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  1. Another one valuelabs

    Another one

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  2. Today I received my free certification exam...

    Today I received my free certification exam confirmation email.



    Please check your email, if you have participated
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    In general, great people. But really depends who...

    In general, great people. But really depends who the client is. Is it Maersk, Nordea, Danske Bank?
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    Didn't get it. Strangely very relieved when I...

    Didn't get it. Strangely very relieved when I got the news. Moving back to bench from next week.

    I have to make room for the 3rd laptop now. Funnily the clients are not collecting their laptop...
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    Just make sure you are not nude. That's all. ...

    Just make sure you are not nude. That's all.

    So, what was the question again? Is it from a newbie contractor?
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    Well said. I have been unable to escape from the...

    Well said. I have been unable to escape from the 1st, but at least never done 2nd and 3rd.
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    Poll: Not necessarily retired or lottery winners. They...

    Not necessarily retired or lottery winners. They are contractors who have been contracting for many years, mortgage paid off or very little due, kids off to Uni and they are trying to find a balance...
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    Client has found a project to keep me in. Never...

    Client has found a project to keep me in. Never performed this new SA Role but said Yes any way.

    Agent approached me for a rate cut. But I stood my ground and said I would only continue if the...
  9. Working from home 'costs central London £2.3bn'

    There's a interesting conversation going on in BBC. Yes conversation, now that BBC has realised, adapted and improved their comment section.

    Coronavirus: Working from home '''costs central London...
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    Client is seriously considering keeping me and is...

    Client is seriously considering keeping me and is looking at various projects where they can fit me in. I think 3 factors are making this happen.

    1. Flexibility - I didn't whine when the notice...
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    I am doing OK. Not panicking even though 2020...

    I am doing OK. Not panicking even though 2020 billing was only couple of months and I realised that I can easily survive with out any struggle even if I work only for4-6 months a year. A very...
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    Is it Sunny out there? The temperature in the UK...

    Is it Sunny out there? The temperature in the UK suddenly dropped and it's tooo cold.
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    Many agents who have lost their job in this...

    Many agents who have lost their job in this Corona pandemic have started their own recruitment companies. It's worth giving it a try after all they were in touch with the actual client's hiring...
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    if it were 100% remote, I would have accepted...

    if it were 100% remote, I would have accepted with a weekly payment terms.
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    No offence but at Canary Wharf, pretty much...

    No offence but at Canary Wharf, pretty much everyone is a VP including the receptionist who issues replacement ID, isn't it?
  16. You could but it is not going to help you in...

    You could but it is not going to help you in anyway. If I may ask, why did you hand in the notice when the market is not that great?
  17. Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge 2020: Free Certification Exam

    Microsoft is running "The Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge". At the end of the challenge you get a free voucher to take a certification. Voucher is a reward to motivate you to Learn (Azure)....
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    In addition to many, I also work on Databricks...

    In addition to many, I also work on Databricks but not exclusively. I haven't used Looker yet.
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    Just got the email. Back to bench from 5th Oct. ...

    Just got the email. Back to bench from 5th Oct. Projects are getting canned everywhere.

    It's not strictly 4 weeks notice as agreed but that's ok, I am fine with it.
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    Come out of old school and consider using -...

    Come out of old school and consider using

    - Azure Data Lake Storage (Gen2)
    - AWS S3
    - GCP Cloud Storage / Filestore.

    If you want to keep a copy without your permission and without...
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    Sticky: Hi, Good weekend? I was just wondering if...

    Hi,

    Good weekend?

    I was just wondering if you are open to a new contract right now?

    I have a client in Manchester who are looking for candidates with the following tech stack;

    Scala
    Kafka
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    You guessed it right. It was because of kid and...

    You guessed it right. It was because of kid and the school. Even though kid is going to Uni next week, I wouldn't move. London is congested and expensive :-)
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    I used to travel from Bham to Canary Wharf for...

    I used to travel from Bham to Canary Wharf for many years. I start at 06:00 AM and reach Canary Wharf by 08:50 ish. To me this pandemic appears to be a blessing in disguise. It has saved me £1100...
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    Really! I am aware 100's joined as permies. I...

    Really! I am aware 100's joined as permies. I was offered but I rejected it. Their rates were soooo poor!.
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    Sticky: Got this today. I don't know if I can post FTC...

    Got this today. I don't know if I can post FTC here,
    but posting it anyway. Just thought might help somebody!
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ...
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    These days, Subscription Model (with an option to...

    These days, Subscription Model (with an option to cancel anytime) works better than any other model. It is likely that your competitors freemium won't be completely free. It might be free basic...
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    I completely agree. At least these are the roles...

