Meeting notes for 17th January

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Reserved Farm 8pm on a small chalk sign on a pub table

On the 17th of January 2024, 14 of us met in the Battle of Trafalgar pub to chat all things freelancing. This is some of what we talked about:

  • Turning your competition into customers
  • Advertising your services
  • Being full of work (a nice change)
  • Photography meet ups?
  • Projects coming to an end
  • Physio and recovery
  • Tax returns
  • The TV License and watching the BBC for the first time in many, many years
  • Looking for contract or permanent programming work
  • “I now have a pension”
  • The Field Prize
  • The horribleness of the gambling industry
  • Bitcoin when it was in the early days – “You would have cashed out.” “Ah, I did for rent!”
  • National lotteries
  • Day trading
  • “Margin Call” and “The Big Short”
  • Sailing
  • Backpacklife merch
  • The Steine and old tunnels under Brighton buildings
  • The many piers of Brighton
  • Projects going wrong – sometimes you have to be pragmatic