HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » DU lost MazeRat7 on July ...

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:20 PM

DU lost MazeRat7 on July 26. And no, I'm not going to post this in the Lounge.

I've hesitated to post this at all because of my dismay, but if you remember him, be advised that he died on July 26. He was a friend I met via DU--an amazing computer code architect and musician (pianist) from Austin, TX.

73 replies, 11585 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 73 replies Author Time Post
Reply DU lost MazeRat7 on July 26. And no, I'm not going to post this in the Lounge. (Original post)
janx Sep 2012 OP
myrna minx Sep 2012 #1
blm Sep 2012 #2
janx Sep 2012 #8
LineReply .
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #3
mrs_p Sep 2012 #4
Lars39 Sep 2012 #5
janx Sep 2012 #11
CrazyOrangeCat Sep 2012 #21
yewberry Sep 2012 #6
madinmaryland Sep 2012 #7
janx Sep 2012 #13
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #9
glinda Sep 2012 #10
hunter Sep 2012 #12
janx Sep 2012 #15
magical thyme Sep 2012 #19
NBachers Sep 2012 #25
hunter Sep 2012 #28
alittlelark Sep 2012 #14
janx Sep 2012 #16
alittlelark Sep 2012 #22
Plucketeer Sep 2012 #50
xchrom Sep 2012 #17
janx Sep 2012 #23
renie408 Sep 2012 #18
polly7 Sep 2012 #20
progressoid Sep 2012 #24
janx Sep 2012 #33
Warpy Sep 2012 #26
tavalon Sep 2012 #27
NMDemDist2 Sep 2012 #29
janx Sep 2012 #34
janx Sep 2012 #67
hrmjustin Sep 2012 #30
MuseRider Sep 2012 #31
coldbeer Sep 2012 #32
mzmolly Sep 2012 #35
pacalo Sep 2012 #36
PDJane Sep 2012 #37
LoisB Sep 2012 #38
Smilo Sep 2012 #39
Arctic Dave Sep 2012 #40
irisblue Sep 2012 #41
calimary Sep 2012 #42
Cha Sep 2012 #43
janx Sep 2012 #44
Gormy Cuss Sep 2012 #45
ailsagirl Sep 2012 #46
Starry Messenger Sep 2012 #47
NYC_SKP Sep 2012 #48
femmocrat Sep 2012 #49
Canuckistanian Sep 2012 #51
randome Sep 2012 #52
Greybnk48 Sep 2012 #53
Skinner Sep 2012 #54
janx Sep 2012 #69
PDittie Sep 2012 #55
janx Sep 2012 #73
jsr Sep 2012 #56
JNelson6563 Sep 2012 #57
janx Sep 2012 #68
Solly Mack Sep 2012 #58
Bossy Monkey Sep 2012 #59
lonestarnot Sep 2012 #60
Zorra Sep 2012 #61
nolabear Sep 2012 #62
Odin2005 Sep 2012 #63
MADem Sep 2012 #64
WillyT Sep 2012 #65
janx Sep 2012 #71
sarcasmo Sep 2012 #66
Blue_In_AK Sep 2012 #70
janx Sep 2012 #72

Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:21 PM

1. I'm so sorry to hear this news.

May he rest in peace.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:21 PM

2. (-- --)

.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blm (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:26 PM

8. Yeah.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:22 PM

3. .

R.I.P.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:23 PM

4. RIP. I didn't know him, but peace to his family

and friends

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:23 PM

5. I'm so sorry, janx.

I remember him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lars39 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:29 PM

11. He didn't post a lot, and his life was ... tortured (?), but

he was a great guy and a good friend.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:50 PM

21. So sorry to hear this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:23 PM

6. Oh, no. So sorry to hear that.

Condolences to those who loved him.
Thanks for letting us know.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:25 PM

7. I remember him on here. Didn't know much about him, but rest in peace, MazeRat7

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to madinmaryland (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:37 PM

13. He had a great voice and was classically trained in piano.

So he wound up playing keyboards around Austin while working for Dell and other companies later. He supported the Dean and Obama campaigns and wrote to me about distributing Obama yard signs in his neighborhood--probably to the chagrin of the girlfriend he had at the time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:26 PM

9. RIP

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:29 PM

10. RIP. That is very very sad.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:37 PM

12. MazeRat7 built a PDP-11 computer from junk...

Sad news.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hunter (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:39 PM

15. I don't even know what that is, but

I know that he was very, very smart. Can you elaborate?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:47 PM

19. that was an older Digital Equipment computer

 

from before their VAX days. Which I'm sure means nothing to you, but it does to me.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Peace to you, to him, his family and all his friends.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:03 PM

25. I had to look it up myself - there's an interesting article in Wikipedia

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:13 PM

28. An "antique" computer.

This was the center of my universe in the late 'seventies and early 'eighties.

I have a garage full of antique computers, but I only dream of being a musician.

And yeah, in regards to the OP, GD is the better place to post this. I think more people will remember here.



Peace.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:38 PM

14. Thank You for posting this.

A sad loss for you and the DU community.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alittlelark (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:40 PM

16. I should have posted it earlier, but I couldn't. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:54 PM

22. I'm so very sorry.

I understand. Having posting this will help.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:24 PM

50. My condolences to you and to his loved ones.

 

It's gotta be better where he went. No one's ever tried to come back here.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:43 PM

17. Peace be with those who loved him. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xchrom (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:54 PM

23. Different people loved him

for different reasons.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:44 PM

18. So sorry for this loss. Peace to his family and friends.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:48 PM

20. I'm so sorry, janx.

Condolences to his family and other friends, also.

