Re: IR35 idiocy
The UK EU deal is not relevant for non EU countries like CH and soon to be UK, although it can't be signed prior. But you remoan there mate.
18 posts • joined 1 Aug 2011
Switzerland is ace.
And post brexit reciprocal right to work/live already sorted.
You'll probably end up contracting as an employee of the agency (watch out for how they quote gross rates - from which they take 20% employer deductions before passing you your 'gross')
You should end up keeping about 75% of your gross income, so limited incentive to invest 20k and pay 4k costs to set up a Swiss ltd co. Also plenty of English language jobs.
From a dev POV...
Isnt the admob (or other ad framework) thing just a trojan?
Dev includes it in App, some pixies elsewhere decide what ads to show and how they will decide.
For the dev, surely the whole consent thing is a SEP? (Someone Elses Problem, the pixies problem in fact).
How can the dev know what intrusive privacy busting mischief the pixies are up to?
Are we heading back to nagware and crippleware (instead of nosey spamware)?
I carelessly let the 7.1.1 update install on my Swift (what was I thinking??)
Now I can barely use it for all the modal dialogs warning of limited service, do I want to initiate a network search?
no I fookin don't, just like the last time it interrupted me 20 seconds ago to ask.
Dunno if its Wileyfox or Nougat, but the devs, well testers (if there were any!) clearly lived in a great coverage area, away from roaming borders so they could leave network on automatic mode. The phone is now not really usable in manual network mode.
Dunno if you are after staying in the EU or just leaving Blighty, but I can recommend the French speaking part of Switzerland as a destination if its the latter.
Languages are a pretty relaxed notion here so any attempt at any of the 3 main national languages is welcomed.
Climate is good, weather and commercial.
what a pointless 'article'.
The biggest impact of brexit so far is the gold rush to produce these utterly vacuous articles on how any chosen subject will, sorry MAY become worse. In every case the exact opposite (positive) outcome is just as plausible.
And the huge waste of time anyone looking for actual facts is suffering
I think people are mislead into thinking they are not gambling because the upside is so poor.
Best case: you get your trinket a bit early and 5-10% less than proposed eventual retail.
Worst case: you lose the lot.
If the upside was double your money or get something for 20-30% of retail, then people would be more aware they are taking a risk.
There have been a few projects now I have almost backed that have turned to shit, TriggerTrap was another. Now I realise the risk reward profile, I'll keep my money and just pay retail when/if the product arrives.
Has no one realised how dysfunctional these current ads and ad servers are, if so many of your target audience turn them off?
Web advertising is broken, it needs fixing, its too intrusive, too irrelevant, too ... just shit.
(telly advertising is no better, and playing the ads louder just gets the sound muted - idiots)
Put interesting, engaging, relevant ads on and things might turn around.
Seems to me most people who actually type program code as a living agree that in their experience Agile is pants.
All the hangers on, BA's, PM's, architects and other work dodgers love it because they can't code but they can all talk none stop bollocks in a meeting.
If you have ever spent hours getting into deep concentration to deal with a complex issue only to be interrupted for a pointless meeting to hear what irrelevant bobbins your teamies are up to, you would hate meetings too. And scum with its daily scum master led micro-Mc-miss-management is the worst. The task switch cost is enormous, the opportunity cost massive. I hate to imagine the number of errors introduced on resuming coding after the daily scum concentration killer.
Seriously which other professionals are required to report in daily on what they have done and what they plan to do. Daily?? The number of projects where that level of coordination is regularly required is truly minuscule, and yet we are all forced to stand up and give praise to the great master of all scum. Ridiculous. I got them removed the last two places by pointing out the staggering productivity cost, replaced with a proper useful weekly update report and team building discussion, often in the pub.
If your team need a stand up meeting to coordinate and communicate you are doomed anyway.
Maybe fantasy Agile is a joy to behold and guarantees superb progress visibility, excellent risk management, exponentially high quality, early delivery, low cost epic software, but real world agile is shit.
This meta project management is a clear sign IT is completely and irrecoverably disconnected from the real business. And rapidly on their way up their own chuff.
All this time prioritising the portfolio is pure waste, better to risk doing the odd non critical project and just get on with solving business issues. If IT really doesn't know what is important then they should be outsourced or sacked.
Places that do this also do waterfall project management, and have more managers than workers, and deliver very little, ever. Good opportunity for consultants and contractors, and snake oil salesmen, easy to shine.
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