Closing Time

Friday 3rd March, 2006
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end

These are the unbelievably appropriate words that came from Semisonic in their excellent tune Closing Time from the album 'Feeling Strangely Fine'. Appropriate because the end has come for Jaffa's Juicy Bits - But from that end comes a new beginning.

A little while ago now, I launched a new Lotus Notes User Group for the UK and it's slowly and surely consuming all of my available free time. This, along with currently trying to setup a home with my girlfriend Jo after finally deciding to live together after 9 years, means something has to slip; and it's this site.

But the blogging will continue...over on the UK Lotus Notes User Group website.

I'll continue posting my usual Notes/Domino and other industry related content but this time under the banner of the UK user group where hopefully it will draw further attention to the group and it's efforts. This UK user group has been a long time coming...I've been trying since 2003 to get this off the ground so with nearly 100 members from over 80 companies hopefully this time we've got the momentum we need to keep it going.

Also, if I can persuade any of them to come out of the shadows, I'll hopefully get some other user group members to contribute with some postings of their own to vary the content a bit.

So, if you've enjoyed reading this site, then please head over there and add it to your bookmarks or RSS feed.

Thanks for reading and thanks to all who've made this site possible, especially Steve Castledine and DominoBlog without whom this site wouldn't exist.

  1. 1) Damian Said: (03/03/2006 06:58:42 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    I`m wery sad that you decided close you side becaue I`m you reader.

    It is clear for me that LIVE is changing. I wish Jo and you very happy live.

    Thank you for you all post.



    I love Firefox :))

  2. 2) Ben Rose Said: (03/03/2006 08:36:37 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Thanks for the comments, but don't all continues over on the new site { Link }



  3. 3) Lylie Said: (03/03/2006 11:34:34 GMT) Gravatar Image
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  4. 4) Bruce Elgort Said: (03/03/2006 16:07:27 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    I am assuming you have been working with to acheive the number of participating companies/users you have in your group. That is amazing!

    Let me know if you need a guest speaker. I know somebody from OpenNTF who is only a few countries away. :-)



  5. 5) Neil Said: (07/03/2006 13:43:13 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Happy to come out of the shadows if required LOL

  6. 6) G Said: (07/03/2006 22:11:29 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Daniel Craig is in trouble !

  7. 7) Lylie Said: (08/03/2006 14:20:13 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Hi Ben,

    I will be sad to see your blog go, as I 've found it interesting and funny. And it's how I came to meet you. Take care- Lylie

  8. 8) Ray "The Lion King" Bilyk Said: (15/03/2006 21:29:52 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Sorry to see you go...but I guess I can't stay here...

    See you over at the UK UG site.

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