing, and there is no cooking license anywhere in the world. This makes him lucky, because he is a terrible cook. I always felt as if I was in a mortal danger with the kind of food he cooked and the way we had to gulp it down our throats.  The elders would make an excuse and disappear. And yet, my grandfather considered himself the best chef of the world.

I always thought why? Did he ever taste the food he cooked?

Similarly, in the professional world we come across many developers who consider themselves excellent in their work.  But in reality they don’t really know where exactly they go wrong.

“I have been working for the same company from the past ten years. I am over worked, exhausted and underpaid. What should be my next step?” an XYZ developer.

With ten years of experience this particular developer should have been flying high in terms of salary and position. Instead of asking for advice, he would have been offered excellent salary and excellent position. But being stuck at one particular position and at the same company, there must be problem somewhere there.

There are many IT professionals especially developers and programmers, who claim that they have excellent technical skills but are underpaid in IT Industry. Search for one and there will be thousands out there complaining.  Just sitting at a café during lunch hours one can easily come across many.

You must be thinking what exactly has this situation to do with my grandfather being a terrible cook.

My post at CodeWeek

Creativity Killers

4 Nov

By CopyBlogger

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” ~Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” ~Ken Olson, president and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” ~H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” ~Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962

“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.” ~Gary Cooper turning down “Gone With the Wind.”

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. ~Western Union internal memo, 1876.

“The concept is interesting… but to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible.” ~Yale professor on conceptual paper that became FedEx.

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” ~Bill Gates, 1981.

“What would I do? I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.” ~Michael Dell on Apple, 1997.

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” ~Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.

“The next time you make an assumption, see what happens when you do the opposite.” ~me

The dot-pk Bubble Burst

4 Oct

Are you a Pakistani?  Or more appropriately, are you a Proud Pakistani? Then you must be aware of the dot-pk boom. How many of you have changed your domain to dot-pk? Or are you still waiting for your turn in that queue. Because, the dot-pk revolution has made its mark across the World Wide Web by changing the image of Pakistan at a remarkable speed.

As I quoted earlier,

Where print lacks, electronic rules.

But this timeI would like to spin the quotation and say,

Where print and electronic lacks, ONLINE rules. Dot-pk rules.

The dot-pk tide is taking everything and everyone in its folds. Transforming the era for generations to come and making every Pakistani proud of himself and his ‘Land of Pure’. Let us take on a ride today, where we will present various Pakistani companies who have deliberately and consciously joined the DOT-PK tide.

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State of Software Industry in Jinnah’s Word

1 Oct

The great people who founded, fathered, and led this nation, left the world at a time when Pakistan was only in its initial stages. This week we have brought in front of you an exclusive interview carried out on behalf of Software Industry. We present to you our Founding father…

Wait a minute. Did we just quote founding father!!

Yes! Time to be surprised because today we have for you Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who will enlighten us on the State of Software Industry, where it stands today and how to make it prosper in the leading world markets.

My post at CodeWeek

Software Engineers are FREE All The Time?

9 Jun

It is actually amazing to see how people working on the computers are completely idle most of the time. Yes, I am talking about you. And your spare time is the main reason why you are staring at the screen right now and reading this article.

This goes around in almost all the IT companies or companies where there are computers. You will often find people walking around with huge coffee or tea mugs in their hands. That is the reason why we observe them playing table tennis or basket ball in their offices backyards, and winning bets while eating samosaz and rooh afzah in order to beat the scorching weather.

Most of them belong to the IT world and have a large sum of spare time. Is this is a statement?

But seriously, think about it. How come do they have spare time?

If I am wrong in any of my claims above then you have to move forward and point a finger at me. because you might be one of them I am referring to. AND guess what you never knew what people think about you at your back. I finally brought it in front of you CONGRATULATIONS-

My Excuse- The Truth IS Out There.

Note: These results have not been plagiarized from any other website or book. But if you find them anywhere else the responsibility of plagiarism lies completely on your shoulders. Why? Well I honestly don’t have an answer to my vague statement.

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