vi kam

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Recent posts by vi kam

I guess i will know tomorrow morning, Iam staying put at home welcoming Hurricane Charley. Some people at work today were laughing at my back whcn i told them thats what i intend to do. It touched down at Sanibal Island a couple of hours ago
17 years ago
I have been living in Florida since 2 years (in Jacksonville). here's my observation.

Miami / Ft Lauderdale is the biggest job market in general. you got to balance the work in those areas to living conditions.

Tampa is a big Microsoft technologies town.

Jacksonville / Orlando have good Java opportunities

Gainsville as others noted earlier is a University town, not much for non-academic types.

In general, I found it better in North Florida after checking out all those places. and i would'nt hesitate to recommend it to others
17 years ago
SUV rentals are pretty cheap. I could get a 4 x 4 Explorer for a week for $300.

Thats pretty good price as it goes. Any way I have convinced myself that i need it for my Memorial day weekend vacation of 7 days into the smokies. Dont want to put close to 2500 miles on my car. Plus the view is great from the SUV anyway, i think

I am a bit concerned about the price of Gas, but hey its not everyday that i go to smokies. I still have the option of cancelling the rental and i might even take my car. i think
17 years ago
I have answers for ALL your questions, and i was about to post them and then i saw your signature, i wised up
But seriously i can look it up for you, but first i have a few questions. Did you get your W2 ? If so to which addres ?
17 years ago
and that migration guide is available at
that should take care of your migration woes
17 years ago
What does OK actually mean ? Now now dont say OK.
17 years ago

People make very obvious mistakes over and over again and nobody reacts. I don’t expect people to correct every single mistake, but if you seat in the same cubicle with someone who uses the same wrong sentence 100 times every day I start to wander isn’t it offensive not to correct the [B] gay.

Alright I'll correct you
Dont you mean GUY
18 years ago
1. Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them.
2. If you can stay calm, while all aroundyou is chaos... then you probably haven't completely understood the seriousness of the situation.
3. Doing a job RIGHT the first time gets the job done. Doing the job WRONG fourteen times gives you job security.
4. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
5. Artifician Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.
6. A person who smiles in the face of adversity ... probably has a scapegoat.
7. Plaiarism saves time.
8. If at first you dont succeed, try MANAGEMENT.
9. Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether.
10. TEAMWORK ... means never having to talke all the blame yourself.
11. The beatings will continue until morale improves
12. Never understimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.
13. We waste time, so you don't have to.
14. Hang in there, retirement is only thirty years away.
15. Go the extra mile. It makes your boss look like an incompetent slacker.
16. A snooze button is a poor substiture for no alarm clock at all.
17. When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break.
19. Succeed inspite of Management.
20. Aim Low, Reach Your Goals, Avoid Disappointment
18 years ago
I think i heard this oen before, a long time back, But it is STILL funny
18 years ago
Before buying a digital camera, you might want to checkout this Digital Camera Buying Guide at here. Its very good
Last week, i looked at the same things (Canon Powershot stuff) but finally ended up buying a Kodak DX6490.(my first digital camera - My last Yashica point & click lasted close to 4 years and still going strong btw) My brother the week before that bought a canon power shot S400 , its so small that you can put that in your pocket with no problem.
hope that helps
[ October 12, 2003: Message edited by: vi kam ]
18 years ago
All right, Time out. Dont think i am trying to attack you. I am only trying to itemize your argument, which is sort of tending towards preaching

Many American's think the laws that allow you to do that are wrong.

What do you mean many. how many of them do you know. do you have any statistics. Point is what made you think many americans feel that way. Or is it just based on the recent posts by some ranchers that you came to this conclusion. I presume you are you talking about the H1B visa to Green card route.

Do you only support laws that benefit you personally?

well duh !! do you really expect some one to support a law such as this, when the person is trying his best to become a resident of US in the proper way. It would kind of rub you the wrong way when you are talking about Illegal Residency to legalization of it, which might be where this is heading.

You obviously aspire to a green card because your home country holds no allure for you.

How did you arrive to this conclusion. Assuming that is even true what has that got to do with what is being discussed (Illegal Aliens getting Drivers License).

In a sense your country has failed to meet your expectations.

Same as above. It can be argued that in many senses that is not true.

Try to leave that mindset (which is the root cause of that failure) behind you.

Preaching Alert

Americans like the gentleman quoted in the previous post are the reason why America is America.

I dont think so. When you say America is America, what do you mean. Are you saying that in the sense that it is the greatest country in the world, most powerful conuntry in the world, one of the richest countries in the world. If your argument is in that sense, then all i have to say is there is no ONE reason why US is what it is. Not the kind heartedness of people that you are trying to imply, and at the same time not the close the doors kind of attitude some people have. Point is dont make it sound too trivial, just because you think it helps your argument. America is what it is for many reasons not the one you are trying to imply.

If you want to be an American aspire to be a good one

Ah, I thought thats what he is trying to do. Besides, define good. Good to you might not be good to him or others. Binladen might be good to some, (his wife / kids maybe) that doesnt mean he is good to everybody else. Point is GOOD is very subjective and we have to wait for Map and Joe's Moral Absolutes thread to start for GOOD to have a proper defnition
Disclaimers : 1) No offence, None of the above posters are being compared to Binladen though and
2) This is not a personal Attack and yes i have read the fallacies document many times. Infact it is my Bible now a days
18 years ago

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was in Maryland,

its been a while since i visited MD.. but hey
18 years ago

But all mothers like to get some Diapers

I understand where you are coming from, but surely not as a gift
18 years ago

Moving to Davis this time of year probably means he's going to school there.

Aaahhh. That explains it. School.. I sure miss those days.
18 years ago
Dont know why you are moving to California though Isnt it the place everybody is leaving ?
Is it because of Job ? Hope someone is paying for your reloacation expences. On the other hand, it doesnt look like that if you are packing everything in your car and you are driving
18 years ago