Yea, the title is a bit cliché but it’s fitting and I’m using it. My blogging about Delphi, for what it was all worth, is at an end. Quite simply, I’m just not spending enough time with the product anymore to have anything significant to say here – certainly not enough to be hogging one of the limited number of spots on DelphiFeeds.com, that’s for sure.
My latest unfinished blog project, was building a “useful” version of Delphi out of the “Starter” edition by adding 3rd party tools to it. I won’t be finishing that project, although I still think that way more than simply plausible. It really is too bad that they stripped out what you can easily replaced this way ... it makes no sense at all – well, to me.
When I retired I decided to take advantage of a need that the company I worked for has, but never bothered to fix – drawing maintenance. They refused to supply training and tools – if you wanted to do it, you did it on your own. I’ve always been pretty good at it, figured it would make a great hobby and knew I could augment the reduced income once I established myself. I even knew of a few small local businesses that would be interested in someone with my background and skills [augmented with some AutoCAD certification] as a part-time member of their team. AutoCAD, even the LT version, is a fairly complex tool and mastering it will keep my noggin as well exercised as Delphi was doing. The fact that I can make a few bucks off it, an initial buy in of about what Delphi Pro would cost you, and a subscription rate of about half [AutoCAD LT vs. Delphi Pro] leaves it a no-brainer when it comes to a “I can only afford one of them.” choice, and it has certainly come to that.
I have really enjoyed the years I’ve spent with Delphi, it really has kept the grey-matter churning for me. Thanks most of all though, to all those that have helped me along the way. I may still tinker with Delphi from time to time but blogging about any of it, is now officially, done and dusted.
Thanks for stopping by it has been a pleasure ...