Search Results - Contractor UK Bulletin Board

Search:

Type: Posts; User: bobhope

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    636

    POKE 53280, 0 SYS 64738 V = 53248 POKE...

    POKE 53280, 0

    SYS 64738

    V = 53248

    POKE V+21, 1

    How is it I can remember that from memory, but can't remember what I did last week?
  2. Replies
    43
    Views
    8,057

    That's pretty much the way I view things. In a...

    That's pretty much the way I view things. In a way, the high rates of contracting are a double-edged sword, because you're always tempted to work flat out to maximize your immediate income. This is...
  3. Replies
    49
    Views
    8,260

    I thought real contractors bought houses with...

    I thought real contractors bought houses with cash anyway?
  4. Replies
    43
    Views
    8,057

    I try to always remember that contracting is more...

    I try to always remember that contracting is more of a marathon than a sprint. Really, with a good setup, you are earning 1.5 - 2 x a normal salary, so you should be able to retire at least a bit...
  5. Replies
    14
    Views
    848

    I bought team mugs a few years ago - you know the...

    I bought team mugs a few years ago - you know the ones you can buy from snapfish with "world's greatest dev team" type thing
  6. Replies
    7
    Views
    765

    What's new? Still at least it reports that...

    What's new?

    Still at least it reports that house prices are still going up!
  7. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,558

    It always amazes me that so many contractors...

    It always amazes me that so many contractors continue to use them.
  8. Thread: Roundabouts

    by bobhope
    Replies
    10
    Views
    1,127

    They were definitely high when they designed that...

    They were definitely high when they designed that one.

    "Man I've got a great idea, one big roundabout surrounded by lots of little ones. It'll look pretty."
  9. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,472

    I thought you were a multi-millionaire living in...

    I thought you were a multi-millionaire living in the tax haven of Swindon?
  10. Replies
    48
    Views
    2,499

    Isn't that because you only have a 3rd class...

    Isn't that because you only have a 3rd class degree in Tat Selling?
  11. Replies
    15
    Views
    3,565

    Best to borrow Threaded's time machine. Go back...

    Best to borrow Threaded's time machine. Go back to 2003 and buy it when Brown was selling it for $300 / oz?


    For a SHTF situation, sovs are probably better being smaller in value if you have to...
  12. Don't you find that people look at you like...

    Don't you find that people look at you like you're some kind of alien when you say that you have no interest in football / world cup?

    I have a theory that a significant number of men don't really...
  13. Replies
    15
    Views
    2,772

    Of course, it varies from department to...

    Of course, it varies from department to department, team to team but:

    1) On average, fewer hours than in London, less presenteeism, but longer hours than most of Europe (42 standard versus 35 in...
  14. Replies
    14
    Views
    960

    no BH here.

    no BH here.
  15. what? Keystrokes per minute counted?

    what? Keystrokes per minute counted?
  16. I thought he was a milkman? Do they still have...

    I thought he was a milkman?

    Do they still have milkmen in the UK?
  17. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,025

    Poll: AtW is banned? What for?

    AtW is banned? What for?
  18. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,061

    A couple of Treks + a fleet of crappy bikes for...

    A couple of Treks + a fleet of crappy bikes for doing short trips that won't get nicked at the train station.

    The fleet is because it's normally cheaper just to buy a new bike rather than fix...
  19. Replies
    9
    Views
    877

    Yes but I was only 3 years old

    Yes but I was only 3 years old
  20. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,174

    Not even that. I can only type 60wpm. Real temps...

    Not even that. I can only type 60wpm. Real temps can type much faster.
  21. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,174

    What's that I hear? It's almost like the...

    What's that I hear?

    It's almost like the sound of a group of contractors counting their blessings.
  22. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,174

    Try going to the government stats web page for...

    Try going to the government stats web page for annual incomes, that's a real eye opener.

    From memory, too lazy to google:


    Median wage is something like 25k
    90th percentile wage something...
  23. Replies
    10
    Views
    978

    Well the economy won't like it when the markets...

    Well the economy won't like it when the markets don't like it then.
  24. Replies
    10
    Views
    978

    markets are not going to like it this morning.

    markets are not going to like it this morning.
  25. Which is the best place to watch the results come...

    Which is the best place to watch the results come in? BBC? Does Peter Snow still have that Swingometer thing?
  26. Replies
    9
    Views
    634

    Good luck you non-expats. You can use my...

    Good luck you non-expats.


    You can use my vote, because I can't vote.
  27. Nobody's said "the people" yet?

    Nobody's said "the people" yet?
  28. Replies
    26
    Views
    2,182

    Yes, I know a couple of other people that have...

