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Apple Airport Extreme A1408 and Airport Express A1264

Apple Airport Extreme A1408 £22
Had this for about 8years I think, but it hasnt been used for the last 4 years as I replaced it with another wireless router. Still in working order. No longer have original packaging, but I can post this securely. Comes with power brick and UK plug.

Apple Airport Express A1264 £12
Had this for about 8years I think, but it hasnt been used for about 6 years. Still in working order. No longer have original packaging, but I can post this securely. Comes with UK…

Apple Airport Extreme A1408 and Airport Express A1264

HP X-360 3 in 1 convertible laptop. i5, 8Gb, 128gb SSD Windows 10

Selling my much used and well loved (read well used) HP X-360. Think of this as a BMW with 140K on the clock rather than a Ford Ka with demonstrator miles :) It has been used a lot….but never abused.
There are some cosmetic flaws and it has occasionally frozen (no blue screen) for no particular reason (but tends to be using FB). I read this might be a Win 10 bug though?
Its been a real workhorse but time to move on.
Pics to follow but the price reflects the issues above. I am willing to…

HP X-360 3 in 1 convertible laptop. i5, 8Gb, 128gb SSD Windows 10

For Sale – HP X-360 3 in 1 convertible laptop. i5, 8Gb, 128gb SSD Windows 10

Selling my much used and well loved (read well used) HP X-360. Think of this as a BMW with 140K on the clock rather than a Ford Ka with demonstrator miles :) It has been used a lot….but never abused.
There are some cosmetic flaws and it has occasionally frozen (no blue screen) for no particular reason (but tends to be using FB). I read this might be a Win 10 bug though?
Its been a real workhorse but time to move on.
Pics to follow but the price reflects the issues above. I am willing to send first for you to check it out as long as you py to post it back if you are not happy….cant say fairer than that. If it were broken I would sell it for parts but I used it for the last few days without problem and restored it to factory setting, again, without a single hitch. Might be because I use a wireless mouse and I had lots of peripheral drivers loaded??

Anyway, first refusal to Gazaman as he made enquiries in another thread.

Price and currency: 140
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: ppg or BT
Location: Doncaster
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Want to make software developer hiring easier? Be flexible

Forget what you think you know about software developers — at least when it comes to hiring. They’re not financially motivated, they’re largely self-taught, and one in four of them learned how to code before they could drive a car.

And here’s one more surprise: Their potential employers aren’t looking for prospective developers’ degrees; rather, they’re looking at their latest GitHub project.

Those insights, from a just-released survey of over 39,000 development professionals by technical hiring platform HackerRank, offer a unique view at both sides of the often-fraught software developer hiring process. Coders remain in very short supply around the world, and it’s tempting to think salary and tech tools lure developers, while employers prioritize a top-notch college degree. Apparently, it’s not nearly that simple.

Survey respondents ranked compensation as only the third most important factor when choosing a new job, after work-life balance (56.5%) and professional growth and learning (55.1%). But only 27.4% said a company’s technology stack was vital — a finding so unexpected, according to HackerRank’s co-founder and CEO Vivek Ravisankar, that the company did a follow-up survey and found developers really want employers to support them to work on side tech projects or coding-related hobbies. They also were clear about their work-life balance goals: 89.4% of developers want flexible working hours, and just over 80% want to work from home.

That flextime helps self-taught developers — 73.7% of survey respondents identified themselves as such — to continue their learning journey, which is vital for software developer hiring. According to the HackerRank survey, they’d rather go online to Stack Overflow (88.4%) or YouTube (63.8%) than learn from books. Nearly 40% want to learn Go, followed by Python, Scala, Kotlin and Ruby.

Keep learning to stay relevant

Most developers’ drive to learn is simply a built-in preference, but other factors may be at play. A survey by worldwide placement firm Harvey Nash showed close to 40% of developers feel they’re under pressure from automation, low code/no code tools and AI. The antidote to this, according to Alex Robbins, software development hiring recruiter at Harvey Nash, is learning.

One in four developers learned how to code before they could drive a car.

“Skills learned five years ago are often no longer relevant today,” he said. “[Our survey] revealed that 95% of tech experts are spending time developing their skills, and four in 10 are actually paying for training out of their own pocket.”

That should pay off, Ravisankar said, because employers want to see a prospective employee’s experience and what they’ve done. When executives hire software developers, the vast majority (84.1%) look at a developer’s portfolio, which in most cases means GitHub. Just over 71% consider previous experience, but only 35.4% take education into account.

When looking at GitHub, employers evaluate problem-solving skills, rather than programming language fluency. Over 94% of companies of all sizes indicated problem-solving skills were their top priority in software developer hiring, while less than 60% emphasized programming languages or debugging.

The focus on problem-solving has been a long time in coming, but fits with the software development market today, said Robert Stroud, principal analyst at Forrester Research. “There’s a worldwide shortage of developers still, but we need the developers we have to focus on learning the business,” he said. Coders, too, must avoid distraction with the shiny new toy of a hot language, he said.

Ultimately, it helps to know what motivates coders, but software developer hiring is still a battle, said Ernest Mueller, longtime developer and now director of engineering operations at AlienVault, headquartered in San Mateo, Calif.

