Zahid Shahid


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2008
Dec 23

Blockstatus.com: New Look, lot more to come

1 Comment    [ Posted in Websites ]

Hard drive in Blockstatus server crashed two days ago, which caused the downtime of about 24 hours. Having an opportunity, I quickly finalised and uploaded the new design, which also has newer database system.

Next plan is to add some more stuff, like some domain tools etc in the website. While I’ll also be updating Zahid.PK’s design in few days.


2008
Nov 29

We are ONE PAKISTAN, ONE NATION

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As usual, some foreign elements are trying to separate us by raising ethinic issues. They should now admit it that they can’t do anything to Pakistan. We as one nation, must understand who is in our favour  and who is not.

All areas of Pakistan, and all people, including Pathans, Punjabis. Mohajir, Sindhi, Saraiki, Memon, Balti, Balochi, and all others are One Nation. We all are brothers, and respect each other. And we must admit to the fact that we are nothing without each other.

I request all my friends not to believe in anything that is creating problems among Pakistanis. We must stand together when Pakistan is already suffering from serious economic conditions.

GOD BLESS PAKISTAN


2008
Oct 7

Bank Alfalah, MCB and NIB Bankrupted?

5 Comments    [ Posted in Pakistan ]

Update: The News was just a Rumor πŸ™‚

There is a news circulating among Markets and Business Community that Bank Alfalah, Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) and NIB have been declared defaulters. many people are insisting me and others to withdraw everything I have in accounts in these banks.. Though, I believe its just a rumor, and trying to confirm the authenticity of the news from some reliable sources.

Same things are told about Standard Chartered Bank as well.. but It looks pretty impossible for such big groups getting bankrupt.

I will also be updating this post once the news is confirmed. Any information from the readers will entitle for equal reputation.


2008
Sep 30

Eid Mubarak to All Muslims!!

2 Comments    [ Posted in General, Pakistan ]

I wish everyone a very Happy Eid, And I wish everyone’s wishes come true!

My wishes are especially with the people of Pakistan, living in the border areas, who are suffering from tentions every now and then! I hope all that so-called war-against-terrorism ends very soon and people live a happy and peaceful life.

And I pray, Allah! please show our leaders the right path, and help us with the tough time we are going through here in Pakistan.


2008
Sep 21

Suicide attacks in Pakistan. Where are we going?

No Comments    [ Posted in Pakistan ]

Though I tend to avoid discussing religious or political issues anymore, but the things happening in Pakistan is driving me and every Pakistani crazy.

Who is dying? our own people.. The so-called war-against-terrorism has finally come into our own homeland. America on the other hand has no problems, their people are safe in their country, and living a happy life.. but whats happening to others? Dying! Seriously, the war is not killing any militants, but the civilians.

We need a solution.. and the only solution is to stop the war against Taliban! only then we can expect no Suicide attacks! If our politicians and the world think that they will completely eliminate Talibans.. they are fools. They just can’t kill them all. They must stop fighting… there is no other way to save Pakistan now.

I just cant express my feelings in words. All I can do is.. PRAY! And I really wish that everything goes well for us!

To the American Government: If you’re really honest, take some talibans to your country… and fight them there πŸ™‚ Risk your people’s lives, and then see what your people feel for you!

Note: I’m in no way affiliated with Taliban, any religious or political organization, Military, Government, or anyAgency. All this is how I and other Pakistanis feel. I didn’t mean to offend and don’t hold any responsibility if anyone feels offended after reading this.


2008
Aug 27

Nikon D90 with HD Video & 18-105mm VR

7 Comments    [ Posted in Camera & Photography ]

Nikon D90

Nikon has just announced D90 πŸ™‚ its 12MP, has 3″ LCD, Livew View, Dust Cleaning, 4.5FPS and 720p/24 Video  !!

This will probably be my next buy πŸ™‚ Hope to see some good reviews very soon!

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR will probably be my 2nd buy if it does not come kitted πŸ™‚


2008
Aug 14

Pakistan Tour – Back to Karachi

8 Comments    [ Posted in General, Pakistan, Personal ]

Photo GalleryUpdating Daily

I am back πŸ™‚ here is the date-wise detail of the tour:

Aug 06, 2008: Left Karachi at 4:00 AM; reached lahore in about 18.5 hours.
Aug 07, 2008: Left Lahore via GT Road, had lunch with a friend in Gujranwala, Reached Murree, and slept.
Aug 08, 2008: Left Murree, Drove through Ayyubia, Nathiagali, Abottabad, Mansehra, and Balakot.. Reached Shogran at night and stayed there.
Aug 09, 2008: Visited Siri and Payye in Jeep, and left for Naran. Reached Naraan in the evening and visited Lake Saif-ul-Maluk via Jeep.
Aug 10, 2008: Visited Jalkhud and Lulusar. Could not visit Noori Top due to bad weather and heavy rain. Left Naran in the evening and reached Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu Kashmir through Balakot, in the night.
Aug 11, 2008: Visited Pir Chinasi in a Taxi, and left for Multan in the evening
Aug 12, 2008: Reached Multan in the morning, stayed there till night..
Aug 13, 2008: Left for Karachi at 3:00 AM, Reached Karachi in 12 hours πŸ™‚

Total cost incurred Rs. 38000, divided among 4 persons πŸ™‚ We travelled approximately 3600 KM in our car. About Rs.9000 of CNG and Rs.2500 of Petrol used.

The tour was awesome, we enjoyed alot.. will be uploading photos very soon.


2008
Aug 5

Pakistan Tour by Road – Tonight

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I, along with my brother and 2 cousins, Leaving for Murree tonight πŸ™‚ Plan is to go Muzaffarabad, Naran, Kaghan, Nathiagali etc.. through Murree and Islamabad..

Will hopefully update with my tour and add pictures very soon πŸ™‚


2008
Aug 1

Finally got Nikon 55-200mm VR

I needed 18-200mm, choices were Nikon 18-200mm VR and Sigma 18-200mm DC OS HSM. Nikon being quite expensive at Rs.48000 and Sigma at Rs.32000, I ended up with Nikon 55-200mm VR @ Rs.18000.

I’ll probably be spending the saved money on Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and the D80 successor when it comes out! and I will hopefully be writing a short review of 55-200mm VR very soon πŸ™‚

The reasons i went with 55-200mm are:

  1. Nikon 18-200mm definitely has a convenience of not changing lenses for shot to shot, but it has some dark corners at 18mm. What if I don’t like that too much?
  2. Sigma is bit cheap but has the same issues, and it is slow in low light (f/6.3 at 200mm).
  3. There is no resale value for such stuff in Pakistan.
  4. 55-200mm VR is still an excellent lens, and if i really hate the inconvenience of changing lens at the end, i can sell it without losing too much!

And, changing lens doesn’t take more than 10 seconds πŸ™‚


2008
Jul 21

Photomanipulation – Just a try

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Just a try

Did this all in just 30 minutes.. i know its not perfect! but thats was my first try of this type! πŸ™‚

2 Self portraits uploaded as well:
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