In Memory of Marc Orchant

Posted by Robert Peake.

Photo by Brian Solis I was saddened to read that technology journalist Marc Orchant passed away this afternoon, having been unconscious for several days following a major heart attack. I only met Marc once in person, but he struck me as vibrant, fit, and extremely likable. He is survived by his wife and two children…. Read more »

Bertrand Gugger: Qu’il Respose En Paix

Posted by Robert Peake.

I was shocked to discover today that French PHP programmer Bertrand Gugger passed away last week due to a heart attack. Bertrand was co-lead on the Net_Monitor project with me, and contributed many valuable additions to the project, including all the SMS messaging support and end-to-end testing of European SMS messaging providers. Bertrand was a… Read more »

In Memory of Poet Sandford Lyne

Posted by Robert Peake.

Earlier today, I heard from my father that Sandford Lyne–poet, teacher and friend–passed away this morning. He went quietly in his own home, having made his peace with this world. I will miss him fiercely. After graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in the early ’70s, he went on to teach poetry at the University… Read more »

James Valentine Peake

Posted by Robert Peake.

James Valentine Peake was born on Tuesday, January 24th by emergency Caesarian section. He lived only three days, and died in my arms on Friday, January 27th. He was surrounded by the love of his family. He went peacefully without struggle or pain, and looked ever more beautiful as he was leaving our world. Even… Read more »