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Any of you who've ever started to drink Orange Juice after brushing their teeth has discovered that it was not a great idea and is very much worth not repeating.
I'd always attributed this to the mint component of the toothpaste. I made and error in this by not checking with something like peppermint tea to determine explicitly if mint were to blame - the nasty of the toothpaste induced experience did not encourage such a test.
So this morning I googled for the negative effects of peppermint on the taste of orange juice and found it to be essentially a blank in terms of relevant answers. Then I switched to toothpaste instead of mint and here[^] is the reason.
For persons such as myself, who quaf Orange Juice by the pint, this is an important revelation. The those of you who don't partake, add it to your bar-room trivia
No, it's just the order in which I do things. I have had dental implants and the mouthwash I was prescribed after the surgery was not effective if used immediately after brushing. So when I returned to 'normal' products I carried on doing things in the same order.
A sensitive issue I know... but as a freelancer, I often get asked by clients / ex-clients if I know of anyone "available" for a particular job (either a project or a permie role). I've tentatively hinted at some of these on here before, but am aware that CP (and the lounge specifically) really isn't the place for this. Any board that provides this tends to get hi-jacked by agencies.
And yes.. I have someone looking for a permie, on-site role south of London...
I can't think of anywhere even vaguely relevant that doesn't get hijacked by lazy incompetent recruiters: look at LinkedIn. We certainly get our share of 'em coming up in moderation.
There is nowhere here on this site I can think of that won't get you tarred with the same brush! And think of it this way: do you really want to be associated with a recommended employee who may look good here, but be a PITA to work with in reality?
My general response to that kind of question is that I can't think of anybody offhand, but I'll ask around.
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I can't think of anybody offhand, but I'll ask around
Which is exactly what I'm doing - asking around. But where to ask where the largest pool of "talent" I know doesn't have the facility to ask the question? This isn't a gripe - I've been in other fora which get totally hi-jacked by agents, either blatantly or in disguise - and I wouldn't want CP to suffer that fate. Because I've worked remotely for most of the past 15 years, and especially during lockdown, there are few opportunities to meet people face to face (especially where the requirements are not that close a fit to my own skill set).
You could possibly suggest that any interested party send you a private email. But blatant advertising will most likely start a flame war against you. IIRC there used to be a jobs forum here many years ago; I think it was closed for the reasons mentioned by OG.
Because life isn't just about "what benefit is it to me"?
There was an occasion only this year where I needed to find someone for a specific role. It turns out that someone I've not met, but know on here by reputation and interaction and believe to be a reputable, skilled developer was available and would have been interested, but missed out on the opportunity. Granted, it wouldn't have "benefited" me directly (other than maybe earning a beer or two's credit with the person needing help) but, as was discussed in this very lounge in the past couple of days, CP is a bit of a family and hopefully we help each other out.
I'm also at the "tail end" of my career, and over the past 40 years have benefitted from other people giving me opportunities or sharing knowledge when they didn't have to. I guess I believe in the notion of "paying it forward".
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