Knowing it is coming doesn’t make the passing any less the sad.
Docker announced that Ian Murdock, a member of the startup’s technical staff known for founding the Debian Linux operating system, has passed away.
Wow! I have no words to express my feelings. Yesterday I read that he had tweeted a suicide threat to raise awareness about unwarranted police violence against him…today he is no more. He should be remembered as one of the few that left the world a better place than he found it. Founder of Debian and inventor of apt-get, if he had only done those two things he would be a giant amongst men.
Wow, that was unexpected.
RIP: JJ Cale dead at 74
Not many have heard of JJ, but his music influenced some of the top bands of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond.
From Eric Clapton, Lynerd Skynerd, Alman Brothers to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings; many of their hits were written by JJ Cale.