2004-10-23 “Rainbow Connection”

Often in life, as well as with dealing with computers and customers, things don’t always turn out the way we expect them to. And, we’re often surprised to see how the simple things in life may lead to the best solution.

SBS was one of the surprises for me. When I first started working as a consultant, I went looking for a product to fit the needs of the type of customers I wanted to target. What a surprise it was to find SBS. I mention this because there have been several recent posts from “new” SBS’ers who cannot believe what they get (for such a low price) in the SBS2003 Std and Premium packages.


One of the negatives (?) with SBS is that because there are so many separate applications bundled together, keeping your SBS servers up to date with service packs and hotfixes is almost a full time job in its own right.

Along those same lines, one of my all time favorite songs to play on the piano was made famous by nothing more than a green piece of cloth made up to look like a frog. Yep, Kermit the Frog’s hit song:

Rainbow Connection
(aka Download Connection)


Why are there so many files I must download
And why do they take so long?
Downloads are so slow, when disk drive are so full,
And downloads can fix what’s wrong.
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see.
Someday we’ll find it, the download connection,
Where all of my patches will be.

Who said that every bug would be heard and answered
when shared on the newsgroup lists?
Somebody answered back,
and someone confirmed it,
But look now, there still isn’t a fix!
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we’ll find it, the download connection,
Where all of my patches will be.

All of us under its spell,
we know that it’s probably magic….

Have you been half asleep
while waiting for answers?
I’ve heard them calling my name.
Could this be the posting that gives me my answer?
The KB number might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
It’s something that I’m supposed to do.
Someday we’ll find it, the download connection,
When all of my downloads come true!
La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa

Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
“The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long”

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