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It's nice that "working from home" can mean "working from almost anywhere"

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If the “pseudo engaged” are getting away with it, I wonder if the jobs really matter in the first place:

See Bullshit Jobs:

Search fo r "Windows10 pro laptop " on Curry's site results in the OS software followed by a list of Macbooks.🤔

to need a laptop in the new year, as I has to hand back my company one, and I need a Windows (sigh) machine for contracting work.
No idea what's on the market.
Needs to be fairly quick, W10 pro , must dual boot Linux.
The company one was a |Lenovo E545, so I suppose that's a starting point.

@CorvusRobotica one must consider an atheist Sisyphus asking "who the fuck put me here"

My new phone has a USB-C connector.
Great idea, but I already have loads of USB mini, USB micro and Usb3 connector leads for different devices.
The IT contractor that came in from the new company had a Macbook and a bag full of adaptors.
I thought standardisation was supposed to stop all of this?

Out shopping this morning then a visit to an employment lawyer to go over my redundancy settlement .
Not looking forward to Birmingham Town centre in the rain.

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My brand new USB-C hard drive enclosure just packed up after 10 minutes use!
Going back in the morning.
Not had much luck with hardware this week, the new kettle went bang on Sunday, so returned that.
After buying an inflatable Hot tub, discovered it isn't recommended to use it below 4C, didn't want to risk it being a problem for our guests at Christmas, so rented a proper one instead, at almost the same cost!

Trying to make head or tail of my tax estimate, they have overestimated my earnings by about 10K!,

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I've worked with councils, some are very switched on, others aren't.
The main problem is the internal politics. The people who know what they're doing tend get frustrated and leave.
My network used to have a Proper firewall (OPNsense) with spam filtering and intrusion detection, a Nextcloud instance, a proper ticketing system (OTRS) and multiple redundant backups, all run on a surprisingly low budget, mainly because we used a LOT of Linux.

This is a statue located in Berlin, entitled "Politicians Discussing Global Warming."

The more Mastodon servers there, are, the better. The more spread out people are across them, the more the network is resilient to various failure modes.

The basic premise of Mastodon is that you follow your friends from different servers! So go forth, and explore the fediverse ☺️

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Finally got around to updating the Kitchen server, since it is no longer doing duty as an SSH gateway for the stealth server.
Upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic, all web sites barfed, and the TV tuners didn't work. Enabling PHP7.2 cured all except Nextcloud, but the TV tuner drivers now need compiling from GIThub.
Fixed that, just need to fix Nextcloud now.

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