PKIX a dream came true

January 29, 2017 1 comment

I believe it was 2007 when tallat mehmood abbasi formulated an industry expert group in PTA to work on INternet Exchange & Ipv6 penetration. Although it took Pakistan almost a decade before the
IX go live in Pakistan However it is never too late.

This all came into discussion first in the SANOG 8.Bill From PCH, Gaurab from SANOG and Dr Philip Smith played a key role in meeting few of the ISPs at that time to start the lobbying for the establishment of IX.

A Big thanks to all who have worked and helped for the IX, this is indeed just a begining and will help in enhancing the user expereince and over all in terms of the data flows within the country …..

Next target should be few more DNS any cast instances close to the IX and replication of IXP in Karachi.

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Never Let them down …..

December 22, 2015 Leave a comment

While reading on disruptive leadership …

Leaders are not Good because they are always right, they are good because they are willing to learn and trust.

This is not an easy stuff and its not always fair, you can get knocked down and it hurts – but if you are a LEADER the people you have counted on will help you up and if you are a LEADER the people who count on you , need you on your feet.

–Gen McChrystal

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It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity …..

September 16, 2014 1 comment

….. Said Markus (notch) who is known as the person behind minecraft.Notchheader

I have stopped playing Computer games for some time now however when you have kids at home, you cant escape it completely. Minecraft immediately caught my attention not only because it reminded me of the early 3D games in PC games segment but i personally feel that its an amazing game for kids and teens to stimulate thought process and think out of the box. Sense of achievement after building some thing – which works. Thats the only reason we have it on all platforms at home , phone, tablet and gaming console.

Today morning when i read the letter of notch i couldn’t stop reading it thrice. I will probably be reading this letter again and again for quite some time … sharing it here as is :

I am leaving MOJANG.

I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world. Minecraft certainly became a huge hit, and people are telling me it’s changed games. I never meant for it to do either. It’s certainly flattering, and to gradually get thrust into some kind of public spotlight is interesting.

A relatively long time ago, I decided to step down from Minecraft development. Jens was the perfect person to take over leading it, and I wanted to try to do new things. At first, I failed by trying to make something big again, but since I decided to just stick to small prototypes and interesting challenges, I’ve had so much fun with work. I wasn’t exactly sure how I fit into Mojang where people did actual work, but since people said I was important for the culture, I stayed.

I was at home with a bad cold a couple of weeks ago when the internet exploded with hate against me over some kind of EULA situation that I had nothing to do with. I was confused. I didn’t understand. I tweeted this in frustration. Later on, I watched the This is Phil Fish video on YouTube and started to realize I didn’t have the connection to my fans I thought I had. I’ve become a symbol. I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on, that keeps coming back to me. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a CEO. I’m a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter.

As soon as this deal is finalized, I will leave Mojang and go back to doing Ludum Dares and small web experiments. If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I’ll probably abandon it immediately.

Considering the public image of me already is a bit skewed, I don’t expect to get away from negative comments by doing this, but at least now I won’t feel a responsibility to read them.

I’m aware this goes against a lot of what I’ve said in public. I have no good response to that. I’m also aware a lot of you were using me as a symbol of some perceived struggle. I’m not. I’m a person, and I’m right there struggling with you.

I love you. All of you. Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can’t be responsible for something this big. In one sense, it belongs to Microsoft now. In a much bigger sense, it’s belonged to all of you for a long time, and that will never change.

It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.

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3G/4G Auction Concluded, and the winners are ……

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

So the day has concluded with Zong & Mobilink succeeding with 10 Mhz each, while Telenor and Ufone got hold of 5 Mhz each. Zong additionally got the 4 G license also however 1 4G license is unsold.

The results are per expectation as all of us knew that china telecom (zong) is going to invest heavily in Pakistan. Also for the other chunk of 10 Mhz a fight was expected between Mobilink and Telenor.

A quick roll out is expected because most of the carrier networks are ready to handle this change in major cities.


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Round 4 – Fight

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment
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