Aug 27 2013

Money-folding fun

Posted by Knonie

I made this by folding Pakistani currency notes. I used Rs. 100 for head, and Rs. 50 for shirt.

Jinnah, money-folding. ©knonie

Aug 27 2013

People will accept your ideas…

Posted by Knonie


Aug 25 2013

All our tomorrows…

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All our tomorrows... ©knonie

Mar 20 2013

On being gay gayly

Posted by Knonie

Kurt Cobain- Poster, Photo ©Knonie

Kurt Cobain said:
“I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn’t.”

Well, if they think so, stay what you are, just to piss off these usual people and keep them away. Being labelled as Gay is usually associated with people having less interest in sports and more in aesthetics, so artists usually have to face such situations, just like Kurt in his school years has to face some awkward situations. Kurt states that he started accepting the fact that people think him gay, just to piss of homophobes.

Mar 13 2013

Who is Knonie? And what If I hadn’t met him? – Rick

Posted by Rick
And what if I hadn't met him?

The god of small G.


Often, I sit down and think,
What if I hadn’t met Knonie?

Then somebody tells me,
“Your life wouldn’t be Aligned”
People like him, may not be one in millions, but may be one in billions.

I would say such a thing for I have lived the most important 10 years of my life with him, where I had to choose my direction, create my goals and focus on them, make right decisions at right time, set priorities, and how to accomplish them.

This man made it happen for me. Thanks Knonie for being a greater part of my life, and teaching me how to design your life in a pretty way. You taught me how  to align with life. I agree, you are Knonie.
Yours Truly,


Dec 27 2012

True Friendship– Ecstasy

Posted by Knonie

“Friendship is different from all other relationships. Unlike acquaintanceship, it is based on love. Unlike lovers and married couples, it is free of jealousy. Unlike children and parents, it knows neither criticism nor resentment. Friendship has no status in law. Business partnerships are based on a contract.  So is marriage. Parents are bound by the law, as are children. But friendship is freely entered into, freely given, freely exercised.  Friends never cheat each other, or take advantage, or lie. Friends do not spy on one another, yet they have no secrets. Friends glory in each other’s successes and are downcast by the failures. Friends minister to each other, nurse each other. Friends give to each other, worry about each other, stand always ready to help. Perfect friendship is rarely achieved, but at its height, is an ecstasy.”

— Stephen E. Ambrose, “Comrades”

Friends: Haby + Knonie

Jan 28 2012

Some lines for the Crazy ones, the Misfits, the Rebels…

Posted by Knonie

Here’s to the crazy ones.

The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.

Because they change things.

They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.

[This free-verse poem is written by a Chiat/Day; copywriter, Craig Tanimoto, for Apple TV advertisement campaign]

Various personalities appearing in this ad in the order of appearance:

Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon, Buckminster Fuller, J. R. R. Tolkien, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Jim Henson, Frank Lloyd Wright & Pablo Picasso.

Voice of this version ad was performed by Steve Jobs, the man behind Apple Computers Inc.

Jan 18 2012

Things they don’t teach you at school

Posted by Knonie


I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.


Neil Gaiman in “The Kindly Ones”

Jan 16 2012

The times when women were against coffee

Posted by Knonie

Love, Coffee. ©Knonie

Coffee is perhaps one of the most favourite hot beverage around. Recently I came to know that in 1674, some London women filed a petition against coffee because their men used to drink it. I’m quoting a passage from that petition.

“Certainly our Countrymen’s palates are become as Fantastical as their Brains; how else is’t possible they should Apostatize from the good old primitve way of Ale-drinking, to run awhoring after such variety of distructive Foreign Liquors, to trifle away their time, scald their Chops, and spend their Money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking, nauseous Puddle-water: Yet (as all Witches have their Charms) so this ugly Turskish Enchantress by certain Invisible VVyres attracts both Rich and Poor…”

— The Women’s Petition Against Coffee, 1674

Jan 7 2012

Do not correct the world!!!

Posted by Knonie

Hand, Photo © Knonie

If you have got your practical copies, class assignments and projects made by someone else, then how can you talk about supporting fair policies. If you have used your contacts to save yourself if mischievous police ever caught you, then how can you talk about justice? What about pointing out the corrupt government when we have never thought about the negativities found in ourselves? This is certainly hypocrisy if you do so…

Everybody needs to correct himself. Most of the times, the leaders are merely some cunning people who want to use the simple nature of the ordinary crowd. Never let anyone deceive and misuse you. You are provided with the power of thinking. Use it well!