    Yes, I know a couple of other people that have the same policy.

    Mind you, I know more people that put CVs in the bin if they have "Certified Java Programmer, etc." on them.
  29. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,197

    what about buying turf? Then you'd have the best...

    what about buying turf? Then you'd have the best lawn.
  30. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,417

    Are they not on some net archive somewhere? I...

    Are they not on some net archive somewhere?

    I through all mine out last century, sorry.
  31. Replies
    33
    Views
    3,200

    Are you married? Problem sorted. On an...

    Are you married?

    Problem sorted.

    On an additional note, I can't believe the low sums that get questioned by banks in the UK. I once paid a cheque in for 5k and was asked where it came from?
    ...
  32. Thread: Stcok Market

    by bobhope
    Replies
    7
    Views
    696

    b***ks S&P 500 P/E Ratio - Chart...

    b***ks

    S&P 500 P/E Ratio - Chart
  33. Replies
    5
    Views
    724

    Has anyone here not been a contractor for one of...

    Has anyone here not been a contractor for one of the consultancies?

    Have done a couple of stints, one even had business cards printed for me to make me look like a permanent employee.
  34. Replies
    2
    Views
    558

    I would say the worst thing about contracting is...

    I would say the worst thing about contracting is taking time off. It is extremely difficult to stop yourself thinking "this day that I'm not working is costing X GBP, or Y EUR," i.e. make hay whilst...
  35. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,529

    don't forget the sterling (haha) performance of...

    don't forget the sterling (haha) performance of GBP!

    inflation +3.4%, savings at 1% = -2.4% + currency going down at 10% a year.
  36. Replies
    40
    Views
    106,772

    Good luck with the P85. I sent them one a few...

    Good luck with the P85. I sent them one a few times, never got an acknowledgment. God knows what my status is in the UK.
  37. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,088

    You overlooked the fact that Wargames was on the...

    You overlooked the fact that Wargames was on the same time on Sunday night?

    "The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?"
  38. Thread: Volcanic Ash

    by bobhope
    Replies
    125
    Views
    9,283

    just checked with tgv + eurostar - they've hiked...

    just checked with tgv + eurostar - they've hiked their prices I see.
  39. Thread: Volcanic Ash

    by bobhope
    Replies
    125
    Views
    9,283

    Must be back up and flying by Friday surely? I...

    Must be back up and flying by Friday surely? I have my first visit to the UK in six months this weekend.

    Would go by car but the thought of driving through Belgium puts me off.
  40. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,284

    Nice, so you got a 25% rate increase? Not too...

    Nice,

    so you got a 25% rate increase? Not too shabby at all.
  41. Replies
    8
    Views
    644

    At least nowadays, kids have 52" widescreen TVs...

    At least nowadays, kids have 52" widescreen TVs to watch, so they don't sit so close.

    In my day, we sat (literally) 50cm away from the TV because it was so small.

    Can't have done our eyes much...
  42. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,060

    Poll: The government will more than likely maintain the...

    The government will more than likely maintain the nominal pensions paid in GBP to public sector workers.

    A better question would be: what will be the worth of GBP?

    It's no good having a gold...
  43. Replies
    88
    Views
    5,221

    I'm fortunate in that I can work a week in London...

    I'm fortunate in that I can work a week in London every 6 months or so. On Monday, I think, "This is great, the bustle and people, etc." By Friday, though, I realised all the things that I left: the...
  44. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,562

    How's the jammer working out? I keep meaning to...

    How's the jammer working out? I keep meaning to get one. "For educational purposes only" of course.
  45. Thread: S3

    by bobhope
    Replies
    10
    Views
    1,355

    I wonder who uses them. All the contractors I...

    I wonder who uses them. All the contractors I know wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.
  46. Poll: I spent one contract a few years back being a...

    I spent one contract a few years back being a good 15-20 years younger than everybody else.

    It was like Last of the Summer Wine.


    Now I am the grumpy old git.
  47. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,148

    I love the way they call their agents 'borques'

    I love the way they call their agents 'borques'
  48. Replies
    76
    Views
    10,422

    I've always attempted to pay myself 50% of the...

    I've always attempted to pay myself 50% of the contract rate.

    E.g. rate is 100k / year - then salary is 50k. Then that's what I tell everybody I earn.

    Under no circumstances tell the other...
  49. Yes, I have had a good 'temporary' 12+ years out...

    Yes, I have had a good 'temporary' 12+ years out of the train.

    Another 5-10 and I won't care if everything is offshored.
  50. Replies
    177
    Views
    9,290

    Is there another BBC that I don't know about? In...

    Is there another BBC that I don't know about? In this universe?
Results 1 to 50 of 124
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3