When I created this blog I decided to make it entirely technical.  No personal comments about what I was doing, etc.

I’ve decided to make an exception.

Last year I created a small software product, and as a result I was briefly in contact with Doug.  He asked me a series of questions and the resulting interview was published on-line.  He seemed like a nice chap, but I thought no more of it.

Next time I heard of him was in an excellent piece he wrote about how to deal with customers/clients/employers when you have cancer.  Solid, sound, practical advice.

He died yesterday.  I for one want to mark his passing.  The world is poorer for his absence.