Thursday, February 15, 2007

Reasons Why Geeks are Severely Underpaid

While surfing Digg yesterday, i came across the following site. It underlines the reasons why geeks (a.k.a. IT professionals) often fails to get a salary which really worth their talents. But after reading a while, I find that the arguments applies to all others as well.

Tech Salary Negotiations: IT Jobs

Enjoy ;)

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Very Hard Game Bosses

Hmm... let's just say that they are not for normal gamers like me :p


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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Web 2.0

What is exactly Web 2.0? I had found a YouTube video posted on Google Operating Systems that defines it just nicely. Enjoy.


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DSLR Cameras

For those who are wondering what are the advantages and disadvantages, or even what is a DSLR camera *gasp*, i had compiled a simple list of articles for your reading pleasure. Enjoy

SLR camera basics.
What is a DSLR camera.

If you are wondering if you should get a DSLR or a compact normal digital camera, the following articles are for you:

10 Reasons to buy a DSLR camera.
10 Reasons Not to buy a DSLR camera.

If you are certain that you are going to get a DSLR, you will need to know your camera better:

5 Things You Should Know About Your DSLR

Hope these articles can help you sort out your doubts.

and last but not least, here is Kenny Sia's take on digital cameras...

c'ya all later :p

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Computer Tech Support Jokes

Ok, some of the times, being a pseudo-tech support, i do enjoy some of the hilarious moments laughing at people's ignorance. So if you are also a geek, here's a site that might be worth reading for some joke that might make you laugh till you fall from your chair. And to the others, let's just say that the computer isn't your typical consumer device... hehe...

Computer Stupidities


Friday, February 02, 2007

Forex scams

In recent news about the forex scams, it is not a surprise as to why people fall into the bait of such scams. The con men are indeed good at playing around with the human nature: greed.

I do admit that myself has once fallen into such scams when i first ventured into the working force after my A-levels; went through a two-week training on the forex tradings and all, however i went off right after that two weeks after hearing stories of the other workers not being paid despite working for 3 months.

I went off after 2 weeks. A colleague of mine, stayed on for month hoping that at least she'll get her one month pay and not waste her 2 weeks there without getting anything. However, when she demanded for her one month pay, she was paid with a mere RM200 despite working from 9-6 from monday to friday for a month. At least she still has her sense to leave right after proving that the company is indeed fishy.

What i could not understand is, don't these people mentioned in the newspaper has the sense to sense something is wrong and by all means, leave? Or are they so eluded by greed?

Don't they at least thought over a million times before taking their whole lot of savings before dumping into some unfamiliar tradings? Or at least think over and do some research before departing with that huge sum of money?

It's really silly if we actually have to deposit such huge amount of money way before we earn a single cent from them. What more these people are being paid peanuts. If you think carefully enough, for the amount of money (RM96,000) you dump into these scams, you are actually losing RM 8000 a month for a year. Wake up. Do not be greedy. Think before you leap.

Although i was not paid a single cent and instead i had to fork out my own expenses for that 2 week job, i learnt alot about the mechanism of forex tradings and has somehow spur my interest to know more about it. Those who have the same interest can come and share with me. :P