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#1 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:48 AM


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Saturday, March 03, 2012
A quiet communication went public


http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2012/03/quie...ent-public.html

Very sad news.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE (abarbarian @ Mar 6 2012, 07:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Very sad indeed!!
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

That is so sad!

Ken, we love you!

My heart goes out to you and your family, and all those involved in the HeliOS Project.

My thoughts and prayers are with you!  wub.gif
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (abarbarian @ Mar 6 2012, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Heart rending. So sad to hear this. My Mother passed from this.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:24 PM

Sorry to hear that Clutter
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:48 PM

I've split this topic from the original thread that it was piggy-backed on because it requires its own topic thread.

Our friend and mentor, Bruno, was a big fan of Ken Starks. Ken, if you read this, my friend, know that all of us here at Scot's Newsletter Forums, and many, many others in the GNU/Linux community are thinking of you and your family at this time.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:51 PM

Thanks Eric
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:34 PM

Sad news, indeed.  The world can ill afford to loose the good ones early--there are way too many of the other kind flourishing like green bay trees.  Posted best wishes to Ken on his Helios Blog.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

Larry Cafiero, HeliOS Project Director, Free Software Advocate, and all around great guy has posted an  interview with Ken Starks which should fill in a lot of the details for those that are interested.

Here   -   http://larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress.c...eopensourceguy/

Edited by amenditman, 14 March 2012 - 04:05 PM.

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#10 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

Thanks for posting that link, Bob. smile.gif

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

No problem, it's the only source of information I have. Ken is following orders and resting/recuperating. Chemo/radiation is enough to wear one out completely.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Mar 14 2012, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for posting that link, Bob. smile.gif
Have you ever thought about relocating to say Austin, TX? Ken and Skip could use the help.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:03 PM

Other than a really cool music scene, Austin would be waaaay down toward the lower end of the list of places I'd want to move to. No offense to Austinites. I've never actually been there. smile.gif

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:45 PM

Thanks a lot for the link Bob! thumbsup.gif
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

Hi folks.

A little update from Diane Franklin, Ken's sweetheart.

Ken was sent home from the hospital after treatment for throat and neck cancer.
The prescriptions that go along with the chemo and radiation were $1000.
I am nearly as reluctant to mention it as Ken would be, but he has lost several of his scripting contract jobs due to hospitalization and follow-up treatment and they don't have medical insurance. If it was for me I would not even mention it. But this is for one of the most selfless people I know, he would not ask but I can.
If you have it to spare, Diane has asked for a little help to get through this.
Her blog post is here, http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2012/03/is-this-thing-on.html.

She could also use any words of encouragement you have to offer, she has taken over maintaining the HeliOS blog while Ken is undergoing these treatments.
I don't know if you know or remember, but she had a massive stroke last year herself. This a lot for her to undertake.

Thanks for thinking of these fine folks. Please drop Ken and Diane your words of encouragement and best wishes at the HeliOS blog or helios att fixed by linux dott com.

Blessings
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

Hey! I got past the captcha today. YAY! smile.gif

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

Yes Eric, that captcha is very effective. I keeps out all the bots! hysterical.gif

And thanks, your comment will mean a lot to Diane. When I last had a chance to see them she was amazed at how people from everywhere came together to make what Ken has chosen to do with his life possible.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

Yup. I was just having a bot kind of day that last time, I guess. wink.gif

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Mar 16 2012, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup. I was just having a bot kind of day that last time, I guess. wink.gif

It has quieted my comments many times.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:07 AM

Thanks for the update Bob smile.gif
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

An updated from Ken himself...

http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2012/03/heli...-community.html

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:09 PM

Thanks for posting that for us Eric, I was detained today.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:17 PM

Detained? As in jailed? wink.gif

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:21 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Mar 27 2012, 10:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Detained? As in jailed? wink.gif
As in schooled, some days I'd rather be jailed. I'd learn more.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:00 PM

Quit your bitching. I envy you your opportunities and ambitions. happy62.gif

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