    I completely agree. At least these are the roles OP can try immediately with his/her known contacts without investing time, money and effort in PM courses that is probably going to give the same...
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    :spank:
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    If I were you, I would choose Scrum Master and/or...

    If I were you, I would choose Scrum Master and/or Test Manager route. They are achievable with your experience as both doesn't require much technical knowledge. They are purely managing people and...
  30. Anyone got Qdos voucher code for Professional Indemnity?

    It's time to renew my professional indemnity insurance. Has any one got a voucher code?

    Thanks
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    Got one call today. Good rate. Posted it in the...

    Got one call today. Good rate. Posted it in the Contract Opportunities section.
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    Sticky: Good rate. Unfortunately I am unable to take it....

    Good rate. Unfortunately I am unable to take it. So, here it is
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    Hi {name},

    As mentioned I have an opening for an AWS Data...
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    True. When Danes see some one resting their feet...

    True. When Danes see some one resting their feet on a seat, they do not hesitate to "Tell them Off!". Same goes with quiet coaches as well. Both of which I really admired.
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    There is a term "Fallacy of the Single Cause",...

    There is a term "Fallacy of the Single Cause", where by people assume / associate a particular one cause for an event.

    But in reality, accumulation of various different causes are associated with...
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    They will have a war chest back in India or they...

    They will have a war chest back in India or they would have invested all the money in properties which is quite common.
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    Thanks Couple of years ago, I invested in...

    Thanks

    Couple of years ago, I invested in Powerline Wifi access point or something as recommended by VirginMedia - NETGEAR PLW1000-100UKS 1000 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Wifi Adapter Homeplug Access...
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    Sticky: Lead Azure Data Engineer - London / Remote Hi...

    Lead Azure Data Engineer - London / Remote

    Hi {name},

    Hope things are well your end,

    I wanted to get in touch after seeing your profile and noticing your strong Azure experience.

    I'm...
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    Sticky: Dear {name}, Hope all is well, my name is...

    Dear {name},

    Hope all is well, my name is Darragh im a technical recruiter with Oxford Global Resources. I have a client looking for a Data Engineer with SQl and Data Bricks experience. I have a...
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    Sticky: AWS Data Engineer - Freelance Hi {name}, ...

    AWS Data Engineer - Freelance

    Hi {name},

    Hope you are well.

    I was wondering if you are available to discuss an AWS Data Engineer freelance role with my market leading client in Utrecht?
    ...
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    :rollin: Spot on. I see lots and lots of it...

    :rollin: Spot on. I see lots and lots of it these days.
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    I don't think they can get away that easily. We...

    I don't think they can get away that easily. We have all seen the quality, skill, knowledge, experience you can get for £35K. And being a perm those £35K's pull in a sickie when it is too much for...
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    :rollin::rollin:

    :rollin::rollin:
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    Thank you. Could you provide me the link to MIMO...

    Thank you. Could you provide me the link to MIMO LinkSys router product? Is MU-MIMO is the same as MIMO?

    Found one in Amazon. Does it do the job?

    Linksys WRT3200ACM-UK MU-MIMO eSATA/USB 3.0...
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    Open Source Network Monitor?

    In my client supplied laptop, Citrix keeps complaining "Connection Lost" and after few seconds "Connection restored".

    I'm not a network guy, so I have little clue. Could it be because my Internet...
  45. Sorted list is always convenient! Adroit...

    Sorted list is always convenient!

    Adroit People Ltd
    Aguila consulting
    Avance Consulting
    Black apple solutions
    Code Convergence
    Cubestech
    Dabster Systems UK Limited
    Damcosoft
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    I have used serviced apartments from bbf. be. ...

    I have used serviced apartments from bbf. be. They aren't cheap. About 1,100 EUR per month. But minimum contract is 3 months, after that you can cancel anytime. Worth a try.
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    There could be a hidden agenda behind this advt....

    There could be a hidden agenda behind this advt.

    Now that they have advertised and couldn't find a suitable developer (I'm certain they can't find one for this rate), their case for outsourcing...
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    Sticky: Big Data Opportunities@ ASOS Hey {name}, ...

    Big Data Opportunities@ ASOS
    Hey {name},

    Happy Tuesday!

    Our engineers in our Data Teams are currently building a new platform in order to create innovative data products that are going to...
  49. Git experts - Revert a change in the middle

    Is it possible to revert a change that is in the middle of multiple changes?

    Imagine I have made numerous changes

    revision-9
    revision-8
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    ....
    revision-5
    ...
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    Au Contraire ... Au Contraire. I am from a...

    Au Contraire ... Au Contraire. I am from a minority background (not French either) and don't have a British name. But I get a lot of response.

    Probably the hiring managers assumed that I would...
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