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    Sticky: The Pluralsight courses tend to be quite...

    The Pluralsight courses tend to be quite formulaic, and feel mass produced.

    Some of the Udemy instructors let their personality really shine through, sometimes that is a good thing, sometimes bad!...
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    Very sad, but it happened in 1992, BBC have a...

    Very sad, but it happened in 1992, BBC have a pretty obvious agenda with that article
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    What is the course in? I've actually been...

    What is the course in?

    I've actually been really impressed with Udemy, although I realise it is a totally different type of training.

    The upside is if the course is rubbish you have only lost...
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    Not sure that's really true, Zurich HB is...

    Not sure that's really true, Zurich HB is probably the busiest station in Europe.

    I do agree with NotAllThere's comment about getting close to capacity though.
  5. It was wasn't that long ago 1000chf per was a...

    It was wasn't that long ago 1000chf per was a pretty standard starting rate for contacting on Switzerland, those days are gone, but 600chf is absolute rubbish, no doubt an extremely healthy mark up...
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    Contrary to popular belief on this forum, some...

    Contrary to popular belief on this forum, some things are actually cheaper in Switzerland than the UK. I recently took a Redhat cert exam and it was cheaper in Switzerland than the UK (500chf Vs...
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    how about "Die Letzte Bulle"?, bit of a rip off...

    how about "Die Letzte Bulle"?, bit of a rip off of "Life on Mars", unfortunately my DVD copy doesn't have German subtitles (need subtitles in German as it helps if you don't quite catch a word)
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    Getting pretty sick of Musk TBH. The main is...

    Getting pretty sick of Musk TBH. The main is just a self publicist.

    Apart from PayPal, must of his success seems to be based on public subsidy.
  9. thanks for the answers so far - yes I appreciate...

    thanks for the answers so far - yes I appreciate that no one is psychic.

    It is just that I was considering doing the Red Hat RHCE Certification, but I am rapidly coming to the conclusion I should...
  10. Should I Abandon Linux / Unix Sysadmin Work in favour of "the cloud"?

    Background: I have worked for many years as a Linux / Unix Sysadmin, more recently I have ended up in roles that could loosely be called "DevOps".

    My Question: I have recently skilled up in Cloud...
  11. They seem to be mixing EU and Europe. ...

    They seem to be mixing EU and Europe.

    Currently in Switzerland, my standard working week is 42 hours.
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    When I was in the UK, I was never asked to...

    When I was in the UK, I was never asked to produce certificates. I knew a couple of guys that stated they had qualifications they didn't have. One put down that had a 2:1 in Engineering, though I...
  13. Thread: Job in Zurich

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    I have lived in Zurich for 6 years, you get used...

    I have lived in Zurich for 6 years, you get used to the cost after a while. I'm in it for the long term though, so not really thinking about what all the francs will do for me in the UK.

    Not sure...
  14. I live in Switzerland, in Switzerland you do not...

    I live in Switzerland, in Switzerland you do not have the problem of 'in the bagging area', they just assume you will scan it and put it in whatever bag you want.

    Also on Switzerland, you can...
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    yeah, can think of a few people I have worked...

    yeah, can think of a few people I have worked with on different projects over the years, if you look at their linkedin profiles it bares no resemblance to what they were actually doing.
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    This is an interesting topic to me as I have...

    This is an interesting topic to me as I have decided to concentrate on the Swiss market (because I want to stay living in Switzerland) and I am booked in to have a professional set of photos taken of...
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    this is true, and i will start of by doing this. ...

    this is true, and i will start of by doing this. However my thinking is that in the end in order to have lots of automation, and hence lots of savings, companies won't simply replicate their...
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    My future in 'the cloud'

    (Wasn't sure whether to post this in Technical, but I thought business was more appropriate)

    My Past and Present: I have contracted for quite a few years as a Linux / Unix sysadmin, but in my...
  19. Thread: Sol Campbell

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    Well he did go AWOL at one point I'm fine, Sol...

    Well he did go AWOL at one point

    I'm fine, Sol insists as fears mount | Football | The Observer

    and was mentally absent from a few games he was playing at that time (I am not talking a few...
  20. Thread: When is enough?

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    Many people in the former East Germany committed...

    Many people in the former East Germany committed what would be considered crimes against humanity, yet that had no or almost no punishment.

    Germany needs some consistency, or are they only...
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    As an aside, I am not sure how this is legal, we...

    As an aside, I am not sure how this is legal, we are in a European Free Trade market, how can residents of one country in the EU (sadly the country where the service is provided) be given different...
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    In Switzerland you can use any form of public...

    In Switzerland you can use any form of public transport in the whole country at anytime (apart from night time suppliment if you are travelling after something like 11pm) for about £200 per month:
    ...
  23. Thread: Skill up.

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    You could go for TOGAF certification, and then...

    You could go for TOGAF certification, and then use that to angle for design work on your "normal" AIX Admin Contracts

    As an aside it is not just offshoring that is killing AIX. I know of a few...
  24. hard to tell really, I usually just politely...

    hard to tell really, I usually just politely reply that I am am not interested because I want to spend a few more years in Switzerland.

