Charity Drive, End to End, 2016

From the 14th of October until the 18th I will be doing the Lighthouse Charity Drive from Lands End to John o’ Groats.  Myself and the MD/Owner of Alan Benfield Electrical, Paul Waldron, as well as Chris Balls from JC Balls and Son will be involved in a non-race, navigation challenge drive of approx 1000 miles.

I will be partnering with Paul in his BMW X50d and Chris will be partnered with Alan Benfield (the original Founder of Alan Benfield Electrical) and Matt Thomason in his Range Rover Titan.

To donate and for more information please see this link:

To follow our progress please see our Twitter Feed: @haggis2rabbit

Wish us luck 🙂 – Steve Cholerton

End to End

Xojo Generic Listbox Export: Tab, CSV and JSON

The following piece of code is written in the Xojo language (highly recommended by the way) and is a method that takes two Parameters, a List Object, and a Descriptive Type which is a String that can only be one of the following values:

  1. “,” – Comma, Standard Comma Separated CSV
  2. “;” – Semicolon, Alternative CSV
  3. chr(9) – Tab Character, Tab Delimited
  4. “JSON” – JSON Structure

Click Here to Download Code


The contents of your specified ListBox will the be output in your chosen format 🙂Xojo Building Blocks from chol.technologyLooking for an App creating for your Windows or Mac Computer? What about an App for your iOS or Android Tablet or Phone, or A Web App? Bespoke, Custom, High Quality Applications. Contact Us

Book Review. An Everyday Entrepreneur by Paul Bassi

As I mentioned in an earlier post one of my goals this year was to read 12 business books in 2016. It is now March and I’ve only just finished the first. Not a good start.

January and February were really busy. I had a couple of small projects on, a larger development project and I’m also working on a new commercial product that I will be releasing over the coming months, as well as significant updates to both R10Cipher and oneSql!

Along with Reading, my Guitar Playing, Archery, Shooting, Family, Wildcamping, TV and Biking have all taken a recent back seat in order to get work done.

I’m not complaining though 🙂  It does however explain why I took so long to read my first business book of 2016 and brings me nicely onto my review.

An Everyday Entrepreneur by Paul Bassi


Firstly I should say that although the first few chapters didn’t really grip me, the latter two thirds of the book had me highlighting passages, making notes, grabbing screenshots (I read it on my Tablet) – It really is very readable and full of good, old fashioned common sense mixed up with a refreshing and enlightened way of looking at the business, learning from mistakes and moving forward.

Paul takes a practical approach to building his business and the advice he imparts is all the better for it. He is not going to tell you how to go from £0 to £1M in 21 Days, but he is going to tell you how he grew his business and how his simple, methodical methods and systems could also work for you.

As a Software Developer I am always into something deeply and Paul’s book really did motivate me to put my head above the trenches, smell the coffee and investigate my time more wisely on working on my business not *in* the business.

All in all, I recommend it highly for well written, everyday, practical advice on how to be an Everyday Entrepreneur. 5 Chollies Awarded 🙂FiveCholliesSmall

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Software Cannot Grow Old Gracefully !

As the title says: ‘Software Cannot Grow Old Gracefully‘. It is with this in mind that I am no longer selling or further developing any of the following products:

  • ContaxCRM
  • macVCR
  • MonitorMyMac
  • R10BatchMail
  • SMSRelaySuite

Custom or bespoke versions as well as joint venture editions will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future. I’ll be sad to see them go, macVCR was the first application I ever wrote for Mac OSX back in 2007 and here we are 9 years later … still, everything comes to an end.  RIP.


If you have any questions or if you are interested in acquiring source code etc. then please click here to email me, or contact me via telephone: +44 1773 252 007

Note: The source code is written in Xojo and in some cases uses plugins from Monkeybread Software.

New Domain: :-)

I’ve recently acquired a new domain that I’m very pleased about. will now forward to this website in the same way as Only with six less keystrokes required.


When discussing domain names, small is way better 😉

An Everyday Entrepreneur

During 2016 one of my goals is to read at least 12 business / technical books, one per month. This month (January) I am reading this: An Everyday Entrepreneur by Paul Bassi.

I’ve known Paul for several years now as I once shared an office with him and Kaye Booth in Loscoe, many years ago. Paul is a great guy, quietly spoken, calm and knowledgeable. I’m very much looking forward to reading this book.