“There’s more supply now than there’s been of developers, but demand is not going away,” he said. The work needs to be interesting, and employers must be prepared to pay for them — particularly if they have experience. Amounts vary, but a software engineer’s median base pay was $85,651 in December 2017, an increase of 1.6% year over year, according to data from job and recruiting site Glassdoor.

For Sale – i5 3470 CPU, Asus P8 H77-M Pro Mobo & 8GB G.Skill 1600 RAM

My previous PC base is ready for sale.
It comes with all the boxes and manuals and I think the leads that it was supplied with.
You get

  • Asus P8 H77-M Pro motherboard
  • Intel Core i5 3460 CPU with Intel cooler (Cooler never used)
  • 8GB (2 x 4GB) G.Skill DDR 1600 RAM (F3-1600C9D-8GAO CL9-9-9-24 1.50v_

I’ve been running this for several years first as my gaming PC then moved it to a more general use/gaming PC, and was running PUBG, Overwatch and other games on it just fine when coupled with a 980Ti. It’s been a really solid base and would make an ideal start for a gaming PC for someone.

I’ll send it RMSD, included in price.

i5 Base AVF 2018-01-14 11.16.25.jpg

i5 Base CPU 2018-01-14 11.14.00.jpg

i5 Base Memory 2018-01-14 11.14.11.jpg

Price and currency: 160
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or Bank Transfer
Location: Lutterworth, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – i5 3470 CPU, Asus P8 H77-M Pro Mobo & 8GB G.Skill 1600 RAM

My previous PC base is ready for sale.
It comes with all the boxes and manuals and I think the leads that it was supplied with.
You get

  • Asus P8 H77-M Pro motherboard
  • Intel Core i5 3460 CPU with Intel cooler (Cooler never used)
  • 8GB (2 x 4GB) G.Skill DDR 1600 RAM (F3-1600C9D-8GAO CL9-9-9-24 1.50v_

I’ve been running this for several years first as my gaming PC then moved it to a more general use/gaming PC, and was running PUBG, Overwatch and other games on it just fine when coupled with a 980Ti. It’s been a really solid base and would make an ideal start for a gaming PC for someone.

I’ll send it RMSD, included in price.

i5 Base AVF 2018-01-14 11.16.25.jpg

i5 Base CPU 2018-01-14 11.14.00.jpg

i5 Base Memory 2018-01-14 11.14.11.jpg

Price and currency: 160
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or Bank Transfer
Location: Lutterworth, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – i5 3470 CPU, Asus P8 H77-M Pro Mobo & 8GB G.Skill 1600 RAM

My previous PC base is ready for sale.
It comes with all the boxes and manuals and I think the leads that it was supplied with.
You get

  • Asus P8 H77-M Pro motherboard
  • Intel Core i5 3460 CPU with Intel cooler (Cooler never used)
  • 8GB (2 x 4GB) G.Skill DDR 1600 RAM (F3-1600C9D-8GAO CL9-9-9-24 1.50v_

I’ve been running this for several years first as my gaming PC then moved it to a more general use/gaming PC, and was running PUBG, Overwatch and other games on it just fine when coupled with a 980Ti. It’s been a really solid base and would make an ideal start for a gaming PC for someone.

I’ll send it RMSD, included in price.

i5 Base AVF 2018-01-14 11.16.25.jpg

i5 Base CPU 2018-01-14 11.14.00.jpg

i5 Base Memory 2018-01-14 11.14.11.jpg

Price and currency: 160
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or Bank Transfer
Location: Lutterworth, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3333MHz

New Ram is too expensive I think we can all agree on that so grab yourself some quality RGB corsair ram from me. These were part of a 32GB kit that I decided to split as 16GB is enough for my needs. Warranty will go through me but how often does ram go faulty? NO box but will be well packaged and sent via special delivery.

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Price and currency: 150
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: ppg/bt
Location: Carlisle
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Wanted – MacBook Pro 15″ (ideally 2015-on)

Think it’s about time I look into getting a newer MBP to replace my late-2008 model – it’s served me well but recently it’s began struggling a little, even after an SSD upgrade. It bricked during the last update, fortunately Apple store resurrected it again, but it’s generally just getting tired and slow now.

So, looking for one newer and better specced than my current one (2.66 C2D, 4GB RAM, 480GB SSD). Needs to be 15″, and ideally 2-3 years old (they’re all retina models by this point I think?). I don’t need the best specced in the world, it’s generally only used for internet, iTunes, some very minor photo/music/video touching-up/editing/converting, so doesn’t need to be a powerhouse, but a bit of future proof is always good. Not sure I need the Bluetooth LE for handoff, but I wouldn’t say no to it.

Biggest caveat is price. I paid £800 for this A1286 (I think) back in 2010, and it was only a year or so old by then. It did have a couple dents when I bought it, which doesn’t bother me. So I’m looking for something similar to that – I realise I’m not likely to get one for the same price, I’m just using it as an example that tI’m not looking for £1500 machines etc, and I don’t mind it not being “mint” either.

So let me know what you have – I’d rather buy one here from one of you before I get one from eBay (although my current one did come from an eBay shop)

Location: Harlow, Essex (CM18)

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For Sale – ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC Edition

nope, I think it has just run out but I am still looking for the purchase confirmation email (thought it was amazon but it’s not)

I can offer you some days of “coverage” meaning you can test it to see it all works as it should.

And yes, the cake is a lie indeed. :p