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GoForSmoke

Chris caught COVID in March, after retiring on the way home from a long put-off honeymoon in Georgia.

I'd hear from him, he'd always be tired. And then in September:

I found out why I am so sluggish and disinterested. I've been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic and/or liver and/or intestinal cancer.  3 diagnostic rounds and they stilll can't tell exactly where it is. Ive been catscanned head to toe a dozen times, so they just started general purpose chemo, along with weekly scanning. Meanwhile I can barely get out of bed (nor do I want to...

I am however looking forward to loosing my hair - I always wanted to rock the bald look.

Once since then we spoke on the phone.
Last night I called and got a message "Can I call you later?", turned out to be his widow.

WHY do these Bad Actors LIVE and a good guy like him dies? I'm so sick of fascists and their supporters!
1) http://gammon.com.au/blink  <-- tasking Arduino 1-2-3
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial <-- techniques howto
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts
Your sketch can sense ongoing process events in time.
Your sketch can make events to control it over time.

ballscrewbob

Chris will be missed.

A character with a sense of humour, humility, and knowledge.
I think we all would like to pass along our condolences.

Bob.


It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google (who would have thunk it ! ) or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

Robin2

Sad news, indeed.

Do you know how old he was?

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

larryd

No technical PMs.
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If you are asked for more information, please supply it.
If you need clarification, ask for help.

MAS3

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Jan 30, 2021, 11:41 pm Last Edit: Jan 30, 2021, 11:51 pm by MAS3
He will be missed indeed.

My condolences to anyone who knew him, on and off of the Arduino community.


@Robin2: He must have been only some 67 years of age, i remembered that post.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
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TheMemberFormerlyKnownAsAWOL

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Jan 30, 2021, 11:55 pm Last Edit: Jan 31, 2021, 02:38 pm by TheMemberFormerlyKnownAsAWOL
So sad to see this news - I will miss his good humour.
Please pass on condolences.
Please don't PM technical questions - post them on the forum, then everyone benefits/suffers equally

TomGeorge


Chris will be missed.

A character with a sense of humour, humility, and knowledge.
I think we all would like to pass along our condolences.

Bob.
Ditto.....  :smiley-sad:
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

GoForSmoke

Sad news, indeed.

Do you know how old he was?

...R
Close to 70 if not 70 or 71. He worked on some neat tech before he settled down to teaching chemistry.
1) http://gammon.com.au/blink  <-- tasking Arduino 1-2-3
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial <-- techniques howto
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts
Your sketch can sense ongoing process events in time.
Your sketch can make events to control it over time.

Budvar10

Arduino clone with ATmega1284P   http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=277260.0

sterretje

This is so sad.

Condolences to everybody who knew him.


@GoForSmoke, if possible,  pass our condolences  on.
If you understand an example, use it.
If you don't understand an example, don't use it.

Electronics engineer by trade, software engineer by profession. Trying to get back into electronics after 15 years absence.

Qdeathstar

Sorry to hear. I lost one of my uncles just yesterday to a similar cancer. I wasn't too close to him, but still cancer sucks....
A creaking creeping shadow
stiff against the freezing fog
glares at a tickless watch.

Time has failed him -- all things shall pass.

PerryBebbington

Very sad news.
Cancer is the thing I fear the most.
My condolences to his family :-(

ardly

I have been away from the forum for a while and I am saddened to read this. Chris's posts were always enjoyable and the photographs of work he did with schools and high altitude balloons were interesting and inspiring. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

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