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Halfway to 100

Tue 11 Dec 2012, 10:19 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
At least, that is how my wife puts it. (Whether that is optimistic or pessimistic on her part, I don't know.)

Yes, it is my 50th birthday, which is not one of those milestones you look forward to, but which honestly feels better than I expected. It has been a hard year, what with my father dying in July and the regular business sputtering some as I focused too heavily on specific projects, but I feel ready for the year ahead. A new version of CoexLinks came out recently, CoexEdit will be out any time now and the data migration business is slowly taking shape. I plan on some non-IBM projects coming out this year as well, but CoexEdit with XPages is the main focus for now, with lots of pent up interest.

By the way, I got an early birthday present yesterday when my son got a phone call from his chosen college, letting him know that he was accepted. None of us were expecting a phone call (as opposed to my daughter who learned through snail mail and my older son who learned through email), but it was wonderful knowing that he can go where his heart has belonged for over a year.

All in all, I'm looking forward to 50, and looking forward to sharing the year with all of you.

Copyright 2012 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:

1012.1. Karl-Henry Martinsson
(12/11/2012 03:38 PM)

Happy birthday, Ben!

And great news about your son.

1012.2. Roy Rumaner
(12/11/2012 03:54 PM)

Happy birthday old friend

1012.3. Ray BIlyk
(12/11/2012 04:30 PM)

Happy birthday and congratulations! A milkshake toast to you!!

1012.4. Richard Moy
(12/11/2012 05:42 PM)

Happy Birthday young man.

1012.5. Craig Wiseman
(12/11/2012 06:34 PM)

Happy Birthday!

It's amazing how young 50 looks.... now. ;-)

1012.6. Richard Shergold
(12/11/2012 07:52 PM)

Happy Birthday Ben. 50 is the new 30.

1012.7. John Lindsay
(12/12/2012 07:52)

Happy Birthday Ben, just reached 52 myself today (12th not 11th). Not sure if you should worry or not but I spent the last couple of months thinking I was going to be 53 today, time seems to be speeding up or memory is slowing down not sure which. :-)

1012.8. Stephan H. Wissel
(12/12/2012 11:00 AM)

Welcome in the club, 50 is the new 30.