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  1. Poll: I agree with WordIsBond. In comparison to larger...

    I agree with WordIsBond. In comparison to larger businesses, for a single contractor with his own limited the line between business expenses and all the different taxes (including income tax) kind of...
  2. Poll: That's all good stuff guys. Thank you. It's...

    That's all good stuff guys. Thank you. It's interesting to see how many different reasons there are for adjusting the day rate (or not).

    Apart from other factors did you consider the dividend tax...
  3. Poll: I did indeed not think about that case. Thanks...

    I did indeed not think about that case. Thanks for pointing out.

    @All
    Is there any way to add this option to the poll?
  4. Poll: Poll: How did the dividend tax reform of 2016 affect your day rate?

    The next tax reform is already on its way ("promising" a dividend allowance cut from 2018).

    I am curious:

    How did the dividend tax reform of 2016 affect your day rate?

    a) My day rate...
  5. I used to be a full-time IT consultant. My boss...

    I used to be a full-time IT consultant. My boss sent me around a lot. I basically did what we contractors are doing now - I was always the external guy. I got tired of saving the world for my clients...
  6. That's good stuff. Thank you. Re: Berlin > I...

    That's good stuff. Thank you.

    Re: Berlin > I am more interested in London and UK. Came here in 2014 and love it. One reason: The people are so much nicer here. :rolleyes:
  7. Thank you. Which part of finding a gig are you...

    Thank you.

    Which part of finding a gig are you struggling with at the moment? How to find an open position? Getting replies to applications? Making it past the first phone interview? Something...
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    I use virtual box as well. I heard of the issues...

    I use virtual box as well. I heard of the issues with 15" MBPs and the graphic card. Fortunately, the 13 inches have no dedicated graphic card. I guess, most developers with 15" MBPs have to wait...
  9. Thread: LinkedIn

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    I used a dedicated email address for my LinkedIn...

    I used a dedicated email address for my LinkedIn profile in order to measure the relevant job offers from LinkedIn in comparison to let's say Job portals like CW Jobs. About 67% of the relevant...
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    Hi Worthy, Is it a static website or a...

    Hi Worthy,

    Is it a static website or a web-application? In the later case, did you consider the mean stack:

    home - Mongo Express Angular Node

    Furthermore, I suggest have a look a Twitter...
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    Hi Ted, I am Senior Java Developer and Trainer...

    Hi Ted,

    I am Senior Java Developer and Trainer for Full-stack Software Engineering. As a contractor I managed to double my day rate over the past two years. Yes, it's about skills but it's also a...
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    Hi, I recently purchased a new MBP with Touch...

    Hi,

    I recently purchased a new MBP with Touch Bar. I am a software engineer and have a couple of IDEs open at the same time and a few VMs running in the background. 16 GB have always been enough...
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    I do this quiet regularly in order to remove all...

    I do this quiet regularly in order to remove all node_modules or .git folders:

    find . -type d -name "XYZ" -exec rm -rf {} \;

    You can drop this statement while being in the parent directory. I...
  14. What is your #1 challenge preventing you from doing contract work in UK right now?

    Hi,

    My name is David and I am a Java developer from Berlin. Three years ago I made the big move to London in order to work as a contractor for different companies in UK.

    Currently I am working...
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