Hello and welcome to
www.hossainkhan.info. I am Hossain Md. Reza Khan and I am Java enthusiast, a web application developer specialized in PHP, Perl and JSP. I currently live in Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA.
The main purpose of this web is to document some of the technical problems and solutions that I have faced while developing application. Other than technical articles, I want share my project that I have developed during studying in school/university and some of the projects that I have done as hobby.
Java (J2SE, J2EE), PHP, C - Strong knowledge, expertise and experience
RDBMS (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle) - Moderate expertise
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Some of the module/projects I've developed:
Laptop: (Over 5 years old)
Lenovo N100 (3000 Family)
Inter Dual Core - 1.63 GHz
2GB Corsair RAM (Added later)
15.4" Widescreen LCD (I wish it were smaller)
Finger Print Reader (which I dont use it)
Intel 3945 ABG WiFi (as far as I can recall)
Desktop (More than 6 years old, and yes, it still runs) : »
Intel 915GAV V2 Mother Board
2GB 333MHz RAM TwinMOS - Changed to 2GB Dual Channel Corsair Performace RAM
ATi Radeon X1950XTX (it does Crysis 2 with ease)
22" Acer LCD Monitor
2 Speaker BOSE sound system (the cheapest out there)
WiFi + DVD-RW + 500GB External HDD
Corsair TX Series 550W PSU
Desktop (Got it recently!!! about 2 years old.) V2: »
Asus M4A78T-E Socket AM3 motherboard with 2 X PCIe 2.0 slots :-)
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition - 45nm, 3.4GHz OC » ed, 6MB Cache
Sapphire ATI RADEON HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 GPU . »
Patriot Viper Series DDR3 PC3-10666 1333MHz 8GB RAM
1TB Western Digital Caviar BLACK + 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 + 2TB Backup HDD
3x 22" - 3000:1 Contrast, 5ms, 1680x1050, HDCP
Antec NINE HUNDRED TWO Black ATX Ultimate Gamer Casing
Corsair TX Series 650W PSU
Camera: (Got this 3 years and 2 months back)
Canon EOS Digital Rabel XTi (its a starter/amateur dSLR camera)
AData 2GB CompactFlash Card (not a pro! card)
SanDisk Extreme® III 4GB Professional CompactFlash® Card
Took over 6K pictures in 4 months. (does that make me crazy!?!)
MacBook (Unibody): (Got this 1 year and 5 months back)
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
13.3-inch 1280-by-800 pixel LED-backlit display
250GB hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU - 256MB DDR3
8x SuperDrive (DVD-RW)
Built-in iSight camera
Camera (My 2nd dSLR camera, I no longer have it) V2:
Canon EOS 40D - Prosumer Camera
APS-C 10.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
6.5 fps burst rate up to 75 consecutive JPEGs
List of lenses I'm currently using:
• Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens »
• Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens »
• Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens »
• Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens »
• Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens »
My DigiCam Evolution
I love taking pictures with camera, but it was expensive at the age of camera with films. Ever since I was introduced to digital camera, I didn't stop taking pictures. Over time my cameras has undergone evolution. Here is the list of digital camera that I've used:
Canon PowerShot S110 (2004): This was my first digital camera gifted by my brother-in-law. This was an excellent piece of camera with 2MP resolution. I've been shooting like crazy after I got this camera. Apparently this camera was stolen from my house. I hope it is living in peace :-(
Canon PowerShot SD200 (2004-2006): One of the best ultra-portable camera I have ever had. Again this was a gift from my brother-in-law. It was a 3.2MP camera and had superior image quality, advanced macro function and basic video feature. I've taken over 7K pictures with this camera. Unfortunately, I broke the LCD of this camera(on Sat 15, Jul 2006) while I was in a tour of peele island.
