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Aaurum2/14/2024

Reboot PiKVM command

Create a new ssh key w/ssh-keygen Add your public key to PiKVM Replace below with your PiKVM's assigned IP address. This is my local network so more work may be needed if you're rebooting remotely. ssh root@192.168.0.0 reboot...
CCorpse1/21/2024

Python for Excel

https://youtu.be/FbBXtqtRnWU?si=CDRVyxnk_xNBVhkW Thought I'd share that it's been in beta for office 365 for a few months. Also, I have this channel book marked in case I can't remember how to do something in Excel....
MOManatee Outlaw1/9/2024

Financial Strategies for Business Owners, or, How to dodge taxes legally and with style

So you want to lower your tax bill while increasing your assets. We've all been there.
CColin12/22/2023

Beginner's personal finance for the OE W2 employee

I've been doing a lot of reading about personal finance since starting OE. I'm by no means an expert, but thought I might be able to help out others who have recently increased their tax bracket and want to make sure they're setting themselves up for future wealth by making their money work for them. I know I was very confused by things like backdoor roths and mega backdoor roths when I started researching. This is in order of priority. Complete each step before going on to the next. 1. Build up an emergency fund of at least 3 months of expenses. Store it in a high yield savings account (HYSA)....
Ttotaldev12/15/2023

Impacts of a frozen TWN?

Aggregating any impacts of a frozen TWN, like mortgages, etc.
Ttotaldev12/15/2023

Is there a guide to having two jobs?

Is there a guide to having two jobs? like a how to not mess it up or make the managers suspicious or keep up without dropping the ball on either side?
AAntipsychotic12/8/2023

How to find the right OE job

This is my first time here. I would like to ask my friends how to find a suitable remote job. I am tired of going to the office.
Ttotaldev12/7/2023

access to twn after freeze?

I have an employer who uses TWN. After I put a freeze on my TWN, can that employer access my TWN again for a background check?
Solution:
There was a clause by hireright (one of the consumers of TWN) attached in this message, basically stating that the company MAY request additional reports about you even after doing the initial one. Now, we had an actual second report (second image attached) where a person managed to contact TWN after supposedly seeing that their company procured a report after a freeze has been issued and he's been assured that the company saw nothing.
So far, it's fairly safe to say that even if you provided your company access to your TWN pre-freeze, they won't be able to see it again post-freeze....
Ttotaldev12/7/2023

What's the recommended years of experience before someone can consider OE?

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Solution:
There's no recommendation number of years. It's really about when you find a single job routine and stop learning. I think that doing OE ad a junior or a mid-level is risky because you can easily run into a hurdle which takes up a lot of mental energy and adds a lot of stress. Once you're a senior and most things don't particularly challenge you, I think it's a good time to OE. That said, I'd say most people get there in 4-6 years....
Ttotaldev12/6/2023

Is it a problem if J1 and J2 both use Okta?

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Solution:
There has been no fail stories related to two or more jobs using Okta.
Ttotaldev12/6/2023

Does getting a loan result in your employment info showing up on a credit report?

Is there any way of getting a loan or mortgage but avoiding reporting your employer?
Solution:
Most banks want to know you're getting paid from somewhere to pay off the loan, so this info (in many cases) may not be omitted. Though, just to reassure you that taking a loan won't necessarily "expose" you for OE, unless your employer does periodic credit checks on you. Some options:...
Ttotaldev12/6/2023

Can someone reassure me on overlapping meetings?

i am really worried about having overlapping meetings, though, i can hold my ground and say i am busy at that time or block out my calendar so it doesn't happen unless its one of those mass-meetings for the whole company or something.
Solution:
that's the thing, you can choose to either tackle them (probably more applicable if advanced into the OE bit), or avoid them completely avoiding it completely might be sustainable in short term, but really difficult long-term if you decide to tackle them, there are a number of strategies that does take a bit of work. audio mixers / 1 mic per job / otter.ai for transcriptions / learning how to mute switch between job to job if you decide to avoid them, then you have a finite number of excuses you'll have to employ in your life to pull it off, like bathroom contractors building house, or have to deal with a deliver and you will be out for about 15 min...
Ttotaldev12/6/2023

Is it safe to have more than 1 insurance?

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Solution:
Yes, you can have multiple insurances. There are some considerations: 1. If one of your job is an HDHP with HSA, the only way to maintain that HSA is to have another HDHP. 2. You can have an HDHP/PPO if you waive your HSA...
Ttotaldev12/6/2023

Should I get separate checking accounts for my jobs?

Not sure if it will out me or not
Solution:
Not necessary, as most places won't know your other income, nor would the banks disclose that to them. The only time where it might be a concern is if you have to provide financial disclosures (usually at financial institutions). You do leave some money on the table though, since you can direct deposit from your new Js to take advantage of various signing bonuses banks offer....
Ttotaldev12/6/2023

How do I remove my info from various aggregation sites like zoominfo?

I am able to google myself and I'd like to remove as much as I can!
Solution:
ZoomInfo 1. Go on https://privacyrequest.zoominfo.com/remove/verify 2. Figure out what data they have on you (if it's J1, it's likely your J1 email, J2 -> J2 email, ex) 3. Go to your job email to click on the confirmation link. ...
Sserverserverserver12/5/2023

What is the consensus about working for companies in same industry?

not sure if i should or shouldn't
Solution:
Generally, you want to avoid working for companies in the same industry because there's a higher chance of cross contamination especially among coworkers who move from one. With that being said, there has been success stories of people doing it, and there are a lot of situational factors needed to decide if it's for you or not. If you align with "no", you could be missing out on perfectly good OE friendly companies. ...
Sserverserverserver12/5/2023

but how do you manage 2 meetings at the same time while video on?

do you like mute. and turn off camera when called upon and make an excuse that your camera has issues?
Solution:
Ideally you shouldn't have more than 1 camera at most at a time, but one strategy that I've found that worked for me is this. 1. Have an external webcam angled upward at you, with your microphone in front of you so the first thing they see is the microphone. 2. Have a pop filter for your mic to further obscure your mouth ...
Sserverserverserver12/5/2023

What are my strategies for landing another job for OE?

I understand this can have a lot of situational pre-requisites, but does anyone have a "50 feet view" of how to get started, how to avoid getting caught, what are my risks?
Solution:
Strategies to Land Your Next Job (Jx) Below is a compilation of strategies individuals often employ when seeking their next job (referred to as Jx, with previous roles labeled as J0, J1, etc.): 1. Directly Transitioning (Using J1)...
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