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My Summary

I was wondering what to write down on the About Me page.

Took a break from Coding, walked down the aisle in my office and walked back again and again and then back at my Workstation. And Eureka…..!!!

My life so far can be summarized in these words (which my Dad and Mom will agree 100%):

"Fixing broken things and breaking fixed things!!!"


I’ve been a tinkerer right from age 2 or 3 if I remember or if I go by the hacking tales of my Mom. Age 4 and yeah, there’s this nice school record of ambushes, fights, Dad being summoned by the Head Mistress, parents of kids complaining blah blah blah….

Allah Almighty has bestowed upon me a thousand bounties and blessings, among which I hold very dear include:

1. Born as a Believer in the Almighty
2. Awesome and Passionate, Selfless Loving and Caring Parents
3. Awesome set of skills, which may not be found all integrated in a single person 😛

If ya got it, ya flaunt it 🙂

Fixing an iPhone (3GS) showing “No Sim” error

This Friday night, a Dr. Uncle of mine gave me an iPhone (3GS) that was showing the Missing SIM / No SIM even though a working SIM was present.

He told that his grandson flung the iPhone across the wall and thereafter he was getting this error.

This was the closest I’ve ever been with an iPhone being a die hard advocate, fan and promoter of Android 🙂

We Googled around and found out that there is a small connector that makes contact with another one if a SIM is inserted. When the iPhone drops or is impacted, this will bent, thereby never making a connection with the other contact.

We ripped apart the iPhone (without using any suction cup :P), removed the screen connectors and manually inserted a small piece of toothpick (sharpened from Dad’s shaving blade) beneath the SIM slot just above the connector so that the iPhone gets a valid SIM available signal.

After having connected back the screen connector, the panel and screwing back, I took Gods name, held my breath and switched on the iPhone!!!

And hey, it was ON, Live and Answering my demo calls!!! And we took it back to the Dr. at 11 PM and he was glad and grateful! I think he had a sound sleep as well 😛