Retiring blog.rog42.net

“The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things – Of shoes – of ships – of sealing wax – of cabbages and kings – Of why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.”

Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carol

It’s Time

Yes dear friends and readers, that time has come for me to retire this website.

I have been running this site, http://blog.rog42.net, since 3 March 2009, well over a decade ago. Since then: I finished up at Microsoft, started a couple of startups, spent a year working for Readify, then 5 years in the Office of the CTO for HP Enterprise Services. I subsequently left them three years ago (after HP split into HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise), and have since begun another couple of startups.

My “life’s work” is now ACHIEVR – using Virtual Reality to help companies solve tough [expensive, risky, complex] training problems.

Change. Impact.

One of my first articles highlights the changes in technology since that time – it’s all about my then new device, the Samsung Omnia. A Windows Mobile 6 smartphone, with a whopping 16GB of storage and a VGA video recorder. Last week I bought the Samsung Note 10+ with 12GB RAM, and 512GB of storage (up to 1TB), recording video in 4K at 60fps.

We could go on about the feature differences between these two devices ad nauseum. Suffice to say the Moore’s Law impact on technology has changed the very fabric of society in the last decade. From the way we connect, shop, and work to opportunities for travel, work, and leisure. It has definitely changed my life in ways even I didn’t imagine.

Moto. Tour.

2009 was a year before I returned to riding motorbikes.

Since then I’ve owned four, and my current bike is 6 years old with almost 80,000 kms. I’ve covered over 200,000 kms in Australia, England, Scotland, (Northern &) Ireland, Wales, the USA, India, and Indonesia.

Neglect. Languish.

Despite the 857 posts since 2009, this blog has been in disrepair for a while now. Back in 2016 I was blogging daily right up until my heart attack in the middle of the year. Then, not so much…

Experiment.

This year 2019, I made a concerted effort to keep in touch with friends and family. But those letters (more letter than blog) were over on Medium.com. (I only lasted 6 months. More on that in another post)

Professionally it makes more sense to publish over on LinkedIn.com.

2020

For 2020 though I have a number of personal and professional projects planned. One of which is to revamp my blogging. For that I recommend you head over to https://rog42.net.

I will leave this site up through to the end of January 2020, and then consign it to eternity in the ether.

Rxlii