14 Aug 2012 @ 2:32 PM 

I just found out that a friend of mine passed away on July 30th. I am deeply saddened to see him go.

I met him when we were both at a mid sized company which shall remain nameless. He helped me keep my sanity during that job, the one with 90+ hour weeks and management doing everything they could do to ratchet up the stress. Yes, THAT job. The one by which I’ve measured every one since and said, “You know, this isn’t *that* bad.”

He was a very good person, and helped change my outlook on a number of things. One of the things that he helped me change was my attitude towards software — and I think this applies to just about everything computer related or not — software isn’t a thing. It’s a service. It’s nothing without someone behind it to help make sure that it meets the needs of the person using it.

After Lesa, his wife and long term partner told me of his passing, I found this in memoriam article while Googling. It explains far better than I can about some of the impact he has had on the world:

He leaves behind a wife and a son, both of whom he loved dearly.

Here’s to you, Chris.

Posted By: greenman
Last Edit: 14 Aug 2012 @ 02:32 PM

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