After more than 50 years working
with computers, almost 30 years running my own IT
consulting company and about 25 years as an ACT!
Certified Consultant I have decided it's time to
take a long holiday. I've moved out of Sydney to a
place in the country, deregistered the company,
turned off the business phone and fax and settled
into a life of leisure.
Actually, there won't be too much leisure,
because I will continue to write about science and
critical thinking at my
RatbagsDotCom hobby site and for publications
Australasian Science, write occasional
articles about business and computers on the
blog here, post
informative stuff on Twitter at
@gebesse, collect everything together at my
personal site and rant on its blog at
peterbowditch.com, finish writing the three
books that I should have finished long ago and spend weekends chasing
rally cars for
Ausrally.Com and various newspapers.
Just because I'm not doing it full time doesn't
mean that I've forgotten everything I know or used
to know. I can still sell copies and upgrades of
Act! and Handheld Contact, and I can even provide
some support and training. I might live in the bush
but I have the NBN and I've had success operating
computers from a distance, so if you want anything
just drop me an email using the link at the bottom
of the page or ask a question through the
Help Desk. Email gets checked a couple of times a
day so you will usually get a reply by the next
I would like to thank all of the clients and
suppliers I've worked with over the decades. I have had very
few bad debts caused by clients simply not paying
and a couple where business failures were
legitimate, but overall clients paid on time and
what they owed me. Several were clients for many
years, so I must have been doing something right. I
won't insult them by selling them to another company
but I'm happy to refer them if they need something
that I can't do or don't choose to do.
Now, I'm sure there's a fishing rod in my shed
and the local paper tells me that the trout are
plentiful in the dam ... .
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