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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #250 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 15:58:10 »
prdlm2009, looks real nice - fitting.

Smallfry, goodbye buddy.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #251 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 16:20:10 »
So young :( RIP
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #252 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 16:21:35 »
this thread has me literally crying again.

Here in the new permanent setup of my Ergodox, assembled by SmallFry:

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Something simple like that is really moving, keep it safe.

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #253 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 16:23:01 »
Wow this is really terrible news, my thoughts go out to Smallfry's family. I would love to do the group buy as long as some of the proceeds go to Smallfry's family, I feel like that is only suiting.

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #254 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 16:49:35 »
When we heard about this tragedy, we were both really shocked and in disbelief. We want to send our condolences to Nate's family in this difficult time.

Smallfry was an amazing guy. It was so easy to forget he was a 16 year old kid, he was so mature and so lighthearted. He always made me feel included, even though I was never very keyboard savvy. We would talk via pm here and there about life, his moped, the cap he got as a present, how he liked the store Lids, and a lot of other off topic things. He was such an open and inviting guy. It's always a really hard thing to lose someone, but just the fact he was so young and had such a big personality, I can hardly wrap my mind around it. What is 16 really? It's a blink of an eye.

I hope his family will find peace and closure and take heart in the fact that their son was an exceptional person. It was a real honor and privilege to have known him. Sending all our love and best wishes, Maria and Noel

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #255 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 16:56:25 »
Sadly I didn't really know him, but I just wanted to pay my respects, and offer my best wishes to his friends and family, both from Geekhack and not.

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #256 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 17:01:13 »
RIP Smallfry.  Geekhack just won't be the same without you bro...
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #257 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 17:37:09 »
Just now seeing this. What a tragic loss.  :(

Pretty amazing that he was posting on Geekhack.org till the day he passed (8 posts at that).  It really speaks to his spirit and passion for keyboards.

Smallfry was a big fish in our small pond.  He will not be forgotten.

My sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #258 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 17:44:28 »
Still in disbelief.. he was great and helpful all the time. He will be missed. R.I.P. Smallfry
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #259 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 18:04:58 »
My goodness. He was a great, light hearted person and will be missed by all.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #260 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 18:18:40 »
Anyone know SmallFry's favorite Cherry MX switch type?
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #261 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 18:29:12 »
Anyone know SmallFry's favorite Cherry MX switch type?

His pride and joy, the Phantom he built, had 65g Blues. I know he liked MX Blacks as well.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #262 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 18:40:55 »
Anyone know SmallFry's favorite Cherry MX switch type?

His pride and joy, the Phantom he built, had 65g Blues. I know he liked MX Blacks as well.


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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #263 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 18:53:58 »
A terrible tragedy. The world is diminished with his passing.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #264 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 19:43:17 »
Somebody help me find SmallFry's most memorable thread. Something about him finding an old report card from school. That was soooo funny.

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=43613.msg894741#msg894741
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #265 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 20:07:12 »
Anyone know SmallFry's favorite Cherry MX switch type?

His pride and joy, the Phantom he built, had 65g Blues. I know he liked MX Blacks as well.


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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #266 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 20:13:42 »
I'll let you have this one, demik : )
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #267 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 20:25:05 »
This is unbelievably shocking. My condolences to all who knew him well.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #268 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 20:39:56 »
Somebody help me find SmallFry's most memorable thread. Something about him finding an old report card from school. That was soooo funny.

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=43613.msg894741#msg894741


thread you're looking for was made by the_ed

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=32637.msg617477#msg617477

somehow the og pic was switched to a hapster
« Last Edit: Mon, 01 July 2013, 20:43:06 by demik »
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #269 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 20:57:08 »
I haven't been active here long, but I definitely remember his avatar and some of his posts here. Reading this thread, it seems like he was one of the people that makes this place so friendly and welcoming. My condolences to all of you who knew him, and to his family.

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #270 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 21:02:01 »
Somebody help me find SmallFry's most memorable thread. Something about him finding an old report card from school. That was soooo funny.

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=43613.msg894741#msg894741


thread you're looking for was made by the_ed

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=32637.msg617477#msg617477

somehow the og pic was switched to a hapster

Re-upped the pic for those who care.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #271 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 21:21:57 »
somehow the og pic was switched to a hapster

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #272 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 21:42:29 »
My bad. Still funny though.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #273 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 22:38:31 »
So sad--enjoy the flawless clicky keyboards in the sky.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #274 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 23:10:11 »
I can't imagine the pain and suffering that his family are enduring with their tragic loss.
His family deserves their privacy and space in this dark hour. Though perhaps at near future date the more esteemed members/admins can reach out to his family (if they haven't already) and corral the community into providing a heartfelt gesture. I think many members would like to contribute in remembrance of SmallFry's meaningful and impactful influence here.

