2005-12-31 "Auld Lang Syne"

The year 2005 is nearly over, and what a year it has been. We’ve endured Mother Nature’s powerful strength this year. In January we were stil reeling from the tsunami disaster. We battled hurricanes this fall, and the hurricanes usually won (especially in New Orleans). And right now we’re watching heavy damages due to fires in Oklahoma, and extreme cold and freezing in parts of Europe.

On the SBS front, the big news was the rollout of SBS Service Pack 1. Our hats are off to all those who live on the “bleeding edge” and were part of the beta testing of this product. We also had a tremendous turnout for SMB Nation 2005 in September. So many people came up to me and had (mostly) kind words to the ‘song of the week’. It was great putting faces to the names!

As we bring this year to a close, I would say one of the highlights was listening to Jeff Middleton’s passionate tale of the New Orleans disaster at SMB Nation, and his immediate session after that on a “real” disaster recovery experience which will not be forgotten by those in attendance.

Through tsuanmis and hurricanes, hot fixes and service packs … all I can say is to make sure you tell someone you love them. We all have been empowered by our Creator to make this world a better place. So do something about it in 2006!

Peace, love and joy to each and everyone of you. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this coming year.

Oh yes … the song of the week … I would highly suggest buying James Taylor’s (2004) Christmas Album :(http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00078V7AW/103-8709472-5338234?v=glance) and listen to his version of ….

Auld Lang Syne

(aka: All of these Songs)


Here’s a link to the words and translation:

Should old these verse be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should all my singing be for naught, 
Or written down in rhyme?


For all of these songs, my dear
For all of these songs,
We’ll sing the words of kindness yet,
For all of these songs!

And here’s a hand to all my friends,
Who made this year so bright
And we’ll share a drink that’ll never end,
For all of these songs!

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

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