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#49 2018-01-24 03:30:00

bici
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Re: Toast to Dean

jacques wrote #308831:

Dean: Up yer very handsome kilt as you used to say.

this photo is attributed to you. Was it taken in Vancouver in 2006? or elsewhere in California?

edited due to consumption of vino

Last edited by bici (2018-01-24 03:30:44)


…. texted postive

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#50 2018-01-24 04:21:21

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Re: Toast to Dean


…. texted postive

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#51 2018-01-24 06:39:21

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Re: Toast to Dean

bici wrote #308828:

would be nice to also know the date of photo.

Hi bici,

I did not think of asking Matt. Your message here appeared after I have sent the email.


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#52 2018-01-24 07:32:29

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Re: Toast to Dean

bici wrote #308844:

this photo is attributed to you. Was it taken in Vancouver in 2006? or elsewhere in California?

edited due to consumption of vino

I think Jason took that one. It was before I was employed at Joyent.

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#53 2018-01-24 09:25:39

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Re: Toast to Dean

To be honest I am having a hard time with rehashing TextDrive v2. And the whole blame it on the ex-employer of ours that he never paid me a cent of what he owes me as he was more out of pocket than me. $200k+ than my $50k.

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#54 2018-01-24 11:56:24

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Re: Toast to Dean

Dean was a web pioneer and as such, it is others who benefited from his work.

  • Textpattern & Textdrive inspired wordpress and its business model.
  • Textile inspired the creation of markdown which appeared a couple of years later
  • I understand that Textdrive became the basis for Joyent.
  • Years after Textism, the browser developers started taking typography into account.

If there is anything we can learn from the little information we know of his life is that the choices he made might have been bad for his pockets, but it was those choices which paved the road for others. As such, his contribution was invaluable in shaping this community but also a large chunk of the internet.


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#55 2018-01-24 12:33:48

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Re: Toast to Dean

Having had a few days to process the news, I’ve decided a few things have to change (with me, and soon):

  • finish one or more of my own damn websites rather than just client sites;
  • get back to writing more on my own damn websites
  • build out a theme or two for people’s own damn websites
  • give more time here so people can improve their own damn websites

Cheers, Dean.

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#56 2018-01-24 15:20:42

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Re: Toast to Dean

Please see our latest blog post – and thank you to those of you who supplied photographs. We chose two we felt were most suitable…

Memories of Dean Allen

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#57 2018-01-24 15:29:38

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Re: Toast to Dean

philwareham wrote #308856:

Memories of Dean Allen

Great post.

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#58 2018-01-24 15:55:37

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Re: Toast to Dean

philwareham wrote #308856:

Please see our latest blog post – and thank you to those of you who supplied photographs. We chose two we felt were most suitable…

Memories of Dean Allen

As always, Stef’s writing is wonderful. For us who’ve been around the forum long enough, his presence was missed.


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#59 2018-01-24 16:32:08

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Re: Toast to Dean

colak wrote #308858:

As always, Stef’s writing is wonderful.

Aww, thanks. I’ve been practising a lot the last year. Glad you liked it.


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#60 2018-01-24 16:55:49

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Re: Toast to Dean

Thank you Bloke for this beautiful text.

Like you, I did not know Dean other than the tool he initiated and I have been using for over 13 years, with my students and with clients.

I read with emotion and sadness all the testimonials, and understood a little better what a beautiful person was Dean. You express with clarity what was intuitive to me: I appreciate your description of the essence of Textpattern, and its place in the Web today, wanted by Dean.

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