It’s been a while. 

I’ve come to the conclusion that this is the darker side of RBCJHub.  Tbh,  this blog is a reflection of my life,  my troubles,  well basically the single entity that is “Me”.

I absorb myself with so much these days, that this “personal” blog rarely gets updated,  but this doesnt stop life encounters I have of course. 

first post of 2013

what can I say? with everything going off in my life nothing had been updated!

I’m fed up of just not being able to get things done, and it seems I just constantly post things saying just that.
As always, work, family, stress, tiredness and totally random events are stopping me from doing the work I want to do.

The main site is progressing but not at the pace I would like, and at the time of writing, it is still in maintainence mode.
I’ve pushed back the relaunch date twice now and wondering if it will ever be back online at all.

Hopefully I will be able to make some headway over the next couple of days as I have some annual leave booked in, plus if this snow continues, I may not be able to get to work…

We shall see…

It’s been a while…

Yeah, it has really
With everything going on in my life at the moment, I haven’t had time to scratch my arse let alone update anything

However, RBCJ Hub is being prepped for a major update. From the 1st of December 2012 phase 1 will begin, which means the site will be offline for a while.
Updates and messages will appear on the main page and certainly any pertinent news and updates will appear on here.
I have no idea as yet as to the timescale the hub will be offline, but hopefully as part of phase 1, I should have some clearer idea during this time.

That’s all the news I have for today folks.
Thanks for visiting and as usual, please keep coming back for more updates and offerings.

Roy

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…

Could someone answer me this…?

I try to live my life by the fact of “Life is about getting knocked down, living is about getting back up!”
Simple concept…but at any stage in my life, am I actually going to get a break.

The amount of crap I have to go through on a daily basis, dealing with phone calls, speaking to incompetent people. I’m sure people do it just to get some perverse pleasure out of it.

I tell you something, if I ruled the world, a would put all the stupid people on one island so they could be arseholes to each other and gradually destroy themselves.

I’m so sick and tired of posts on here being negative, and yeah I know “Stop posting them then!”.
Its a fair point, I admit, but I want to get thinks off my chest before I start smashing my head against a brick wall.
I just want to be able to write something good, thats good about me.
I know I’ve got family, and thats another side of me, its the other part of me, as in myself.

Its hard to explain, and I don’t want it to come across as me not appreciating my family, because they’re all awesome, my wife, my daughter and my son.

Grrrr….sometimes I think I hate life, and life hates me!

I’m just pissing and moaning I guess. I’ll shut up for now :o)

More reasons to prove this country is turning to shit

This idiotic and pathetic government are driving people into poverty, nothing new there.
But a new tactic the DWP have imposed is stricter control over the JSA claimant.
Basically and in short, the DWP can restrict payments if you do not apply for or attend work based activities. In addition if you leave a job voluntarily or be sacked from a job for misconduct, you will have your money stopped for up to 3 years, depending how many times you offended. But, what if you’re sacked from an unscrupulous employee who marks it as gross misconduct etc.
I agree with some of the policy, in regards to people getting JSA but not seeking work, they should be stopped.
The thing I disagree with is the whole JSA agreement. I have (personally) been FORCED into signing an agreement that could/would cause issues at home etc. They have said, as I rely on public transport, they have told me I can travel for up to 90 minutes. This is forcing me to look too far a field, as they think point A to point B is within 90 minutes, but don’t take into consideration the length of the journey, routes the bus takes etc. But if I refuse to look for a job they consider is within 90 minutes or I don’t apply for what they tell me about, they can stop my money. They have even told me that I even have to consider (their word for forced) jobs that finish at 10pm. So worse case scenario, I finish at 10pm, have to travel 90mins so that’s 11.30pm, but considering my bus services’ last bus is 10.30pm, I would be stranded, unable to get home. I couldn’t even ask my wife to pick me up in the car, because we have 2 children that would be in bed.
After all this, these arseholes have had the audacity to say if I am unsuccessful in the work I’m looking for, I will be found work in a factory, and that’s basically tough shit.
So in short, the DWP are forcing people to take jobs they maybe no good at, or have no experience in, that may destroy your family life by stupid and unrealistic travel arrangements and destroy any dreams or aspirations you have of getting the job you want, just so they can ultimately say “unemployment down”.
Personally, I want a job, I don’t like living on benefits. I’ve worked most of my adult life and through no fault of my own I’ve been left without work, and feel degraded because I’m treated like those scroungers that get dole money to get pissed or stoned!
Absolutely disgraceful this country and what its become.
England is turning to shit, thanks to the powers that be…

All in good time

This new pace of work life is going to take it’s toll as far as site & software development goes. That’s just life unfortunately.

I have, sort of, planned my time around my family (as they will always come first), so updates may be thin on the ground until we can weed out bits and pieces.
I mainly update and develop of an evening or when it’s feasible to do so, ie when Jack is asleep on his day naps etc, but as tiredness is my main enemy sometimes the best laid plans are disrupted by the dreaded zzz factor :0)

Anyway, at least if there is a gap between updates there would be more content in single posts instead of multiple little posts.

Speaking of the zzz factor, it’s ganged up on me now, so nite nite. x0/

And so it begins…

*big sigh* right, here we go.
The first blog in my brand spanking new domain and indeed blog.
I can’t deny, that now the buzz of setting up this new domain is over, I can’t help but feel saddened that 6 years of my life has been lost from the previous domain/host.
It’s my own fault and ad ever a great lesson has been learned.
But, as I said in my opening statement, I’m looking forward to what the future holds for this new opportunity.

So here’s to this next 6 years…

Things to do, oh so busy!

After much thinking, I have decided to axe several parts to my site and indeed my life. Regards parts of my site, they will be archived and put into legacy, nevermore being updated or discussed. In addition, my life revolving around DJing, is something I am no longer proceeding with. Also, my software development days are at an end, and again my software will be eventually archived, but support will no longer be given.
This is not something that’s been decided on a whim, and certainly has nothing to do with thenone believers” out there who joy upon bringing others down.
In the coming months, possibly at the end of 2011, the RBCSoftware domain and all sub domains will be taken offline.

This, again, has been much thought over and is saddening to report that this is going to happen.

Until I post again, adieu my friends