Casio Exilim EX-Z60 (2007-2008): I bought this camera on 2006 boxing day event. It was cheap and so was it's quality. I've never been so disappointed for image quality of a camera. No matter how well the light and ambient are, you will always find grain and haze in the picture. But it has better video and audio capture. I had to live with it over a year until I got my next ultimate camera.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi (2008-Present): I always had a dream to buy a Digital SLR camera since I started taking pictures. I made my dream come true as soon as I got my tax-return after I graduated from university. I did extensive research before buying a SLR camera. One of my elder brother (named Monjoor) bought this camera from the California, US. There is no doubt that this is one of the best entry-level SLR out there in the market. The next camera of this series is already out in the market, know as DIGITAL REBEL XSi, but my camera came as package. It has telephoto lens, carry bag, filter, extra battery pack. Since I got this I bought professional memory card, professional tripod, remote control. Overall I am very happy with my current camera. CANON rocks!!!
Sony α (Alpha) A300 (2009-Present): I was never fan of SONY products because of their propitiary stuffs. Most of them are to some extent annoying. Anyway, I bought this camera for my brother and gifted him. He used to shoot with minolta film camera which is acquired by Sony and they re-branded Minolta to α (alpha). So, all of his existing Minolta lenses were compatible with Sony's new DSLR camera.
Even if the main reason of buying Sony was compatibility with existing lenses, I was amazed to see its quality. It produced nice colors and it's build in flash was way smarter that mine (Canon XTi). So far, A300 is serving pretty well in all lighting condition with it's built-in flash. Way to go SONY :-)
Canon EOS 40D (2010-2010): After two years of random shooting, I though it's time for upgrade. But my limited budget did not allow me to go for "full frame" SLR camera. So, I decided to go for decent used camera which will give me optimum output. The result is Canon's 40D, which is almost exactly same as its brother 50D. So, with little sacrifice for the latest featues, I got this prosumer camera.
I bought this off craigslist and co-incidentally, the date I bought this, is the same day I bought my previous dSLR camera (seriously, I'm not kidding). In terms of specifications, 40D is almost same as XTi, but it has better body build, super fast burst mode and lots of manual thingies. I guess it's time to get dirty and be serious, what do you think? ;-)
My Social Profiles
Web surfing is one of the addictive thing that I do everyday. I like to read technology news and explore new websites. During my exploration, I sometimes leave my footprint and following profiles are example of my footprint on the web. Obviously there are tons of other place where I go which are not listed here. Feel free to check some of them.
LinkedIn has became very popular among professionals. If you are in IT sector, then having a LinkedIn account is a must, like mine.
Wikipedia does not need any introduction. This is open encyclopedia. I also intent to contribute. Even though my wiki-profile does not say much, you can have a look.
Gamespot is specialized web for gamers. I have been playing video games since my 5th grade. I journey started with arcade gaming but now I play PC games on my desktop computer. I sometimes update my gamespot profile, so you can check it out.
Download.com is a software warehouse for downloads. I like to read both user and editor review and statistics before I download any program. There isn't much going on to my download.com profile, just few reviews and ratings.
Last.fm - social site for song/music lovers. I love instrumental and ambient music, which will reflect on my profile at Last.fm
Stumbleupon - social site for bookmark sharing. If you have an account there, then you may have a look into my profile to check my discovery and site ratings.
Drupal - one of the most advanced php CMS. I have been using drupal since version 4. My current web site runs on Drupal 6. I try to contribute to drupal community by testing their beta/preview releases. Here is my drupal user profile.
Sourceforge - programmers heaven. There are several major OS software came out of sourceforge. I also intent to contribute to projects. Please look into my profile and skill and do let me know if you need help with project.
JavaBlackBelt - community based certification and exams related to Java technologies. Highly recommended for Java people. I've take several exams which are listed in my profile.
Panoramio lets you geo tag your photos and if your photos are approved, they will show up in Google Earth. I became member even before Google acquired Panoramio. In my profile, I have pictures of random places.
YouTube - yes! you tube it. But I don't tube that much, I just have an emergency tube account.
Last Updated: 24th June, 2010