I was not that close to JD, but we knew each other for years and would sometimes correspond. Of course I knew him through his Internet-related work but that’s not what comes to mind when I think of JD. Whenever I think of him, I always remember this one time years ago, when I was in DC I think for NANOG, and he invited me to his home, where he made a banoffee pie that was incredibly delicious, and served it up with the hugest of smiles. I’ve carried that memory with me for – 15 years? Something like that – and it just breaks my heart to know the world will never taste that pie or see that smile again.
-Hillary (Gorman) Israeli