I've always had a spreadsheet to help me compare a daily contract rate to a "standard" salary, to ensure I'm always comparing like for like when considering jobs. A newer wrinkle has been recruiters quoting "package" salaries, which just means you need to multiply by 0.91 to get the "standard" salary (ex super). But it's always been confusing.
Holly's out to see The Hobbit so I'm home along with the kids. Improvised Ploughmans of:
- Home made bread I baked earlier
- Leftover Xmas ham (almost finished)
- Selection of cheeses we didn't eat over Xmas
- Atomic Pale Ale
- Tomato, walnut and pomegranate molasses salad (home grown tomatoes, recipe from Casa Moro)
We spent the day cooking for charity. Lots of fun. I helped on chicken cacciatore and another team did amazing apple calzones. Good stuff and quite fun.
My wimpy office hands scored some nice blisters cutting up ten chickens.
Ruby has me out of bed at 0530 this morning so everything moved along earlier than usual. Got to daycare and realised we had 35 minutes to kill so we stopped for smiley babycinos.
Amazon finally launched their Sydney data centres yesterday and I really wouldn't want to be in the hosting business in Australia. Their pricing is amazing. Same price as Singapore for everything, same price as Ireland for everything except data transfer. Mostly cheaper than even Northern California.
|Micro||$ 0.020||$ 0.020||$ 0.020||$ 0.027||$ 0.027||$ 0.020|
|Small||$ 0.065||$ 0.085||$ 0.085||$ 0.092||$ 0.115||$ 0.085|
|Medium||$ 0.130||$ 0.170||$ 0.170||$ 0.184||$ 0.230||$ 0.170|
|Data/GB||$ 0.120||$ 0.120||$ 0.190||$ 0.201||$ 0.250||$ 0.190|