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    I did several contracts in the NYC. Had a green...

    I did several contracts in the NYC. Had a green card and the right to work there.

    Much the same as working in the UK. You'll probably need to set up a company - usually done by an accountant for...
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    I've been working on a couple of projects....

    I've been working on a couple of projects. Usually just dedicate a full day to each but sometimes split it into .25/.75.
    If you use Freeagent, the 'Time Tracking' feature is very useful. You can...
  3. I paid some bloke who had a bunch of insulation...

    I paid some bloke who had a bunch of insulation "left over from another job". Basic insulation on the wall, plasterboard on top.
  4. Don't know about whiteboard wall paint, but.... ...

    Don't know about whiteboard wall paint, but....

    I converted half a garage into an office. Put up a partition with an internal door, another external door and insulated the walls and floor. It's...
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    Nope!

    Nope!
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    French speeding ticket

    Just got a 45 euro speeding ticket in the post for UK registered car. Should I pay? Or assume that Brexit will take care of it for me?
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    I work for two different clients at the moment. ...

    I work for two different clients at the moment.

    Been working on one project for a long time. And they wanted more doing so I told them I only had 2 days available.
    Another contacted me on...
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    I've seen two types of tests: good ones and bad...

    I've seen two types of tests: good ones and bad ones.

    Good ones involved sitting down with an exercise that reasonably reflects the type of work I'd expect to do. Usually quite fun to do as an...
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    I do something similar and consider myself to be...

    I do something similar and consider myself to be outside IR35. My approach is that "IR35 is designed to stop pseudo employees getting good tax breaks".

    I invoice my client directly, work when I...
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    Mobile phone accounts can be registered to a...

    Mobile phone accounts can be registered to a mailbox service address. Nowadays these aren't often good enough for a proof of address, though.
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    I did something along these lines many years ago....

    I did something along these lines many years ago. I used Mailboxes etc as the company address and paid for their mail forwarding service.

    Not a great idea to go bothering ex-flatmates with mail...
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    I drive through France regularly, listening to...

    I drive through France regularly, listening to iplayer radio in the car. Unlikely to do this if it costs a load-of-extra-data-allowance. Sigh.
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    I used Orange Genie many, many years ago. They...

    I used Orange Genie many, many years ago. They were tulip.
  14. I'd question this. I've been working with Ruby on...

    I'd question this. I've been working with Ruby on Rails for 10+ years and there is still a lot of work around. Maybe not so much in startups as it was, but it's not been a "flash in the pan trend"
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    Yes. You are correct. Could have done that.

    Yes. You are correct. Could have done that.
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    It was for a two week period in january, so the...

    It was for a two week period in january, so the only way was to add the transactions manually.
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    I just spent way too long trying to figure out...

    I just spent way too long trying to figure out why my freeagent bank balance was out of sync with the actual balance in my bank account.

    Discovered that when the hsbc feed was off, none of the...
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    Very nice of them to sketch it out so clearly :-)

    Very nice of them to sketch it out so clearly :-)
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    This new scheme is a lot less faff:...

    This new scheme is a lot less faff:
    https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/
  20. I've been working with Rails for about ten years....

    I've been working with Rails for about ten years. Every now and then I realise I need to get on with the next skillset but work keeps on coming and they are fairly big projects. So I'm confident that...
  21. Just moved into an old house and had a burst pipe...

    Just moved into an old house and had a burst pipe in the concret beneath the kitchen floor. The insurance covered most of a new kitchen.

    Once they'd established that it was valid claim they send...
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