haven't yet lost anyone in my life, though too many are too close, and
I can say you can't prepare for how much it hurts. I never met Mac but
it hurts like I did, maybe I just knew him more than I thought. I
suppose that even online six years will do it.
I'd like to mention a couple things, first I want to thank him for how
he treated me as a newb. After hearing the news about the cancer I went
back and looked at old posts; he was definitely right to treat me that
way, and I'm very thankful he did, it taught me a lot.
Secondly, for those of you who remember, I want to point out the
"Pearls of Wisdom" (which I will gladly forward to anyone who wants
them) that he wrote. I'm now very grateful that I asked for them, and I
will definitely remember him for it, in fact I think I'll read through
them again and if I have the time I'll post my favorite. Which is your
So Ted's right, it happened way too fast. I feel really horrible now
because my first thought on hearing the news was that I'll e-mail him,
and thought I'd talk about what was going on on the forum, but then
realized many others probably would. After that, I kept going to do it
then putting it off, not knowing what to say, and now suddenly it's too
late to thank him for all he's done. I am writing this immediately
after hearing he passed, so that at least his family can know my
I am reading everyone else's posts and want to agree with all of them.
Ted reminded me how fast it happened. Mystik reminded me how much Mac
taught me and I'd like to also copy his last sentence: I'm happy for
him that he died in his sleep, quite probably the best way to start the
next journey. I know most of us won't forget him and I'm one of those
people.: I hope you don't mind. TheBOB reminded me of how Mac took care
of the ads. I recall that well, as I had dialup also. I didn't get
kicked from them but they certainly kept me from posting as much as I
would have, that is until Mac took care of it, which I too appreciate.
And so, I would like to add to the list, my condolenses to his family. I too will miss you Mac. Rest in peace friend.
Odd coincidence that the first Pearl includes, "By the same token, I
don't expect or solicit any recognition for the pearls that I will be
presenting here, since probably countless others have independently
arrived at the same thoughts and have simply failed to grab credit for
- QBasic Rules - Mac (RIP)