Archive for July, 2010

Internet has proved to be a good place of investment for many entrepreneurs, young and old. Some of the young entrepreneurs have earned huge success in their projects and have become millionaires at an early age.

This list includes 10 such young entrepreneurs who have become millionaires on the internet.

1 ) Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Founder - Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

Facebook Founder - Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

Age: 26 years old
Project: Facebook
Wealth: $1.3 billion

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. As a Harvard student, he created the online social website Facebook with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Facebook is a social networking site popular worldwide. Zuckerberg serves as Facebook’s CEO. He has been the subject of controversy for the origins of his business and his wealth.

Time Magazine added Zuckerberg as one of The World’s Most Influential People of 2008. He fell under the Scientists & Thinkers category for his web phenomenon, Facebook, and ranked 52 out of 101 people.

2 ) Andrew Gower

British games developer and co-founder of Jagex Ltd - Andrew Christopher

British games developer and co-founder of Jagex Ltd - Andrew Christopher

Age: 30 years old
Project: Runescape
Wealth: $650 million

Andrew Christopher Gower (born 2 December 1978) is a British games developer and co-founder of Jagex Ltd, the company he founded with Paul Gower and Constant Tedder. He is noted for writing MMORPG RuneScape, with the assistance of his brother, Paul Gower and also a lead developer.

Jagex Games Studio (or Jagex Ltd./Jagex Software/JAGeX) is a producer of online computer games based in Cambridge, UK. It is best known for the three versions of its RuneScape MMO, as well as for having produced the FunOrb games site and developing the ‘to be released’ MechScape MMO. Jagex has over 350 employees, with all content development, management, and customer support provided ‘in house’.

The company produces games exclusively written using the Java language, its name standing for “JAva Gaming EXperts”. It has received a number of awards for its achievements and is one of the highest profile developers in the UK.

3 ) Chad Hurley

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer youtube -  Chad Hurley

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer youtube - Chad Hurley

Age: 32 years old
Project: YouTube
Wealth: $300 million

Chad Meredith Hurley (born 1976) is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the popular San Bruno, California-based video sharing website YouTube. In June 2006, he was voted 28th on Business 2.0’s “50 People Who Matter Now” list. In October 2006 he sold YouTube for $1.65 billion to Google.

Hurley worked in eBay’s PayPal division—one of his tasks involved designing the original PayPal logo before starting YouTube with fellow PayPal colleagues Steve Chen and Jawed Karim.

Hurley is a user interface expert and was primarily responsible for the tagging and video sharing aspects of YouTube

4 ) Blake Ross and David Hyatt

Mozilla firefox project by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross

Mozilla firefox project by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross

Age: 24 years old
Project: Mozilla
Wealth: $120 million

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox has 22.98% of the recorded usage share of web browsers as of August 2009[update], making it the second most popular browser in terms of current use worldwide after Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which has 66.97%.

To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features which are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.

Latest Firefox features include tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing (aka “geolocation”) based exclusively on a Google service and an integrated search system that uses Google by default in most localizations. Functions can be added through add-ons, created by third-party developers, of which there is a wide selection, a feature that has attracted many of Firefox’s users.

Firefox runs on various versions of Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and many other Unix-like operating systems. Its current stable release is version 3.5.3, released on September 9, 2009[update]. Firefox’s source code is free software, released under a tri-license GNU GPL/GNU LGPL/MPL

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Kashmiri Chai

Kashmiri Chai

Ingredients:
6 teaspoon green tea leaves
15 seeds of green cardamom
1\2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1\2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1\2 liter milk, full cream
– fresh cream ( malai)
6 teaspoons pistachio , grounded
6 cups water

Directions:
1. Pour water in a heavy based large pan. Add tea leaves, salt, seeds of green cardamom and bicarbonate of soda.

2. Bring to boil reduce heat and simmer briskly for 45 minutes or until it reduces to 1\3 its quantity.

3. While it is still boiling pour in it about 2-3 cups of cold water or enough water to make four cups in all. Bring to boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and keep aside.