    Although I would say that UK market rates when mentioned...
  25. Many agents contacting me via linkedin and xing, a sign the market is getting better?

    Hi - not currently looking for work, but I am getting a lot of agents contacting me via linkedin and xing about specific contracts (feels like a 4 or 5 fold increase in the last 3 months), is this:
    ...
  26. I think I can do it without a course because: ...

    I think I can do it without a course because:

    -other threads on CUK say the foundation is not too hard/do-able without a course
    -I have done technical certifications after just reading the book...
  27. ITIL v3 Foundation Certificate (without a course)

    I am thinking of doing the ITIL v3 certificate, I think it will be easy enough to do without a course.

    Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced book (i.e. not over £100)? from searching this site...
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    Hi. As I understand it, yesterday they extended...

    Hi. As I understand it, yesterday they extended the rule blocking Eastern European's from getting the 5 year B, to include the whole EU (including Britain). So it does not just affect Eastern...
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    New Swiss Permit System

    Can't see this mentioned anywhere else so thought I'd ask if anyone has opinions on what effect the "one year pause" in allowing EU citizens to have 5 year B permits will have on contract/permie...
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    Travelling back to Brum for long weekend, and...

    Travelling back to Brum for long weekend, and Olympic event. I wouldn't have thought excel area would be any busier than for a normal event. Especially on a Saturday lunch time.
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    Travelling from Birmingham, taking a few people...

    Travelling from Birmingham, taking a few people so cheaper/more convienient to drive, it will be a Saturday, so I would have thought there would be a lot of carparks typically used by office workers...
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    Olympic parking at Excel

    Hello, I have tickets to an Olympic event at the Excel Centre, Docklands. Much to my annoyance I have found that the massive car park at the Excel will be closed on the day to make the Olympics...
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    Contract Websites For Switzerland

    Hello - can anyone recommend websites to look for Swiss contracts, the equivalent of Jobserve or cwjobs, I am aware of jobs.ch, but that is quite permie orientated.

    Thanks
  34. Thread: email security

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    I take your point, it just a gut feeling, but...

    I take your point, it just a gut feeling, but keeping financial info in a cr@ppy hotmail, yahoo or gmail account which gets spammed like crazy just doesn't feel right.

    Any opinions if it would be...
  35. Thread: email security

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    thanks, I think you may have misunderstood my...

    thanks, I think you may have misunderstood my question. I am not particularly looking to encrypt email, I am more concerned about email that has been sent to me (financial details etc.)

    hotmail...
  36. Thread: email security

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    email security

    hello - I have been using a hotmail account since University for personal data including financial information.

    I have come to the conclusion that I may need something a little more secure for my...
  37. Investing tax effieciently from Switzerland

    Hello,
    I have been living in Switzerland for about 6 months, I would like to start investing in UK stocks.

    As I understand it if I stay out of UK for 5 years I will be exempt from Capital Gains...
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    thanks - I think I'll build some VM's and play...

    thanks - I think I'll build some VM's and play around rather than concentrating on theory. Its quite strange though, most books seem to be written in the 90's or very early 2000's. I would have...
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    Increasing security knowledge

    Hello - my background is as a Unix Administrator, but I am currently on a project involving a lot of security work (with ssh, ssl, Apache2 and Weblogic). I'd like to learn more about security and...
  40. I'm in Switzerland, so I cannot use the...

    I'm in Switzerland, so I cannot use the reciprocation scheme unfortunately.

    Thanks for the advice, pretty useful. I'm 34 so right in between your 2 examples. If I wait until I am 45 to find out...
  41. National Insurance 'Stamps' while not working in UK

    Hello - I have not worked in the UK since Dec 31st 2010. Due to a combination of a fantastic very long holiday and now working outside the UK I have not paid any National Insurance Stamps.

    Was...
  42. Thread: HR Interview

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    HR Interview

    Hello - I'll probably be flamed for asking this question but here goes.

    I will be having a HR interview for a permie job next week, and have been warned that the 'why do you want to go back to...
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    unusual domain names

    Hi - I am looking at registering either a .cv (Cape Verde) or .is (Iceland) domain name. The only place I seem to be able to do this is 101domain.com , which is very expensive relative to a normal...
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    Yes I don't see a client wanting to wade through...

    Yes I don't see a client wanting to wade through 15 or so CV's. I was just interested as I have been put forward for 3 different roles, and by my crude (but probably optimistic logic) I should have...
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    CV 'Put Forward', how much competition?

    Just wondering, when you CV is 'put forward' by an agent, how many other CV's will they be sending?

    From a the little bit of hiring I did in my permie days I would have said 3 or 4 (I assume the...
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    If it were a lot under under or a lot over I...

    If it were a lot under under or a lot over I could think of a few good option!

    Longines and Oris do stuff that I quite like in that price range.
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    I really don't understand how Labour could have...

    I really don't understand how Labour could have thought the original was in any way good, I would say they are out of touch, but that would be stating the obvious!
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