Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by 123bob, Jan 5, 2010.
i did not know him but still my simthay goes out to those who did rip
My condolences to the family.
Even though I never personally talked or met him, no one deserves to die like that at such a young age.
I remember him. He had a pic of his daughter with a rubber duck in her hand or on her head as his Avatar. That is very bad. Very very bad. Talk about a disease that kicks you when you are down... like this emote shows here...
So his F@H username was Loonym? We should have some people continue folding in his name... I will switch over my HD2600XT to do the work.
Rip Jon / loonym very sad to hear this, even though we knew this news might come we all hoped it wouldn't, my thoughts go out to your daughter and family.
I have been lazy in the past not joining WCG and after following posts here about loonym and this post today i feel i must follow in the footsteps of a great guy and uphold his name by joining the WCG team.
After reading this post and the other posts about loonym and his story and like me you now fell that you should crunch.
Here is the link
I've just set my account up it literally takes minutes, so this is not a chore at all. I may not have a crunching rig but every little helps i guess, and if you guys will have me here at TPU then im with ya.
awaiting PM on how to join the team.
Yeah, he sold me that Core i7 for $15 less if I would crunch away with it. So far, I did like 3 years worth of crunching time with that 4GHz overclocked beast.
It's sad that he passed away. My respect goes off for him. His wooden home that he built looked like a stunningly beautiful log cabin (without the logs).
Whenever a person dies too young, I always think of a verse in the Bible, Ecclesiastes 1:1. It's one of my favorite books to read in the Bible. "Vanity of vanities.. all is vanity!" (I also think that all is also meaningful).
May Jon rest in peace...
Yeah that was him, beautiful little girl now left alone.
I don't know if someone already assisted you, but I'll PM you all the info now.
So far, I've collected over $200 for Jons daughter. I'll be transferring the paypal balance to my bank account tonight, so if anyone has any last minute donations they'd like to give, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00pm EST tonight, with the payment subject "Annabelle" or "donation". Thanks.
I'll be drawing a bank check as soon as the money all transfers. I'll be contacting the financial institution that is handling the trust, to make sure it gets there.
Nice total Paulie, happy to see TPU members pulling together for such a good cause.
Hope it brings some sort of relief to his daughter in later life.
Thanks for doing this Paul, I wish I can contribute more.
Hey man, every donation helps.
Like you say, every little bit counts. Besides, that $200 will grow to be something really useful when she becomes of age. No telling how much XS has raised in the process of it.. I am for one, glad that we did it. Happy that I could give what I could to his daughter's Life to come.
I know it does, but I wanted to give more, just wasn't able to.
Hey, don't worry man.. If we want to.. We can throw money to a TPU'er to do the same for her come around her Birthday or even Christmas.. For me, and how he was, I'll gladly give money for those key events. We'll all become her "uncles"
That's a very good idea. Obviously Christmas we all know when it is, but do you or anybody here know when her B-Day is? I would be one proud uncle
I'm a uncle... 10 times round now, so I don't mind getting another one..
Not an uncle here, but I wouldn't mind being one
Let me check into that and get back to you. Again I must say thank you all, for Jon. He would be blown away seeing this.
You know, I saw this some weeks ago and meant to comment. I think this was one of the most profound and thought-provoking things I have ever read for a situation like this. It is so simple too. Thanks!
May we all awake in a land with answers, whether troubled in this life, or in the next one.....
This may well be the most beautiful sentence I've read in my life...
I am all for the Birthday idea, and I'll lend what support I can.
If you can do that, that'll be great. Keep us posted
Ok, HD2600XT up and running in his name, idk if it will hold since the VRAM seems to be deteriorating faster than I thought...
I miss my Freind. I used to talk to him about every other day. the last time I talked to him was on Dec 23 ,2009, he had just gotten new pain meds and was finally getting some sleep and bit more comfortable. I im'd a few times after that like i always had , usually he might reply in a few days if he was feeling up to it. It wasn't till Dave(Movieman) im'd me with the details and the link to his obit did I find out he had Passed.
Still I'll be out doing something and think I have to mention this to Jon, only to remember he now gone. I am however glad he is no longer in pain.
Rest in Peace My friend. Damien
Just an update guys. I'm just waiting on a couple of promised donations and the proceeds from my latest FS thread to come in, which I want to add to the donation. I'll then be getting the bank check. It's later than I planned. I just wanted to maximize the donation.
Thanks for the heads up Paulieg. Btw, YGPM for my second donation
Paul if you wait till the 29th I'll be able to donate a bit more man. Maybe like $20 or something.
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