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On 30/07/2018 at 21:19, longgone said:

any kind of retail bar internet based is going to be pretty risky in this day and age once premises/rent is factored in.   i did consider the specialist route but any IT skills i had are non existent now really, i was a systems/server engineer in data centres so i would be starting from scratch.

quite like the food van there is a guy near me with a full stone oven in the back cooking pizzas for £10 a pop seems quite busy. I guess 30-40 pizzas a day would produce a decent income only of course if the dough is right 00 flour and real yeast pre proven with semolina flour and a reduced pizza sauce. 

people are far more interested in what they are eating now but it`s generally only the affluent with enough income  to go full organic meat and veg. 

Blimey you were a server engineer ? No brainer then believe me your skills still very relevant with a little low cost brushing up.

With the advent of cloud services most IT services are consumed its not about fixing tin anymore, a server engineer would understand configuration , back up, some networking - with the advent of Office 365, VOIP, online back up more demand than ever for these type of skills.

The rush to the cloud pushed by vendors has left a gap which really suits nimble smaller one man bands to advise , help and sell these services ( low margin but sticky and you own the client ) then sell consultancy around . 

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3 hours ago, GregBowman said:

Blimey you were a server engineer ? No brainer then believe me your skills still very relevant with a little low cost brushing up.

With the advent of cloud services most IT services are consumed its not about fixing tin anymore, a server engineer would understand configuration , back up, some networking - with the advent of Office 365, VOIP, online back up more demand than ever for these type of skills.

The rush to the cloud pushed by vendors has left a gap which really suits nimble smaller one man bands to advise , help and sell these services ( low margin but sticky and you own the client ) then sell consultancy around . 

maybe but the point is as with everything IT unless you have done it all already they are not interested there are plenty out there who have.  The last company i worked with was still using nt4 based domains in 2011! and backup exec. i did train myself on netbackup but that version is considered obsolete now. 

so obsolete skills and last commercial experience from 2011 not a good match really. 

 

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23 minutes ago, longgone said:

maybe but the point is as with everything IT unless you have done it all already they are not interested there are plenty out there who have.  The last company i worked with was still using nt4 based domains in 2011! and backup exec. i did train myself on netbackup but that version is considered obsolete now. 

so obsolete skills and last commercial experience from 2011 not a good match really. 

My entire career in IT, and I'm old. Still loads of NT4 in live use particularly financial institutions. Exact technology doesn't matter much  because it changes so quickly anyway. This week it might be Docker, next week maybe Kubernetes, who knows, nobody can understand it all because too broad these days. Need deep specialists yes, but also people who understand basics properly and can get up to speed in reasonable time. So long as you know how to turn things off and on again, and don't drool too much, doubt you would problem. 

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14 minutes ago, Funn3r said:

My entire career in IT, and I'm old. Still loads of NT4 in live use particularly financial institutions. Exact technology doesn't matter much  because it changes so quickly anyway. This week it might be Docker, next week maybe Kubernetes, who knows, nobody can understand it all because too broad these days. Need deep specialists yes, but also people who understand basics properly and can get up to speed in reasonable time. So long as you know how to turn things off and on again, and don't drool too much, doubt you would problem. 

last i heard centrica was still using 3.11 and os2 warp ?  joking aside no commercial experience since 2011 is a big red cross in anyone`s book.

 

 

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1 hour ago, longgone said:

maybe but the point is as with everything IT unless you have done it all already they are not interested there are plenty out there who have.  The last company i worked with was still using nt4 based domains in 2011! and backup exec. i did train myself on netbackup but that version is considered obsolete now. 

so obsolete skills and last commercial experience from 2011 not a good match really. 

 

Fair point but was thinking more down the do it yourself route as a subsistitute for the eBay stuff which I presume is under your own flag 

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4 minutes ago, GregBowman said:

Fair point but was thinking more down the do it yourself route as a subsistitute for the eBay stuff which I presume is under your own flag 

i think it would be very difficult to progress into a contracting type role since my commercial experience is quite old now. maybe if i could return to the work place for a while to brush up then maybe. 

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10 hours ago, Social Justice League said:

What I want to know is, why are the banks lending huge amounts of unsecured funny money to people that can't pay it back?

Maybe they don't care.

I've been wanting to know that for the past 5 years, it's only been getting worse as time went on. Good luck figuring it out though!

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On 01/08/2018 at 12:24, longgone said:

last i heard centrica was still using 3.11 and os2 warp ?  joking aside no commercial experience since 2011 is a big red cross in anyone`s book.

 

 

Yep. I was locked out of IPT, Networks, Infrastructure purely for the sin of turning 50, Previously, 25 years commercial experience with relentless recerts & reading shitty IT books. Mined vast quantities of cryptonote, Litecoin etc and am economically inactive but with vast reserves and don't have to deal with the toxic, pc workplace shitholes anymore.

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13 hours ago, Cryptotrader said:

Yep. I was locked out of IPT, Networks, Infrastructure purely for the sin of turning 50, Previously, 25 years commercial experience with relentless recerts & reading shitty IT books. Mined vast quantities of cryptonote, Litecoin etc and am economically inactive but with vast reserves and don't have to deal with the toxic, pc workplace shitholes anymore.

It is pretty soul destroying  

you get blamed if anything breaks and no one thinks you do anything when its all working. 

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On 05/08/2018 at 11:23, longgone said:

It is pretty soul destroying  

you get blamed if anything breaks and no one thinks you do anything when its all working. 

The world is going mad. Madder and madder and madder.  I really feel there's something lurking round the corner which will make 2008/9 look like a picnic....

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8 minutes ago, eric pebble said:

The world is going mad. Madder and madder and madder.  I really feel there's something lurking round the corner which will make 2008/9 look like a picnic....

i think the powers that be want another war a world one. 

everything seems crazy to me nothing makes sense, houses you cant buy, jobs that don`t pay anything near living costs, people driving round in cars they don`t own. 

nutters killing each other over post codes and small value tat. 

world markets driven towards profit over quality of life. 

all nuts to me. 

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6 minutes ago, Social Justice League said:

A world war these days would be a nuclear holocaust.

No real fighting required from the masses. 

 

The rebuild would create loads of jobs though.  ;)

No rebuild needed when there's no-one left to rebuild for.

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On 02/08/2018 at 10:18, Social Justice League said:

What I want to know is, why are the banks lending huge amounts of unsecured funny money to people that can't pay it back?

Maybe they don't care.

I keep referring to it using the poker analogy, Going All In on a win all or out completely less all your money.

This does not apply to everyone in the UK, but a significant sized group of people are now at breaking point with well over 50% struggling in my opinion. I am starting to understand the reason why everything has been thrown at the housing market to prevent a crash, giving away risky money is no worse than when this debacle crashes. The damage has already been done pre 2007, I personally just want to get on with the inevitable repair job now

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