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Goodbye to Thien-Thi Nguyen (lists.gnu.org)
215 points by signa11 12 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 14 comments

"Emacs is the ground. We run around and act silly on top of it, and when we die, may our remnants grace its ongoing incrementation." -- Thien-Thi Nguyen.




Oh no, this is sad to read.

I worked with ttn a long time ago, 1999 to 2001, and lost touch with him a few years later. The last time I saw him in person was in my kitchen in Oakland in 2001.

He was one of the good ones.

What were y'all working on back then?

We worked at Cobalt Networks at the same time, then a smaller software company in Berkeley for a short time.

oh, i have one of those cobalt cubes (no longer in use, don't know if it still works). i loved that machine. it served as a home server for many years.

I love Cobalt Cube. Were you there after it sold to Sun? Did you know Thomas Oh?

I left before the acquisition, and then re-joined the team formally known as Cobalt at Sun in 2002. I don't remember Thomas, but it has been a long time. I worked remotely, so unless I worked directly with someone I was not likely to know them.

Also, it was the Cobalt Qube :)

I loved the Cobalt Cube! Such an awesome bit of hardware and software.

Rest in peace. Also looks like his site is gone already (but on IA) https://www.gnuvola.org/

If you know some links to his works or projects maybe add it to his wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q110168816

Did it take 1 year to know he was passed away?

I thought this was notable too. I guess sometimes people's online lives are separate enough from their in-person lives that a long online absence can be attributed to the person just taking some time away, without anyone digging in to find out what's going on.

I saw some of his projects in the GNU Guile ecosystem. Always wondered who that might be.

He was a great Guile hacker, and his work inspired me a lot. RIP

He was also a Guile hacker back in the day. I will miss him.

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