Re: La communaut é Revolution est en deuil

Andre Garzia andre at
Mon Jan 19 12:28:36 EST 2009

I've been fortunate to meet Eric in Malta, he was such a wonderful
guy. I learned much from him and always enjoyed our email exchanges,
when I finally met him, I though he was just one of those guys that
you simply need to meet. I remember we talking about Brazil and
cheese... I am still stunned and somewhat speechless. I've read all
the emails, not believing all this. My thoughts goes with his familly
and friends.

I'll miss him very much...

Farewell Eric, thanks for everything.


On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 4:00 AM, Mark Wieder <mwieder at> wrote:
> I'm reeling. Having just come back from the memorial for another
> friend, I find this. I keep waiting for someone to post a message
> saying this has all been a mistake.
> Like Scott, I mulled over whether I should try to go to the conference
> in Malta, and one of the deciding factors for me was the chance to
> meet Eric face to face, after having exchanged emails and carried on
> conversations on this list for years. I can't add too much to Scott's
> description of Eric, but I found him to be charming and animated and
> brilliant with a wonderful joie de vivre.
> Eric and I were collaborating on a series of articles on xtalk
> programming practices. Eric and I thought quite a bit alike about
> things technical, but fortunately different enough that I could always
> count on learning something new from him. Late last year we were
> talking about sorting a list of variables, and I bemoaned the fact
> that I couldn't create a function that would group them thematically
> rather than alphabetically. Eric immediately fired back an absolutely
> brilliant function that did exactly what I wanted.
> Unfortunately, our last email correspondence was a rather banal
> exchange of new year's greetings, and then I got involved in MacWorld
> and planning the memorial, thinking there's always more time.
> Eric, I will miss sharing a bottle of wine with you. I will even miss
> those damn cigarettes of yours. I will miss our electronic banter and
> your dry jokes and your correcting my errors. I will miss the wealth
> of your expertise and your generosity in sharing it.
> Farewell, my friend.
> --
> -Mark Wieder
>  mwieder at
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