17
November

His smile will last forever.

J.D. was an old friend of mine, and one of the kindest people you’d ever meet. Like me, he worked in the computer biz — he is one of the major reasons you get as little spam as you do (no matter what you use to read email, really!) — but I knew him more socially than professionally. He was always a pleasure to hang out with. I miss him already, though I’m sure I’ll always remember his perennial understated (yes, and sometimes overstated) smile.

Thanks J.D., for being so awesome on all fronts.

—danfuzz

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17
November

His smile will last forever.

J.D. was an old friend of mine, and one of the kindest people you’d ever meet. Like me, he worked in the computer biz — he is one of the major reasons you get as little spam as you do (no matter what you use to read email, really!) — but I knew him more socially than professionally. He was always a pleasure to hang out with. I miss him already, though I’m sure I’ll always remember his perennial understated smile.

Thanks J.D., for being so awesome on all fronts.

—danfuzz

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17
November

His smile will last forever.

J.D. was an old friend of mine, and one of the kindest people you’d ever meet. He worked in the computer biz — he is one of the major reasons you get as little spam as you do (no matter what you use to read email, really!) — but I knew him more socially than professionally. He was always a pleasure to hang out with. I miss him already, though I’m sure I’ll always remember his perennial understated smile.

Thanks J.D., for being so awesome on all fronts.

—danfuzz

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17
November

Alas

Needless to say, he was the leading purveyor of industry counter-rhetoric solutions.  We won’t forget him, but we’ll miss him. -ale.

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17
November

A great man, and a great loss

As is often the case with heroes, most people will never know the way JD worked to help others.  I count myself lucky to have known someone so devoted to doing the right thing, not for recognition or credit, but because it was the right thing to do.

You will continue to be an inspiration to many, and your work a benefit to many, many more.

Thank you JD.

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17
November

Via Con Dios

Thanks for keeping me up late listening to your radio show.

Thanks for the music exchange.

Thanks for words of encouragement.

I put together this set for you brother, as your soul is released from its earthly bonds and you prepare reach out and touch the face of the almighty.  Spin this on your ride home brother.

http://grooveshark.com/playlist/For+JD+Falk/63520866

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17
November

Tacos. and Dominion, but definately the Tacos.

I write because I love it.  And because you told me that if its the one thing i can’t not do, then I should go for it.  This world is a sadder place without you. I’m glad that I could call you my friend.  You are where I learned the true art of collaboration and the sharing of thought, ideas and how to turn that into action.  Simply by standing for something that matters. 

You were there for me when I lost my son. I am heart broken that we have lost you. 

And now a poem :)

Too soon the whit and passion lost

too soon the tides of wisdom tossed

stone clad legacy echo long

in dominion weak and strong

was lived outloud, with great revere

none will forget, J.D. was here.

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17
November

Goodbye, J.D.

You’ll be missed.

Marty

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17
November

:(

I just found out on Facebook, and I am in shock. I always respected JD, and was planning on catching him for a beer at some point as I always felt I didn’t manage to communicate well in email.

I am very saddened by his loss. But I also know that he made a difference, to me personally, and to the world around us.

Gadi.

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17
November

Rest easy, JD.

I only knew JD for a year, but during that time he was a voice of reason in a sometimes cacophonous group. I will miss his easy-going, straightforward way.

All the best to his family and friends.

Monica

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17
November

Rest easy, JD.

I only knew JD for a year, but during that time he was a voice of reason among a sometimes cacophonous crowd. I will miss his easy-going, straightforward way.

All the best to his family and friends.

Monica

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17
November

Zen outside. Passion inside

It was always good to know I could trust JD to fight spam alongside me.

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17
November

Thank you

— cat

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17
November

Thank you

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17
November

Pie & Smiles

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

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17
November

Condolences to JD…

Dear JD,

You’ll be greatly missed by many, many people across the internet community – those of us that have had the honor to meet you (in person or “online”), and those that haven’t.Hugs, support & sympathy go out to your family in this time.

Udeme Ukutt

postmaster@synacor

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17
November

Memories

I’m going to miss you so much, J.D. , but I know you wouldn’t want me to dwell on your passing, and instead celebrate your life and the long friendship we shared (25 years!).

There are so many good memories flying through my head this morning, but I thought I’d at least hit some highlights…

The Triumvirate
Gummy bears
ISS
Stranded at Megadeth
The Wagon
Wheaton Regional
Train tracks
Jabberwocky
S.H.A.L.T.
Hewitt Ave.
ATT
CAP split up
MCT
Amiga
Fonts
First modem
My keyboard dealer
Renfest
D&D
Cap Access
CAIS
Sitting on the map
Smurfy 18th birthday at Brian’s
Schrodinger’s Cats

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17
November

It was the hair!

The green hair after burning man was one of my earliest memories of you. And the way you provided a sane, calm, measured voice when you wielded your stick. I’m going to miss you man. And the hair. I think of you every time I see someone with a rebel streak in theirs.

Rodney

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17
November

JD in memorium

I worked with JD, off an on, for close to 15 years.  Most especially during his days at Critical Path.  I am deeply sorry to hear of his passing.  The world is a much poorer place without him. 

 

Kathy H.

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17
November

Heaven has a new cool Angel now.

I knew Hope Barrone as a friend growing up in the same hometown. Also my family knew her family. I had not seen her or talked to her in years until I saw her and her husband on Facebook. I became fast friends with J.D. chatting about many topics. I never met him personally but knew of his amazing and tireless works. J.D. is someone that once you talk to him, you never forget him. And I will never forget him. 

Luke Rademacher

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