Did anyone else spot that?
Spot what? That NoKaOi misspelled "rein in"?
Did anyone else spot that?
Spot what? That NoKaOi misspelled "rein in"?
Why on earth are these 2 clipboards not unified?
Because that would make it less usable. The Ctrl-C clipboard is meant for more permanent data, while the mouse selection is more transient (it changes whenever you select anything, even if you didn't want to paste it elsewhere). If you unified the clipboards, for example, then you couldn't copy something, select something else, and then paste to replace the selection.
You probably don't notice this problem with PuTTY because it's the only program updating the clipboard on mouse selection, and the only reason to select anything in PuTTY is to copy it to the clipboard. It might make sense to do the same in Konsole, though, or in other terminal emulators.
Just remember that you're going to also have to figure out how to handle all the marketing, capital investments, accounting, collections, legal, HR benefits (health, retirement), etc. that your employer would have previously handled for you. If you can figure out how to do it more efficiently and effectively than them, then you'll end up with a bigger take-away from that billing rate, but either way you'll be dealing with a LOT more than you are now.
Honestly, it isn't that big a deal.
First, hire a CPA, that will help you keep the tax man happy. I got one to show me (corporation of 1) how to do my payroll, how much salary I had to pay myself (S-Corp) out of total billing to keep legal, what employment taxes to take out of that amount, and let rest fall through at EOY without employment taxes (I love and Scorp). Other than that, I did a little research to find a high deductible insurance policy and coupled it with a HSA that I socked away about $3K / yr pre-tax...etc.....it really isn't that difficult.
Sure, like with anything, there is a learning curve, but once you get it down, it is basically automatic to do those things...and I don't mind a bit more paperwork when I get to keep and do with MY money what I want to do with it. I get to write so much off and keep more of my own hard earned money.
But, do...get a CPA and talk with them to make sure you get one that will help you learn the ropes....but after that, piece of cake.
If you want to offload some of that..you can work thorugh contract houses that help with much of this type stuff, but, they do take a cut for that service.
Maybe I was just lucky but I stayed with my last job over 40 years. Retired last summer and a large reason I stayed so long is because I loved my work. So much so that I created a 12 node networked Linux system at home to learn more so I could have more fun at both work and home. The knowledge gained at home did help me get a few better raises though eventually I was promoted to a position not requiring those skills. Now, it remains my main hobby and is the thing helping me enjoy all of this spare time.
Congratulations!! I'm quite happy for you, but I do believe you are definitely and outlier on the current job market of the past years.
Enjoy your retirement, stay active and have fun!!
Why has he not gotten in trouble legally yet?
Other than being a place to wave your flag, and maybe--and I mean maybe--a handy place to build a telescope and a base for scientific research, is it really economically viable to haul back minerals and other materials by the ton?
Probably not. On the other hand, it's cheaper to ship material from Luna to LEO than from earth to LEO. Given the infrastructure on the moon to produce the material in the first place.
Which means, among other things, that a manned Mars mission would be cheaper and easier if the majority of the spacecraft (say, everything but the electronics) were built on the moon from lunar material (yes, there's plenty of aluminium and titanium there to build large structures with).
Note that you could get much of the advantage by supplying LOX/LH2 from the moon rather than Earth, since rocket fuel will comprise the majority of the mass of a Mars mission....
Wait 'till you have kids and your tinker time drops to zero.
Isn't that what having a wife is for...?
I learn things in my free time in order to beef up my skills for the next employer since the only way you can get a raise is to change jobs.
Anyone notice you only ever get more responsibility but never more renumeration to go with all that extra work?
Yep, that's been largely true for at least the past 2x decades.
The days of having a single job for life, raising through the ranks, to get more pay and better positions is long gone. It was ending as MY parents were working, and it certainly hasn't existed (with VERY few exceptions) in my work lifetime.
You work somewhere, get experience...2-3 years hop to a new job. After that for awhile..I jumped into contracting...never looked back.
If you're gonna work in an environment with no job security and no company loyalty (today's W2 market), you might as well contract and get the bill rate to go along with it.
I mess around with tech/computer projects quite a bit at home, but they are only ever directed at my personal interests or projects I'm working on at home. Any help they give me in my work capacity, is purely accidental and un-intended.
When I walk out of the doors at work and the door hits me on the ass on the way out, I don't give work another thought till I cross that threshold again. They don't pay me for my free time.
I'll spend working hours and any other paid hours for work related education, no problem. But my personal free time, is the most valuable thing I have. And I give the majority of each week to work related hours, so anything outside of work hours, I prize and cling too as highly valuabe as MY time. Time for me, time for my family.
I often reject OT hours and pay in lieu of my personal time. It has to be very much needed, and paid for...again, I don't work for free. If I didn't have to work to earn money for a living, I certainly wouldn't be crossing the threshold of a worksite again, so, why would I give my personal time up so easily?
Ooo! Outsiders worked so well before! Snow-den! Snow-den! What fun.
If youi're taking a snipe at contractors vs govt personnel here on this one, there really isn't much a difference in the loyalty or trustworthiness of the two.
If you're working on something security related, you have to sign the same forms saying you're liable to the same laws and penalties if you divulge secrets, etc.
It isn't like the govt. worker is held to any standards higher than the contractor is, if working on the same system/data.
And a secret clearance background check isn't any more thorough for a govt employee than it is for a contractor, they pretty much use the same exact methods and entities for them.
Actually it was Vincent Vega who said that, and he shut the hell up as soon as Jules asked him if he'd give a foot massage to a guy.
"Damn...we need shotguns for this shit..."
Which, coincidently is the movie reference that pops into my head whenever I see a cop car with "to protect and serve"
I keep thinking we need to change that motto to "To collect and serve".
Now institutions, such as universities and your workplace, have decided to take punitive actions against those with ideas that might not be perceived as politically correct.
You left out TV networks, like A&E too...
Apple doesn't understand Software Libre at all.
The article is about products that affected the consumer market. Consumers don't give a shit about "Software Libre". They just want their gizmo to work.
The algorithm for finding the longest path in a graph is NP-complete. For you systems people, that means it's *real slow*. -- Bart Miller