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After a bit of time to digest this:
Anne-Mette, mother of Sivert, did ask me to send her regards and thanks to the texpattern community.
She likes to let you know:
I have followed the development in the textpattern users forum. Reading this has given comfort, i am so
touched by the comments.
The caring words and wise comments shared by many, really make strong impressions. May be this sad event can make us all a little more observant on taking care of others. At least here in Norway, but also all over the western world i think, individualism’s bad aspects, ‘your life and happiness is your own responsibility’, is rapidly developing. During the years of 1930 a Norwegian poet wrote You must not stand the wrong which does not hit yourself. I fully agree. Other peoples life and wellfare is of everyone’s concern.
Kind regards to you
If you are definitely taking TextGarden off-line Dean, I shall take a copy of Sivert’s designs and add them to thebombsite.com layouts section alongside another one that I already have. Sort of “adopt” them unless there are any objections??
Stuart, I was going to suggest that they be adopted, also. I certainly would not object..others may feel differently though. I’m still very sad by what has happened…. If there’s a way to retrieve sivni.com…I’d like to think that he’d like those parts of himself that he shared openly, to continue to be shared..
I hope he’s at peace now…
Of course we should maintain his creations. He gladly gave them to the textpattern community before and now there’s ever more reason to showcase them.
With respect to salvaging his website… well that’s a touchy subject. Most of his posts can be found through google. However, I think if someone wants to take on something like that they should get permission from Sivert’s parents or anyone else that might have a vested interest in such a site. Although, agreeably, textgarden.org would be a good place to put it considering that most of us know him through his templates. You know… a “/sivni” section.
I’m not sure what purpose is served by temporarily taking down Textgarden. There are themes there, they’re good ones, people might want to use them yet won’t be able to use them unless the site is open.
Until there’s a successor who’ll maintain the site and until we’ve worked out the changes we want to make to it, I’d say let’s honour Sivni by keeping his work available.
Last edited by Anark (2005-09-13 00:41:13)
What a terrible shame. We weren’t friends and our paths only crossed very briefly here but he seemed a very real and decent person in his posts. A tragic loss indeed……………
“Keep a straight face and you’ll be laughing!”
The internet is not a nameless faceless unfeeling place when you can feel sadness at the loss of someone you never met face to face. I admired his designs. And never got a hint from them of what he must have been going through.
I am not a professional woman