I've just learnt that Randy Kobes (known here as randyk) passed away on September 19 this year. (This is therefore rather "old" news, and I apologise if I have missed earlier announcements.)

Many here will be aware of his contribution to perl in the form of the uwinnipeg ppm repos and kobesearch. He had also authored some cpan modules.

Over the years I had the good fortune to catch a few glimpses (albeit only via email) of the nature of the man ... and what a lovely nature it was ...