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  1. Most men didn't have the vote back then either. ...

    Most men didn't have the vote back then either. It was just landowners, and now instead of the vote it's retirement that only landowners are getting.
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    No worries, happy with my choice. :) I landed...

    No worries, happy with my choice. :)

    I landed on the site after I decided I wanted a freeagent accountant, by searching "freeagent accountant". It was an organic result, not a paid for ad, so...
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    Contracting will always be following fads, cheap...

    Contracting will always be following fads, cheap resources, or skilled niches. I think there's value in knowing which will support you earning enough to get out of the game, and what the likely...
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    Yes. If you haven't burned bridges, go ask your...

    Yes. If you haven't burned bridges, go ask your previous client if they still need you as a resource.
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    I mean I'm 12 years in and earn double the day...

    I mean I'm 12 years in and earn double the day rate you mentioned, so each to their own, but I don't think you really fully understand the landscape.

    The consultancies are trying to bob the hell...
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    Pretty much this, just show them the contract and...

    Pretty much this, just show them the contract and you should be good.
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    This was in 2013 but basically it was UX. ...

    This was in 2013 but basically it was UX.

    http://i63.tinypic.com/28ahjqu.png

    To be direct, I tried doing the same on the inni website and none of my questions were answered.
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    Cloud migrations are booming, but you have to be...

    Cloud migrations are booming, but you have to be technical, able to program a bit, and call yourself DevOps or SRE.

    If you fancy a bit of this, read the book:

    Google - Site Reliability...
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    I would pretty much always ask for more money...

    I would pretty much always ask for more money because my warchest is endless and I basically pillage the clients woman.

    Seriosuly though, it's a game of leverage. How much do you _need/want_ this...
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    Neither of those outcomes are a proper statement...

    Neither of those outcomes are a proper statement of work that would allow you to do the job as a deliverable based project. So do you actually understand contracts or are you just blowing smoke up...
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    The problem with that assessment, is if you had a...

    The problem with that assessment, is if you had a well defined scope of work, you'd just as well be a proper freelancer delivering on the statement of work and you'd need to go through all the...
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    I worked at one of these and got marked outside...

    I worked at one of these and got marked outside after the QDOS review. Sadly this was about 2 months after I jumped ship, but I hardly blame QDOS for that. I would suspect more of the same.
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    Expecting to be paid your notice is silly. ...

    Expecting to be paid your notice is silly.

    However, if you're delivering a project for a client who've sold said project, it's possible they could demonstrate a loss if you skipped your notice...
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    I don't think adding addendums matters, and I'd...

    I don't think adding addendums matters, and I'd consider that perfectly fine.

    However, you should take the contract to QDOS and get it reviewed for IR35 compliance. Including sending it back to...
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    Your work isn't just writing code and giving code...

    Your work isn't just writing code and giving code reviews. Actually, your main job is earning money, and in order to do that you need to know who your stakeholders are.

    Often, the PM or whoever...
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    It probably depends on what you do, but I've...

    It probably depends on what you do, but I've managed a 100% increase on advertised rates over the last two years, but it's came with 3 months on the bench for each year.

    Basically, I just set my...
  17. It depends. Personally, I'd ask for a little...

    It depends.

    Personally, I'd ask for a little bit more than what you think the top end of market rate is for the area and the sector. Going first is called anchoring, and thus it means when they...
  18. Just to reiterate; when contracting, contracts...

    Just to reiterate; when contracting, contracts generaly stipulate you don't get paid unless the client provides work, and you do said work. Ergo, notice periods are junk.

    More to the point, you...
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    Are you a newb? No disrespect, there's two...

    Are you a newb?

    No disrespect, there's two ways to look at it:-


    It's good experience thus I'm not going to sweat the money.
    Just more of the same clients trying to squeeze more for less.
    ...
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    Sounds like the OP got paid actually, so I...

    Sounds like the OP got paid actually, so I suppose could have some legal liability, but in reality I'd also just walk away without lawyers.

    @OP: Sorry, but I don't believe late payment actually...
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    Funnily enough, the few times I've went direct...

    Funnily enough, the few times I've went direct were all horrible experiences. Between client cashflow issues, frankly terrible people and client side jealously (the rate you get paid is obvious when...
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    I've done it*, and seen it done. Not usually a...

    I've done it*, and seen it done. Not usually a legal matter. Few key points to remember:-


    Agency would have to demonstrate a loss; they can't do this if the end client won't hire them.
    I...
  23. You still need to file your accounts, so yes. ...

    You still need to file your accounts, so yes. Most of the work is done end of year, thus you're mostly paying for that, so it makes sense for Gorilla to say no. I've had a similar half charge for...
  24. Thread: Odd CURL problem

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    Admitiedly it's been 4 years since I've did any...

    Admitiedly it's been 4 years since I've did any PHP coding, but I did believe there were other ways to handle input data, but I believe depends on how you run the app such as mod_php vs FPM.
    ...
  25. Thread: Odd CURL problem

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    I dunno, try posting the following from a user...

    I dunno, try posting the following from a user point of view.


    phpinfo(); die();

    If that works, it means an attacker could probably curl and exec a reverse shell. Basically you're handing out...
  26. Thread: Odd CURL problem

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    Yeah, as stated by yourself curl just makes a web...

