Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Habibian Pledge

I as a Habibian.
Do hereby Pledge.
To serve God and man.
According to the tenets of Islam

To do clean thinking
and practice honest dealings.
To be courageous
and to know no fear
when truth and right are in peril.

To shrink from jealousy
and to guard against flippancy and irreverence.

This is a pledge i recited mindlessly for 10 years of my life while i was in Habib Public School. Its quite a funny thing that it now has great meanings for me. I also did not realize how much this school will leave am imprint on me. If you have been touched as much as i have by habib please leave a message.

You may be wondering what meanings have i found in this pledge.

I have found that whenever i am about to embark on something new and important or finishing it. I get this sinking feeling to leave it alone. THIS is what the last line is all about.

My theory is that a part of our brain is as primitive as the ape.
This is the part which makes us eat more then we should, being lazy and stopping us from making too much change in our lives.
(did you know your body would make you unconcious underwater before a drop of water will go in to your lungs?, beware the primitive brain is very powerful)

This part of brain naturally administer an anxiety attack on us when we are about to make change in our lives. I can understand this now because change generally denotes to pain or effort and as all this require extra energy the primitive brain tries to stop it.

We need to get above this anxiety attack or indeed the primitive brain.

Please add to this if you like.

Monday, May 15, 2006


A Beautiful place in Notting Hill Gate Posted by Picasa


A beautiful place in Notting Hill Gate Posted by Picasa


Picture of Beautiful Tea Posted by Picasa


My favourite past time.. yes tea time :-) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

SQL Help

How to check SQL Version

SELECT @@VERSION

Result:
Microsoft SQL Server 7.00 - 7.00.623 (Intel X86)
Nov 27 1998 22:20:07
Copyright (c) 1988-1998 Microsoft Corporation
Standard Edition on Windows NT 4.0 (Build 1381: Service Pack 6)

SQL Server 2000

NO SP: 8.00.194
SP1:8.00.384
SP2: 8.00.534
SP3/3a:8.00.760
SP4: 8.00.2039

OR

SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('productversion'), SERVERPROPERTY ('productlevel'), SERVERPROPERTY ('edition')
and check the above numbers.



The Select Commands ref

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Web Links

http://amasci.com/ (Amazing Site for Science Knowledge and fun stuff)
http://mininova.org/ (Torrent Haven but takes all bandwidth)
http://www.sysinternals.com/ (Top site for windows tools and tricks)
http://www.desitorrents.com/ (dunno bout dis one)
http://www.al-jannah.com/ (religion stuff for islam)
http://www.dnsstuff.com/ (Excellent Stuff for DNS etc )
http://www.selfgrowth.com/ (Good self stuff)
http://www.devdos.com/vb/Visual_Basic.shtml (Top Visual Basic Programming stuff)
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/ (Excellent Place for kids stuff)
http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/ Got a problem with a company? Get your way here!!
http://www.cheapsidetravel.co.uk/index.html
http://www.eduplace.com/ a good educational resource
http://www.seriall.com/ all the serial numbers you will ever need for programs ;-)
http://www.esato.com/ See a Car without tax disk? report it today
http://www.internic.net/whois.html whois databas
http://utopia.utexas.edu/students/online.html An Excellent website for students info.
http://www.ganges.com/ Nice TV Site
http://www.FDCUpload.com Upload large files
http://www.elbitz.net
http.vk.com

Monday, September 19, 2005

Weight Control

Main Objective is to drop 10Kgs. Not easy but its possible.

Credits: Rod my friend at work told me about LA fitness so i decided to join them and company agreed to pay for it. I must say that my friend Jo and maria really helpes me for my weight loss cause jo pushes me to go to boxersize every friday. and maria and jo both weight on wednesday with me to see our progress.

History: I started from 91Kgs on the 1st January 2004 because i was not happy with myself. I was feeling angry because i had no control over my food intake. I just used to HOARD anything i saw and then hated afterwards.

Feburary: Started workout 3 days a week but getting tired after... also doing weights and stuff, lost about 1.5KG in 4 weeks.. not good. :-(

March: Started workout 4 days a week and also a couple of classes of pillate. Still only lost 1.5 Kg in a month not good :-(

April: Had new induction with John and he asked me to stop weights completely and only go with cardio workout. Now im doing 20min cycle, 25min cross trainer, 10min Tredmill at full hight (15) and bit of pillate for stomach for 5min. Good month and lost 3Kg but this was not all. I also cut my food intake a lot and am counting calories religiously.

