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It would be interesting to see how many of us that has had conversations with Pieter Hintjens. I suspect a sizable chunk of the HN crowd has interacted with him. I've enjoyed his company on many conferences, and while he presents himself in a very direct manner, he is also friendly and enjoyable to talk with.

Funny, that is how I feel about 95% of the thousands of programmers I've talked with over the last years. :)

I'm not sure why, but something makes you stand out. I love that you present without slides, for example, and I can't think of anyone else doing that.

I am a bit saddened I never had the chance. He seems like a great guy.

Knowing how to die is as important as knowing how to live, perhaps more. As he leaves us, he is giving us all an important lesson.

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