|Jenolan||:||To save money web site hosting has been reduced and AWS file hosting of the compendium removed|
|shenley||:||Thanks for the update, Larry. Just spoke to Norm and he sounded in good spirits. He said life in the retirement village was very good. Like you said, he misses all the great RBR days (we all do). I've now got the phone number to his room so it will be easier for me to ring him in the future. He said he had to go because Bingo was on in a few minutes.|
|Jenolan||:||Norm said he is having a lot of problems with his sight, miss all of the old crew RBR was really something grand when it was rocking|
|shenley||:||Thanks, Larry. I was wondering how Norm was getting on in the aged-care facility. I will give him a phone call soon. He said it might be difficult getting through to him now. Not surprised he has retired from RBR scenarios. Pleased he is still OK. Regards, Peter|
|Jenolan||:||Heard from Norm, no more RBR... I am still pondering paying (again) for the latest Trainz and writing Activities using the terrible rule based sessions|
|shenley||:||Nice to hear your updates, Larry. Hope the move hasn't been too much of a problem. Regards, Peter|
|Jenolan||:||Bought a Ryobi lawn mower (battery 18v) to do our tiny lawn, and a transfer pump to use the bath water on the garden|
|Jenolan||:||After more than a month of missing the farm, the worst thing drinking water, miss our clean fresh rain water tanks every day. And the morning kookaburras, maggies, even the wombat|
|Jenolan||:||Weather for West Bathurst (our Endolin) is now active|
|Jenolan||:||We have named our new house Endolin ... see if you can work out the reference. Disney movie, computer based, debug mode on.|
Well I waited for T:ANE to be sure, it totally did not excite me, as far as I can see it is pretty much just TS12 with a new game engine. Writing RBR style Activities in it would be ted-i-arse in the extreme and writing a compiler for it that would run on Windoze & Mac is simply more than I am prepared to even consider. It is a huge shame I really enjoyed writing Activities(Scenarios) and I also enjoyed building the various compilers/builders that the RBR crew used as well ... butt that's it kimosabe totally done absolutely with 'Trainz'.
Just deleted the RBR domain name, the business name and trademarks were cancelled a while ago but it is finally all done. The compendium is still available and Norm's new stuff will stay but other than that we are dun!
Well it is with sadness that I heard this morning that Richie Benaud has passed away, never had the pleasure of seeing him play as I am way too young but to me he was always the voice of cricket. Since he has been unable to commentate it has become a matter of natter rather than commenting from the announcers. No matter how slow a game was when Richie was commenting the game was always interesting, he could talk about the game both what was on the field at the time and the game itself.
Cricket will just not have the same life without our Ritchie .. rest well and bowl those maiden overs with your mate Tony.