squigs's Diaries
Print Story Whatever happened to the Troll Community
By squigs (Mon Mar 01, 2010 at 01:30:25 PM EST) (all tags)
I remember having great fun telling Slashbots that the pyramids were built by aliens, or the Linux was a mature operating system ready for the desktop.  There was a whole hidden sid for us to compare notes. 

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Print Story Contract, expand
By squigs (Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 09:03:59 AM EST) (all tags)
I am now a fully fledged contractor, having actually completed (more or less) a contract.

Since this involves a 2 hour commute and I'm getting considerably less exercise, I've probably put on weight.  Especially with the quality of the canteen. 

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Print Story Currency trading; Sense: it makes none
By squigs (Tue Oct 13, 2009 at 10:20:00 AM EST) (all tags)
I've been playing with an online fantasy stock trading game.

This uses real market data.  And I seem to have made a pretty decent profit on every single trade (okay - only 0.2% of my bankroll, but that's not a bad return for a few hours.  I easily made 5% in the space of a day). 

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Print Story Contracting fail!
Working life
By squigs (Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 06:25:37 AM EST) (all tags)
So, I quit my job and became a contractor.

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Print Story Take your job and stick it wher the sun don't shine
Working life
By squigs (Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 08:28:10 AM EST) (all tags)
Yeah, so I'm kinda sick of this company. 

I'm a better employee than they seem to think.

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Print Story Israelis! And Germans! And Ukranians! And Canadians! And Lesbians!
By squigs (Mon Aug 24, 2009 at 04:10:49 AM EST) (all tags)
So...  Seem to be having a notable lifestyle upheaval.

Have had an offer for a new job.  Contractor position.  9 months contract.  Offers more job security than this crappy job.

Current goal - not being single.

Rather a mundane romantic comedy inside.

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Print Story Followup on the emo soap-y stuff
By squigs (Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 07:47:37 AM EST) (all tags)
So, yeah.  She's a bit confused as well.

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Print Story Eulections
By squigs (Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 07:49:15 AM EST) (all tags)
So, we have about 10 parties standing in the South East.  I can find the positive points from their websites.  What's their dirty laundry?

So, parties in the South East...

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Print Story So many weddings...
By squigs (Mon Jun 01, 2009 at 06:09:16 PM EST) (all tags)
Hadn't been to a wedding for years and then 4 come along at once. 

Wedding #1 last week, #2 weekend just gone, wedding #3 next month, wedding #4 in August. 

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Print Story Eurocrap
By squigs (Mon May 18, 2009 at 03:18:47 PM EST) (all tags)
So, Eurovision this year was a bit of an annoyance.  Went to the screechy voiced one's house for various complicated reasons. 

And some random bitching about stuff.

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