There’s a story associated with Jesus Christ. Once a group came with a woman, and told Jesus that this woman is a sinner and they must stone her to death. Jesus said that you can stone her, but the first stone should be thrown by the person who has never sinned.

Dec 22 2011

A lost tomcat outdoors

Posted by Knonie

This tomcat seems like some ex-pet who has run away. Now it lives free in our area… What a life… Free from attachments…

Click images to open larger version.

Nov 21 2011

Wow! What a lovely evening… What a beautiful sunset!

Posted by Knonie

It was a wonderful afternoon on 17th November 2011, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The Sky stretched with streaks and streaks of cirrus clouds. And when the Sun was about to set, it added so much color. Below are two shots from that scene from my roof.

[Click images to enlarge]
Sunset Photo ©Knonie

Sunset Photo ©Knonie

Sep 20 2011

Cracking some myths about your Laptop Battery…

Posted by Knonie

One of my friends discussed some confusions about laptop battery, and I’m sharing that communication here for others to get benefit. – Knonie.

Knonie Bhai !
I need to ask you something related to charging laptops. What is the proper way in terms of time to charge a laptop? When to turn off the charging and when to put it on charge? Is it okay to charge when the half of the charging is remaining? When to use it on high performance and when on the power saver? & tell me does the charging stops automatically when the battery is full, because i noticed that that adapter cools down when the battery is full, and does over charging have any effect on the battery life because sometimes i forget to turn off the charging.
Give me some useful tips bro.
Thank you.
Shehroze Khan Khattak


Knonie’s Reply:

There are some misconceptions about this concept and I’ve been guiding many friends lately. The biggest misconception is that you should disconnect the charger when the battery is full. First you need to understand something about battery and charging. In layman’s words, Battery is something that stores electricity in it from external [AC] power and uses it to run a laptop. When that electricity inside battery uses itself to run a device like laptop, it starts going low. To fill it again, you connect it again to external AC power source.

Modern laptop batteries stop charging themselves when they are full, so there’s no concept of over-charging in these batteries. When the battery is full and AC power is connected, your laptop uses AC power to run the laptop and battery remains at rest. [You can try it by removing the battery and using external power to run the laptop. That time it will run even without battery in it]. This means when you have AC power available and you are using a Laptop, keep it connected. But if you’re not using laptop, it’s better to turn off AC power. Not because it’s bad for battery, but because it keeps on consuming a little electricity. It’s OK if you forget to turn it off.

Knonie's MacBookNow something about discharging and recharging. Battery charges and discharges depend upon the condition of external AC power and battery state. If you only use 20% battery in 1 day and again charge it to 100%, then you have only discharged 20%. If you then use 10% more battery and again charge it to 100%, then your total discharge will be 30% only. This concept explains that it doesn’t matter if you start recharging when the battery is at 15% or at 85%. It’s like filling a glass of water again if some of water is taken out.

For those Performance settings in Control Panel, it depends on your use. Performance settings actually control the way your laptop uses electricity. Like in Power Save settings, laptop will set properties that use less battery like dim display, closing some apps and processes that need more performance, etc. When you have a good laptop and AC power is available, you don’t have to worry about limited power, but if you’re travelling and using laptop for some serious work and you want your battery to give more time, you’ll use Power Save mode. So these settings are actually a way to use your battery effectively depending on the conditions.

Another thing, the Calibration of battery. That percentage meter showing battery state gets disturbed after many charging/discharging cycles. A 20% meter might be actually 14%. Then you need to calibrate it. You may Google what’s the proper way of calibrating your battery according to manufacturer. That is, in easy words can be summarised as: It’s good to completely discharge, and give a few hours rest to the battery once or twice a month to set its 0-100% scale.

So that is the basic idea for your understanding and I hope it cleared all your confusions.

Sep 5 2011

Other interesting names of McDonald’s around the world.

Posted by Knonie

McDonald’s is also known as the Golden Arches, Mickey-D’s, McDick’s, Macca’s (Australia), Mackey-D’s, Placcy-D’s and McDog (Britain), McDo (France), MacDoh (Quebec), Mekkes, Mekki, McDoof [literally McStupid] and Der Schotte (Germany), MacDee (Indonesia), McDonaldos and McDonas (Mexico), McCancer (U.S.), Makku or Makudo (Japan), Mak Kee (Hong Kong), McDee’s (New Zealand), McD’s (Scotland), Donken and Mackidannkan (Sweden), Meki (Hungary), Mec (Romania), Mek (Holland), MacDohNo (Khmer), McDo (the Philippines), Pat Panepinto Mart (Chile), and Rotten Ronnie Oddo’s and Ronchin Ronnies (Canada).

McDonald's, Jinnah Park, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.