Our oldest, but very active, customer

ctodx
31 July 2008

Dennis in our support team IMed me yesterday in some excitement. "We have the oldest customer!" was the message. I asked for more details. Dennis pointed me to Q180012. I'll quote:

...born April 27, 1927. I'm a veteran of 3 wars and was involved in testing atomic bomb effects on Eniwetok and the Nevada Proving Grounds. I've witnessed over 12 blasts from 15 miles away. I was a Navy Chief Petty Officer with the distinction of making chief at a younger age than any. I absolutely love programming. I knew and regularly spent time with Leslie Solomon of MITS Altair fame. In my view you folks make the finest tools in the business but they are also very learning intensive. Keeps my mind young and active I believe.

It seems that Bud may very well be our oldest customer at 81. And actively programming to boot. I raise my glass to him: that is awesome.

I'll note in passing that Dennis is one of our youngest support engineers -- I think he's still in his teens...

Mind you, it's the first time I've heard that our products have a rejuvenating effect alongside their ability to help you create state-of-the-art Windows and web applications. I'll tell you this: I'm instituting a regimen of learning something new about our products every day and maybe I'll live to be a Grand Old Man like Bud.

And before anyone says "but Julian you are already a grand OLD man", I know where you live.

9 comment(s)
Robert Fuchs
Robert Fuchs

> Our oldest, but very active, customer

And I thought that was me... ;-)

(Therefore I always have been keeping my age as a secret)

And that Dennis is so young I didn't know, that is really awesome - he is simply the best (XAF-) support guys.

31 July, 2008
Ruy
Ruy

I also thought that was me... :-)

For sure they are 2 SUPER STAR: the youngest and the oldest!

Congratulations for both!

Ruy

31 July, 2008
Steve Sharkey
Steve Sharkey

Okay so you've identified oldest & youngest but how about tallest and shortest? Shoe sizes. Waist & inside leg measurements... Typical you've only scratched the surface again! I think a pivot grid project with guages and graphs (perhaps even an XAF application) should be initiated immediately.....  =:o)

1 August, 2008
Alex Hoffman
Alex Hoffman

Can I request that Dennis please remove his photo from his forum posts as I find him disturbingly young and enthusiastic - a constant reminder that I am (relatively speaking) a dinosaur.

Bronta Sauris

Bedrock

1 August, 2008
Crono
Crono

"And before anyone says "but Julian you are already a grand OLD man", I know where you live."

Hahahaha!!!!!

1 August, 2008
Linton
Linton

Robert Fuchs: "And that Dennis is so young I didn't know, that is really awesome - he is simply the best (XAF-) support guys."

I second that: Dennis is incredible. Obviously knows his product and always exceeds expectations.

1 August, 2008
Anonymous
Saif Khan

81 and coding .net? no way! Can someone decode his DNA encryption scheme?

1 August, 2008
DarCo Network
DarCo Network

Wow, that's impressive! Really!

2 August, 2008
Dan Arnold
Dan Arnold

I wonder just god it must feel to a veteren of 3 wars. The public today: for the ear when it's good tv, against the war when it's old news.

I solute not only this veteren, but all who have server past and present.

 

2 August, 2008

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