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  1. Spending too much time at home watching morning...

    Spending too much time at home watching morning property programs has giving me an Idea for plan B which is to buy 3 bed properties and have them converted to 4/5 bed for sale, then hopefully move...
  2. War Chest - how to get a better return despite low interest rates?

    So most contractors operating a LTD company keep a large chunk of funds in the bank for lots of different reasons.

    You get to a point where swapping accounts for miserable rates becomes just too...
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    ok big spenders, we hear you. Please go back to...

    ok big spenders, we hear you. Please go back to sleep.
  4. opps, already suggested by darry

    opps, already suggested by darry
  5. what about using Oracle application express?. I...

    what about using Oracle application express?. I think it's included in the oracle licence.
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    no virgin in my area

    no virgin in my area
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    Just came off the phone with BT trying to see...

    Just came off the phone with BT trying to see what they can do about my renewal price.

    They are willing to keep the current price of £32.40. I said EE & Plusnet are offering the same for £27. The...
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    So from everything said so far, EE & Plusnet is...

    So from everything said so far, EE & Plusnet is pretty much same infrastructure as BT and the provider aspect is merely a branding exercise from the same company.

    At the moment we have fibre to...
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    Fibre Broadband renewal options

    My BT fibre 1 (67Mb) broadband is up for renewal soon. Renewal price is jumping up by from £32 to £40. safe to assume that the line rental (on a landline not connected to a physical phone in 8 years)...
  10. I can barely remember the teens but think I was a...

    I can barely remember the teens but think I was a saint with no hairy palms.


    I have a weakness for Oakley frames, the specificities frame can only be purchased online. Plan was to take the...
  11. Cheers.

    Cheers.
  12. Too right. I went into 2 independent high street...

    Too right. I went into 2 independent high street opticians. Very knowledgeable but wanted to charge me twice as much for same zeiss varifocals from costco.

    Since single vision computer lens is the...
  13. Computer varifocal lenses, Varilux Computer 3V or similar any good?

    4years wearing Zeiss varifocals lenses which I believe are at the top end for near, intermidiate and distance vision. While very good, I am thinking of getting a second pair of varifocal lenses...
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    Good point, I'll order a nano wifi adapter from...

    Good point, I'll order a nano wifi adapter from amazon.


    Testmangler, she may get more bullying just for mentioning I am a contractor. After all premies seem to think we are scum
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    Having the money to buy something because it's...

    Having the money to buy something because it's inexpensive is not reason enough to just spend.


    Anyway, after a closer look at the processes running on the laptop, Lenovo, McAfee and teams...
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    Maybe I should get her 2 Apple pro display...

    Maybe I should get her 2 Apple pro display monitors as well. :)



    well I guess the Pi is out of the question for school work then



    Some element of truth there. I have a rarely used 3d...
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    Using a Raspberry Pi as All-in-one pc?

    7yr old daughter is currently using an i3 Lenovo V110 laptop for school work, so she uses google classroom, YouTube and vedamo virtual classroom.

    The laptop and its webcam are just too slow, non...
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    Thanks just tried out DBeaver, certainly a...

    Thanks

    just tried out DBeaver, certainly a better interface and experience than the default web interface.

    There are lots of tables and columns with missing rows, missing parent/child rows or...
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    Snowflake cloud Question?

    My skillset is primarily on Oracle database and unix, so snowflake is literally very new to me, .... as in a couple of days

    I am currently ingesting data from Oracle into snowflake cloud via blob...
  20. just thought if companies are setting up online...

    just thought if companies are setting up online therapy sessions for their work from home employees why not. The gain from therapy is not really exclusively for work.
  21. How far can you go with company expense? Treadmill?

    Something I would not consider but world has gone to sh*t and the govt care little about us ltd contractors while handing money out to everyone except us.

    I am seeing out the rest of my contact...
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    I got the creality ender 3 pro from Ali express...

    I got the creality ender 3 pro from Ali express for £174.

    I did a few prints which were not bad considering I did not have the patience to tweak it.

    Now I just have lo learn how to use...
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    Anyone massively into 3d printing?

    I was wondering if there are people on here into 3d printing professionally or as enthusiasts.

    Any advice on :-
    1) good quality 3d printers to home diy projects
    2) Very good quality printers...
  24. really? business or personal account?

    really? business or personal account?
  25. why 4 TB?. I am planing on getting a 2TB NAS with...

    why 4 TB?. I am planing on getting a 2TB NAS with 2x8TB drives.



    I currently have an 11 yr old 4bay Synology NAS. Started out with 4x4TB drives. To cut a long story short, It is now limping...
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    So personal sim ok as long as not paid by Co. ...

