2 Years Back

Posted in Old Memories with tags , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2009 by Bilal

About 2 years ago or if speaking more precisely 365+365+2 = 732 days ago I joined the prestigious company Powersoft19 (PS19).  I stayed there until I went to Saudi Arabia.

During my stay there, I learned a lot of new things. I have no doubt in saying that money is not everything, sometimes people whom with you spend your time are more important. It is easy to earn money but it is hard to find good people.

There are many names to recall but I will not be digging them much deep.

The first ‘culprit’ is Asad Ali who pulled me in the Powersoft family (yes pulled..!). Although he was not there to give me company but the credit goes to him.

ATM team comes next: Haider Miraj, Habibullah and my team lead Mr. Asim Rehmat. Although there were other people also but these were very close to me at work. We stayed together, passed the free time together (after major shippments) and worked together to meet the tight shipment deadlines, sometimes even full nights also.

The next person is Atique-ur-Rehman. Although we don’t share the same building but he was my “Help Line” before or after the Google (and the credit goes to gtalk).

There are many other to recall: other development teams, the Mega Team i.e. the Q.A. ;), the office staff and others..

After skipping many names, I would feel myself guilty if I don’t mention the name of the CEO Mr. Hassan Akbar whose doors were always open to the members of PS19 family. His kind and humble nature was (and even is) a source of great aspiration for me.

I could recall many things of that period: playing badminton, table tennis, snooker, hide n seek with network (yes!!); ON Saturdays, aftaries in Ramazan, On the House, No Boundary Meetings, the Eid Lunches and the list goes on ….

I dedicate this to all the people who were, who are and who will be the part of PS19 Family.

This blog was started in April 2008 and it contains the post till my stay in PS. It has not been written soo regularly but still it will give you some insight about my experience and our way of work. Initially its access was private but it does not contains anything tooo personal, juss one 2 two sentences at the end of the post. If u wish to go through this blog then go through the reverse chronological way starting from the first post of April 2008.

I would end this post with a message to ATM team members especially to my team lead:

“Boss! ‘its’ still very cheap…..”

[If you don’t understand this (and you should not), contact him for details, not me..!]



Posted in Blog of the Day, weekly meeting with tags , , on October 7, 2008 by Bilal


welcome back after a loooooooong time!

Past eid mubarak…!

well, Ramazan has passsed smothly, i had my 3 days itekaf. and eid was surely unexpected.

at PS19, before Eid,  ATM 2.2.5 has been shipped including CAN and eFLP.

Now, Modular MCU is in progress while RCL2 ATM has been assigned to me.

still no new resource in ATM, Haider has finally shifted beside me.

Today the meeting was chaired by Haider. Its his 2nd chance, much better than 1st one.

okay, time to leave,

c u later.



Posted in Blog of the Day with tags on August 4, 2008 by Bilal

Preparing for Excalibur

Posted in Blog of the Day with tags on June 10, 2008 by Bilal

This is totally dedicated for the shippment of Excalibur ( hopefully ATM 2.1.1)

not soo much work load yet, wat happen next, God knows better.


Posted in Blog of the Day with tags on June 3, 2008 by Bilal

Welcome back after long gap.

DTS day tiem saying has  been implemented in PK since June 1st.

We hav the shipment of UNITY-M on 7th, so total attention toward it.

today i hav been creating the missing design docs for the API, 2 completed today, hopefully 1 more to go.

Excalibur Standards

Posted in Blog of the Day with tags on May 29, 2008 by Bilal

Welcome back after the weekend…!

since last week i have been feeling unfit. the weekend was quiet booring and even i was on leave on Monday.

yesterday ( tuesday) also, i was not feeling welll. today much better but now (at this time ), a lil bit fever again…! 😦

Yesterday, i had been working on the transkey programmer, more speciafically, the OCU TYPE bit. but finally it has been solved today. the api has been generated with proper comments and versioning.

yesterday, i has started the Excalibur standards. they are still in progress and hopefully they will be ready ( all pass) till Friday.

Mr. umair naseer has faced and accident on late friday night. we went to c him in rasheed hospital defence. 2morrow morning, he will be operated…!  best wishes for him.

chillllll till NEXt

Transkey Programmer

Posted in Blog of the Day with tags on May 24, 2008 by Bilal

the main task for today was to test the yesterday implemented Transkey Programmer.

All command workng well except one (OCU TYPE).

another boring activity was to trace back the Albert’s report error of “Checking 32 relay board”.

by the way, i was not feeling well today; a lil bit ( or ++ )  fever ; although much better now but not 100% fine.

c u after the weekend.

Table Extractor

Posted in Blog of the Day with tags on May 22, 2008 by Bilal

as usual its the blog of Wednesday, 21st May. i m thinking that i should stop adding these remarks in the start of each blog and instead add these comments wen a blog is written on the same day ( 😉 ).

all the day long i hav been working on the report.

extract tesct case from the xl document and convert them to html. then extract the table from the html file and add in the Sequence File.

app 150+ test scripts have been updated.

Unity-M, CT24_32, MKU done……………!

chilll till NEXT.

Report Optimization

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2008 by Bilal

Welcome once again after a long gap. it 12:40 AM and i m about to leave. as usual, this blog belongs to Tuesday, 20th May.

i have been working on the report i.e. including the EXCEL test case description in the report. initially inline frame was selected. imade a tool to add the header in the code.

but, now the approach has been changed, i m using the re-formatted table in the description.

now, i have made another utility for extracting the required data with changes from the HTML report of the test case. its UI updates are still remaining.

Yesterday, it rained last night and today the weather was very pleasent. wind speed was soo high that it was diffuclut to drive a bike in a straight line.

office attendance has been started since yesterday. and yesterday there were 2 DEATHS, khawaja nazeer and the relative of yasen sb.

  انا للہ و انا الیہ راجعون

ATM Demo

Posted in Blog of the Day with tags on May 14, 2008 by Bilal

Its 1:07 AM; May 14th.

I m writing this blog for Monday and Tuesday (as usuall late).

our timing has been temporarily changed to 9:00 AM. yesterday Mr. Haroon arrived at PS19. we had a lunch at village.

Today ATM demo was given to him.

I hav been working alone on MKU standard 17 to change its timer for the last 1:30 hour but still timer is remaining ( it has been upgraded to sequence call based).

It is not possible  for me to carry on with RED eyes and open mount.

so remaining tomorrow