Abubaker Siddiq Shekhani Blog Blog

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An adventurous and memorable trip to Sehr Bagla, Murree

It was Mid-December 2012 when one of my friends invited me for a trip to Murree and Kashmir. He knew that I love adventure and traveling especially the nature, the mountains, the trees and the snow. I got excited but had a few commitments. The commitments were managed and I made up my mind to join them as I had taken vacations from office....

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Passion is energy – TEDx talk at Institute of Space Technology, Pakistan

Being a Software Engineer, a computer programmer and at the same time being Artist, I was invited by Institute of Space Technology to speak about how to be creative, how to be inventive and how to make your hobby into a profitable business. Major inspirations include Bonsai art, a few of my inventions during university, Mytabeeb, a healthcare app, where I learned to develop an...

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Apple iPhone battery shutdown – How I solved it

Apple’s iPhone battery issue is being circulated on social media, forums and tech blogs but there is no proper solution proposed by anyone even Apple hasn’t fully taken responsibility. The issue started when iOS 10.1 was launched. iPhone 5s, 6 and 6s were the most affected phones including new ones as well as two years old sets. Apple even launched Battery replacement program for...

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How to fix adjust screen brightness issue in Windows 8/8.1

If you are installing Windows 8 in older systems that came before the release of Windows, you will face this issue. Problem: When you install Windows 8.1 and try to increase or decrease brightness, nothing happens. Cause: The display driver is not installed. The default “Microsoft Display Driver” is installed by default. Solution: You need to find the driver for your motherboard/processor. I found...

ERP Specialist – Not just a designation 0

ERP Specialist – Not just a designation

The day I got to know about ERP, specifically, Microsoft Dynamics AX I was happy to find out that Microsoft has its own ERP (previously Axapta acquired by Microsoft in July 2002). I had been working at TRG Tech at that point in time and received a call from Mazik Global. This company is one of the largest AX product development company (Microsoft Gold...

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In search of clear skies for Perseids Shower in Pakistan 2016

The Perseids meteor shower is one of the best with average rate of 80 meteors per hour and they are very fast. In Pakistan, the summer season has been quite cloudy since May and the weather is still cloudy with heavy rains during first week of August. The Perseids peak from 11 – 13 August and it was Friday the 12th, when I took...

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Solar Astronomy Project by KAS Pakistan

Solar Astronomy is an important part of Astronomy whether it is hobby or profession. Solar Astronomy means observing our star “Sun” also known as Solar and Zodiac. The observation includes observing the Sun spots with a  white light filter and observing the prominences with an Hydrogen-Alpha telescope. Recently Karachi Astronomers Society of Pakistan has launched a project named KAS-SAP particularly for Solar observation and...

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A night stay trip to Gorakh Hill station

Since after Eid, I had been very busy with work and was feeling quite depressed. I needed a break. Mr. Hanif bhatti had invited me for a 1 night trip at Gorakh Hills station on the 9th and 10th August 2014. I managed to get ready for the trip. Departure from Karachi The coaster came an hour late and by that time around 40...

Pakistan cities for Developers 4

Pakistan cities for Developers

While developing a website or web application, often we are in hurry and need things ready at our disposal. We just want to copy and paste and use it. While developing app, I couldn’t find cities of Pakistan that I can copy paste and use. I spent a few minutes in order to make the cities according to my needs. In order to save...

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Healthcare revolution in Pakistan

This article is about health care in Pakistan. Many companies are utilizing technology for making lives easier and work faster. Similarly, many tech companies in Pakistan are working in different domains and industry to cater specific needs. There are healthcare websites available in Pakistan but are not maintained properly. You can find doctors, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and similar resources in Pakistan by using such platforms...

The rising moon and constellation of Scorpio 4

Astrophotography and shooting COMET Lovejoy in Pakistan dark skies

In January 2015, it is winters in Pakistan (in the northern hemisphere) and so skies are quite clear at night with many deep sky objects available in sky throughout the night. Some of them includes Andromeda Galaxy, double cluster, Pleiades, Orion Nebula, Running man nebula, Flame Nebula and Horse head nebula. This was the 24th Rutjaga of Karachi Astronomers’ Society therefore named R-24 Al-Tusi. It...