In Memory of Our Friend and Mentor, Bruno Knaapen
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:48 AM
Bruno had an impact on many of us here who were fortunate enough to have benefited in some way from his selfless and patient mentoring. Bruno spent many, many hours (just look at his post count of 37,900+... still a standing SNF record) here at Scot's helping anyone who had a question or needed assistance in some way. If Bruno didn't know something, he'd spend time researching so that he could come back and provide an answer.
I was able to correspond with Bruno every night of the last two months of his life via emails. We were bouncing them back and forth so rapidly, it almost seemed like Chat rather than email. He was trying his best to pass along as much info as he could about SNF and its members to me so that we could continue to carry on in this community following his example. I was honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to spend so much time with Bruno during those waning days of his life.
I was amazed at his collection of knowledge regarding members here. He had kept notes with members' real first names, their favorite OS's, their hardware, etc. He even had notes about what their particular weaknesses were, like needing to recover their GRUB boot loader every other week or so. Bruno was very conscientious about all his "students". No. He wasn't rich or famous or on TV every other night. He wasn't a sports superstar, etc. However, in his own way, he had an effect on every one of us who had the good fortune to have known him.
Don't regret his absence. He's still here at Scot's everyday. Just look around. You won't have to look far before you run across...
Please join us here at Scot's today in a celebration of Bruno's life. Speak your piece. Tell us your Bruno stories. All comments are welcome.
Have a wonderful day!
~Eric and all the Scot's Newsletter Forums Staff
Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:04 AM
Bruno was one of the most dedicated, meticulous, helpful, logical, and caring individuals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. It has been hard to lose such a wonderful person in our lives.
Here's my thoughts on Bruno and I have also linked to many other's memorial postings as well:
My Jim always says that people never truly die if we remember them well in our hearts. If that is the case, Bruno will never die!
We love you and miss you very much Bruno!
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:11 PM
I still go to his page http://www.brunolinux.com/ at least once a week if not more and learn everyday either from him or those who took his baton.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:08 PM
The one thing I wish to keep from knowing Bruno is his readiness to help others. I bet that help extended far beyond just Linux and our small part of the world.
Think about it - Bruno took some of his limited time left to send us all a pm to just say goodbye. We can't top that gesture, we can only hope to equal it. I hope I am up for the test.
Bruno, I believe we will meet again one day my friend.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:22 PM
Edited by Rons, 21 February 2012 - 01:23 PM.
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In loving memory of Bruno Knaapen of Amsterdam, who shared
his love of Linux, and thereby made the world a better place...
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