    So personal sim ok as long as not paid by Co.


    i am disappointed with the XS max. The only decent feature i like is the face id. That’s a lot of money down the drain :(
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    Just in case I was not clear. I currently have...

    Just in case I was not clear.

    I currently have an all you can eat data and minutes with Three for £20 on a rolling monthly plan in another phone This is paid for personally. I am a heavy data...
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    Personal Sim Only Plan in a Business phone?

    I am just about to replace my iphone purchased via the ltd co. 4 yrs ago.
    I will also be ditching the existing (business) sim only plan for a personal plan which will be paid personally.

    Can I...
  29. thanks, tracked the offending app in the task...

    thanks,

    tracked the offending app in the task manager after comparing remote and normal logon
  30. I have SteamVR and Oculus rift apps installed on...

    I have SteamVR and Oculus rift apps installed on my laptop. My partial understanding is that when I launch Steam VR it also launches Oculus rift app or services for the hmd to work


    I also have...
  31. A tool to log info about all programs running on a PC?

    Hi,

    I was wondering in there is a tool for windows 10 to log/capture information about programs and services running or starting on a PC. Hopefully will log startup time.

    .... I am try to...
  32. Thanks for the correction. Looks like My near...

    Thanks for the correction. Looks like My near sight suffered with focus


    I went back to the opticians today and was given distance vision on one eye while the other was for near sight. I prefer...
  33. sounds similar to what andy123 had. I will book...

    sounds similar to what andy123 had. I will book another appointment to try that out as well
  34. I did enquire about laser surgery but was told...

    I did enquire about laser surgery but was told that progressive lenses users will also need to wear correction glasses as well. I also have astigmatism so no chance of abandoning the use of glasses...
  35. Back from specsavers and I have been given some...

    Back from specsavers and I have been given some multi focus on trial.

    My intermediate and distance vision seems ok but my near vision is not great. Trying to read text on my phone or using the...
  36. I have got an appointment with specsavers later...

    I have got an appointment with specsavers later on today.

    I currently us varifocals and tried normal contacts last year but they were useless with my prescription. So hoping the multi focus will...
  37. Multi focus Contact lenses - Anyone using them?

    I googled varifocal contact lenses last week and to my surprise they do exist and are called multi focus contact lenses

    So wondering if any of the ageing population on here have tried them and...
  38. Looks like I have been living in a cave.

    Looks like I have been living in a cave.
  39. What is the contracting Market for Amazon redshift like?

    I was helping a friend out a couple of days ago on writing some sql reports on a data warehouse sitting on Redshift. First time I ever head off it, I was surprised how similar it was to oracle...
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    I converted my personal Amazon account to...

    I converted my personal Amazon account to Business....

    Is my prime membership still personal or Business expense?
  41. There is an Alienware 15R3, Inspiron 15 7000,...

    There is an Alienware 15R3, Inspiron 15 7000, Latitude e6230 (i think) and XPS 15 L502x in the household. All great builds (imo). Ok, the last 2 are sluggish but that's because they are very old...
  42. The merlin software is only for the RT units not...

    The merlin software is only for the RT units not the DSL versions.



    I used Nordvpn to watch ANON last week on my Ipad which is not available in the UK.




    I did not know Netflix banned...
  43. How do I use netflix app (on TV/firetv) with a vpn ?

    I would like to able to switch countries for Netflix on the Smart TV or fireTV stick. I currently use nordvpn and I am aware I can set it up with my Asus DSL AC68U router. I am not so keen on all...
  44. what about the dell outlet store?. they do...

    what about the dell outlet store?. they do occasional discounts on the home and business range. Or there are loads of 13" business grade dells/lenovo on ebay that just seem to work for ever ...
  45. Sticky: lol, I went through my post to make sure you did...

    lol, I went through my post to make sure you did not come back with a smart remark!
  46. Sticky: I have been used to doing the bookkeeping and...

    I have been used to doing the bookkeeping and final accounts myself for the last 12 yrs and coming from a previous life as an accountant help. It's very difficult to handover and not to be involved....
  47. Sticky: Just wondering for recommendations on accountants...

    Just wondering for recommendations on accountants happy to look at year ends, any other services and advises will be additionally paid.
  48. ok, I'll go with a proper business contract ...

    ok, I'll go with a proper business contract

    Yorkie how much of that 30g is for tethering?. £15 for that much data is even cheaper than their personal plans
  49. I considered this but 24 month contract was...

    I considered this but 24 month contract was mentally to long to be tied down ... considering I am with them (personal sim only) on a 30day rolling contract for last 6yrs!

    My issue with them is...
  50. Is it possible to get Personal sim only plans registered in Ltd Co name?

    Currently looking at sim only plans and it appears that most of the networks tend to offer more data on their personal plans compared to business plans.

    So wondering if it is possible to register...
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