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  1. I don't know if this is the right place for this but I figured someone might have some advice so here we go... I am kind of stuck in a industry I don't find very interesting or rewarding (supply chain management) and whilst the pay is ok (slightly above the average London salary) it's not amazing. I am in my mid 30's, have a child etc etc and want to change jobs and earn more money. One part of the job I do enjoy is the analysis side and I think I would enjoy working as a data analyst/BI analyst. It looks like there are a lot of well paid jobs out there but I don't know how I would switch over without taking a very junior role and major paycut. I have developed decent business acumen over the years and have some experience with MySQL, Power BI and Excel and producing KPI reports, spend analysis etc. My plan is to improve the following skills through online courses/websites: Advanced Excel SQL - MySQL Power BI + DAX/Tableau Read a book/do a course on statistics Then: Python - Matplotlib, pandas, NumPy etc Along with a general course or cert on data analysis and watch the rest of CS50. And volunteering myself for data projects at work. Then I plan to create an online portfolio showing a few options of personal and professional projects and try market myself as a freelancer., in order to help apply for a job. I may have to completely rewrite my resume and get a bit creative with the truth to get a look in. I know the above skills can take a lifetime to master but I also feel like 80% of the time you can do a good job with relatively basic technical skills and a strong understanding of what is important to running a business. So anyway, that's my plan for the next 12 months. My concerns are that I don't have a stem degree or real experience as an actual analyst so would be lacking the stuff they don't teach you. I do think I'd be good but know I will have massive imposter syndrome applying for anything beyond a very junior role. I think my dream would be to transition to data analyst role within 12 months, Get to a good salary/freelance within 5 years (salaries are generally a LOT lower here than in the US) Then maybe learn a bit more about the cross over with data science over the longer term (10 years). If anyone fucks with any of this, I'd like to hear your thoughts.
  2. Anyone into NFT's? I can see they have a bit of utility and longevity in allowing people to support creators and then being able to personalise your online presence (if that's your thing) but I still can't understand how you can trade them to make money without getting lucky. I'm also an NFT noob but this podcast helped me understand the concept better... Also, shout out to whoever said to cop some NuCypher (maybe casek?), you made me some money!
  3. @Dirty_habiT interesting. I’m a super coding novice but have wondered about people doing this sort of thing. What does the bot do?
  4. @fat ralphy It will tell you what coins you have, how many and what their current value is. Is that what you mean?
  5. You can buy whatever so either a fraction of a coin OR a whole coin or multiple coins. You can leave your money on the exchange wallet (Gemini) but there's the risk they go under or get hacked. The safest option for wallet is generally thought to be a hardware wallet.
  6. That's awesome... hopefully the time will come for the rest of us!
  7. Thanks, obviously not your first rodeo. This IS my first rodeo and have gone from being all about ETH to some crypto-euphoria FOMO/YOLO options. It's treated me well so far but will make an effort to reign in it a bit before I get burnt. I read this recently which got me excited about ETH again after the price hasn't moved much for a couple of months:
  8. Are you just in btc n eth now? I’m thinking about consolidating in a month or two.
  9. Planning on keeping ADA for a couple of years I think. Currently holding (largest to smallest): Coti Orn Eth BTC ADA link grt
  10. I recently made the switch to a password manager after years of thinking about it and it's really not that hard, and you feel way more secure. I use Bitwarden (free) which works pretty well on iphone, plus browser add ons and desktop app. Also check: https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if your details are being sold online.
  11. Where have you staked your ADA? I'm staked on Daedulus but find the desktop only app super cumbersome.
  12. Where are you getting stuck? I don’t actually use either of these but I assume it goes: 1. get your Exodus wallet address and copy it 2. go to Uphold and click send/withdraw 3. Paste the address in and send it
  13. It’s the biggest exchange in the world and has low fees and carries almost every currency, 99.9% transactions are issue free but they process a fuck load and no doubt fuck up sometimes. none of the exchanges are perfect and I think non-existent customer service is the norm. ive only had some minor issues with delays on transferring funds that sorted themselves out in a day or two. check out coinbase, coinbase pro, bitterex, Gemini etc but sure they will have similar issues. it’s the Wild West out here.
  14. @abrasivesaint yeah dude that’s it!
  15. Mercer has contributed loads on this thread and on the one in Jekyll Island, definitely worth reading through both threads. Loads of gems. I'm barely out of noob status myself but really the quickest way to start learning is to involve some of your own cash. You don't need to know everything before you start and putting your money at risk will help you pay attention: 1. Download a trusted app (I use Binance). Crypto exchanges work exactly like any foreign currency exchange does. 2. Buy a little bit of ETH & BTC to start. I dunno your circumstances but start low, say $50-100. Whatever number you are comfortable with but will still keep you interested. 3. Look back at how much that money would be worth now if you invested a year ago and kick yourself for not starting earlier 4. Realise that it's ok to join the party late and we are (probably) nowhere near the pinnacle 5. Learn what a blockchain is (video below) and do some research on different types of wallets: https://stellabelle.medium.com/cold-wallet-vs-hot-wallet-whats-the-difference-a00d872aa6b1 7. Come back here and ask questions 8. Scammers are everywhere and are super crafty. Don't share any information with anyone until you know exactly what you're sharing. Don;t save stuff online, don;t screen shot keys etc.
  16. I don’t see how ethereum can grow whilst the fees are this high. If fees are linked to demand... surely it will only get worse? I need to read up on eth 2.0!
  17. I finally moved over to a hardware wallet and jeez the gas on ETH is insane! Spent about 60$ just moving money from 3 wallets.
  18. Ps. Shit. Only just managed to get back my OG account so have posted on both
  19. I'm learning Python so if anyones got any ideas for beginner level projects I'm all ears.
  20. I got hooked on xanax once without realising. It was only when I thought I could stop (cold turkey) that I realised I was addicted and the withdrawals started. I was shocked at how quickly it happened. I had to jump back on after a few hours. Just taper off slow and listen to your body and you will get there. It can be a bit scary when your body is screaming for it but once you've set your mind on it, just keep reducing the amount you ingest and accept the fact you are probably in for some wild dreams and intense mood swings. Took me a week or so I think, by the end I was basically microdosing until I could stop completely. Lesson learnt!
  21. poes

