Same here, met Doug at 2004 RUG in DC, took picture with him, was so proud and happy. Been out of Remedy for more than 10 years but like to hang out in this group. Wish this list to continue even more stronger as legacy to Doug, but only caretakers get the final say.
Someone please pass all these “Thank You” notes to Doug as a thank you for his contribution to the community.
Without the list my survival would be have been hard especially in the beginning of my career. Ever thankful to Remedy founders and ARSList founders.
Yes, truly sad news.
I met Doug in 2004 at the Washington DC RUG conference and was impressed by his charisma and passion for his work, I remember taking some pictures with him at the event, he was welcoming people and asking them to tag their names on a panel where it had the names of all participants (or almost all) as background.
I also remember playing some video game with him at one of the parties of this event and it really struck me because it was so nice to meet the person who created the tool I was working on and that he was so friendly and charismatic.
I met him again other times by the years, some meetings and other ARS-related events. It certainly had some influence on my career.