~R.I.P. MazeRat7~.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:02 PM

24. This doesn't belong in the lounge imho.

When we lose someone, we should all know.

Sincerest condolences to his friends and family. May he rest in peace.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to progressoid (Reply #24)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:34 PM

33. Thank you! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:04 PM

26. The name looks only vaguely familiar

and probably from one of the computer forums. I am saddened by the loss of any of the community here.

Thank you for posting in GD, where more of us will see it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:09 PM

27. I see no reason to post this in the Lounge

Thank you for letting us know. I am so sorry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:15 PM

29. oh no!

i liked mazeRat

so sorry to hear that

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #29)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:37 PM

34. He is gone.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:17 PM

67. I should mention: MazeRat loved New Mexico (like so many Texans, LOL)--

He made his pilgrimage to the Santa Fe National Forest (outside of Pecos) and Valle Vidal almost every September for decades. He was surprised when it snowed up there in September. Wife #1, wife #2, and then a girlfriend on his latest trip a few years ago... Hey, if you were with MazeRat7, you were bound for New Mexico mountain camping in September!

He was very cold when I took him to Bosque del Apache during the winter of 2007 though. I warned him about the cold, but he was a Texan, after all...



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:18 PM

30. may he rest in peace

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:18 PM

31. aww sad news :-(

I did not know him well here but I certainly remember him. Hugs to you and all who cared about him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:33 PM

32. I am sad

thanks. janx

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:40 PM

35. So sorry to hear this.

Peace to all his friends and family.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:41 PM

36. I remember his user name & am sorry that he's gone.

Thanks for letting us know, janx, & please pass along our condolences to his family.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:48 PM

37. Thank you for the post, and I'm sorry he's gone.

I do remember him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:48 PM

38. RIP MazeRat7

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:53 PM

39. RIP -

he is lost to this earth, but somewhere he is having a blast playing on his piana.

I don't want to tread on anyone's beliefs - but as a Spiritualist I believe that life continues after that thing called death.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:56 PM

40. RIP fellow DUer.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:57 PM

41. RIP MazeRat7

peace tohis family and friends

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:03 PM

42. Very sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family and friends, and to you too, janx.

Thank you for letting us know.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:06 PM

43. I'm so sorry you lost a friend, janx..

MazeRat sounds like an amazing soul.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cha (Reply #43)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:10 PM

44. Thank you and yes...

It was something to write about.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:11 PM

45. RIP MazeRat7

and condolences to you, his DU friends, and his IRL family.
He sounds like he was an interesting guy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:15 PM

46. I'm so very sad to read this

I didn't know him but reading your heartfelt posts has brought more-than-a-few tears to my eyes.
He was obviously a special person to so many of you. My sincere condolences to all, and to you, dear janx.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:20 PM

47. I'm so sorry janx.

I always read his infrequent but informative posts with interest. Lots of sad losses in our DU family this year.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:31 PM

48. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, janx.

 

Glad, though, to know that he touched many hearts.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:17 PM

49. I'm very sorry, janx.

Thank you for letting us know and telling us about MazeRat7. I'm sorry I didn't get to know him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:47 PM

51. Oh. Sorry to hear this

I remember the name.

My thoughts to his family.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:51 PM

52. You could post it in both forums.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:01 PM

53. RIP MazeRat7.

I'm always sad to hear of a DUer passing even if I didn't know them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:58 AM

54. RIP, MazeRat7

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Skinner (Reply #54)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:31 PM

69. It is a drag, Skinner.

Check out his posts if you have not already.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:26 AM

55. Met him in Austin a few years ago.

It may have been one of those occasional DU meetups, or perhaps a gathering at the state convention. I recall that about half a dozen or so of us -- sonja, GOPisEvil, IIRC -- all met on 6th and ate and then cruised down to a little bar where he was playing with his band.

We didn't spend much time getting to know one another, but it was obvious to me that his was an old soul.

RIP.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PDittie (Reply #55)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 10:28 PM

73. He was probably not well then. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:39 AM

56. R.I.P.

I remember him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:21 AM

57. I didn't know him but

if you say he was a good guy then that's good enough for me Janx. I'm sorry to hear this and thank you for letting us know.

Despite the sad circumstances, it is good to see you!

Julie

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #57)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:28 PM

68. He wasn't a major poster,

but he was a major Deaniac. He cracked me up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:24 AM

58. RIP MazeRat7.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 10:53 AM

59. So very sorry to hear it. All condolences and RIP n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 10:56 AM

60. I am sorry janx.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:52 AM

61. So sorry for your loss, janx.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:53 AM

62. Our commuinty diminished. RIP MazeRat7. Peace, Janx.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 01:00 PM

63. Oh no! :-(

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 01:46 PM

64. I don't think I ever encountered him (with a unique username like that, I think I would have

remembered) but any loss of a human being, never mind a DUer, so prematurely is always a sad occasion. My sympathies to his friends and family.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 02:54 PM

65. (((((((MazeRat7)))))))

 



Peace...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WillyT (Reply #65)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:18 PM

71. Yep. That's how he always signed off. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 04:16 PM

66. Kick!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to janx (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:50 PM

70. I'm sorry, jan.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #70)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 10:24 PM

72. Long story. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread