Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oh, hail NEW facebook

MY biggest dislike about the new Facebook "you don't have your status on top of your profile anymore"

all these days i used twitter AND facebook to update my current status.

from: http://smobot.com/twitter-facebook-blogger-302 
i used twitter because it's best for sharing micro statuses worldwide. But i couldn't forget that my social community is much larger in facebook and makes more sense for me to have my statuses on Facebook as well which all my friends can see. But i hated having to log into TWO individual services (facebook and twitter) just for updating my same status.

Then i tried looking around for any kind of facebook app that would allow my tweets on twitter to come up automatically to my status field on Facebook - but could not find any: the closest match was the official Twitter app for facebook which simply made a post on the wall rather than showing it on top of my profile as my status.

That's the ONLY reason why i went through putting up tweets on twitter and ALSO putting up statuses on FB.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Preferred IDEs for various programming languages

so............ over the last one month i had been trying out several IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) for different kinds of programming.... and here is what i figure out to be the best IDEs for the various programming languages. My judgement is based on:
  • quickness of code-completion suggestions, 
  • quick search through Docs, 
  • ease of program execution and deployment
  • ease of handling GUI (graphical user interface)
  • ease of installation of plugins or add-ons
Programming LanguagePreferred IDE
        Java        PHP
Net Beans
Adobe AIR

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Problem with displaying joomla correctly on XAMPP in Linux

i have used Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
i had used the default full installation of XAMPP for Linux 1.7.3a.

i had coded PHP applications for quite awhile and everything worked great....... but when i installed Joomla - a leading Content Management System on PHP - on my localhost, i got some gibberish nonsense like this...... full of this error and that error
i searched the net for answers but found no source helpful...... that's why putting the solution to this problem up on my blog.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Removing the 'index.php' from the URL of a codeigniter site

UPDATE (9th May 2015): at the time of writing this article, codeigniter was on version 1.7 I guess. Now, in codeigniter version 2.2.2, the official documentation of Codeigniter shows how to achieve this goal very easily. You can refer to the "Removing the index.php file" section in http://www.codeigniter.com/userguide2/general/urls.html page.

By default, the index.php file will be included in your URLs:

You can easily remove this index.php from displaying in the url by using a .htaccess file in your 'codeigniter' root folder and make it look like: example.com/news/article/my_article

Notice the absence of anything infront of the (.) dot in the filename of .htaccess file

Here is an example of such a .htaccess file.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Android Development using Eclipse on Linux

0. pre-requisites for Android development on linux

i am using the following platforms and environments. i shall guide you through the setup process of Android ADT Plugin for Eclipse

i have used
OS: Linux Ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala
Java: Java 6 JDK
SDK: Android SDK r05 from the site developer.android.com
IDE: Eclipse 3.5 galileo
ADT: AndroidDevelopmentToolkit plugin for developing android apps on eclipse - ADT 0.9.6

1. setup JAVA and Eclipse on your linux machine

for android development, you need to have the JAVA Development Kit installed on your machine.
to setup JAVA on your linux machine for android development-
1. go to terminal
2. command "sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin";
3. command "sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk";
4. follow instructions and your JAVA environment for Android Development will be created
If you are on a x86_64 system, you must also install ia32-libs by the command:

"sudo apt-get install ia32-libs"

Eclipse is the most recommended IDE for android development. all resources and tutorials of Android in developer.android.com refer to the usage of Eclipse IDE. Nonetheless, developers can choose to use a different IDE out of their own comfort.

Friday, April 30, 2010

preparation and organizing of Int'l Microcredit Conference 2010

The progress with organizing the International Microcredit Conference 2010 in AIESEC Bangladesh is going pretty smooth and exciting. Venue arrangements seem to be happening well. Communications with the foreign ministries are also looking good as the foreign ministry said they would cooperate greatly with AIESEC to facilitate more and more international delegates coming into Bangladesh for this confere

Some of our alumni are also being very helpful in this context as they are helping us develop our methodologies and strategies with their experiences in great ways.

It's really amazing to see how the many small pieces are falling into place one after another and it's fantastic to be able to be a part of this. Of course, it's not as easy as it sounds because tough challenges are always there and it's an integral part of any kind of quest an individual or a team of individuals make.
it's upto the people how effectively they deal with the challenges and overcome these challenges as an experience.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

new changes brought forward from IPM 2010 Tunisia

the revision of the Global Competency Model (GCM)

AIESEC always aims towards developing 4 change agent characteristics in an AIESECer

at first we had 16 competencies in the GCM for the development of these characteristics
then we had 11 competencies in the GCM
and now, Talent Management Unit is bringing to you 5 competencies in the GCM

benefits of having fewer (but essential) competencies in the model???
simpler competency assessment
simpler competency tracking
focused control on people's behaviour attitudes and competency development

stay tuned......... the launch of the new GCM will happen very soon in this International Presidents Meeting in Tunisia.

