FA Cup Replay, Arsenal vs. Bolton Highlights: Missed chances and penalties don’t stop Gunners

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Arsenal came in resting Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Jens Lehmann and added Alexander Hleb and Freddie Ljunberg to the travelling squad to Bolton. The Gunners looked smooth and efficient from the beginning and managed to string together series of meaningful passes to create chances, the best one early on being Rosicky’s bullet shot which… Read more »

Arsenal vs. Wigan Highlights

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The Usual: Arsenal fall behind early and come back to win. Henry should’ve scored five goals today. Lot of talk about Wigan deserving something out of this game and in truth, maybe half a point would be fair. That being said, with all the Wigan qualms about the officiating, the Adebayor goal that was diallowed… Read more »

23rd Death Anniversary of Maqbool Butt

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February 11th marks the 23rd death anniversary of Shaheed Maqbool Butt who was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar jail in 1984. His body was never released. The following excerpt from a this great article at Chowk.com gives some idea about who Maqbool Butt was and why he should be remembered: What did Maqbool Butt stand… Read more »

Cousin Shahid reminisces about the NBA

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bosh is killing lately. Okur, man he’s a dangerous big man, because he can bang under the basket and he kills from three point range. his game is so much like bill laimbeer from the old school pistons. the team with vinnie the microwave johnson. lol. man i wish you could have seen this dude… Read more »

Raps win, Nets loss = 3 Game Atlantic lead

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Looking at a halftime scoreline of 66-54 in favor of the Raptors, two things pop into my mind. Scoring 66 points and shooting 70% is great but conceding 54 points to the Clippers at home doesn’t say much about the strength of the Raptors defense. Besides that instance of the glass being half-empty, the Raptors… Read more »

Arsenal vs. Middlesbrough Highlights

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Senderos red card and Yakubu Penalty 0-1 [dailymotion id=1CCsGpFqLjiL77VFv] Thierry Henry 1-1 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBDV0rzEBDo] Highlight Package [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVIW4wejsV4]

Carling Cup: Arsenal vs. Tottenham 2nd Leg Highlights

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Is it wrong for me to feel really good that Ashley Cole is injured? Poor Scum, it’s hard to believe they had a 2-0 lead at home in the semis and blew it to the Gunner second team. Mido’s late header brought the Spurs some hope but it was all over when Aliadiere smashed one… Read more »

FA Cup: Arsenal vs. Bolton Highlights

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Note: If you’re looking for the Arsenal vs. Bolton Highlights from the replay at the Reebok stadium, go here. Since YouTube has suspended my account, the goals and highlights will now be posted on DailyMotion until they suspend my account. For a while there I thought Bolton was going to end our run in the… Read more »

Python client for web services using WS-Security

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Hopefully this entry serves as some decent documentation on how to write a Python client that accesses a web service which uses WS-Security. When I was trying to figure it out, Otu Ekanem’s response on the mailing list was invaluable. The example is relevant for any web service framework independent of programming language. This is… Read more »

Sorry Spurs can’t hang on to gift wrapped lead

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First off my YouTube account was suspended because of copyright violations so I can’t put highlights up there anymore. I tried looking at sites like FlUrl and Metacafe but those appear heavily geared towards porn than sports. So for now, no highlights for this game until somebody else puts them up somewhere. They’ll be back… Read more »

Raps beat ‘Cats despite bad first half

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Pape Sow celebrates his first points of the seasonIf anybody gives up 53 points in a half to the Bobcats at home, things aren’t going great even if the final score is a blowout and the fans go home with pizza. The first half saw many bad things happen to the Raptors including Bosh picking… Read more »

Arsenal vs. Manchester United Highlights

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What I hoped earlier is what happened. Late header by The Great Man kills of Man Utd giving the Gunners a double over the Red Devils. Slow start to the game for Arsenal saw them get no early possession but the pace gradually escalated to the point where Arsenal were dominating the game at times…. Read more »

Writing PHP clients for XFire, Axis and .NET Web Services

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If you’re finding yourself hunting down incomplete documentation about writing a PHP client for your Java or .NET web services, you’re not alone. PHP SOAP toolkits like NuSOAP and Pear SOAP provide sub-par API’s into web service development and give a decent person a really hard time when it comes to writing clients. The best… Read more »

Arsenal vs. Blackburn: 10-men Gunners down Rovers

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Gilberto was wrongfully sent off after an altercation with Robbie Savage to reduce Arsenal to 10 men with just 13 minutes gone. Two yellows were in order but the Gunners vice-captain was shown the red by Rob Styles and it looked like this wasn’t going to be Arsenal’s day. Blackburn should’ve taken the lead early… Read more »

Carling Cup: Arsenal demolish Liverpool 6-3

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This one was so one-sided that I hoped the Gunners would stop scoring so I would have to upload less videos to YouTube. The Beast gave Arsene Wenger a little more reason to keep him with a hatrick and then one. Liverpool just couldn’t cope with the pace and skill of Aliadiere. Benitez looked like… Read more »

Wizards no match for streaking Raptors

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Based on The Score’s three minute intro to the game which consisted entirely of Gilbert Arenas hitting game winners, throwing down jams and hitting fadeaways, I thought the Raps were in for a let down. But the NBA’s second leading scorer didn’t seem to rattle anybody in a Raptors uniform this afternoon, and if anything,… Read more »

NFL Playoffs: Chiefs fall to Colts. Again.

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There was Lin Elliot and his three missed field goals, there was Steve Bono and his three interceptions, there was the Colts not punting the entire game and then there was today, a deserved 23-8 defeat in Indianapolis. If you had told me that the Colts’ high-powered offense would only score 23 points in the… Read more »

Arsenal vs. Liverpool: Remember Rosicky?

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It seems like the only goal Tomas Rosicky ever scored was the scorcher against Hamburg in the Champions League. Since that day the well has been pretty dry but where there’s famine, there eventually will be a feast. Arsenal held off Liverpool long enough in the first half while the Reds dominated meaningless possession which… Read more »

Pan’s Labyrinth: Best Movie Ever

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The last time a movie made an impression on me was about a decade ago when I saw Fargo which I proceeded to own and watch many times over. Since then, of all the movies I’ve seen, nothing comes close to Pan’s Labyrinth which is headed to my Hall of Fame. This is close to… Read more »

Recruiters are Nazis

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This is probably more prevalent in the IT industry than anywhere else. If you’ve ever made the mistake of posting your resume on Monster or Workopolis for too long, you’ll get calls from the lowest form of human life also known as recruiters. Be wary, they have titles that might make you think they’re something… Read more »