For those of you who weren’t aware, I hosted it for him.
Is it or is it not going to disappear into the great nothingness that is Cyberspace and beyond?
The decision really wasn’t up to me. If his family wanted it to vanish then vanish it must. However I have been in touch with his wife and the decision is that it stays. She wanted to move it to a free hosting but that would have been extremely difficult and tedious, and in my opinion it should stay where it is.
I shall continue to host it at no cost as I consider it an honour to a friend.
There has been a bit of talk recently about the new privacy thing brought in by the EU.
I know this because I have been inundated with tons of shite from every company I have ever had dealings with telling me about their brand spanking new privacy policies. I just delete them because I don’t particularly care and can honestly think of better ways of spending my time.
Anyhows, apparently we are all supposed to fall in with the new regulations. One of them is that I have to give commenters the option of remembering their own name with little check box thingy on the comment form. Now if you can’t remember your own name then should you really be on-line? Do you have to check the label on the back of your underpants to remind yourself who you are? Or do you just visit this here site to find your last comment and hence your name? Anyways, you now have the option to forget it for good. I would remove the option but the fuckers built it into the core software.
Naturally I never met Kevin but we corresponded regularly by mail. I only spoke to him the once when Frank was setting up his Smokey Drinky Bar and we were doing some testing – a three-way call with Frank, Kevin and myself.
I will miss him. He was one of the cornerstones of the group that has built up around Rambles and his own posts were always worth a read.
I like to think of him now sitting at a beach bar supping on his favourite tipple and enjoying a peaceful smoke.