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#13 2018-01-19 08:59:45

philwareham
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Re: Toast to Dean

RIP Dean – a true visionary. Hopefully modern Textpattern still retains some of the ideology and aesthetics that you initially created. We will continue to work on and support your legacy.

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#14 2018-01-19 09:09:24

bici
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Re: Toast to Dean

This gem of a newspaper article was uncovered by @leftcoastracing :

internet love


…. texted postive

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#15 2018-01-19 10:01:17

jfp
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Re: Toast to Dean

We need you DCA. You’ve done so much for us and the internet. RIP Dean Allen.

http://porchez.com/article/761/dean-allen-a-genius-of-the-internet
https://twitter.com/jfporchez/status/954300032106233857

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#16 2018-01-19 10:12:08

mamash
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Re: Toast to Dean

bici wrote #308740:

This gem of a newspaper article was uncovered by @leftcoastracing :

internet love

I remember the article, but have never actually looked up and read Dean’s original letter. Thanks for the link, @bici.

Last edited by mamash (2018-01-19 10:12:53)


Who’s gonna textdrive you home tonight?

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#17 2018-01-19 11:59:37

Bloke
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From: Leeds, UK
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Re: Toast to Dean

As Phil says, I hope the spirit of Dean’s vision lives on as we iterate Textpattern.

Here’s to the guy I never met who’s shaped my life for twelve years, and continues to do so. If that isn’t the sign of a legend, I don’t know what is.


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#18 2018-01-19 14:22:17

etc
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Re: Toast to Dean

Same for me, here’s to Dean.

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#19 2018-01-19 15:21:17

Boogenstein
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From: Wausau, Wisconsin, USA.
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Re: Toast to Dean

Cheers Dean. I’ll be raising a glass for you tonight.


“Keep a straight face and you’ll be laughing!”

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#20 2018-01-19 16:09:01

gaekwad
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From: People's Republic of Cornwall
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Re: Toast to Dean

And so, commit 7d41b1ada4c48f5eed8b15e3ba5c1e9c4a12f823 lands (cheers, Phil) and the upcoming Textpattern 4.7.0 is released in memory of Dean Allen, creator of Textpattern CMS.

Cheers, Dean.

Last edited by gaekwad (2018-01-19 16:20:21)

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#21 2018-01-19 19:18:44

mamash
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Re: Toast to Dean

I got myself to restore my abandoned blog and put up a final post. Still running txp 1.0rc2!

http://filip.hajny.net/notae/23/farewall-to-dean


Who’s gonna textdrive you home tonight?

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#22 2018-01-19 22:05:11

misterk
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Re: Toast to Dean

Bravo to Dean for all he did and didn’t do.

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#23 2018-01-20 01:08:44

Mary
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Registered: 2004-06-27
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Re: Toast to Dean

Goodbye and goodnight, Dean. Rest in peace.

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#24 2018-01-20 03:18:16

lgpiper
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From: Reading, MA, USA
Registered: 2014-02-16
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Re: Toast to Dean

I was always on the periphery, observing TextDrive, Joyent, TextDrive2, Textpattern, (Kaizen Garden) etc., from the sidelines. But, even so, Dean had rather a strong influence on my efforts on the web, such as they were. I’ll certainly miss his vision, and appreciate all the great things he did. I pray he has found peace.


Spouse, pop, guy in the choir, physical chemist, computer/web dilettante, child care provider

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