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The show must go on......

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by fatboy, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. fatboy

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    .....not only one of the best tracks ever created by Queen, but my parting thoughts :)

    I know not a lot of people will care much but after many years being here I would like to say I have made a few virtual friends, some I don't talk to for an age, some I talk to daily but I know they are there if I need them.

    Some people have used my free bots and some, and I thank you all (another Queen lyric there ;)) if you have purchased my other bots. Some people have pissed me off so much I would gladly punch a hole in their ribs to pull out their dark skanky heart and there are people I would like to take out for a beer, say chin up and get back on the horse.

    I am, like a few others here, reaching a ripe old age and, unlike a few of the big dogs, I can put my hand on heart and say I am shit at marketing! I have lost more than I would like to think about now trying different things, finding something that sort of works only to crash and burn a few weeks later.

    Am I bitter about that, nope, I have had a blast and without a few people here slapping me upside the head occasionally and telling me not to be a twat I wouldn't of tried so much.

    However, there becomes a time in your life when you finally realise that money isn't everything and I think that time is now for me. I rather go walking in the woods with my family, forage for food, track animals (working on getting the rifle side of things sorted!) and enjoy time with my kids who are nearing the age when they will not need their old man round so much fairly soon.

    Its been a tough old decision but as of this weekend I won't be making any more commercial bots - I will keep the ones that people have bought going for as long as possible, I won't dump and run, but there will be nothing new. Over the next few days I will be shutting off the website s(License servers etc will still be there!)

    Fatboy is no longer balls deep in bot making. I will be keeping my hand in the tech arena with my sysadmin clients, I have a few and love figuring out system problems, and I will still be coding (back to my old fave Perl I think!) to stop the grey matter turning to mush between my ears but there will be nothing coming outwards from me, The Bot Shop, Auto IM or Bot Ninja.

    In case you have got this far, and I am impressed, this old man is feeling pushed out of the market - I see daily the new kids on the block and there are some very skilled people floating around (there are some ass hats but most people can see through them - please don't pay them a buck!) that have been filling in the void where people are after automation software and I wish them well in the years to come, they know who they are and they are worth their fees. Be kind to the good ones and leave the chuff at the door.

    I will float through BHW now and again just to see what you lot get up to, swear at the dicks, laugh with most of the rest but its good to see some people succeeding on the internet.

    One day I will save up enough money to start the business I always wanted to, a small plant nursery, selling veg and fruit plants to the public. How offline can you get. Hey, if it ever gets that far perhaps I can pay one of you guys to make me a decent web page :) Until that day, if indeed it ever arrives, like I have said I will enjoy my time and family.

    To those I have fought with, thanks for taking me on - some of you made sense to me in the end and I was infact being an asshole, to those who are just idiots then hopefully natural selection will kick in soon and the gene pool will not be infected with your DNA much longer :)

    To those I call friends, keep going fellas, the world is your oyster and those who I know are actually making money and not just BSing the world saying they are, you have my utmost admiration - its a tough job and you guys have nailed it.

    To the newbies - learn how that search button works, don't try to get spoonfed and get used to long worthless hours wasted in front of the screen. Those of you destined for bringing in the cash, hang in there, those who think its a quick win give up now, McDonalds is probably hiring and you will make more cash.

    To the mods - you have a shit job keeping this place in order so thanks for trying your best and good luck for the future.

    Thats it, the last bollocks spouted by Fatboy. Take it easy people and don't forget - life is a gift, enjoy it any way you can. Me, I am off for a walk in the woods with the family tomorrow so its time for this old fucker to get his cocoa sorted and think about an early night.

    BHW - you rock.
     
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  2. MuayThai

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    Let me wish you the best of luck in your future life. Let it be... life!
     
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    There goes the last opportunity to get work done for the price of a beer.

    Hats off to you, Fatboy, and if you ever put the nursery plan into play and get a site designer to hook you up, hit me up and I'll get that site ranked for you.

    You can buy me a beer for the effort and even though I'm no longer a drinker, I'll drink it in your honor.
     
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  4. fatboy

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    Thats a deal my friend - and as one of the good guys, may your success carry on!
     
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    Life is live, make sure to live it everyday becuase someday everything comes to an end.

    Keep on rocking and take care about your self and your family :)
     
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    Not that you'll probably remember me, but we chatted a few times years ago. Good Luck fatboy.
     
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  7. fatboy

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    I do and you are on the good guy list - and thanks!
     
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    Good luck on your future :)
     
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    All the best fatboy
    You will be missed, but I can understand where you are coming from.

    And keeping with the Queen analogy ...

     
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    How serendipitous that I logged on here today as I probably don't check in more than 5-10 times a year anymore but From one old timer on BHW to another, thanks for past contributions brother. My IM mindset is so close to yours I think I know how you feel. The years have gone by faster than I could have imagined back in 2008 when I joined BHW and like you, feel things are kind of passing me by. Good luck with whatever you decide to do man.
     
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    The Botman Retires... Good luck Fatboy.
     
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    BHW should give u a retirement fee each month. Better saying, WE SHOULD give u a retirement fee each month for ur great contribution!!! Much respect.
     
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    Although I don't know you, this post is a great way to exit. Good luck for you and your family.
     
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    I think I sent a few messages to you/we conversed a few years ago but never really in much depth. But good luck with everything and all the best!
     
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    Bullocks. Everybody needs a break some time, but the money bug comes back around. You are a cool cat, and your skills are self-evident. See you on the next Rodeo man! Good luck on your private quest for fulfillment.
     
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    It's always better to take a hike with a Rolex or drive around in a BMW than to worry about money.
     
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    Good luck on the Future man. We talked a few times on Skype and you were always a standup guy.
     
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    I don't know, maybe becouse I am little drunk but this stuff is hitting thru my chest.
    But I totally understand, family is the most important and time fly fast and before you know it its all over and memories are the only shit that will be important then, knowing you where there in there life's.

    You are successful in my book, you have a family that you deeply care about, that is real man with real priorities.
     
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    Don't ever miss your date with the woods and the trees and other lifeforms there... they consider you one of them and they will never ignore your presence there. Just know there is a real pot of gold somewhere which you will find sooner than later. Do keep the old good connections well-oiled and rust-free, while you keep making more great friends and well-wishers, and the past too will be as happy as the present, and the future will be a joy to have as a beautiful present!

    Of course it will make a lot of never-ending fortune for you given that the gray thing between the ears is kept ever green by simply staying happily connected, and laughing with the world around you! :D

    Keep Smiling, wherever you are, whomever you are with, Always! God bless! :)

    Love to the kids too! :)
     
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