work – Can you look for a job in the UK without a visa?

I don’t think there is anything legally preventing you from doing so.

However, see it from the perspective of an immigration officer. How can they be sure that once you’ve found a job you won’t start working right away?

Then you have the fact that if the job can wait a little while for you to start (usually more qualified jobs, where prospective employers are willing to wait for you to end your notice period with your previous employer, deal with visa issues, and usually with slightly longer processes, multiple phone and face-to-face interviews…), then there’s no reason for you to arrive in the UK first and look for jobs while there: you can do all the initial preparation (apply, go through phone interviews…) while outside of the UK, then plan face-to-face interviews and get to the UK for those.

On the other hand, jobs where you could find an opening quickly via a more direct door-to-door type approach are usually lower paid jobs, where you are expected to start quickly, definitely not with enough time to get back home, apply for a work visa, get one, move, etc.

In regular times, the chances of you slipping through the net would be quite large. Only if something tips them off and they start digging would there be an issue. But in this period where travel is often restricted, IOs will naturally be a little more inquisitive of the reasons you are coming to the UK, and once you say “I’m looking for work”, they won’t hear the “but I won’t be working on this visit, just looking for a job”.

If you’ve watched any of the “Border protection” shows, you must have seen that finding a pile of resumes in your bag, or a suit and tie when you pretend you’re on holiday, usually ends up badly.

Don’t forget the UK are flexing their muscles to try show that they are left with a shred of power after Brexit. You don’t want to get caught up in that. Not only is it highly inconvenient and uncomfortable on the spot, but it will in addition leave a stain on your record, so be extremely careful.

vmware – 15 Minute SQL job stops overnight during Veeam Backup, must be Manually restarted

I’ve tried digging into this from both the Veeam side and the SQL Side but here is a strange issue.

Windows 2012 R2 server running SQL 2014.

Job runs every 15 min, imports from another db into this db

Job stops nightly when Veeam runs, and wont start again unless you login and force it to start

Event logs are clear

SQL Agent logs for that job are empty for that time frame

Veeam shows no errors.

The crazy thing is, this has been running fine for a while now and the issue just started after no changes.

Veeam is application aware, set to work with SQL. and if i disable the backup job, the sql agent job runs fine.

printing – RICOH PCL6 UniversalDriver V4.24 only print first page of every job

Our business prints a multiple page long report via our ERP system. Our business only needs the first page of the report. In case to reduce unnecessary paper waste I would like to setup the printer driver to only print the first page of every print job.

The printer driver is a dedicated one, so this one is only used for this purpose. The printer itself is as well used for different print jobs but via different drivers. We use a central print server in our environment (Windows Server 2012 R2).

Print Driver: RICOH PCL6 UniversalDriver V4.24

How can I configure the print driver to only print the first page of every job sent to the printer?

privacy – How is it possible for boss to know I am finding a job?

Today, when my boss talking with me, he suddenly said: No you don’t need to worry about it, everyday you have 3 or 4 messages with agent in Linkedin right?

I am very very surprised, because : 1, I work at home, 2, I don’t use VPN, 3, I use Linux (Ubuntu) system which installed by me, 4, I login with my Chrome / Gmail account, 5, I use my personal outlook, 6, everytime I talk with interviewers, I use my Zoom account. 7, I use myself mobile phone, my sim card

The only thing is I daily use laptop provided by company. But as a 15 years IT engineer, I can not see how possible company can view my data. Especially he know there are 3 or 4 people I talking with everyday.

The only possible is is there any possible Linkined provide service that would send my data to our company?

chrome – How boss possible know I am finding a job?

Today, when my boss talking with me, he suddenly said: No you don’t need to worry about it, everyday you have 3 or 4 messages with agent in Linkedin right?

I am very very surprised, because : 1, I work at home, 2, I don’t use VPN, 3, I use Linux (Ubuntu) system which installed by me, 4, I login with my Chrome / Gmail account, 5, I use my personal outlook, 6, everytime I talk with interviewers, I use my Zoom account. 7, I use myself mobile phone, my sim card

The only thing is I daily use laptop provided by company. But as a 15 years IT engineer, I can not see how possible company can view my data. Especially he know there are 3 or 4 people I talking with everyday.

The only possible is is there any possible Linkined provide service that would send my data to our company?

sharepoint foundation – The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.FeedCacheRepopulationJob threw an exception

Please check the ULS log for more detailed information.

If there is any error message in the ULS log related to “No DNS entries exist for…”, if so, verify that the DNS does not in fact exist and then add the appropriate DNS entry for the server.

Reference: The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server. UserProfiles .FeedCacheRepopulationJob threw an exception

If the issue exists, try to remove and re-add the Distributed Cache Service:

Stop-SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance
Remove-SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance
Add-SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance

I’m moving to Germany but want to keep my UK job. Any advice?

I’m moving to Germany in September this year and I would like to keep my UK job (working completely remote).

The company I work for is all for this and is currently looking into it themselves too.
They’ve also offered to hire me as a contractor if we can’t find another solution.

I’ll be moving to Germany for about 2 years, but I wouldn’t be able to pass of as temporary and so therefore liable to pay German tax.

I’ll apply for residency as soon as I move but I’ll also be keeping an address in the UK and a UK bank account too. I am also classified as a British citizen and do not plan to change this.

Has anyone had any experience with this? The situation with leaving the EU has made this quite a bit complicated. Cheers

Initialize Flink Job – Stack Overflow

We are deploying a new Flink stream processing job and it’s state (stores) need to be initialized with historical data and this data should be available in the state store before it starts processing any new application events. We don’t want to significantly modify the Flink job to also load the historical data.
We considered writing another, separate Flink job to process the historical data, update it’s state store and create a Savepoint and use this Savepoint to initialize the state in the main Flink job. Looks like State Processor API only works with DataSet API and wondering about any alternative solutions. Thanks.