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Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

Genres: Thriller
Running Time: 2 hr. 2 min.
Release Date: October 16th, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape and pervasive language.
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, Leslie Bibb
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Produced by: Neil Sacker, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel

A poorly delivered and uninspired tale about one guy’s misguided revenge. Everything about it is just utterly ridiculous and hard to put in words.

One ordinary (or at least that’s what the promos claim) man wreaks havoc after his family is murdered by fighting the system on his own. But at the end of the day, he isn’t better than the men who killed his wife and daughter.

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Don't Be Sad - Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni

Don't Be Sad - Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni

This book will lift your spirits! It will give you the strength to tackle the problems that come your way with a fresh new perspective. It is also an uplifting book.

It was originally written in Arabic but has been translated into English by Faisal ibn Muhammad Shafeeq. It has also been translated into Malay. Although the book is written with reference mainly to the Holy Quran, it also includes quotations from other non-muslim philosophers which the author feels contribute to the general objective of his book.

Even if you are not a Muslim, you will find this book useful. Humans are universally similar so the issues that he brought up in the book applies to all people regardless of religion or race. The tone of the book wakes you up to the realities of life – that there are things that are beyond our control. One example I quote, “Episodes of the past are finished with;sadness cannot retrieve them, melancholy cannot make things right and depression will never bring the past back to life.”

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Salman Mehmood a.k.a SKDev

Salman Mehmood a.k.a SKDev

Salman Mehmood the founder of Thalassemia.com.pk is no longer among us. He left this world at 2 pm PST on 19th October 2009 due to meningitis.

He was a thalassemic himself, 24 years old, working as a web developer for a US based company named ‘Directors Advantage’.

His dream was to save next generation from thalassemia, he wanted badly assembly to pass the thalassemia prevention bill and how unlucky of him that bill just got pass when he died…, he wanted to aware every single soul about thalassemia, he even mentioned his cause on a TV show, you can see the video on Youtube.

Rest about him I won’t write because other bloggers/journalist/writers have written on him a lot. As a brother he was a gem!

Am posting some of the articles/posts written on him, I will be including more whenever they are available to me:

In The Memory of Our Beloved Friend Salman Mehmood (skdev)

Eternal Silence.. Dedicated to skdev

Innal Lahi Wana Ilahi Raja’on

In the memory of Salman Mehmood

Salman (skdev) will always live in our hearts

A Prayer for Salman – Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajeeoon

Those Who Met On The Way: Dedicated To Salman Mehmood #skdev

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The invention of lyring

The invention of lyring

Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Rob Lowe, Louis C.K.

Producers: Lynda Obst, Oly Obst, Ricky Gervais, Dan Lin

Genres: Comedy

Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min

Release Date: October 2nd, 2009 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language including some sexual material and a drug reference.

The first half-hour of “The Invention of Lying,” co-directed and co-written by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson, is so sharply fresh, clever and laugh-out-loud hilarious that you can’t help but wonder how they’ll sustain it for another hour.

To be honest, they can’t.

The early reels are a marvel of sustained comic invention and verbal wit, with a dash of speculative humor that borders on science fiction. Bus ads and building signage offer priceless sight gags (a retirement home bills itself as “a sad place for old hopeless people”), while the movies Mark writes are essentially unvarnished history lessons, read directly to the camera with nary an ounce of Hollywood artifice.

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exportHi there! 🙂

If you are a website owner who has a blog or some other kind of dynamic website which utilizes a mysql database, but you don’t have (or you don’t know how to use) phpMyAdmin then you need a very easy way to backup and export your mysql database, right?

Well I also faced this problem recently, one of my client sites didn’t have phpMyAdmin installed and he needed a quick and easy method to download the backup. So here is a script that solved my client’s problem, and now am releasing it so it solves yours problem as well 🙂

How to use:
1)
Download mySQL Backup script (1.17 KB)

2) Extract all files

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