Happy Holidays All!
Happy Holidays! Some are just beginning their holidays, while others are just finishing up theirs.
I thought this week I’d find out what each Velsoftian wants most for Christmas.
- Keith– Free babysitter
- Carol– Foot rest so her feet don’t dangle when sitting (and chocolate too)
- Ian S.- Packers Super Bowl hat (from a vintage shop obviously!)
- Jim– RC helicopter
- Brandon– Tofu jerky
- Sandra– Hot stone massage
- Jordan– Office fish tank like Ian T’s
- Ian T– Doodling for Dog People book
- Marty– Someone to share a ride to the office
- Ben– One day of total quiet
- Sydney– Fuzzy dice for her Mustang
- Cindy– Godiva truffle tasting set
- Michael– Insults and Comebacks book (newer edition than Dave got last year)
- Dave– Plot of land in Ireland Saudi Arabia
- Scott– Draft beer jelly beans
- Rachael– A goat for a village, in her name
- Jean– A star named after him
- Pete– Canadian salmon and maple cookies
- Simon– Motorcycle handlebar mount for mobile phone
- Craig– A picture of the palatial Velsoft head office
- Nathan– Plush office robe
- Pablo– Guitar Lounge sign
What’s in the Pipeline:
- Carol and Kevin are still learning all about marketing.
- Ian S. is doing research for upcoming courses.
- Jan is applying our new course templates to our 2018 releases.
- Keith is getting ready for our February and March CA course releases.
- Sydney is working on custom projects.
- Fixed an issue that could cause SCORM courses to fail adding to groups
Courses released this month:
Here is the official count of courses for both courseware and eLearning, broken down by Computer and SoftSkills.
Did you know:
- Scientists in Norway reported that Rudolph’s red nose could be the result of a parasitic infection.
- Santa’s reindeer are likely females, as male reindeer shed their antlers in December.
- Mistletoe is unique in that it remains green and bears fruit in the winter. The name is derived from Anglo-Saxon and means ‘little dung twig’- just saying.
- Pagans celebrate Saturnalia, the Kalends and the Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun in December and early January every year.
- Hanukkah celebrates the victory of the Israelites over the Greek-Syrian ruler Antiochus.
- The word Hanukkah means dedication, and is celebrated around the world for eight days and nights.
- A Menorah is a special nine-branched candelabrum. Each night of Hanukkah, a candle is added to the Menorah from right to left, and then lit from left to right. On the last night, all the candles are lit.
- Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966 as a week-long celebration of family, culture and heritage among the African diaspora, although all people are welcome to be part of the celebration.
- Kwanzaa is a Swahili phrase meaning ‘first fruits.’
- The colors of Kwanzaa are red, black and green, symbolizing the people, noble blood and rich lands of Africa.