I’m still here…

Yes, I am actually here…
Over the past couple of months or so I have been battling with depression again and so much so that I am now on anti-depressants.

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Its been a while…

Todays post is not about the site etc, more of something a little bit strange. Possibly even paranormal, who knows.
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Times are a changin’

And so I start work tomorrow. I must admit I’m a little apprehensive. Maybe it’s because I’ve gotten used to being at home and the fact I wanted to stay at home to bring up Jack.
I’m not saying that I won’t work, it’s just I had little time with Caitlin when she was born because I spent most of my time at work. I just didn’t want to miss out this time.
Maybe I am being selfish, but I can’t help the way I feel. I had such plans but as most of the things in my life, they’re dashed.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not having a go at anyone, such as babs my wife. It’s the situation that screwed us over.
I suppose in one way it would be nice to start afresh but who knows?
We shall see…

Yey! Finally

Well, “main backup” has been recovered to an alternate drive.
The curious thing was, apparently the drive had a corrupt file system ultimately leading to drive being reported as “RAW” format, or “limbo” state as I call it.
I was offered some hope recovering the disk using “sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdc” via the terminal in ubuntu (as I have my laptop duel booting).

This didn’t work and ubuntu reported to use chkdsk. I couldn’t use this as Windows could not access the drive in the first place. Back to square one!

I finally resolved the issue using ZAR “Zero Assumption Recovery”
Only issue was the free version only allows 1Gb of file recovery, and the drive was full at 74Gb (80Gb, but as always file system etc etc lowers it)
So, after several hours the drive had been completely scanned, verified & recovered.
Joy!
The drive is now being prepped for scanning and formatting procedures and should be back up and running shortly. Yey!

After all that side tracking, I can get back to the more important things, like the site :0)

Reponses and such things

Hi all, long time no speaky communication thingie!

Truth is, as ever, I’m just so damn busy with everything

One thing I have noticed, but not done anything about is the posts from other people visiting from other places and how I dont acknowledge them.
So firstly, a massive apology for this, but from now on, please expect a response as I approve the comments. Its nice to get feedback (good or bad) from people who visit and bother to write, but totally ignorant of me not to comment back…

Secondly, I mentioned and touched upon things a couple of weeks ago about disbanding parts of the site etc and introducing this that and the other. Well, I currently under way with this you’ll be pleased to know, and hopefully things will be getting processed and updating as it happens.

So, thanks for keep coming back and visiting folks, and please keep coming back for these updates…

– Roy

Lots to do…

As I said before Christmas, I am re-planning the RBCSoftware domain and the contents within and how I utilize my time on here.
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Did you know…?

Did You Know?

In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female.
Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
(Like THAT makes sense)

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In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals,
But is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination.
He may only see their reflection in a mirror.

(Do they look different reversed?)

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Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse.
This also applies to undertakers.
The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.

(A brick??)

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The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
(Much worse than “going blind!”)

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There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the
privilege of having sex for the first time
Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.

(Let’s just think for a minute; is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?)

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In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands.
The husband’s illicit lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.

(Ah! Justice!)

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Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England – but only in tropical fish stores.

(But of course!)

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In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens,
Her mother must be in the room to witness the act.

(Makes one shudder at the thought)

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In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.
(I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)

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In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception:
Prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only “in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.”

(Is this a great country or what? Well…not as great as Guam!)

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Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

(Who volunteers for this stuff?)

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Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

(Is that why Flipper was always smiling?)

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The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

(From drinking little bottles of????)

(Did the government pay for this research??)

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Butterflies taste with their feet.

(Ah, watch what you step in……)

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An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

(I know some people like that)

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Starfish don’t have brains.

(I know some people like that, too)

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And, the best for last:

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

(And I thought I had bad breath in the morning)

New Tunes available!

Theres a couple of new tunes/mixes available over at RBCSoftware Music Centre (here). Namely a 30 minute Gabber mix and a 1hr of cheesy Dance music (Mainly Basshunter).
These were done some time ago, whilst I was testing some new DJ software, this is the result. Not great mixes by a long chalk, but put on there for, if nothing else, for nostalgia.

Just to clarify too, the Dance mix was mainly Basshunter, as Caitlin my daughter is a massive fan and loves to jump and dance around to his choons. Bless her.

Recently I have received alot of email regards to all my software projects and requests for software. I can honestly say I have had no time to concentrate on any software projects over the last couple of months as previous posts suggests. 2011 is my defining year, and the time when I plan to really push my software projects.
As a result, and as a few of you have already noticed, the download central is currently down.
I think the main problem is, I thought it would be easy to maintain all aspects of RBCSoftware, and clearly it isnt!
So from January 2011, I will be discipling myself and creating a “Rota” system to better manage my time and RBCSoftware.

As always, thank you to all the regular readers, contributers & listeners that boost my motivation to keep RBCSoftware alive.

Another day, another…erm yeah!

A number of things to report, about time too I guess!
After finally recieving my IPhone upgrade, as you can imagine I have been scouring ITunes for the best apps to download etc.
As the advert on TV says, theres an app for just about everything, well, they’re right. Problem is, this is quite alot of shite¬†out there too.

Some of the best apps though are (as you would expect) chargable.
The best ones I can think of at this moment in time, is Ageing booth and Zombie booth.

As you can see from previous posts (the zombie pics of Caitlin and myself) I have already put it to work, with a lot more to come.
If you have also seen my posts on Facebook, look out for my OAP army page.
Basically I have taken photos of work colleagues, imported them into the app and aged them. Quite amusing.

In other news, as most of my time has be spent updating system, networking and installing a KVM splitter to my two tower units (KVM=Keyboard Video Monitor splitter, in short two separate tower units using one keyboard, one monitor…simples!), I have had no chance to update Fetch! or anything else RBCSoftware related really.

I am hoping, a little bit later in the year to produce quarterly “Newletters”, to which content is currently being decided, so please keep tuned for updates.

As some of you may know, I have also been looking into dual booting my systems with Ubuntu and Windows. I’ll be perfectly honest, I hadn’t had any experience¬† with Linux apart from “Yellow Dog” for the PS3, but I never knew how fast, stable and easy to use it was.

At the moment, I haven’t delved into the core of Ubuntu, and as such, am unaware of its capabilities.
One thing I do know, a friend of my Robin, aka Greywulf wrote a cool artical some years ago about emulation on Linux, and more accuratly, emulation of the PSX.
So now, I’m playing games such as Soul Blade (One of my all time favourite games) on my laptop running Ubuntu.

Awesome!

Anyway, for now I bid you a fond farewell, whilst I sit rather happily, musing over what I have completed in my dailey tasks today, getting merrily pissed watching the Eurovision song contest 2010.
PS. How shit was the UK entry, you wonder we never win! I quite liked Belarus’ entry and the other country who sang “My and my guitar”.

[Rant] Another installment!

Another rant, or 2, or 3

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