    Yeah, as stated by yourself curl just makes a web request and indeed you're actually looking to post the user, with some data, elsewhere. Thus you probably do want a form.

    However, your PHP...
  27. I'm not a lawyer but whilst their advert may be...

    I'm not a lawyer but whilst their advert may be argued as an implied agreement, the OP stated the scope of work was different. I'd probably argue nothing was agreed, and thus the work belongs to OP....
  28. Thread: DevOps

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    I've supported systems with billions in revenue,...

    I've supported systems with billions in revenue, critical national infrastructure and cloud providers. Heard it all before, you still don't need this.

    Your support is the guys on the ground, your...
  29. Thread: DevOps

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    This is both right and wrong. Technically,...

    This is both right and wrong.

    Technically, DevOps is a culture and a super tribe of Development and Operations working together to improve the overall system and learn from each other. This also...
  30. Yeah. Cater Allen just works and is automatic, I...

    Yeah. Cater Allen just works and is automatic, I don't do anything. Everyone should be able to do this when the present openbanking APIs. This might take a while because most of the big banks...
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    Right. A single integration environment is...

    Right.

    A single integration environment is thinking a bit oldschool, and it's unlikely you'll be able to deploy, test, and clean 10x a day. So you automate environment building and create both...
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    Let me guess, you work for large bureaucratic...

    Let me guess, you work for large bureaucratic orgs where everything is outsourced to donkies? I've did the same. The winds are blowing the other way now. The same consultants that sold us on...
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    Thats cool. I'll probably go from cater allen to...

    Thats cool. I'll probably go from cater allen to starling once they support these two things.

    I suspect these banks are all going for an exit though.
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    This is a responsbilities thing. I get that...

    This is a responsbilities thing. I get that people here think devs are piss poor at QA, but when you put the responsability for quality on someone else, you incentivize the dev to throw it over the...
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    Sorry to beat the drum here, but pretty much all...

    Sorry to beat the drum here, but pretty much all doing roles around IT dev are becoming dev roles. You really want to push into managment if you don't want to be writing sort sort of code, whether...
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    They're different things and some of them are...

    They're different things and some of them are relatively easy to test.


    Whether or not the user interface is usable is a UXers problem and arguably we should be doing user research to confirm...
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    It's easy to find automated QAs. They're called...

    It's easy to find automated QAs. They're called developers and they're the ones who should be writing your tests.

    The problem is, the second you find an automated tester worth their salt, you're...
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    This except harsher. OP your skills aren't worth...

    This except harsher. OP your skills aren't worth anything. You need to get away from thinking that manual testing is a real role. It isn't. It's simply an excuse for the body shoppers to bill...
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    Depends what you mean by "infrastructure...

    Depends what you mean by "infrastructure engineer"?

    If you mean you login to windows boxes and click GUIs or run random cli tools on a unix box then you've made a terrible mistake, because your...
  40. It's not that cloud necessarily takes more effort...

    It's not that cloud necessarily takes more effort to secure, it's that there are levels of security that just are just often ignored on-prem or hand waved away with CABs and Security Products.

    No...
  41. I doubt it. Most companies I come across...

    I doubt it.

    Most companies I come across doing the data centre thing are pretty terrible, and still think endpoint security and the network edge is where they need to put their security. Sure,...
  42. Thread: Cv porkies

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    To be fair, many of the same clients pick "market...

    To be fair, many of the same clients pick "market rates" out of the backend, refuse to budge and fail to ever place despite trying for 10 months.

    If you can't get the quality for the rate, up it...
  43. Thread: Cv porkies

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    Most of the market are outright liars I find. ...

    Most of the market are outright liars I find.

    I usually do a quick phone interview where I ask about the pros and cons of some tech and 90% of candidates can't even discuss it because they've...
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    They probably don't respond well to that because...

    They probably don't respond well to that because it's a silly meme question that nobody would expect a professional to ask.

    Getting a rate bump is about leverage. Adding additional value for free...
  45. I bought some kit from here: Refurbished...

    I bought some kit from here:

    Refurbished Servers, PCs, Workstations & Parts | Bargain Hardware

    It'd be more worried about the power bill, but you could always colo them.
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    I typically don't. My Software Engineering...

    I typically don't.

    My Software Engineering degrees are BSc & MSc and specifically not BEng & MEng. Very little of what we do in the field would be construed as being of a set of professional...
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    Your PaaS likely uses something similar to Docker...

    Your PaaS likely uses something similar to Docker (or in some cases, Docker itself) to share servers.

    This makes it easy for your PaaS to share servers as otherwise you'd have to handle...
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    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10642426/htacc...

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10642426/htaccess-rewrite-subdomain-to-directory
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    Started about 5 years ago. £4000 in my overdraft...

    Started about 5 years ago. £4000 in my overdraft of £4300 with a mortgage payment at the end of the month. Got weekly payment terms and drove 400 miles to start the contract, with £90 a night hotel...
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    Poll: Clients budgets are typically annual where I've...

    Clients budgets are typically annual where I've been privy to them, but it doesn't really mattter, the contracts have MOO and you're still cheaper than the risk of hiring someone new if you do well...
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