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    LOL--why thank you. :-)
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    Also, you have a cute dog. I LOVE dogs.
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    I've never really been a big drinker. Too much of a financial drain. In any case, my student days are some time behind me. I'm 26 myself.

    Why is it so bad? Because we have developed a system that favours landlord rights over tenants' rights. Have a read of this and you'll realise just how broken and corrupt it's all become: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/i-lea...roperty-market

    As for my job, yeah, I was lucky, but then it also pays to maintain a lot of connections just in case. The previous job I held was also one I heard about through a friend, although I still had to pass a test before I got it, and then work hard to keep it. As for the coding...well, give it a go. I find I learn more by trying and getting it wrong than by not trying and just reading.
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    It takes me, like, 67 tries to get a decent picture.
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    I've been to Dublin twice, albeit very briefly. It's a nice city, a quieter capital than London or Berlin, but I have to say I'm not really into drinking culture so I didn't get much of it that way.

    Outskirts of London aren't much better than the inner suburbs in terms of cost. There are still richer and poorer areas, but there's still a rough minimum of £400/month you'd be extremely lucky to find, let alone go below. Were I to move elsewhere, it'd have to be way outside the South East of England.
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    Well, I'd already taught myself the basics enough to make a small web app that checks for London Underground stations that don't share any letters of whatever you type into the input field (I know that sounds really odd, but I needed an idea, and I was inspired by the 'tube fact' that St John's Wood is the only Underground station not to contain any letters of the word 'mackerel'). So it's not like I was starting from scratch. Even so, I had a friend within the company who had faith in my skills, and I apparently exceeded their expectations so I was kept on longer than the initial trial period. But yeah...outside of that, I'm not sure I'll get much.
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    Ah, fair enough! I'm working in coding but I'm self-taught basically starting from last new years when I lost my publishing job. Learning on the job is a fun way to get to grips with things, even if it can be quite stressful when you have no idea why something isn't working...or that weird thing where something works when you think it shouldn't.

    Yeah, and London's getting worse with constant rent hikes. I'm not sure I can even stay here, to be honest. Especially if I get jobs working from home, then it might just be a whole lot wiser to move somewhere cheaper. I don't really have any experience with Northern Ireland, so I don't really know what it's like there.

    I'll wait to get to know you a little better before I add you. You can probably find my profile fairly easily though.
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    Haha, well, same here. A few forum members have me added on FB too. Lots of shots like this.

    I work as a CakePHP developer and content editor. I've only really started coding in the last year though so I'm still new at that. What about you? And don't necessarily be envious, London is pricey!

    Fingers crossed for your cat's return.
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    I only really got fast at it after working in a job where I needed to use it sometimes. I got in the habit of making rapid photoshops to send to my colleagues. The only way you really learn is to practise, of course, like with so many things.

    I hope that somehow your cat comes back to you :( that does sound heartwrenching.

    Yeah, well, I did post the best photo of me I had to hand. Like you said yourself, the bad ones don't get seen.
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