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Whats My Name
Nothing important here. Move along :) For quite some time I have wondered what was the meaning of my name. "Tariq" or "Tarek". Everybody kept telling me that it was a star, a very bright star. Well if so what or where is it? Well I kinda found out the other day. It doesnt mean star. It means a Pulsar. The direct translation of Tariq means "the knocker"; i.e. as in the sound made by a Radio Pulsar. 'The Arabic word "Thukb" means a hole; "Thakeb" means the one who makes the hole. ' More info here - ......

Posted On Saturday, September 29, 2007 2:47 AM

Where am I?
I see all these posts about TechEd Oz 2006, and people claiming to be in Sydney and loving it :) So where am I? Yes I am in Sydney, but not at TechEd (maybe next year). Yeah! I am here for a project, but am looking forward to meeting some of you guys at the User Group meetings. Sight Seeing - I've been to 'The City' - Circular Quay and Darling Harbour so far. btw Darling Harbour at night is a absolutely beautifull with the lights reflecting off the water. I was kicking myself for not bringing my ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:20 PM

Day 1 & SharePoint Setup
So I spent my first day at my new employer's and I am not as impressed as I innitially thought I would be. Spent most of the day setting up or trying to setup MOSS 2007 Beta 2. Ran in to a couple of issues innitially. First there was the issue of a concurrency problem when configuring MOSS. At stage 8 in the configuration process, the Configuration wizard it gave me the following error. An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Admini... was thrown. Additional exception ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 1, 2006 2:31 PM

Global Warming! Its happening and heres the proof - The Canary Project
The Canary Project is a novel project that demonstrates that Global Warming is real and is happening right now. The project compiles a series of photographs from around the world that provides proof of global warming, e.g. melting glaciers, rising sea levels, extreme weather events etc. I hope the world takes note. Technorati : canary project, global warming, photography Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 12, 2006 2:41 PM

Its Difficult Giving Up Control
I am having a personal dilemna at the moment. I gave my present employer my notice a few weeks back, and my current duties are mainly that I should transfer responsibilities to a "new somebody". Now throughout most my career I have been leading teams, and I believe I have an instinctive urge to jump right in and tell folks how things really should be done. Perhaps thats why I was leading teams in the first place. But now I have to play a back seat role, and this is very difficult for me to do. |Every ......

Posted On Friday, July 7, 2006 2:21 PM

I want my TV
I am not sure to what aspect of Sri Lanka you would attribute this to? It could be politics. It could be a show of corporate competition, but both premier cable networks (sorry 1 cable, 1 dish) have been suspended by the government. In a typical case of each company tipping the authorities on licensing issues of the other (ala tit for tat), poor old me is left without access to international TV :) Comet Cable you lucky *tards you just wait, I am sure they'll get you too, and then every single cable ......

Posted On Saturday, June 17, 2006 2:59 AM

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