No offense, actually, I always find this "introduction thing" bit girly . No offense. That's what I always tell to people even in real life. But hey, I am also going to do it.
I am not whining about Pakistan at all. I love my country. I wish, I was born with some silver spoon in my mouth but I was not. I would bore you if I tell about the corruption that I face daily. I admit it, maybe, I could be more gentle and happier with this "system", if I am on the upper-chain of corruption (obviously, that's my general observation, people in the "system" are always happier even knowingly doing corruption). Alas, there is lots of bitterness filled in my heart against the system's corruption and the people who do not fear from Haram Rizq. My believe is that even using lamp's light for private usage is Haram, if that lamp is filled with government's money's oil (as Hazrat Umer RTA said). Therefore, even taking a pen or newspaper to our home is Haram (even idling in job's time), let alone any other kind of corruption.
@ Asad_N My friend.
Too late, I have already spent years of my life in computers
Well, if we are going to introduce ourselves, then most of you might have already judged me by my previous post
However, I would be happy to more bore you people with myself Invested years in computer software programming (lost counting). Areas of interest (almost daily working with):
* C/C++: Mostly in Visual C++ 6 and 2005 with touches of assembly. Mostly working in MFC and WTL. Sometime in VCL (if using C++Builder). But I prefer MFC over VCL, as VCL's main thread is not multi-threading safe.
* RAD Tools: Delphi, Visual Basic 6 (Classic) and Visual Basic 2005. Have knowledge of C# but didn't bother to jump into that boat.
* Environments: Mostly Windows, however I prefer NT based Windows (I recommend it to my clients to run my softwares). I also program for Linux distros and BSD. However, I always prefer any flavor of BSD over Linux (just my personal opinion from experience).
* Leisure: Most of my day's hours are spent into computer programming. If any time is left then used with "fighting" with the "system". However, if I get time then I prefer reading books over TV. I also like to play computer games but due to less time available, sometime even more than 3 months are needed to complete a game (especially happened with GTA's episodes). I don't have that typical Pakistani bug for online chatting (especially IMs).
* Computer Games: I am casual computer gamer and like wide range of genre. I usually like to complete (end) a game before starting any new one.
* Books: Mostly computer programming related books, classic novels and philosophy books. I do not read any kind of contemporary romantic novels (loath them). It's hard to find any Pakistani to debate/discuss Being and Nothingness. I would love to discuss/debate books similar to that or maybe Picasso and Cubism, or Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Surrealism, Impressionism art (I have yet read only these Not enough time in life to read everything that I want to)
* Movies: Instead of watching pathetic TV shows and dramas, I select a movie from IMDb and watch that movie. In my opinion, movies are fixed amount of time package, and you are usually happy after it is finish. I have watched over 90% of IMDb's Top 250 list. I mostly like English, French and Chinese movies. You'll be amazed if I tell you how many Chinese/HongKong movies I have watched. Not a movie, but can anyone here tell that he/she had watched Feel 100%? (I might be only one here).
As you people might have already judged me, I am quite a boring person. Most of Pakistani consider programmers as "computer typist" or "computer chatters" (waste time in-front of screen and play games/chat all the time). Generally, I find that there is absolute no respect in Pakistani community for programmers.
By the way, I highly think in the manner of science and logic (as I was educated). I neither believe in Peer nor in pseudo science (you might have get the idea of what I am trying to say). I only believe in Allah.