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    I used Perkbox for some kind of voucher card when...

    I used Perkbox for some kind of voucher card when needing to grab an iPhone for mini kevpuk from Argos (don't ask, was best price at the time)......but had to wait a few days for the physical card to...
  2. Thread: Leaving inTouch

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    I am in the process of switching away from...

    I am in the process of switching away from InTouch.

    This is not a bashing post, however.....for me, the reasons I initially chose InTouch included:

    1) 'Personal accountant' - I am currently on...
  3. Thread: Is this legal

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    Pictures, or it didn't happen..... :tumble:

    Pictures, or it didn't happen.....
    :tumble:
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    Both or either of the above ^^ I used a broker...

    Both or either of the above ^^

    I used a broker in 2014, having only been contractor for a year or so, and they helped arrange smooth mortgage with Halifax. Recently was thinking of additional...
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    Must try harder! FWIW, it is even worse in-car...

    Must try harder!

    FWIW, it is even worse in-car - I was pleased to see an update to MMI connect app thingy I have that introduced Amazon Music....works quite seamlessly on the car's screen (key...
  6. Thread: London Social

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    :tumble:

    :tumble:
  7. Thread: Lexus or Jaguar

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    CLS - that is all Quite a bit rarer than the...

    CLS - that is all
    Quite a bit rarer than the E-class, nice and solidly built, decent 3.0 engine......£20k will get a very nice one (GFV on mine, going back to MB in Dec, is £23k from £55k list price)
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    Sure-fire sign is when there are age brackets -...

    Sure-fire sign is when there are age brackets - the sense of doom when having to select the next grouped ages :frown
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    Best I have managed is with Samsung SmartThings...

    Best I have managed is with Samsung SmartThings also in the house, managed to get Sonos to play last thing it played with Echo voice command.....ho hum
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    Used a few, not much between them but there is...

    Used a few, not much between them but there is generally something:

    Deezer - was really good, on the whole, and played very nicely with our Sonos setup, specifically a higher quality streaming via...
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    Joey Deacon

    Joey Deacon
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    Coolio - WFH for tomorrow and Friday, I think I...

    Coolio - WFH for tomorrow and Friday, I think I know what I will be doing...Sorry, Robert, you are bumped for Judy :ladybags:
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    Not really, no.......just the larks :p Now...

    Not really, no.......just the larks :p



    Now there was a great show....
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    Looked at Nest, but decided on Tado...

    Looked at Nest, but decided on Tado instead......had installed for a few years now, from Beta to latest incarnation and it is very good.

    In answer to original question, I don't know the answer!!!...
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    D'oh - thought this was going to be...

    D'oh - thought this was going to be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%2BC_Music_Factory sort of topic....
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    WFH is an excellent chance to multi-task - I can...

    WFH is an excellent chance to multi-task - I can catch up on Judge Rinder whilst delivering the needful :D
    TBH, I think I am only in ClientCo offices as eye candy :p
  17. Similar.....I think many newer handsets can...

    Similar.....I think many newer handsets can connect to multiple devices simultaneously......
    My Samsung S8+ is normally connected to my Gear S3, and then happily also connects to the car for...
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    I have 'Professional Working Day' stipulated as...

    I have 'Professional Working Day' stipulated as 8hrs in the contract, and then further clauses indicating that 0-4hrs billable as Half Day and 4+ as Full Day......slightly ambiguous, but hey-ho!
    ...
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    Airsoft is a lot of fun - wayyyy better than...

    Airsoft is a lot of fun - wayyyy better than paintballing - and you can then churn out BBs at 350fps, on full auto....
    Dem squidgels won't know wot 'it 'em!
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    Due to my busy schedule, can we make it a...

    Due to my busy schedule, can we make it a Tuesday....
  21. Thread: Which dash cam?

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    Nextbase 412GW - does everything one needs to do

    Nextbase 412GW - does everything one needs to do
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    On my way, but will take some time - don't eat...

    On my way, but will take some time - don't eat all the pies!
  23. Thread: London?

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    How does Tuesday 21st sound?

    How does Tuesday 21st sound?
  24. Thread: London?

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    I can do Tuesday most weeks, and Wednesday on...

    I can do Tuesday most weeks, and Wednesday on alternative weeks........WFH so much more these days :p
  25. For me, I just keep a handy PS4 earpiece around -...

    For me, I just keep a handy PS4 earpiece around - far from comfortable for longer calls, but surprisingly effective and within MyCo budget (note: PS4 was not company expense, sadly)
  26. Thread: Boom!!!!!

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    :banana::banana::banana: And I can answer Yes...

