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    Good luck! I passed both on the first try with a...

    Good luck! I passed both on the first try with a lot of use of the official practice tests.

    Don't forget you can buy a pckage that has the practice test and two shots at the exam that's a bit...
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    Yep, that's what I am going to do. I'll have to...

    Yep, that's what I am going to do. I'll have to tighten my belt for a few months and then when the market has changed I'll be looking for the new market rate and then some.
  3. I'll give you a few thoughts for free If you...

    I'll give you a few thoughts for free

    If you want to compare images to see if they are different (for example if the front of the car is always called front.jpg and the dealer replaces the old one...
  4. Here's somebody looking for Video call engineers:...

    Here's somebody looking for Video call engineers:

    Microsoft Teams Voice and Video Engineer
    London - £60k - £90k per annum
    Permanent
    Posted by: Michael Page Technology
    Posted: Monday, 18 May...
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    Man, there's nothing more annoying than the...

    Man, there's nothing more annoying than the "security" of getting a person from a "safe" profession to vouch for you. It's like medieval times again, the auctioneer or postmaster is acceptable but...
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    I use Chrome all the time and I've never seen...

    I use Chrome all the time and I've never seen that.

    Edit: I just went to that page and it looks exactly like yours. Never Mind.
  7. Now that I think about it, I have sent in screen...

    Now that I think about it, I have sent in screen grabs for months where I lost the paper.
    I don't find it too onerous, just gather them up and throw in an envelope. I'd imagine that doing a...
  8. Me too, mine has an old design that hasn't...

    Me too, mine has an old design that hasn't changed in 15 years.

    FWIW, I can't turn off paper statements because SJD makes me send them in every year for my taxes. For some reason they really want...
  9. Just a random contribution: I've been making...

    Just a random contribution:

    I've been making bread for a few weeks with my sourghdough starter, but it never looked quite right. It was always too liquid and not bubbly enough. I was feeding it...
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    Data Warehouse, Data Engineer, recently Azure...

    Data Warehouse, Data Engineer, recently Azure Certified.

    Please don't say "those are hot skills right now, you should find something easily." Like I said, I'm getting some activity so not going...
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    Thanks for that, I really appreciate it right...

    Thanks for that, I really appreciate it right now. I'm really, really finding it hard to find any role right now and it's starting to get me down. Usually I'm pretty good at recognising BS like this...
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    I've never heard anyone but Trump claim that the...

    I've never heard anyone but Trump claim that the lockdown has increased suicides.
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    Because I've been on the bench for almost 6...

    Because I've been on the bench for almost 6 months and there's not much else out there right now. If I drop every opportunity that's less than perfect I might not get another job for months.
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    Matches my current experience, which is there are...

    Matches my current experience, which is there are no contracts available. Even two weeks ago I thought there could be a few, but now there is nothing. Even if results come up on Jobserve, they are...
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    Since you guys are posting here, I'll continue...

    Since you guys are posting here, I'll continue with my story.

    The HR lady set it up so I could take the test again, for no good reason other than I didn't do well. I spent some time practising...
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    That's fabulous news! Thanks for posting this, I...

    That's fabulous news! Thanks for posting this, I read that tweet about the SR 17 and was thinking "I've never even heard of that plane and I've been to a few aircraft museums. Elon is so cool that...
  17. Perfect timing, we are currently in an...

    Perfect timing, we are currently in an environment rich with ditches and plenty of opportunity for dramatic deaths.
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    Saw another one for the wall of shame on Jobserve...

    Saw another one for the wall of shame on Jobserve today:
    Junior SQL DBA
    £200 per day inside IR35

    From the advert:
    You will be expected to have a couple of years' of experience as a Production...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsF7enQY8uI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsF7enQY8uI
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    I wonder if they aren't part of an entire profile...

    I wonder if they aren't part of an entire profile that is then sold on the dark web. If you've got a big list of stolen credit card numbers and want to test them or use them to make purchases, you...
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    Just got my results back. Apparently I did...

    Just got my results back.

    Apparently I did really well on the horoscope test where I had to rank the words that describe me several times over. One notable result is "Rewards should be geared to...
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    Oh, I'd like that book but can't buy it now. I...

    Oh, I'd like that book but can't buy it now. I think a lot of jobs are being exposed these days becuase of COVID.
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    Everyone says that is a bed but it looks like a...

    Everyone says that is a bed but it looks like a car covered with a sheet to me.
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    I thought the same thing a few months back and...

    I thought the same thing a few months back and made my own "Die in a ditch" decision. Nobody told me it would be so ditchy and die-y. Just between the two of us, dying in a ditch really sucks.
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    But I fear tomorrow you'll be crying....

