Sufi Nawaz

Google glitch or Political Party Dominance?

Posted by in Fun Stuff, Personal

So Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia are both head of two opposing parties in my country, Bangladesh. When translating the text (you can read the text, it’s in English :p) in Google Translator from English to Bengali (a feature recently added), it translates to “Sheikh hasina is Good, Khaleda zia is Bad” both the times.

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Alright calm down…

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Before you guys all go WHAT THE SNAPPLE… you should know that I’m renovating my site and that this is a brand new installation of wordpress. And no, I’m not sticking to the default TwentyTen wordpress theme any longer than the next few days (if not hours) and will install my own Sufi-made theme soon. Ok, so it’s about1:45am on a Friday morning now; I shall stop writing and begin my work on making this installation support multiple sites (I have plans :D) and then work on making it look…read more

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Android SDK installation problem with detecting JDK

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So while trying to install the Android SDK tools in my work machine today, I came across a rather annoying roadblock. The setup wizard could not locate the Java SE Development Kit and wasn’t letting me continue. This was particularly frustrating because I DID have JDK installed in my system and I had set the right path in the windows environment variables too. As it turns out however, after about an hour of poking around, hitting the ‘back’ button in the installation window and continuing with the installation gets rid…read more

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If your lens can't take macro shots, just detach it!

Posted by in Photography

These are some photos I took of my computer monitor screen (except the last one which happens to be of my cell phone’s) with a 18-55mm kit lens. How did I do it? Well, I learnt a trick recently where you can take macro photos by detaching the lens from the body of the camera, turn it around and hold the lens close to your camera stable enough to try and take some extremely close shots. As you can see from one of the pictures below, doing this allowed me…read more

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Destiny

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Life presents many unforeseen circumstances. Whether I want to be where I belong, or I want to belong where I am, is a question that I may not have an answer to readily. Not a clear one anyway. What matters is that I’m putting effort in living life at its best with what I have. I neither planned to fail nor did I fail to plan. But life brings many unforeseen circumstances that no one can have hands on – and thus crafting its way to ups and downs in…read more

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Computer Science is an art in logic!

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When faced with the question “Why did you choose to study computer science?”, I feel more like following up with another question than an answer – why not?? I love solving puzzles and it startles me to imagine who wouldn’t! I mean one doesn’t have to be able to solve the Rubik’s cube to love trying to solve it! And in computer science, I feel like every task we perform is a puzzle we get to play around with, whatever the scale and difficulty level it may reflect itself as….read more

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Facebook Down?

Posted by in Technology

When I tried to log in to facebook today I saw an error message that read “Account Temporarily Unavailable.” This is the first time it occurred to me so I indulged myself in an investigation and found this link. This site shows frequently updated reports on the service status of important sites based on user reports at the site itself, user reports on twitter and feeds and official announcements. It shows a nifty little chart that depicts the status activity of selected services over the last 24 hours. According to…read more

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Macbook Air is thinner than I am!!

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In front of me sits a Programming Language Pragmatics book wide open showing two of the many pages I have to study from for a Quiz tomorrow. As I breath away like Darth Vader (much thanks to my stuffy nose), I happened to stumble upon the Apple site to check out what new products they may have and BAM… Apple is showing of its new Macbook Air which they released just today. The new Macbook air features a solid state drive with multi-touch gesture mouse pad, more input ports than…read more

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Everything that has an end, has a new beginning.

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I just got done with my Operating Systems midterm today. In addition to having dealt so much with processes, threads, semaphores, monitors, and everything in between for the last few days, I now have officially lost my sense of sleeping on time. The last few days have brought upon me countless ‘daymares’ fearing getting deadlocked or suffering starvation. Junk food became my best friends, while insomnia became me! The only fun thing I could do was to play the cricket match on Saturday! And now that I’m through with the…read more

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Cricket: A game nearly forgotten but not given up on…

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I just came back from playing cricket with some of the MSA folks and a 7 year old kid :p. I came home with bruised palms and knees. What’s pathetic about it is that I got the bruise even before the match had started by a, what seemed to the rest as a voluntary, dive out in the pavement trying to catch a ball.  Stupid move, Sufi! Once the game had started, however, I took out two of the three wickets in my first over. Yeah that was a shocker…read more

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I’m the Social Chair > but please don’t sit on me?

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Today was the first day I attended the Muslim Student Association (MSA) meeting at James Madison University (JMU) as an executive board member. I had attended all the meetings this semester before and this one was obviously a bit different. Instead of facing the speaker, I had to become the speaker. So how did it go? I was a bit nervous at first, but when people laughed at my first joke, the response comforted me to go on blabbering about the upcoming events. We are gradually starting to see newer…read more

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