May: Standing at 84.4Kgs on 12/5. I have found that a office person only burns 1770 Caliroes a day compared to 2500 (a popular belief). Therefore to lose weight you need to go under a 1000 calories as well as burn about 500 in workout to keep fast metabolic rate, luckliy i have been only taking in under 1000 calories anyway so no trouble there, but my expectation is changed. I plan to be 82Kg by June 2004. Wish me luck.

May Week 2: My weight is down to 83.5Kgs which is good, so my plan is now to get to 80Kgs by the end of this month.

May Week 3: :-) Standing at 82.3 and losing 1Kg a week. I think i can get to 80 by then begining of June this would mean that i can get to 75Kgs by the Mid July. which is my goal. I might add i had give up total hope of becoming thin, but whoever is reading this, trust me if i can do it then u can do it too, there is no magic to lose weight and there is no way u will not lose weight if u follow this.

June Week 2: OK! i have broken my weight barrier and i am 79.8Kgs. WOW! cool. But i have been slacking also or i would be near 75Kg. I am starting a HARD week cause i want to see 78 or 77 indeed. ;-)

June Week 4: Oh well.. it was not easy i got stuck at 79.8 for two weeks but finally got the break today i have achieved 78.6Kgs. Its not much but i got into 34waist which is cool.

July will be the toughest month for the year because im going to karachi for holidays and they make u eat or take offence SHIT!. Oh well i will try my best not to gain weight but its bad timings because after a major weight loss like me.. its important to be careful for 3months for body to adjust itself or u put on all that weight in no time. WISH ME LUCK.

July (After Karachi): Well it wasnt so bad afterall. My brother Aftab was going to zamzama park which has a 1Km circuit for walking/running and i joined him. I went there every other day and walk/run 5km. I also ate a lot less and avoided wheat as much as possible but eating at 1am was the worst thing during weddings. You see in karachi, people come to a wedding party around 11pm so the food is served about 12:30am or 1am, this is their way of life but i dont like it.

Week2: I am still 78.5Kgs so i just need to hurry and get down to 75Kgs. This has taken a lot of my efforts but its also given me confidance that i can achieve anything if i set my mind to it. I will keep going to the gym but maybe for a run/swim.

Week3: Lost half a KG and standing at 78Kgs. You have no idea how much i want to see the magic 75. I feel as if my life will change, in some way it already has for better.

Week4: Target is 75. so i am planning all out by doing

September Week1: Well not quite 75Kgs im finding losing weight not so easy anymore. I am at 77.2 right now but thats with full stomach, so after shit i guess i can be somewhere 76.5. I am walking everyday in afternoon again and have started to eat reasonable also (i was eating indian food for 2 weeks). So we should see 75 by end of this month. Week2: 77.5. Week 3: 78.01 Week4: ok its time to get back to business. so im back at 77.7.

October: I am touching 75.8 sometimes but get back to around 76.8. The ramazan is not helping either, but running for 28th Nov. London Nocturnel is helping for sure. My waist is about 33 right now, i can fit in waist 32 but my tummy bulges out.

November: Yes! hit 75.0 atlast hehe.. well it dont seem hard now, but im trying to eat sensable and see if i get hit 74. If you can take some ideas from here then its great, i will keep this post updated as long as i can but i have achieved my objective.


I am trying to do my MCSE study, some VB Stuff, work projects also so weight is not top priority specially when i can see its going down slowley but its going down which is good.

January 2005: Put on a 1KG on christmas holiday as well as weight training, so i am 76Kg. Trying to get back to 74 and maintain.

May 2005: Still around 75Kg i dont eat as much now but keep the workout so am not gaining weight. Done 2 exams of mcse so want to finish if first.

September 2005: 77Kg (OH SHIT! ) i have found that i eat too much. or eat wrong stuff being an indian dont help nether. so boiled veggies at night for few nights a week should do the trick.
I am also building posture muscles which helps with general wellbeing.

October 24th: 77Kg I managed to get to 76 then back to 77. But my depression period is over now so i dont need to pamper myself with food. I will make my next post with i am 76kg.



Note: Calorie counting to 1000 a day and 500 calorie workout 4 times a week WORK 100%





Negative Calorie Foods List

The phrase "negative food calories" seems to be causing some confusion as it suggests there are foods that possess no calories at all. All food contains some energy because they include carbs, protein or fats in varying amounts and all these macronutrients are energy sources.

The negative calorie phrase refers to a small list of foods which contain so little energy that the body uses more energy to digest and absorb the nutrients. If this was the effect then it means there would be a net loss of calories from the body resulting in a negative energy balance which is required in order to lose weight.



There is much controversy about the negative calorie diet and some experts believe it to be total rubbish, the amount of energy used may be relative to the amount and complexity of the meal ingested. However, if negative calorie foods help people consume less calories AND eat healthier foods then we believe it can be a positive start to permanent weight loss!

