Downsizing…

by Roy Jones
Downsizing…

The domain is now in stages of downsizing.

In essence, the site will remain the same, but other factors will be removed. One such factor will be members. No new registrations will be accepted although existing members will still have access.

Further information will follow.

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Updates

by Roy Jones
Updates

After a lot of thought, I will be closing several parts to the domain. This is largely due to inactivity and lack of interest on both myself and 3rd parties.

I’m really struggling with motivation at the moment and certainly the thought of having to manage several sites at once is a daunting task.

So, in the hope of being able to concentrate my efforts on just one (maybe two) site(s), over the next couple of weeks, portions on the domain will become obsolete and discontinued.

Some parts of the domain may very stay accessible for information only and as such will not be maintained.

Thanks for your suppor

~ Roy

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Important changes coming soon.

by Roy Jones
Important changes coming soon.

Having been preoccupied with other projects, the site has become rather derelict and light on content.

In the not too distant future, I will make making some very deep changes that will impact current and new users.

Keep tuned for further updates and information

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Work starts again…

Work starts again…

Well, for a number of months now, I’ve been lying to myself regards the site. I’ve posted many updates saying that things are in development, are going to be ready by a certain date and god knows what else.

Truth is, the one thing I have never lied about is how hectic my life is. Call it an excuse or just plain bad time management skills, but I never seem to be able to start or finish my projects.

I have aimed for so many targets but failed miserably to achieve any of them.

At this point, I am at a loss as to what I should do.

Do I pack in and close the hub forever?

Do I continue to make myself unrealistic goals and plod on?

Or do I take time out to really think about what I want out of this domain and set clear and precise targets and goals?

I know some people out there would rather me pack it all in, and to be fair, to a degree I would agree. But, I would miss not having my online presence.

So, in short, in 2018 I will not be posting irrelevant release dates of any projects until I am absolutely 100% sure I am able confirm that the projects are completed to a standard I am happy with. With this in mind, the site may go very quiet with perhaps some posts that I may feel the need to write.

So there it is. Until the next time, see you soon.

PS, thanks for everyone who has supported in whatever ways you have.

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Merry Christmas

by Roy Jones
Merry Christmas

To all our visitors, a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year from all of us at RBCJHub.

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It’s that time again…

by Roy Jones
It’s that time again…

Yes, Christmas is almost upon us… Granted, most shops have been promoting it since September which is a massive (unfunny) joke!

So, considering my good lady wife and I have only just started shopping, I guess we need to step it up a gear lol…

I aint going to say my usual rant about Christmas, but when it’s the run up to it “bah humbug!”, on the day, I love to see the kids enjoying themselves.

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A full statement if you will…

by Roy Jones
A full statement if you will…

After writing a few days ago that I would be “retiring” from software development, I felt I didn’t explain things fully.

So, here we go…

Having been thinking over the last few months about what I do in my spare and working time, I had come to the conclusion that my life is just hectic with everything. Trying to find the right balance between everything I do in life, I concluded was almost impossible.

Something had to give.

I started programming at the age of 11, writing simple programs on our Amstrad CPC 464, from there I quickly developed a serious interest in software development, the why’s and how’s of the subject. Having studied BASIC and Pascal I moved over to Visual basic and later progressing through the versions to (dot)net.

The goalposts in the industry standards constantly shift which meant keeping up to speed with all the newest software development products, code and such like was (and still is) an arduous task and coupled with how the industry is evermore competitive too, it just made sense to move on.

I will miss it, the tight deadlines, meeting new people and the whole excitement surrounding the development and maintenance of the software projects (geeky I know) , but, I feel it’s for the best. I’ve work on numerous projects, learn many many new things, worked with some fantastic people and occasionally got the odd pay cheque.

So there you have it, now you know why. Pretty boring I guess, but still, someone may want an explanation, right?

No?!

OK then… Lol

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