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    Sticky: Oh to live without light pollution. But the...

    Oh to live without light pollution. But the broadband isn't as good...
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    Yeah, yeah, pedant :D

    Yeah, yeah, pedant :D
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    Sticky: Co-worker at ClientCo, who it turns out has an...

    Co-worker at ClientCo, who it turns out has an NHS hospital manager for a brother, gave me some advice to pass onto my Dad for his meeting with the hospital today to discuss my Nan's discharge. Turns...
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    Loads available on Ocado. Maybe ask Komrade...

    Loads available on Ocado.

    Maybe ask Komrade Corbyn to make you some?
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    I think the build quality and performance of...

    I think the build quality and performance of Dysons is crap but each to their own. I much prefer my Miele hoover
  6. I'm just a slave to your requirements

    I'm just a slave to your requirements
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    Yes, they are quite "interesting" :D

    Yes, they are quite "interesting" :D
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    Sticky: Ooh they do a nice Saint Emilion in the AA lounge...

    Ooh they do a nice Saint Emilion in the AA lounge at T3
  9. I swear I'm getting repetitive strain injury

    I swear I'm getting repetitive strain injury
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    :banana:: banana: I'm plugging away at an OU...

    :banana:: banana:

    I'm plugging away at an OU degree so doff my cap to your perseverance
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    How do you invoice the agency? It's no different...

    How do you invoice the agency? It's no different than invoicing direct. I suspect you mean you have a self billing arrangement with the agency.

    My accounts system generates invoices and can...
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    Sticky: Here I am in the local library, for a bit of warm...

    Here I am in the local library, for a bit of warm and peace and quiet, and some :oldgit: is coughing and spluttering up the place.

    Didn't manage to let off my customary trumps because of that...
  13. Will you help test my function with one of your...

    Will you help test my function with one of your custom inputs?
  14. Although R looks like witchcraft to me, it is...

    Although R looks like witchcraft to me, it is very popular with some at ClientCo for data manipulation with presentation in Power BI (even though it requires far less data manipulation to get the...
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    Your first time on Eurostar? How twee. Good job...

    Your first time on Eurostar? How twee. Good job the French have stopped striking or else you wouldn't be getting very far.
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    Sticky: No, sadly, they don't make ads like that any more.

    No, sadly, they don't make ads like that any more.
  17. Pretty sure I didn't commit anything

    Pretty sure I didn't commit anything
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    Sticky: I too saw a rainbow today, on the drive home. ...

    I too saw a rainbow today, on the drive home.

    Sunny and very windy on the south coast. Less sunny and less windy the closer I got to that London. Some smatterings of showers but nothing...
  19. I've never had a definite idea of what my career...

    I've never had a definite idea of what my career should be and I don't think I'm unique in that. I've bumbled along doing what took my fancy at the time and managed ok. If I'd have had more drive or...
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    I wonder if a lot of companies are waiting for...

    I wonder if a lot of companies are waiting for the budget to see if it's in there or not.
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    Sticky: :hug: Oh no, I thought you were on the mend....

    :hug:

    Oh no, I thought you were on the mend. As my Nan would say, a cold takes 7 days to clear if you do something about it and a week if you don't.
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    Sticky: Morning folks. Nice weekend so far down in...

    Morning folks.

    Nice weekend so far down in Sussex. Visited my poorly Nan in hospital, much discussion about the care she needs and how the NHS just want the bed back. Also visited my oldest friend...
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    Did you get the contract professionally reviewed?...

    Did you get the contract professionally reviewed? What did they say?
  24. Agreed!

    Agreed!
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    Sticky: Went to see this: Motherless Brooklyn (2019) ...

    Went to see this: Motherless Brooklyn (2019) - IMDb this evening. Twas a nice film. Not huge swathes of action but a solid cast, a bit of a whodunnit style investigation, and an overall nice...
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    Dorothy Fontana—one of the most influential...

    Dorothy Fontana—one of the most influential writers in Star Trek's long history, a renowned teacher and mentor of screenwriters, and a trailblazer for women in Hollywood—passed away in her home in...
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    She went to a lovely local place to recoup after...

    She went to a lovely local place to recoup after she fell over and broke her hip a few years ago. Hmm... I wonder...

    EDIT: £1310 a week for respite care, min two weeks. I may have a chat with the...
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    Sticky: Glad to hear you're on the mend

    Glad to hear you're on the mend
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    Sticky: :banana::banana::banana:

    :banana::banana::banana:
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    Sticky: Today's lunch was quiche and salad. Trying to...

    Today's lunch was quiche and salad.

    Trying to drink more water as I didn't have enough yesterday and ended up all headachy by the end of the day.
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    Cinema tonight to see Motherless Brooklyn Off...

    Cinema tonight to see Motherless Brooklyn

    Off to the parentals tomorrow. Grandmother's 98th birthday weekend but she's in hospital having suffered hallucinations from not eating properly and being...
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    Something like this? Your UTR / NI number tells...

    Something like this? Your UTR / NI number tells them where you've been......
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    Spot the difference

    The answer is at the end of the clip. I didn't get all 21...

    A Matter of Observation on Vimeo
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    Sticky: Maybe they stopped after someone complained...

    Maybe they stopped after someone complained...
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    Sticky: Good morning Raining. Rained overnight. Dark. ...

    Good morning

    Raining. Rained overnight. Dark.

    Got annoyed by R4 Today programme enough that it made me get out of bed. That is why I have it on my olde fashioned radio alarm clock. I used to...
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    Poll: :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::r...

    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:

    <pause to draw breath>

    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:
  37. I'd get the insurance before they disagree :D ...

    I'd get the insurance before they disagree :D

    If client says outside and HMRC says inside then, technically, it's the client who has to cough up. That said, I wouldn't put it past HMRC to find a...
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    Sticky: FTFY

    FTFY
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    I get that, but to enforce release of medical...

    I get that, but to enforce release of medical records on threat of termination? I'd at least want to know what they will be doing with my information, how it will be stored, who will have access to...
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    Sticky: I see what you did there...

    I see what you did there...
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    Handkerchief

    Handkerchief
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    As said above, I couldn't give a monkey's about...

    As said above, I couldn't give a monkey's about the agency cut as long as I'm happy with my rate.

    If my client started making noises about me being an expensive resource, then I would start asking...
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    Brawn

    Brawn
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    Sticky: Hmm... maybe next year, around February time.

    Hmm... maybe next year, around February time.
  45. Apparently I need to 'INSERT INTO' but I can't...

    Apparently I need to 'INSERT INTO' but I can't see where
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    Poll: See above! Book a hot desk :D

    See above! Book a hot desk :D
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    Poll: Brillo has the secret list of people who won't...

    Brillo has the secret list of people who won't publicly admit to leaving their cupboards
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    Sticky: One week at a time...

    One week at a time...
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    Sticky: Just convinced the PM on my project to cancel...

    Just convinced the PM on my project to cancel tomorrow's 0900 weekly team meeting. :banana:

    It helps to be the 'voice of the business' and have such clout at times
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    Sticky: If it's more interesting than what I'm doing,...

    If it's more interesting than what I'm doing, I'll do it :D
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