One year ago today, PGM passed away. I still think of him often and miss the many conversations we had commuting to downtown Denver together. I also miss his always pragmatic approach to software development. He just had a way of cutting through fancy designs and overblown ideas to identify the heart of a solution.
I suppose that these characteristics that I miss are really the most superficial ones; I know that family was far more important than any amount of code or elegant design to him. That’s how it should — code lasts only long enough to get re-written, typically.
I guess all of this is to say that I remember him and wish things had worked out differently.