    But I fear tomorrow you'll be crying....
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    Last year I wouldn't have even considered taking...

    Last year I wouldn't have even considered taking such a test. Nor would I have even read the job spec based upon the salary.
    Unfortunately, our new reality is that I will spend 30 minutes...
  27. I got that Fundamentals certification even though...

    I got that Fundamentals certification even though it wasn't required for me. It will certainly be helpful to be able to talk about Azure in front of clients, but it seemed focused on picky details...
  28. It's far from clear how this actually works. The...

    It's far from clear how this actually works. The link button on the page seems to take you to the generic Pluralsight create new account page. I didn't see anything special anywhere on the site...
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EVJ05pjUMAAXvxH?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EVJ05pjUMAAXvxH?format=jpg&name=small

    Led By Donkeys sums it up pretty well.
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    Actually the math one should be illegal as well...

    Actually the math one should be illegal as well since it discriminates against those who's short term memory has gone up in smoke. Strangely silent so far from the previously excited HR person.
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    Thanks for trying though! I don't know how to do...

    Thanks for trying though! I don't know how to do it either or else I would suggest how. I'd bet that the account needs to have a credit card waiting to be charged when the credits run out, and it's...
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    If anyone can figure out how to sell me the Azure...

    If anyone can figure out how to sell me the Azure credit that comes with this, come take my money.
    I'm thinking of buying it as well but I don't need any OS licenses and just bought an Office...
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    I'm fairly certain that I wouldn't like the...

    I'm fairly certain that I wouldn't like the results. I've got no short term memory , can't follow instructions and have no tolerance for being told to do stupid things. If I actually do get an...
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    If I don't get the job, I could do a subject...

    If I don't get the job, I could do a subject matter request and see my score. Or just ask for my score.
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    Thomas Personality Tests

    I've just been asked to do two of these ridiculous personality tests for a permie role. The first was a test to see how much you can follow directions, how many hoops you will jump through, how much...
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    And even then all you've got is a contract, you...

    And even then all you've got is a contract, you are still a few steps away from actually getting money.
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    Best way to get some Azure Credits?

    I need some Azure credits to continue playing around and building new stuff just to see how it works. Does anyone have any suggestions about how I could get some for free or very cheap?

    I've...
  38. NorthernLad, you asked me on another thread why I...

    NorthernLad, you asked me on another thread why I am still with SJD. Here's your answer, beautifully written. The only thing I would add is that I have been with them for many years and simply...
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    It seems clear that if I am furloughed I can look...

    It seems clear that if I am furloughed I can look for permanent jobs. It seems clear to me that I can also look for contracts that are inside IR35 and won't be invoiced from my company. More of a...
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    Less than 24 hours after sending this email, my...

    Less than 24 hours after sending this email, my accountant wrote to say he is leaving SJD. I wonder if the new guy will have a different opinion.
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    Video from Martin Lewis about company directors...

    Video from Martin Lewis about company directors furloughing themselves and how much work they can do.

    YouTube

    It really seems like this is a massive grey area and SJD is being overly cautious...
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    They've had considerably better results...

    They've had considerably better results negotiating with Trump than any Tory.
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    I guess another option if you are using blob...

    I guess another option if you are using blob storage is Data Factory. That would allow you to ingest the files in blob storage, fix them and then output to another blob storage and then load that...
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    I've used DBeaver to connect to Snowflake and it...

    I've used DBeaver to connect to Snowflake and it was way better than the web interface. Free as well.

    Snowflake allows you to write stored procedures in javascript if that helps.
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    No, it's snippets of the email that my SJD...

    No, it's snippets of the email that my SJD accountant sent to me this morning when I asked him if I should furlough myself. I don't think he wrote it , it's probably the official SJD position.
  46. Hmmm. Like just looking stupid or people tearing...

    Hmmm. Like just looking stupid or people tearing it apart with comments? Can pople even comment?
    Good point.
  47. Thanks! I'm not quite finished yet.

    Thanks! I'm not quite finished yet.
  48. Couple of reasons I lack commercial...

    Couple of reasons

    I lack commercial experience with Azure so I wanted to show I can do something practical. Also gives me something to talk about in interviews
    I want more Azure stuff on my CV...
  49. That would be excellent! At least one section is...

    That would be excellent! At least one section is kind of funny because I put an IoT device that measures temperature in my freezer. God only knows how it got a Wifi signal in there.
  50. How to Post an Article on Linked In for Attention

    I've written an article on Linked In but haven't published it yet. I'd like to maximise the attention I get for posting it with the hopes that it will help me somehow get a new contract or perm...
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