Slack's New Logopermalink

slackhq.com

Raise your hands if you like slack’s new logo. I don’t wanna be a nitpicker, but I don’t like it. however I get it. it looks like a workstation., implying collaboration. But still it’s not up to mark. If a logo change is followed by a philosophical blog post, my educated guess is, they know it too.

However I am glad, they only changed logo, not a free plan to paid one. They once lured me, by enabling a paid plan, then told me, it has expired, either I pay to continue or switch back to free.

January 17, 2019

GoDaddy is sneakily injecting JavaScript into your website and how to stop itpermalink

www.igorkromin.net

Igor Kromin

I recently started having issues with the admin interface of a website I run and decided to check the browser console to see if any errors were being displayed there. There were and among them was an error stating that a JavaScript map file being loaded (and failing) that I did not recognise. This meant that the actual JavaScript file itself was already loaded via my website. This set off all sorts of alarms for me and I started to dig in further.

When I was a diaper-wearing Kid, I registered my first ever domain using Godaddy. They aggressively advertised and so therefore I ended up on their website. Even back then I hated their website, with car racing models IMG. This is not what you would expect to see on a domain name registrar website. It was totally out of place.

And we all know what sort of company it is. VID .. Yep! It was a great marketing stunt from a general consumer point of view, however most of the professional developers community is gonna find it gross1.

As soon as I reached puberty, I realized it was the most stupid mistake, it was not only expensive comparatively but also had suspended my account twice over login issues. Since then I moved over to NameCheap (everyone’s favorite) and never looked back.


1. Few years ago, they changed the website branding and made it developer friendly., as it was acquired by the equity consortium., and the original founder Bob Parsons left.

January 14, 2019

The man who married a hologrampermalink

edition.cnn.com

Akihiko Kondo doesn’t have the air of a rebel. This year, however, the bespectacled school administrator bucked conventional norms. He married a hologram. Kondo’s November wedding to cyber celebrity Hatsune Miku — which is not legally recognized.

I don’t find myself being fond of his sexual fantasies, however economically he perhaps made a good choice, living in one of the most expensive places on earth, Tokyo, Japan. But wait … it’s kind of Meh at the same time too. 😐

December 29, 2018

China’s Detention Camps for Muslims Turn to Forced Laborpermalink

www.nytimes.com

KASHGAR, China — Muslim inmates from internment camps in far western China hunched over sewing machines, in row after row. They were among hundreds of thousands who had been detained and spent month after month renouncing their religious convictions. Now the government was showing them on television as models of repentance, earning good pay — and political salvation — as factory workers.

Oh Well! This is kind of deplorable. We (Pakistan) consider China as our elder brother, and indeed they are, and Islam has no room for radicalism. Having said that, It’s still raising eyebrows for me, the way this ‘transformation’ is being conducted.

I hope they treat everyone well, regardless of one’s religion. There is a little to no chance of Pakistan or for that matter any Muslim country raising any concern over this. I guess, I am the only Muslim person or a Pakistani who called it deplorable.

December 17, 2018

Unprotected Wifi

 

December 11, 2018 | Tags:

Hate Crimepermalink

www.nytimes.com

At least 10 people were killed in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Federal authorities are treating it as a hate crime. NYT

I don’t wanna be a nitpicker, I clearly know the difference between, what is a terrorism and what is a hate crime. The media response would have been discriminately fear-mongering if the suspect was a Muslim. I know it can’t be defined as terrorism. But I am still not convinced either with their choice of words for a suspect who killed 10 people on the religious grounds.

October 28, 2018

Jamal Khoshoggi

According to the Saudi Govt, the demised Journalist was not killed, he just could not survive the interrogation. A mere unfortunate incident. To honor his corpse he would be permanently buried inside the consulate. It would also serve a purpose for any future suspect who is brought in for interrogation. As Trump would say ‘ after all he is gonna get 72 virgins in heaven so he had still got a good deal out of the ordeal.’

Honestly it’s disgraceful. and I must say, our own agencies might have killed a few journalists too. But still largely in 2018 press is free here. I am dumbfounded but not surprised, Trump is gonna buy Saudi Shi*t over this matter, and in the end this issue would disappear into oblivion forever.

October 17, 2018

A DHL Package from China

So everyone knows, I work 7 days of the week, and Sunday is no exception, so this morning I had received an email with a zip file. Honestly I am always very wary of opening of Zip files, you never know what is packed inside.

But it looked like a gentle email requesting our services to clear his DHL package that he had received from China. So I unzipped the file, and there were 7-8 docs inside., and then suddenly the description of goods caught my eye Bam! ‘silicon sexual toy’ .… and I kind of jumped out of my chair, and carefully observed the sender of the email, he looked like a 26 yo bloke working in a far far away factory, and he had given his room address. I could understand his pain, he perhaps got tired of watchin’ pr0n and fapping on his laptop screen, and now wanted the next level of fun., during those lonely-factory-night-shifts. But sadly we are a very modest company.

September 23, 2018

Impact of US – China Trade War on Vietnampermalink

www.vietnam-briefing.com

If the tariffs are strictly restricted to China and do not affect the cross-border supply chain, Vietnamese exporters will be more competitive and will see an increase in demand for their products, especially textiles and garments.

Yeah I have been pondering over it, how this would effect the Vietnam exports, they are likely to have very competitive advantage and increase in the demand exponentially.

September 20, 2018