Category Archives: Old Ramblings

Alice and Bob song (c.f. Cryptography)

The most familiar names in network security are neither vendors nor geeks: They’re Alice and Bob. Here’s to it a song: Lyrics Alice is sending her message to BobProtecting that transmission is Crypto’s jobWithout the help of our good friend … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s IT negligence & ignorance – a national security risk

Pakistan is well on its path to being a key player in the IT world. Whereas there are many short-comings and serious development required in areas including entrepreneurship, IT infrastructure, university research and development; but the fact remains that Pakistan … Continue reading

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Cloud-based Software Architecture

WHAT IS A CLOUD-BASED SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE? A cloud is a metaphor that is used to depict the notion of “Internet” and everything included in it. It includes websites, web services, protocols, machines, hosts, clients, etc. [4] Cloud computing in simple … Continue reading

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PHP Function to extract anything between two tags

Here’s a small snippet of code that I use very frequently when parsing out webpages or content for specific items. For example on any webpage you need to extract data which is present like this: <html><body><h1>ABC</h1>…. <!– A lot list … Continue reading

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Hilarious – Windows Update Message (actual screenshot).

I dont know if its me or this is actually very hilarious. I thought to update my windows vista and here is what it has to say: “To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows update.” … Continue reading

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Running Mac OSX on Windows XP / Vista

Recently I have been trying to setup Mac OS X on Vista using a Virtual Machine. Thought to share the process for those of you curious minds out there. 1. Setting up VM – PearPC Download and extract PearPC from … Continue reading

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