    Alcoholism

    Yeah I have the same symptoms as you when I start drinking. I recently cut down to almost zero for a good number of weeks and they pains all went away. I've spoken to my doctor about it and they had no real concerns. I have slightly elevated liver enzymes but the ultrasound showed it looking healthy. I assume it's just the body's natural response to processing stuff it does not like. I'm still a long way from having quit and have been getting fairly drunk over the Christmas period but definitely not in a way that feels quite as painful (physically and mentally) as previous years.
  22. poes

    Alcoholism

    I do. Since the age of about 16 I have been getting super-hammered at least once per week (not including the multi-day benders during holidays, festivals etc). I'd consider myself a long way from being an alcoholic but it's definitely something I have difficulty controlling once I have had one drink. After 17 years, my hangovers are horrendous and last several days. My tolerance has gone way down and I feel like a much more sloppy drunk that I was. Normally around peak summer and Christmas, I'll go through periods of drinking a lot (ie. until I don't remember half the night) 3-4 times per week before dialling it back. It's started to give me full on fatigue, anxiety and aches where I imagine my kidneys sit. After a number of years, I realised that the pain outweighs the joy I get when getting drunk. I'm down to about 1-2 beers every week or two and generally feel a lot better. I do miss getting wasted with my friends at the weekend but if I'm honest, the physical toll was making me depressed and holding me back in other areas of life. I now sink all my newfound time and energy into other hobbies, like jiu-jitsu.
  23. You could also try the Sam Harris app (https://wakingup.com/) but suspect you might have similar response as the Headspace one. To his credit, Sam harris has a deal where if you really can't afford it, you can email him and he will give it to you for free (both can be found on torrent sites as well). I have done a bit of meditation over the years but never been able to stick with it. I do find other activities that force you to switch of your mind have a similar effect ie. BJJ or reading or anything where you end up losing track of time. Meditation is unique in the way it encourages you to deal with the thoughts/stresses in the back of your mind. The guided meditations are particularly good when you are starting out and maybe need some encouragement but you'll find as you get to the more 'advanced' Headspace ones they contain more and more silence. Once you have the basics down, you only really need silence (or sounds) and some time to continue.
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