Author Archives: gulaftab

LHC First Beam (Big Bang Day) Today

Scientist around the world are excited and eager today as the big moment is nearing ,more than 20 years of wait is about to end and CERN is finally flipping the switch on the billion dollar Large Hadron Collider (LHC) … Continue reading

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The Last Lecture

“Brick walls are there for a reason they let us prove how badly we want things” said Professor Randy Pauche in his famous lecture “The Last Lecture” (over 6.5 Million youtube dowloads at the time of this post).Randy sadly died … Continue reading

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Around The Corner

Around the corner I have a friend, In this great city that has no end, Yet the days go by and weeks rush on, And before I know it, a year is gone. And I never see my old friends … Continue reading

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Technology Review: Spare Some Bandwidth?

Pakistani scientists have a way to boost download speeds: Internet access is growing steadily in developing nations, but limited infrastructure means that at times connections can still be painfully slow. A major bottleneck for these countries is the need to … Continue reading

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Pakistani obsolete currency notes–part 2

Here are some more currency notes/coins contributed by my friend Nabeel Shaeen .

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Pakistani Obsolete Currency notes

I am putting here some obsolete currency notes of Pakistan just for the sake of ..hmmnn…well ..curiosity or just logging an historical artifact. Anyway, here ar some, which either could not withstand the soaring inflation or were redisgned to be … Continue reading

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My friend First Poem

Here is the first poetic endeavor of my friend ,Yaseen Ali Khattak (researcher turned poet 🙂 ). Keep it up man! You got friends to listen to you (which every poet wishes for 🙂 ) ———— Words flow like water … Continue reading

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My Public Key

For those friends who prefer to use secure channel for emailing , here is my public key. You won’t be able to fetch it from public key servers as I have not published it there to avoid spamming. Copy past … Continue reading

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using cut to extract the output of top

I wanted to profile the memory usage of one of my program for different problem sizes. I was interested in only the resident memory used while the program was running . “top” was an obvious choice and luckily top provides … Continue reading

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Modifying Oscar Cluster Image to add Gigabit Ethernet Driver

After building oscar client image it was realized that there is no driver avaialbe by default in the RedHat 9 distro for gigabit Ethernet card  so we downloaded source code for the intel gigabit driver from and installed it on server … Continue reading

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