Run youtube in Pakistan

Disclaimer: I am really sorry I am telling you the way that how you can run the youtube in Pakistan.

I was actually in need of playing the Web development tutorials videos on youtube, Google hangouts with developers, Webmasters and wanted to show some educational material to my kids. As you guys know Youtube is banned since few years in Pakistan. There are many free solutions available from Chrome Extensions to Proxy sites. But I think the best way is to use some Paid VPN. I have used Boxpn for couple of years and now I want looking to find the best one. My techie friend suggested me to use Witopia VPN. So, I went a head and purchased their PRO Yearly plan in $69.99

I am sharing a link below, by using that link you can get 15% discount.

I am coding web applications since 2001. So, I had to find a way to run youtube to run my business.


Update: I found another AD FREE resource for running youtube in Pakistan.

Download TOR browser and enjoy youtube for FREE

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how to use Google Drive ‘Save to Drive’ button on your website

Google Drive allows us to save and organize the files (videos, photos, documents etc) in the Google’s cloud and access them anywhere on any device. If you go to you will see list of your files in Google drive. To know more about what Google Drive is, I will recommend watch these introductory videos as I am going to  focus more on its implementation and integration in your apps i.e We will be diving in Google Drive APIs.

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How to get certified “Google for Education Basics Exam” for FREE

In my Google Student Ambassador’s life, It was an important point that we should get certification of “Google Apps for Education” tools as we focused on spreading the words on these tools a lot.

If you are a fan of Google apps for education and use these tools in your daily life, I suggest go and get certification will surely boost your resume. There are two levels of “Google for Education” exam. Continue reading “How to get certified “Google for Education Basics Exam” for FREE”

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When I met with Sir Dr. Naveed Malik

Note: I met with Sir Dr. Naveed Malik at March 17th, 2014.

I wanted to meet Sir Dr. Naveed Malik (rector of Virtual University of Pakistan) as a Google Student Ambassador to discuss about Google apps for education and Student activities. Finally, got appointment and travelled all the way from Sialkot to reach Virtual University of Pakistan M.A Jinnah Campus in Lahore. It took me almost 3 hours to reach there. After waiting for sometime, I was called by his PA to meet him. When I entered his office, he gave me a warm welcome by saying: Adnan, you are looking very nice in this Google t-shirt 🙂

We talked about so many things related to VU Study and for the betterment of Students. He listened my questions patiently. Hope you will enjoy our discussion: Continue reading “When I met with Sir Dr. Naveed Malik”

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Show hidden files in OS X Mavericks

I bought Macbook pro core i7 couple of months ago and upgraded to OS X Mavericks as soon as Apple released first time a free version for their loyal users.

while working on MAMP, I had a need to show the hidden library folder and .htaccess files in finder.

here is the terminal command to show the  hidden files and folders on OS X Mavericks

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

Note: You will write this command in Terminal.

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migration from my old blog

Till now,  I was using my domain (bought in 2008) to introduce myself. I didn’t had the thoughts I should use some other domain like or and when I got some sense both domains were taken by someone else 🙂

I talked to the owner of and he was asking me 1,000 USD. So, I was waiting that owner let expire and after couple of years waiting I finally got  I have imported all the posts from my to

I hope to keep updated the audience with latest tech things but I’m not sure. I’m always busy doing some crazy stuff and you know managing the family 😉

Looking forward, In Sha Allah 🙂



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SQL/CSV importing error: Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes

I got this error today when I was importing a CSV file in MYSQL using phpMyAdmin. This error can be with SQL importing as well. It appears because of some (let’s say description) field needs to extend its length. After searching a lot on web, I found I would need to edit my.cnf file variable ‘max_allowed_packet’ to maximum bytes. If you are doing this on your local machine or VPS you can edit file directly. but there is another nicer way to do that. Continue reading “SQL/CSV importing error: Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes”

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