If you wish to try the negative calorie food then here is the list.

Negative Calorie Food Diet


List of foods with Negative Calories

VEGITABLES:
Asparagus
Fennel *
Aubergine *
Gourd *
Broccoli
Leek
Cabbage *
Lettuce *
Carrots
Marrow *
Cauliflower
Celery *
Chicory
Cress *
Cucumber *
Turnip
Peppers
Radish
Spinach
Tomato

FRUITS:
Apricot
Mandarin orange
Blackberry *
Melon Canteloupe *
Blackcurrant
Peaches
Clementines
Damsons
Raspberry *
Grapefruit
Rhubarb **
Guava *
Honeydew Melon
Lemon *
Watermelon
Strawberry
Tangerine
Plums



Key Components:
1. Workout to burn atleast 400calories 4 times in a week only cardio vescular
2. Breath deeply and hold for as long as you can then release slowley 10 times daily
3. Stop eating too much and stop eating bread and rice (thats why adam was kicked out)

Monday, August 01, 2005

Holiday Websites

http://www.odysseyworldwide.co.uk Tunisia/Readsea
http://www.olympicholidays.com Greece/Cyprus/ Crete etc
http://www.teletextholidays.com Very Cheap Mediterarian holidays

Friday, May 20, 2005

MCSE 2003 - Started doing it 21 May 2003

MCSE Stand for Microsoft Certified Service Engineer

May-July 2004 = MCSE 2003 Classes

Done
70-270,70-290,70-291,70-293,70-294,70-297,70-298


My
jeune belle professeur.. will over see that i do give the required hours
13/1/2005= 1 hour study
14/1/2005= 2 hours
15/1/2005=2 hours study

10/10/2006
I have done all but one exam to get my MCSE. What i have found that studying an hour is completely useless. You must study 4 hours every day for two weeks and give exam.

Thats the only way to do it.

Friday, November 12, 2004

TV = STOP Watching IT!!!

During a normal day we only have couple of precious hours, but we give them up to TV=DEAD TIME. I will try to demonstrate.

6:30a Wakeup and get to work
6:30p Come home
6:30-7:30 freshenup rest (Ah! watch TV!!)
7:30-8:30 Dinner
8:30-10:00 Shopping or friends
10:00-11:30 Ah TV again!!!
11:30p Sleep

Notice that the Real time you had is fed into TV.

FACTS:
The average human watches four hours of television per day. The average human watches 25,000 commercials per year. The average human is being programmed to consume. The average human has no freedom.

The average human has no choice. The average human needs to wake up.TURN YOUR TELEVISION OFF!

Here's The Acid Test

Next time you sit down and your favorite program is just beginning...shut the television off and go for a walk. If your mind is not being controlled you will be able to shut your television off and go for a walk. If you are unable to turn your television off, someone else is controlling your mind. These enemies that now control your mind and body; hard to be overcome these evil passions should manfully be fought. Who conquers these is equal to the conqueror of worlds.

Conclusion : Turn your television off.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Digital Photography

Hello I have Fuji Finepix F610 Camera, its 12Mega Pixils (Very good). I would recommend it to anyone.

However before you buy a camera think about these things.

1. Size of Photo Sensor: In some cameras the size of the sensor does not change and they add more pixels. This result in picture coming good only in GOOD lighting condition (crap for indoors). So as you check the number of pixils, also check the size of sensor.

2. Optics: The lense can do major credit to camera, do check that its a well known make, like fujinon or karlzeus.

3. Picture Condition: All digital cameras take best pictures in day light, test it in evening light and night time.

Digital SLR Cameras:
These cameras have much better smoothing effects, the picture is much more crisp. But they are bulky and difficult to carry in a small bag. So most people who buy D-SLR camera keep it at home.

I would buy a Compact any time.

Fuji Finepix F10 & F11 are very good also. They have ISO rating of 1600 which means that you can take good pictures in the pub :-) But like all compact cameras the depth of pictures is not great. It costs less then 200 pounds

If quality is your top priority then i would suggest Nikon D70 as its the best thing for quality, of course its expensive, heavy and bulky.. so its not for most ofus.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004


me rollerblading with jo & ane in hyde park with Jo Bellanger who is a very good friend of mine.
I love Kensington Park where i am roller blading Posted by Hello


My meeno Posted by Hello


me enjoying the sun Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 20, 2004

IT Issues and IT Help

Here are some quick fixes and stuff to help you with IT, if you have questions then email me at azamali@yahoo.com

1. Laptop: If you want to get a laptop think about battery life and weight more then the speed, because after a week thats what you will be thinking :-)

2. Use http://www.google.com for searching for websites