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 ...


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Re: Sad news (Dr Randy Kobes)
by planetscape (Chancellor) on Nov 08, 2010 at 05:49 UTC

    Oh no. Sad news indeed. He was always so very helpful when responding to a PPM request; so knowledgeable when replying to questions... He will be missed.


Re: Sad news (Dr Randy Kobes)
by Burak (Chaplain) on Nov 10, 2010 at 23:49 UTC
    I mainly knew him for the ppm repositories too. He was very responsive to the emails. Rest in peace.
Re: Sad news (Dr Randy Kobes)
by didier (Vicar) on Nov 14, 2010 at 20:16 UTC

    Inspired by someone here:

    print map {$x=hex($_)?'':''; $x.=substr('BYdhflprswaeou ',hex($_),1)} split //,'0be05b88b2e1cde9b7be3b564d5';

Re: Sad news (Dr Randy Kobes)
by metaperl (Curate) on Feb 10, 2011 at 14:51 UTC