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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

hpr1463 :: Code Is a Life Sucking Abyss, Also My Story


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Hosted by sigflup on 2014-03-12 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In this episode of Hacker Public Radio @sigflup talks about some of the pitfalls of programming as well as her story as a programmer.


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Comment #1 posted on 2014-03-13T19:27:30Z by claudiom

Well said!

Great episode, sigflup! I know exactly what you mean when you talk about keeping a balance with programming and personal life, especially when you have a partner in your life. While mine wasn't due to programming, I did focus a lot on computers and music, mainly with composing music on my computers and just my fascination with computers and FOSS operating systems in general. I was also fascinated with retrocomputing and making lots of that FOSS work on them. This did take a lot of time away from my wife at the time. Well, that part of my life is in the past and I'm with my current wife, but I have learned from my mistakes in the past. There needs to be a balance between our passions of interest and our passion for the ones we love. As much as I love that kind of stuff, my wife is much more important to me. She may not have any interest in this part of my life that I do enjoy, but I'm fine with that. I love her and dedicate my time to her primarily. None of these things should ever become more important than our loved ones in our lives.

Comment #2 posted on 2014-03-14T19:35:00Z by deltaray


Great episode and stories Sigflup.

Comment #3 posted on 2014-03-20T00:34:34Z by David L. Willson

Right there with you

I loved your stories. My "I have a problem." moment was at 4AM, shivering in the garage, thinking, "I really should get to bed soon. I have work in a few hours." :-)

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