Nauman (recluze) on computing, philosophy and more

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

'recluze was here'

I moved my blog recently to Although the design on wordpress isn't anywhere near my liking, it allows you to download their blogging software and run it on your own host (which means lots of customization). See you there.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Me in City University

I'm about to finish my class in Brains Degree College. I think I'll be teaching VB.NET for the next 100 years. I've already got another one in City University. It's a BCS and MCS merged class of about 25.

I've taught them for four hours and they already think I'm too tough on them! Let's see if they can hate me as much as my Brains class.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

CSS Heaven, Dreamweaver 8!

Just tried Macromedia's (now Adobe) Dreamwever version 8. It's simply great. It's the only editor I've seen so far which manages to capture the soul of latest developments in CSS. It creates CSS layouts automatically! Hand-code a CSS page and you'll see why I'm so excited.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Quarks in Flash

I've been busy as a bee trying to finish the flash verion of Quaks website. It's almost finished now. The skeleton is up and only a few screens remain. It's basically just text that remains now. Even that is ready. I just don't have it with me right now.

Anyway, if you don't know what Quarks is, head over to to find out. Sorry, Uzair. I couldn't hold it in any longer. It's a wonder I've been able to keep it shut for this long.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Finally, a Class!

I've finally managed to attend a class (as a student, that is). My MS classes have started today. For those who don't know (and for some obscure and unfathomable reason, still care) I've gotten myself admitted in MS programme in City University. It's a research based programme and it'll take two years. Inshaallah! I've got a vague idea of what I'll be doing for research. Don't want to give it away right now though.

Friday, January 27, 2006

CSS Layout

I've finally finished writing (and publishing) my article on "CSS Layout". I've converted it into a handy PDF all pretty and formatted. Took me two days just to format it in InDesign. (I had to learn the tool while doing it!) Here are the details. Article Abstract Tables are a powerful way of creating complex page layouts. That’s why many people simply refuse to let them go. Now, CSS designs have come a long way and have the same sort of power. Let go of your tables and come see how powerful CSS has become. The main problem I faced when I started learning CSS designs was how to get some of those DIVs floating to the right position while still keeping others in their place. HTML tables made it so easy but they have their drawbacks. I decided to redo my weblog template and write a small article in the meantime. There are a lot of CSS tutorials out there. I’m not going to go into the details of CSS. I’ll just take a design and implement it with precise values to show you just how it’s done. Having said that, be forewarned, this tutorial is not for the faint of heart. File size: 374 KBs Number of Pages: 6 Download it here along with the resource file.

Saturday, January 14, 2006


Google's orginal research papers (when it was called BackRub)! I'll give them some time too. I just have to at least see these papers, even if I don't understand them.

WebBase Research Papers


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