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It's Schwar's 30th birthday! (well, almost)

Is being 30 years old cool?

Yes, it's when life begins!70%[ 35 ]
No, it's lame and geriatric.30%[ 15 ]

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Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 9:09am

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Simon K Jones

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Schwar turns the grand old age of 30 on Sunday, but we're already celebrating here in the office. Which basically means that Lucy brought in lots of cake. We knew it was good idea to bring her onto the team!



It being a milestone in Schwar's life, it's also appropriate to look back on his many achievements in life, one of which was forming the idea for FXhome with Malone, a decade ago when they were still studying at university together and youthful looking.

What started as a two-man start-up, operating out of their respective bedrooms, has since flourished to become a successful international software developer with over 20 currently available products, seven full-time employees, a brilliant, online community full of brilliant, online people and lots of exciting plans for the future.

While there were early indications that Schwar and Malone's combined genius would lead to this, there was also cause for concern. Take a look at your FXhome software and the FXhome.com website, and ponder how we managed to get this far, when it all started with this:

Happy birthday Schwar, from everyone at FXhome!

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Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 9:16am

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Niiiiice. There is a story behind this picture, but I'm not going to tell it! It's all Malone's fault, but then it normally was back then... wink

Thank you to Lu for her fine FINE cake, and thanks to Simon for this post... hmmm!

EDIT: Please tell me that ISN'T Comic Sans!!?!?!!?!
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 9:25am

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Happy Birthday fellow Gemini!
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 10:23am

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Happy birthday my man. I promise... life gets easier from here on out.
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 12:46pm

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Congrats schwar! biggrin I still remember my birthday cake from about a year ago, Lucy's cake-baking skills are truly mindblowing. Have a great weekend too smile

Oh, and I love the last picture. xD
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 1:54pm

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That is one awesome looking cake!

Happy Birthday for Sunday.

I was hoping you'd be past the whiteboarding phase for WPD lab though sad
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 1:58pm

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No Respite Productions wrote:

I was hoping you'd be past the whiteboarding phase for WPD lab though sad
You shoulda seen what's on the OTHER wall!
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 2:19pm

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Happy birthday! You've come a long way since your university days it seems. Congrats on the milestone and the company that's ever-growing. I'm glad to be a member of this community, and glad I'm joining in this digital celebration. smile
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 2:23pm

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Awesome! Happy birthday man! smile
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 2:33pm

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man i wish i could for you guys that cake looks good i even have a funny cake wallpaper based on portal

http://www.wegame.com/view/Portal_Cake_Wallpaper/

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Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 2:34pm

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Happy Birthday buddy. Just remember the cake is a LIE!!!

Life doesn't begin at thirty, it's forty. Some time to go still before it creeps up on you. wink

Ash.
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 2:54pm

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Happy birthday dude. Good joke on the wall.

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That was a joke, right? The next product won't be called Watching Paint Dry Lab? wink
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 3:07pm

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never noticed that its pretty funny
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 7:57pm

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Happy Birthday from all your friends at TubeTape !!!
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 8:38pm

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Happy Birthday schwar! 30, eh? You're a couple of months before me. But I'm keeping up and will reach your age in 8 months as well... Who knows, maybe I'll overtake you. wink

*raises the glass* here's to another 10 years of success!
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 8:59pm

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Happy 30! Like the WPD background and what was on that other wall? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............

Tarn wrote:

You shoulda seen what's on the OTHER wall!
Tarn? What are you saying? Hehehehehe................ biggrin
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 9:31pm

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Hau'oli Lã Hãnau

And may you have many more years sir!
Posted: Fri, 12th Jun 2009, 10:06pm

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Happy Birthday to you Schwar you OAP. smile
Hope it was a good day, although does this mean for a few days of boxed products being shipped out will have chocolate fingerprints due to cakes?

Oh and I'm sure Bacon Sandwich Lab was on the other wall wink
Posted: Sat, 13th Jun 2009, 12:31am

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Hey Schwar,
Where i come from it's usually customary for the birthday boy to bring in sweets for everyone......

Now this is a big community & ya gonna need quite a big box of sweeties to satisfy us lot razz

On the other hand, we might let you off & not be offended if you let all the other guy's in the office get you completely pis**d as a fart and accidently post a few hics/hints as to what 'sweet' things are coming our way any time soon !!!!! eek

LMAO.....Ow come on, we gotta try our luck, right ???

*L* All the very best Schwar, by the way, your souped down, peeling go faster striped, non turbo charged, partly rusty, one & half wheeled zimmer frame should arrive on monday, special delivery from all your lovely little friends in this community......Sorry, we did our best with the collection.

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Happy B-day mister
Posted: Sat, 13th Jun 2009, 2:56am

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Happy birthday man.!.
Posted: Sat, 13th Jun 2009, 3:31am

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30, huh? Maybe as a result of his midlife crisis, WPDlab will be released..

Happy Birthday!
Posted: Sat, 13th Jun 2009, 1:31pm

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Happy Birthday wink
Posted: Sat, 13th Jun 2009, 2:44pm

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCHWAR

schwar wrote:

...and thanks to Simon for this post... hmmm!
Perhaps he forgot to buy you a present.

P.S. Why are they wet in the secong pic?
Posted: Sat, 13th Jun 2009, 9:00pm

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Hairy Bidet!

30 is easy, so stand proud and enjoy the new phase of life. You no longer have all the peer pressure of being in your 20's, you just don't have to care about that crap any more. It's a good thing. And you become at least twice as attractive to women too, and laugh at the desperate 20-somethings and teenagers.
Posted: Mon, 15th Jun 2009, 8:18am

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Movie Kid 4 wrote:

P.S. Why are they wet in the secong pic?
I believe it was a shower-related 'accident'.

Meanwhile, for anyone that doesn't follow us on Twitter:

http://twitpic.com/7bb0v
Posted: Mon, 15th Jun 2009, 8:25am

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Thanks everyone for your kind messages in my time of need wink

I had a really great birthday, maybe the best ever! I might be pretty old now but I think the next year is going to be amazing. That being said, one of the presents I got might mean I don't make it to my 31st...

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Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 3:27pm

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Happy Birthday dude...
You're still the man!
c3
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 3:37pm

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CODEC3!!!!! surprised surprised surprised surprised
Posted: Wed, 17th Jun 2009, 6:18pm

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Happy Birthday Schwar.
Interesting badge your wearing there smile.