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  1. Poll: I once did a job for a repeat client (think it...

    I once did a job for a repeat client (think it was my third time back) and they asked if I could submit 1 invoice to cover it all at the end. some kind of budget thing that they had going on. it was...
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    vampire blues - neil young "good times are...

    vampire blues - neil young

    "good times are coming, i hear it everywhere i go
    good times are coming, i hear it everywhere are go
    good times are coming but they sure coming slow"
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    have you seen the film about them on netflix?

    have you seen the film about them on netflix?
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    the doomsday book by connie willis which is about...

    the doomsday book by connie willis which is about a influenza pandemic in the future, a time machine and a bubonic pandemic in the past. i finished it last week. published in 1992 it completely...
  5. Thread: favourite recipe

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    nom nom oh yeah! steak sandwich

    nice blast from the past. realised that i never added a recipe myself so here's my nom nom oh yeah! steak sandwich

    prep:10min › cook:15min › ready in:25min

    ingredients
    • 200g beef steak...
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    green shoots

    i'm starting to see green shoots of interest in the cloud version of my niche. it has been a long time coming but if the trend of calls & interest continues there might be a light at the end of this...
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    in the park - george harrison

    in the park - george harrison
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    what's the rush - gerry mulligan & johnny hodges

    what's the rush - gerry mulligan & johnny hodges
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    Used to be Oxford International? I worked...

    Used to be Oxford International? I worked through them once for 5 months 4 years ago. Been around a long time.
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    Poll: mustard.

    mustard.
  11. Thread: Car cruise crash

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    not with the car drivers but with the poor...

    not with the car drivers but with the poor youngsters who now have life changing injuries as a result of madness.
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    You need to get clarification from the recruiter...

    You need to get clarification from the recruiter / firm that hired you obviously about the reality of the situation. It might be some business name / ownership change or some other business the...
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    I've done it twice out of twenty seven. First in...

    I've done it twice out of twenty seven. First in Dec 2005. 3 Month contract completed and they wanted another 3 but my Dad had been just been diagnosed with lung cancer so I said no. IIRC the...
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    i often have multiple clients at the same time. ...

    i often have multiple clients at the same time. i had two on the go for in q1 and got another two on the go now (since sept and probably until dec).



    some clients don't quite get it and some...
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    it's what we do - pink floyd

    it's what we do - pink floyd
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    i hate those jobs so much. i had one this time...

    i hate those jobs so much. i had one this time last year for a well known accounting / auditing / integrating firm who asked me to do my niche thing for their end-client. i knew it would come with...
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    i'd ask him how his deliverables are coming on. ...

    i'd ask him how his deliverables are coming on. you know, what percentage done and estimated completion time... that kind of thing.
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    what nat said. i frequently offer to stay away...

    what nat said. i frequently offer to stay away until stuff that is blocked happens. in fact, i am currently on hold waiting for stuff.
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    Moon In June by Soft Machine. Well, by Robert...

    Moon In June by Soft Machine. Well, by Robert Wyatt really. I think Mike Ratledge and Hugh Hopper added a few bits here and there.
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    congrats!

    congrats!
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    bring it on! kudos is coming home!*...

    bring it on! kudos is coming home!*
    :yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay:

    *maybe.
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    infant eyes - wayne shorter

    infant eyes - wayne shorter
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    cat flap lessons. catnip. ear plugs.

    cat flap lessons. catnip. ear plugs.
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    :music: what uncle albert said!

    :music:



    what uncle albert said!
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    i'll take 23 once.

    i'll take 23 once.
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    raising the dead. wow, that was a helluva read. ...

    raising the dead. wow, that was a helluva read. i had to stop everything and finish that. has anyone seen diver?
  27. Thread: Caravans

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    seven hundred and fifty quid?

    seven hundred and fifty quid?
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    most of us are included in tenders on a regular...

    most of us are included in tenders on a regular basis as resources - we just don't know it or don't get involved in the details. i'd guess i've provided some input to tenders (schedules, costs,...
  29. Thread: Word associations

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    one

    one
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    had hive for a year or two and it is easy to use...

    had hive for a year or two and it is easy to use from unit or via app. occasional upgrade / rebooting is needed and the wall unit runs on batteries which can run out of power at inopportune moments.
  31. Thread: Word associations

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    thinking

    thinking
  32. Thread: Word associations

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    chest

    chest
  33. Thread: Flouncing

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    memories, light the corners of my mind misty...

    memories,
    light the corners of my mind
    misty water-colored memories
    of the way we were

    scattered pictures,
    of the smiles we left behind
    smiles we gave to one another
    for the way we were
  34. i've done some of those. a few jobs into...

    i've done some of those. a few jobs into Cambridge with 80 in and 120 out and one round the m25 that was 120 hours in and 90 out. they were both on the edge of sensible but many of my jobs entail...
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    butch cassidy and the sundance kid chicken...

    butch cassidy and the sundance kid
    chicken vindaloo
    ice & water
    london
    test match special
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    he's scrubbed himself out.

    he's scrubbed himself out.
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    hooton tennis club - ....and then camilla drew...

    hooton tennis club - ....and then camilla drew fourteen dots on her knee
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    it's bloody fantastic!

    it's bloody fantastic!
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    time out (the album containing take 5) must be a...

    time out (the album containing take 5) must be a top 5 jazz all time seller shirley?
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    29 years 3 pages made up of 14086 characters...

    29 years
    3 pages made up of
    14086 characters with spaces
    12100 characters
    1981 words
    205 lines
    96 paragraphs
    with margins at 1.5cm
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    Poll: whichever has the most suitable flight times. ...

    whichever has the most suitable flight times. i've flown the best part of a 1000 times with easyjet and find their operation very slick.
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    i've walked out once but that was 'cause the...

    i've walked out once but that was 'cause the agency had gone bankrupt. i've refused renewal three times; the first time was illness in the family, the second was utter boredom and the third time was,...
  43. Thread: Word associations

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    yourself

    yourself
  44. Thread: Word associations

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    tree

    tree
  45. Thread: Boomed

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    :yay: :banana: :yay: i just got a 6 week...

    :yay: :banana: :yay:

    i just got a 6 week extension. :yay: me. still, very little helps.
  46. Thread: Word associations

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    trained

    trained
  47. Thread: Word associations

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    lover

    lover
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    "Most users ever online was 2,037, 11th September...

    "Most users ever online was 2,037, 11th September 2016 at 02:35."
  49. Thread: Congrats Pondy!

    by DS23
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    first time i'd seen that. fabulous.

    first time i'd seen that. fabulous.
  50. ha! looks that way but a breakdown shows: 6...

    ha! looks that way but a breakdown shows: 6 contracts lasting a year or more, 7 at 6 months, and the rest just short jobs lasting weeks or days (training, pre-sale, best practice etc.) and most of...
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