The internet is a strange universe where we mostly know one another (or don't really know one another) through bits and bytes and blog entries and email. It was through PerlMonks that I first knew of VSarkiss, and found that he lived relatively nearby, and we met up once. It was about a year ago (more or less) that he came to be working at the same place I was through a different consulting agency (though it's a big company so I didn't see him much). Then he disappeared, I emailed him and never heard back, and finally just recently I got around to asking someone about him, and was told that he passed away. So long Vahe... :'-(
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