Syed Rakib Al Hasan
AIESEC in Bangladesh

Monday, February 22, 2010

Great quotations from International Presidents Meeting 2010 in Tunisia

Great quotations from AI and MCPs at International Presidents Meeting 2010 in Tunisia

Quote 1
"Today you all have created history....... you are the presidents of your Committees and you represent the entire world of AIESEC....... and today, by starting the 2015 process, each of your name is part of the global history of AIESEC"
-------- by Aman Jain
-------- President of AIESEC International 09-10
-------- Day 3 of IPM 2010 when we the global plenary had started the AIESEC 2015 design process

Quote 2
"SHIT Happens........ and we the MCPs are always going through SHIT because it's part of the Job Description............ So why not we all try to mould the shit and make something really beautiful and charming out of it"
-------- by Mohammad Ali
-------- President of AIESEC in Bahrain 09-10
-------- Day 4 of IPM 2010 in Leadership Development Program conducted by FutureConsiderations

Sunday, February 21, 2010

from International Presidents Meeting 2010 in Tunisia

first up

go to http://www.aiesec.org/AI/ipm
or go to https://sites.google.com/a/aiesec.net/ipm2010/
also go to http://www.facebook.com/AIESECglobal.
join the facebook fanpage, follow the updates and see how many people has liked the new fan page status about PAI elect of 2010-2011.


greetings from tunisia........... i m here in tunisia right now representing AIESEC Bangladesh at the International Presidents Meeting (aka IPM 2010) in Hemmamat Tunisia. tunisia is a muslim country and they speak arabic and french here. the conference venue here is like those shooting spots of aladin, sindbab, prince of persia.......... those ancient arabic architectures...... it feels kind of royal to walk through these HUUUGGGEEE hallwayz.....


we just had the TUNISIAN night as tonight's special event......... traditional clothings, traditional dances and music, horse and camel athletics, traditional food, and most attractive of all........... hot belly dancers. i, and many others over here, had never seen belly dancers before apart from on tv. so it was great to watch these women performing this beautiful arabian dance right infront of us...... dont take me otherwise, i waznt checking them out top to bottom.


we had the election of PAI last night (i assume all the new members know by now wat the PAI stands for). and the new President of AIESEC International is HUGO PERIERA, current AIVP Organizational Strategies. He is from Portugal and he is our new President of AIESEC International.


i wanted to share with you all about a matter which we (all the delegates at IPM 2010 are all REALLY proud about. we all know that since the International Congress 2005 in India AIESEC had ben heading towards AIESEC 2010. now we are living in 2010 and AIESEC as a global organization has achieved its 2010 goals very well (except for the eXchange + LR targets though). we had AIESEC 2010 goals and today we are standing on the year 2010, wat's next? should there be upgraded targets for AIESEC globally or should there be any new sort of strategies to drive the entire organization globally?

hence, i and the entire conference stakeholders are proud to let you know that today in this very IPM 2010 in Tunisia - we the delegates have started desiging a new long term goal for the global organization - which we call the AIESEC 2015.

yes guys............. we take immense pride in saying that today, we the national presidents of AIESEC around the world (both the currents and elects), hav played a united role upon creating the new global ambition of AIESEC - the AIESEC 2015. as the current PAI Aman likes to say it, "we hav created history today" and it makes me feel really really proud of the fact that i am a part of creating this history which the next 5 generations of AIESECers will be following globally.

few days ago we used to think, back in 2005 how did AIESEC come up with a 2010 goal which they wanted to be followed by over 35,000 members in over 100 countries. today i can proudly say that i hav lived through it.

i so miss Al-Amin Anu at this point of time, your MCP elect of AIESEC Bangladesh. it would have been great if we could have been involved in the making of AIESEC 2015 together.


today also something new started - the LEAD program.
LEAD is a Leadership Development program designed for all current and elect MCPs of AIESEC in the world to help them learn and develop leadership skills among themselves. the LEAD program is a unique 18 months LEADERSHIP DEVELOPEMENT PROGRAM that has initiated today by AIESEC International in cooperation with FutureConsiderations - a leading institution of professional leadership trainers. LEAD is an abbreviation for
~ Learn
~ Engage
~ Activate
~ Deliver
we are all looking forward to take back as much as possible from this Leadership Development Program of LEAD which is not just going to help us in AIESEC but also going to help us prepare for the real world - to lead a team of human beings in office, society or thesis projects in universities.


it has been only 3 days now in this conference and we hav gone through so much already. we still hav 7 more days left to go. so you can understand how massive and exciting the contents of this conference are gonna get in the next few dez.

follow us LIVE from any part of the world through live video streaming and watch the AI team elections take place. you guys hav missed watching the PAI elections. but dont miss the AIVP elections on the day 9 of the conference.

go to http://www.aiesec.org/AI/ipm
or go to https://sites.google.com/a/aiesec.net/ipm2010/
also go to http://www.facebook.com/AIESECglobal.
join the facebook fanpage, follow the updates and see how many people has liked the new fan page status about PAI elect of 2010-2011.

hope you guys are all doing great........... AIESEC in Bangladesh is gonna roll.

Syed Rakib Al Hasan
AIESEC in Bangladesh