Abubaker Siddiq Shekhani Blog Blog

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Spider in my life

One of my hobbies used to look for Spiders in my garden. I got interested in finding spiders when I used to work in my garden. Within a few months after I started, I found many spiders in my house (apart from the ones that are found in washrooms). I was lucky to have a 12x Zoom digital camera borrowed from my friend. That...

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Astrophotography from Karachi, Pakistan

Astrophotography is my hobby that started with Astronomy. Astrophotography includes capturing photos of the night sky, planets, satellites, galaxies, nebulaes and star clusters. The photos is this post are captured by myself using different equipment at different places in Sindh, Pakistan. I have very basic equipment and basic knowledge of post-processing and I apply that to my best. For the past 1.5 years I...

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5 should-have Astronomy apps for Amateur Astronomers

Are you an Amateur Astronomer? Are you a nature lover? Do you look up in the sky and wonder what are the stars called? Do you love Astronomy? Put your smart phones to some good use and get these smart phone applications that will make your Astronomy experience and learning better. Our ancestors used to have sky charts, Astronomy books and atlas to find their way into the sky and learn the features on Moon. We are lucky to have some state of the art Astronomy mobile...

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Microsoft’s Scenario Focused Engineering (SFE)

Drive end user excitement “Consumers influence key technology trends at home and at work and we must deliver exciting and innovative products that win customer loyalty through greatdesign” Steve Ballmer (August 3, 2009) Consumer or the end-user is very important in defining the key trends and for that a software company should deliver innovative products to meet end-user expectations. To win customer loyalty is...

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Buy affordable telescopes from Pakistan… A dream came true

Astronomy is a great field and a great hobby. It is peaceful, interesting, and lovely hobby. The night sky gives us thousands of objects to observe. There is the Moon, there are planets up in the sky, there are stars, and then there are galaxies, nebulas and star clusters. Don’t think that a non-astronomer cannot see it. In order to see the amazing objects, we...

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A day with the exotic birds and animals in Karachi

Being a nature lover, I love birds and want to keep them as pets but due to my busy schedule I am afraid they will suffer. After watching the Blue Yellow Macaw in the Pirates of the Caribbean  movie, I wanted to meet the Macaw. One day in DHA, I saw the Macaw in real. Then saw RIO movie in which once again I saw...

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A few things you should know about Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is one of the products that is quite uncommon at workplace if you compare with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. One thing I would like to clear is that I am not a Microsoft employee. I am a Microsoft Products user and OneNote is one of my favorite products that have helped me organized during my work in and out of...

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The greater the mega pixel, the better the photo quality – Right or wrong?

Mega pixel is a term used to buy and sell the cameras. This term is not only a term but rather a defining feature of digital camera. People say the greater Mega Pixel the better. There 2 main types of camera: Digital SLR and Point-n-shoot. An example of Digital SLR is Canon 60D and point-n-shoot PowerShot A4000 IS. There is one more type of...

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Use affordable solar powered portable lights and home system

Solar powered watches and calculators have been there since years and in our childhood we have seen such calculators by Casio. I still have that calculator and after 15 years it is working perfect. This is the power of solar powered electronics, long life and free source of charging/input. This was a very small example. In my previous article, I have given a few...

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Renewable energy and its applications in Pakistan

A introduction to renewable energy The word renewable energy (also known as alternate energy) used to be a topic of discussion but many people don’t actually know much about it. The word is a whole world. Solar energy, solar panels, wind turbine, and biogas are some words that you might have heard. The following definition has been taken from Texas renewable energy: “Renewable energy: Any...

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Adding your copyright in a digital camera

Often photographers add watermarks on their photos which is a good way. There is one more way of copyrighting is to add it into the EXIF information of your photos. This can be done by adding it once in your Digital SLR like below. It could your own name, company name, or website link of your company or anything. Advantages of adding copyright into...

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Companies offering Dynamics AX in Pakistan

In one of my post about Microsoft Dynamics AX, I described that this ERP is a complete business solution. Pakistan is a growing country in which companies are being founded every year or multinational company opens up a branch to run operations or operate as a whole company. Be it an IT company, FMCG, Oil industry, this ERP is a complete business solution for...