Bug Vanquisher

7 August 2007

A Tale of Late Hour Working

Filed under: Fun, Personal — Tanveer Badar @ 4:16 PM

Last night, I was working quite late at office. Well, not that late but late by my usual standards. I leave office at 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. every day. But yesterday was different. I had one critical use case to complete. Therefore, I stayed late till 9:30 P.M.

Guess what, outside, it was a whole new world waiting for me. The roads which are brimming with vehicles at evening was nearly empty. Not that much traffic. The markets which are full to the last footstep were being closed, their shops shuttered down. Karachi is ‘The awaking city’ (راتوں کا شہر), but it seemed like the patient hinged to the last drop of life, like empty eyes with something suddenly lost in their depths. The building looked like they were haunted. People looking like ghosts. Streets and highways which have bright street lights were dark, with only sources of light from the oncoming buses and cars. Not a single waft of wind blew. Sky was full of clouds, dark clouds which make everything appear hazy.

Just kidding, I was very sleepy when I left office. That patient thing was me failing to see the full details through my half closed eyes. And what do you suppose people to do at 10:30 P.M., turn on all lights in their houses? No wonder the buildings were dark. It is really very nice weather these days, sky was full of clouds but not that much.

6 August 2007

Bugging and Buzzing

Filed under: Bugz — Tanveer Badar @ 10:35 AM

I put a requested feature bug on connect about missing auto complete functionality in WPF TextBox. Getting the idea of making people vote on it from here, please do the same for this bug too. It has already got two votes of 5/5.

Talking about Weather

Filed under: Things in life — Tanveer Badar @ 10:22 AM

Eric Lippert nicely puts cloud formation and proceeds to explain thunderstorms.

3 August 2007

Reading Mania

Filed under: Fun, Personal — Tanveer Badar @ 6:08 PM

This post has been overdue for almost one week (actually, more than one week because that week ended yesterday).

Can you believe that I got my hands on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows somewhere around 10:05 PM on 26th July, began reading it immediately, read till 4:30 AM in the morning, slept till 11:15 AM that day, woke up and got ready to finish the novel. Read on and read on from 11:45 AM, till finally at 7:30 PM on Friday I finish it.

This means I finished it entirely in about 14.25 hours. Such a marvelous reading speed. I always knew I read at lightening speed, but this is something beyond lightening. Never before had I finished any book this quickly. Was it due to the fact that I liked it so much or just because I am getting better? I don’t know what is the case.

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