Abubaker Siddiq Shekhani Blog Blog

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Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

We often hear from our friends and sometimes teachers that a certain person is a born leader and a certain person is a born business man. Since a few years there has been a buzz word that many people in tech industry have been saying. That word is Entrepreneur. Who is an Entrepreneur? According to business dictionary, “Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a...

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Astronomy Outreach Session at PECHS in 2011

Few days back, one of my colleagues at SZABIST who teaches at PECHS Girls School requested me to give a session on Astronomy along with a Sky watching session with Telescope. I grabbed the opportunity since the session was on a very convenient day. The day was decided because of the location of the moon on that particular day and the time of the...

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Create Free Text Invoice by using X++ in AX 2012

Free Text Invoice is a common functionality required by the organizations. As per Microsoft Technet “A free text invoice is an invoice that is not attached to a sales order. A free text invoice contains a header and one or more lines for items or services that are not tracked in inventory. ” If you have many Free Text Invoices then adding them manually can be a cumbersome task and...

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My contributions and volunteer work for Karachi Astronomers Society

Leaders are not born, they are made. I started Astronomy in 2007, founded an Astronomy club in 2008 and then co-founded Karachi Astronomers Society (KAS). As the founder, I took up lot of responsibility voluntarily including event management, funds raising, plan, branding and digital marketing. Here is some of my remarkable volunteer work done for Karachi Astronomers Society since 2010 when it was established...

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Create Default Dimensions using X++ code in AX 2012

In Dynamics AX, there are default dimensions usually made up of Department, Cost Center and other dimensions. At times when you are creating Sales Order or Purchase Order you create lines and each line has default dimensions. Those default dimensions are not so straight forward. They require some understanding. For example, I am sharing a screen shot of a Sales Order and the sales...

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Total Lunar Eclipse of 31st Jan 2018 in Pakistan

Total Lunar Eclipse in Karachi, Pakistan in Jan 2018: Total Lunar Eclipse happens twice a year but not necessarily at a same location on the planet Earth. Many of my Astronomy students and followers have been asking me about Lunar Eclipses as to when is it happening, how to observe it and what causes the eclipse, so this is the post for all of my...

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My success story at Karachi Astronomers Society

I have been a nature lover since childhood. I started gardening at an age of 10 years. I love mountains and rain. I loved stars and so I loved Moon. It was 2007 when the spark of Astronomy got to its peak and from there on wards a journey of Astronomy and leadership started. I founded Astronomy club at my university SZABIST and later...

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Astrophotography Exhibition at T2F

Astronomy is my hobby and passion and so is photography. When both combined makes me an Astrophotographer. In 2007, I first saw photos of Moon and planets. Then I found a book practical sky watching in which I found some really awesome photographs of Orion Nebula, Milky way, Andromeda galaxy and wide field photos of the sky and earth. I started capturing photos with...

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Zilhaj 1438 AH Moon sighted from Karachi, Eid-ul-Adha on 2nd September 2017

The crescent Moon of Zilhaj was to be easily visible with the naked eye on 23rd August 2017. The sky was a bit cloudy yet I went to the roof with my DSLR to find the Moon and capture it. I found the amazing rainbow colored cloud formation and took a shot. Then I tried finding the Moon without any optical aid and it...

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Perseids meteor shower 2017 from Pakistan

Perseids Meteor Shower – There has been lot of news floating on the world wide web since a month now that this will be the brightest meteor shower recorded in human history. Many people are being fooled by that misleading news which is really sad. Perseid meteor shower is one of the best meteor showers of the year (NOT THE BEST) having meteor rate of...

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Partial lunar eclipse from Karachi – 7 Aug 2017

Lunar Eclipse in Karachi – We have been hearing about a partial Lunar eclipse from various news paper, channels and news blogs such as DAWN.com, Earth Sky and NASA. A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth comes in between Moon and Sun during or near Full Moon while obstructing the Sun light on the Moon making it dark. Last year we had penumbral lunar...