Ack_Ack was an incredibly caring and fun person. I did not know him at all outside of the internet, but on this site he was always sensitive and spoke with concern about the people here and the people in his work and offline life.
One of the last things I remember him talking about was going to a Band of Skulls concert and getting to meet the band. He seemed to have a real sense of taking advantage of opportunities and creating joy in life. I remember vicariously feeling happy for him as he had that experience and I will treasure his example of digging for and accentuating the positive.
I’ve set this up because I wanted to do something to recognize his passing. Feel free to consider this space an opportunity to talk about him if you wish, but not an obligation nor should you feel limited to only talking about him here. He was a constant part of this place and this loss cannot help but be felt in every corner.