Weblog of Nazly Ahmed
Atlast I got my home PC up & running after I upgraded the Processor. I have been using an Intel PIII 550 MHz Processor for more than 5 years and I came to a point where I really found it difficult to get the work done quickly. My initial plan was to upgrade the memomy from 256MB to 512MB. But since SDRAM is quite expensive I had to think long term. So I went for an Intel Celeron 2.5 GHz processor. Had to buy a Motherboard and a 512MB DDRAM along with it. The motherboard had inbuilt VGA+Sound+Network. I prefered my existing 64MB GeForce 2 card so I plugged that in.
Managed to install all the necessary software and it was a very slow process as I was bit away from home. Anyway got everything sorted out. I feel very comfortable now working at home
The run feast didn't stop when Pakistan declared at 679/7 in the First Test between India. Indian Openers Virendar Shewag and Rahul Dravid put up 410 run stand for the 1st wicket. This is the second best for the 1st Wicket as they fell just three runs short. Shewag made 254 in just 247 balls while Dravid got 128.
Rain took away lot of time of the match, otherwise we would have seen lot of records being tumbled. Hopefully the groundsman won't make flat pitches for the rest of the series.
India Vs Pakistan.. In a Cricket Match.. Don't tell me.. There is always excitement and guess what? India is in Pakistan for 3 Tests and 5 One-Day Internationals.
Today was the second day of the First Test Match and Pakistan piled on runs and proved themselves out there. Look at this for a scorecard.
<b> Pakistan 1st innings R B 4 6 </b> Shoaib Malik c Harbhajan Singh b Pathan 59 145 7 1 Salman Butt run out (Yuvraj Singh) 6 6 1 0 Younis Khan run out (Harbhajan Singh) 199 336 26 0 Mohammad Yousuf st Dhoni b Kumble 173 199 22 2 *Inzamam-ul-Haq lbw b Kumble 1 7 0 0 Shahid Afridi c Harbhajan Singh b Agarkar 103 80 7 7 +Kamran Akmal not out 102 81 11 2 Naved-ul-Hasan c Ganguly b Agarkar 9 13 1 0 Mohammad Sami not out 1 2 0 0 Extras ( b 4, lb 12, w 2, nb 8 ) 26 Total (7 wickets declared, 143.3 overs) 679 FoW: 1-12 (Salman Butt, 2.1 ov), 2-136 (Shoaib Malik, 44.3 ov), 3-455 (Mohammad Yousuf, 109.3 ov), 4-456 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 111.3 ov), 5-477 (Younis Khan, 117.2 ov), 6-647 (Shahid Afridi, 138.5 ov), 7-668 (Naved-ul-Hasan, 142.4 ov). Bowling O M R W Pathan 32 4 133 1 (2nb) Agarkar 24 3 122 2 (2w) Ganguly 6 1 14 0 (3nb) Harbhajan Singh 34 5 176 0 Kumble 39.3 2 178 2 (3nb) Sehwag 6 0 24 0 Tendulkar 2 0 16 0
Now this is why that scorecard looks so hot..
* Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan put up 319 run partnership. Its the sixth highest for the third wicket for Pakistan but is the highest for any wicket at Lahore.
* Younis Khan got out for 199. Five others in the history has got out at that mark. But Younis is the first to get runout. Younis is India's main woe as he has scored 707 runs against them in four tests at an average of 117.83
* Afridi scored his century in just 78 balls. Ninth fastest century in Tests.
* Kamran Akmal scored his centruey in just 81 balls and the highest by a wicket keeper in Tests.
* Afridi smacked an Harbhajan over in this fashion – [6-6-6-6-2-1]. Its the second highest runs scored in an over.
Now lets wait and see what the Indian batting order has to offer.
Atlast made up my mind to make a post here. Was involved in couple of experiments (no scientific stuff, basic coding) and was feeling really lazy to make up my mind to post it on my blog. The experiment continues so I don't wanna blow it up in the middle. Couple weeks after the new year again here we are having some days off from work coz of the Public holidays. Its important to take these days off coz when we hit next Monday it will be no stopping. It has been raining heavily around Colombo and heard that its raining really heavily in the most parts of the island. So stuck with my computer at home even on a holiday as I didn't even worry about having a bath or changing cloths considering the climate. Nobody at home complained. So no worries
Wish you all a Happy New Year. Sorry guys, I was bit stuck here and there and couldn't post lately on my blog. Not a bad start to 2006 and planning a lot for this year. Last year was awesome with adding loads of stuff in my knowledge base. Gained a lot and hoping to gain more this year too.
Had a great time with my good old school buddies as we all met at one of my friend's place for dinner on the Christmas eve. It was fun to meet all of them as we had lot of fun talking about all the past things and the stuff we did during school days. If there is an option to goto School again I would really love to. Its a sweet part of life
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Finally the issue I had to face with switching hosts came to an end after finding where it would have gone wrong. Our client who was using the services of a leading ISP in Sri Lanka wanted to move their hosting and mail services to a different Service Provider. The client purchased the hosting A/C and requested our company to do the necessity to get things running as they didn't have that much of an experience with the setup. And I was assigned to sort things out and as usual I did the setup of the hosting and the email. I told the client to change the nameservers of the domain and they did that as well. And then to the waiting stage. It took more than two days and still the services were not up. I then tried accessing it via an anonymous proxy and it worked. I told couple of my friends to check who were living in different parts of the world and it was working for them as well. So I realized that it has to do something with the ISP's DNS records. Since this ISP covers 75% or more of Sri Lanka I should say it doesn't work for Sri Lanka.
It all got to the messy stage coz I didn't get a good response from guy I spoke to at the ISP, though I explained him that they haven't removed the DNS records. I was under pressure by the client as they were pissed off thinking that the new hosting company is screwing things up. Atlast I found a guy who is known to my friend who helped me out in solving things out. Earlier they thought that the domain was blacklisted. But to see our client hasn't informed the ISP to disconnect the DNS services. So atlast after submitting all the paperwork the ISP took the necessary steps and all the services are now working fine to all users. It was one hell of a job..