    :banana::banana::banana:

    And I can answer Yes to the above too!
  27. Thread: Sonos Play 5?

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    Personally, I always thought the Play3 was a...

    Personally, I always thought the Play3 was a little in no-mans land......Play5 is great, and for 'smaller' applications I just went with Play1s. Still, YMMV :D
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    Bappy Hirthday, and Hippy Barfday :cheers:

    Bappy Hirthday, and Hippy Barfday :cheers:
  29. Thread: Sonos Play 5?

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    We have a selection of Sonos scattered about,...

    We have a selection of Sonos scattered about, including a Play 5 (v1) in the Living room. It is a very decent speaker, with - as noted above - a decent punch......everything I have read suggests that...
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    I went PCP.....kind of figured the 'option to...

    I went PCP.....kind of figured the 'option to buy' was worthwhile, costs were remarkably similar to lease.
    With a lease, if you want out early, then you may well have to stump up the vast majority...
  31. Have to echo what others have said, as I found...

    Have to echo what others have said, as I found the Surface Pro 3 a bit uncomfortable on the lap......MyCo had a pow-wow about it and went for a Surface Book to replace it :D
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    Been with HN on this gig for a couple of years(!)...

    Been with HN on this gig for a couple of years(!) and never asked about weekly......tbh, would likely only bother looking in to weekly if I had concerns over agency; happy (famous last words, I hope...
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    Sametime's redeeming feature was a markedly...

    Sametime's redeeming feature was a markedly better ability to get GIFs in as emoticons..... #justsaying
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    Happy Tado user here......seems to 'just work',...

    Happy Tado user here......seems to 'just work', albeit we have the early version. Keep thinking about upgrading to the newer one, but......
    Oh, and it plays nicely with Echo!
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    Poll: As above ^^ can't do Friday nights - at home with...

    As above ^^ can't do Friday nights - at home with the loving family :)
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    I managed to hand out over 7 CVs :tumble:

    I managed to hand out over 7 CVs :tumble:
  37. Thread: Amazon Echo

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    Right, installed and up and running....usual fun...

    Right, installed and up and running....usual fun asking daft questions, with relatively successful results. Managed to get my Tado heating system linked in, and now just listening to News headlines :p
  38. Thread: Amazon Echo

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    Coolio - well, mine was delivered yesterday, but...

    Coolio - well, mine was delivered yesterday, but I haven't opened it and setup yet.....task for this morning, as WFH!
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    :eek

    :eek
  40. Thread: Amazon Echo

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    Missed Amazon delivery yesterday, but WFH today...

    Missed Amazon delivery yesterday, but WFH today so camped by the door (not :p)......want to chat with Alexa :tumble:
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    As above ^^ Agent is doing a rather bad job of...

    As above ^^ Agent is doing a rather bad job of this sort of thing
    Seems (s)he is a bit new at this......
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    Wow - TL;DR - as an extremely hard-working...

    Wow - TL;DR - as an extremely hard-working contractor, just wish I had the time to read this, let alone write it in the first place :p
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    I suppose the obvious is checking bank's CCTV?...

    I suppose the obvious is checking bank's CCTV? Pretty sure that the teller/desk would be well covered....? Worth a shot :)

    Edit: Oh, automated teller? Perhaps transaction logs on the machine?
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    Nah, you are not my Agent - mine is happy with me...

    Nah, you are not my Agent - mine is happy with me working about 4hrs to finance their Angel Delight, Pot Noodles and Spam :laugh
  45. Thread: Amazon Echo

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    Yep, will do :eek

    Yep, will do :eek
  46. Ummmm, ok, sorry.... :tumble: Can't...

    Ummmm, ok, sorry....

    :tumble:



    Can't say I agree with these.....I would never expect a Client to be 'looking over my shoulder' or granting me 'an easier time', irrespective of rate charged!...
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    As others have said, consider other options to...

    As others have said, consider other options to hotels - especially Londinium way......I have spent 3 of the past 5yrs in non-local gigs, and the majority of time stayed over in a Spareroom sourced...
  48. Hehe, absolutely not. Had it not been for...

    Hehe, absolutely not. Had it not been for significant schedule changes over various extensions, and being accepted as a cantankerous contractor who doesn't play the corporate game......I wouldn't...
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    Just because.......not that anyone will care......been with ClientCo now since Jan 2014, with major project finally due to complete at end of year. That will take me to 3yrs :eek and that is a whole...
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    Ah, yes, pricing is fun.......last few bits I...

    Ah, yes, pricing is fun.......last few bits I grabbed were from Amazon.it, using a Supercard, after CamelCamelCamel tracker pinged one of those rare greatly reduced prices (PlayBar & Sub for about...
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