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Many thanks to Tom Cone.

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  • Many thanks to Tom Cone.

    Please Note. Will it happen today or tomorrow ....?

    Tom Cone will break the border of 20,000 posts. A special moment.

    We, as forum users, we want to thank you for your willingness, to guide us, correct us, provide supplement, for teaching insight, to stimulate our thinking and encourage us with our development with great attentiveness to quality.

    It is not only the number of posts but just also the content that are written in all the past years with great enthousiasm and with jokes in a never ending day and night service.

    We wish that you will be for years our grand old man.

    Many thanks, Tom, take care.



    Please add your comments, anecdotes, photos, cartoons and good wishes
    Last edited by Ton Spies; 06-17-2010, 05:36 AM. Reason: better translation (I hope)
    Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time

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    Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

    Tom - congratulations and thank you.

    Ton - thanks for noticing this milestone.


    • #3
      Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

      Indeed an accomplishment that very few will ever meet.

      The question that still remains is---"Tom, when and where is the party going to be!!?"
      It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
      It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
      Henry David Thoreau


      • #4
        Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

        Ton, thanks for starting this thread.

        I would like to echo Ton's sentiments. (Except Ton, you are on your own with that 'grand old man' comment.) :)

        When I first started using Alpha six years ago and reading the forum it did not take long to figure out that if there was a post by Tom Cone Jr one would do well to both read it and head the advice there in.

        Thanks for all the time you have put into helping us all.
        Tim Kiebert
        Eagle Creek Citrus
        A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.


        • #5
          Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

          Hi Tim,

          A was looking for a translation of the dutch word nestor.
          In politics translated as elder statesman.
          A wise and respected man.
          Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time


          • #6
            Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

            Agreed......MANY thanks Tom!


            • #7
              Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

              Tom Cone has been the best friend an Alpha_ite ever had.
              Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
              972 524 8714

              "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw


              • #8
                Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

                Hey, guys thanks for the kind words. Generous, indeed. I've enjoyed my time spent on the message board. Trying to help other people has proven to be a good way of keeping current myself. I also need to thank those who've gone before. I stand on their shoulders, and have received help from many many people. So, let's all pitch in together to help others discover the many ways Alpha Five can help them solve their data management problems. Thanks again,

                -- tom


                • #9
                  Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.


                  Let me be the next to post after your 20,000th

                  yipyip hooray!
                  Al Buchholz
                  Bookwood Systems, LTD
                  Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                  Occam's Razor - KISS
                  Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                  Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                  When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                  "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                  Albert Einstein



                  • #10
                    Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

                    Let me add my voice, blast from the past though it be!

                    Bill Hanigsberg


                    • #11
                      Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

                      Bill is good to hear from you. Are you still programming for the univ?
                      Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                      972 524 8714

                      "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw


                      • #12
                        Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

                        Recently retired from Dawson and moved to Toronto for family and other reasons. Still programming but obviously not for the college. It's been a big change and moving is no picnic but things are working out well. Still sorting out the mix of academic and programming activities.

                        Bill Hanigsberg


                        • #13
                          Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

                          Congrats Tom ... feels like just yesterday that you had 19999 posts ;)

                          Mr. Bill .. Long time !! .. Glad to see your post



                          • #14
                            Re: Many thanks to Tom Cone.

                            I would like to add my thanks to Tom for his enormous contribution to this forum and the Alpha community.

                            Bob Whitaker

                            PS Thanks Ton for spotting this great achievement
                            Bob Whitaker


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                              Cheers and Thanks
                              Nicholas Wieland