My good friend and partner in activist geekery, <predator>, died over the weekend. He had been battling it out with cancer for some months.
The world, and Sydney's activist community in particular, has lost a fine asset. <predator> was that rarest of geeks, a hardware hacker. He could turn a dumpster-dived non-working piece of hardware into an important and reliable component of our core equipment.
More importantly, <pred> possessed a wisdom beyond his years. To those who met him in passing, he could seem gruff, even rude. But scratch the surface and you would unexpectedly find a cheerful, warm and incredibly generous person, the kind of mate you knew would really help you out of a bind, were it necessary
<Pred> mate, we'll miss you.