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#61 2018-01-24 18:42:56

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Re: Toast to Dean

Bloke: A wonderful eloquent post. And on my birthday … a gift to cherish.


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#62 2018-01-24 21:56:16

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Re: Toast to Dean

bici wrote #308861:

Bloke: A wonderful eloquent post. And on my birthday … a gift to cherish.

Absolutely! And Happy Birthday Bici!


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#63 2018-01-25 02:16:10

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Re: Toast to Dean

Thank You, Dean Allen!


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#64 2018-01-25 03:03:03

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Re: Toast to Dean

Well written Stef!

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#65 2018-01-25 17:37:37

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Re: Toast to Dean

This is sad news. And to think how some from this community threw so much shade and angst on him these last few years because, what, he disappeared from the web?

To be clear, I’m not insinuating anyone that’s replied here so far, I don’t suspect we’ll see them either… Or they’ll come stomping in now at my tickling with the big macho web guy defense.

Anyway, sad news.

I appreciate kees-B’s memory of meeting Dean (and the bonus about Alexandra). I never did meet Dean but I always wanted too. I had exchanged a few private emails with him over the years, but I suspect the latter few times were when the going for him was already tough and slated for the worse.

I also thank Gavnosis for his comments, which most closely mimic mine in sentiment. This is spot on:

Somehow [Dean] represented to me a part of what was ever ‘cool’ about the web: to do stuff because it was fun, and because there was a need… not because of a need to make tons of money.

And a big thanks to Stef for the well-considered and well-written blog post, which is how I just found out. You’ve always been the beacon of civility in this community, Stef. More than most.

I’ve been pulling off socmed and the web a lot lately. This just makes me feel like doing it more.

I guess we don’t know the exact circumstances surrounding his passing, but from the Malik article it sounds like something I feared for a while. Really a shame.

On the other hand, it also sounds like he’d been keeping a pretty festive and globetrotting lifestyle these last years, despite his self-exile from the web. (There really is a life offline.)

Rest in peace, Dean Allen, and say hi to sivni. We’ll all be there soon enough.

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#66 2018-01-25 19:55:52

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Re: Toast to Dean

I note Stef’s post is ID #404, which seems fitting. “Not Found”.

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#67 2018-01-25 20:21:14

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Re: Toast to Dean

johnstephens wrote #308875:

I note Stef’s post is ID #404, which seems fitting. “Not Found”.

Yes, that struck me as rather fitting too.

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#68 2018-01-25 21:06:46

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Re: Toast to Dean

Full disclosure: the moment after I posted it I almost went to change the ID in the database to 410: Gone but decided that 404 was still rather apt so I left it.

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#69 2018-01-26 08:08:26

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Re: Toast to Dean

Dean’s twitter stream is a goldmine of deanisms, especially back before he exiled. That stuff needs archived for public use. You can almost hear the struggle under the cutting sarcasm and easy wit.

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#70 2018-01-26 17:58:48

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Re: Toast to Dean

Destry wrote #308885:

That stuff needs archived for public use.

I have been communicating with two friends of Dean’s from his early days. One is an author and the other runs a small publishing firm Publication Studio Vancouver
One thought we have bandied about is to gather the best from Textism, and Cardigan and publish a book of some sort. And Anthology … might be called “This was Textism” or…

If someone that has the chops i think there is a way of capturing deans twitter feed as a start.

UPDATE EDIT: i just discovered that it is an easy step if you are logged on to your twitter account to request a complete archive of your posts. I wonder if Deans login credentials were shared with anyone?

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#71 2018-01-26 20:11:48

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Re: Toast to Dean

bici wrote #308932:

If someone that has the chops i think there is a way of capturing deans twitter feed as a start.

UPDATE EDIT: i just discovered that it is an easy step if you are logged on to your twitter account to request a complete archive of your posts. I wonder if Deans login credentials were shared with anyone?

Think of six degrees of separation.I seem to remember that twitter is hosted by Joyent. Maybe someone here has enough connections with them.


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#72 2018-01-26 20:45:44

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Re: Toast to Dean

colak wrote #308933:

Think of six degrees of separation.I seem to remember that twitter is hosted by Joyent. Maybe someone here has enough connections with them.

Twitter and Joyent parted ways 10 years ago didn’t they?

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