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #275 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 02:34:18 »
Smallfry was one of the members where I felt was always there, something like an old store that you always passed by as a kid that's always full of life and brought so much to a community. While you often overlook it due to hurrying about doing your own thing, your comforted by assuming it'll always be there. Then once you find out that it's gone, the realization of how much you've taken it for granted hits you like a blow to the gut.

Thank you so much for this. This summarizes what I could not put into words. SmallFry was always there, on the forums and IRC. He was just there. Now that he's gone, there seems to be a huge gaping hole. I miss him so much. I might forget keyboards, but I will never forget all the great people in this community.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #276 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 02:38:53 »
I remember talking to SmallFry more than once about the state of the GH community and how it had changed.  It pained him when prominent members left or faded away.  I would respond that change is inevitable and we should enjoy the good things while they last and embrace the new things to discover their joys.  He agreed but still missed seeing his friends around the forum.

SmallFry embodied many of the things I love most about this community.  GH will never feel the same but we'll continue on, having been enriched by his presence here.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #277 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 02:44:25 »
Smallfry... even thought I barely know you, but from the few times of conversation we had, directly or indirectly, I know you're a kind and helpful soul, thank you for everything you had done for me, and the others who are in GH... may your soul rests in peace...
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #278 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 06:34:44 »
At the first Chicago meetup Nate was accompanied by his father. He was awesome. We had many things in common in our work backgrounds, machining, autocad, design and basic manufacturing. We talked most of the afternoon. He was polite, knowledgable, engaging, helpful and proud of his son. It was apparent he and his wife did a superb job of raising a young man. We have heard of the eagle scout activities and church involvement, I just can't stop thinking of his parents, his father. Society needs more parents like these. This will change them forever. I have lost both parents. It changes you. I just can't comprehend the loss of a child. I have none. I only hope they can somehow find a way to find strength and comfort in their beliefs.

May God bless the family and Nate,

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #279 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 09:26:19 »
Wow. I leave for the weekend, and this happens.

SmallFry was a great guy. He was very helpful to the new guys who didn't know much, and he was very nice to everyone. He contributed a lot to this community, and he will be sorely missed by me.

God bless you, Nathan and family.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #280 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 10:45:56 »
I was on vacation, I just came back, or I would have posted something sooner.  I was deeply distressed to hear of the sudden death of smallfry.  He was so earnest and eager and so full of life.  I am sharing his parents' sadness today. 
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #281 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 11:54:26 »
Just logged on after vacation to see this.  Extremely tragic.  You will be missed m8.

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #282 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 13:52:42 »
If anyone is interested, a story in their local newspaper:
http://www.kenoshanews.com/news/family_friends_remember_fun_active_teen_472229283.html

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #283 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 14:04:43 »
I didn't know 'why geekhack logo changed to smallfry?'
but i heard today about you TT

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #284 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 15:26:48 »
oh man. super sad. i really liked smallfry. this sucks.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #285 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 16:05:30 »
Noooo!!! SmallFry!!! I only wish I had a chance to talk to you more! :'(((((
You were so cool!
This is unbelievable!
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #286 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 16:14:08 »
I only met smallfry twice once at the Chicago meet up and another at the great lakes. I got a kick out of him saying he thought tipos girlfriend was hot. He was such a sweet kid, and it's a tragic thing that he passed so young. I hope he is in a better place with all the keyboards he could ever dream of.

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #287 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 16:30:28 »
SmallFry you were a bright kid. I thought you would always be here even when I am gone. I thought whenever I left GH I would be rewelcomed by you as you always have for all our members. You were selfless in trying to help us communicate with TheProf. I never got the chance to really thank you for being you. I took a break from GH to focus on school and I regret not logging on to say what's up. You talked to us when we were bored in IRC. You always had something funny to say. I don't know what to say. My heart is broken. I am only slightly older than you but you had way more character than I did. When I was your age. The world has lost an amazingly talented person of life today. I will try to live it up for you SmallFry.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #288 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 17:04:17 »
SmallFry was an inspiration to the community, and to myself. Few here has touched me as much, or as greatly, as him. If I had to describe the man; nay, young adult; in one word, it would be selfless. He went above and beyond to help people and always put the community first.

I consider myself honored to have known him, even if it was just for this short time. May G-d lay his soul to rest. My avatar shall now remain an immortal tribute to his existence. And I shall cherish the Edoxen he built for me forever.

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #289 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 18:24:33 »
SmallFry was an inspiration to the community, and to myself. Few here has touched me as much, or as greatly, as him. If I had to describe the man; nay, young adult; in one word, it would be selfless. He went above and beyond to help people and always put the community first.

I consider myself honored to have known him, even if it was just for this short time. May G-d lay his soul to rest. My avatar shall now remain an immortal tribute to his existence. And I shall cherish the Edoxen he built for me forever.

Cheers,

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #290 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 18:35:56 »
Some thoughts... Perhaps we could create a section in the wiki about SmallFry and his contributions to GH/the keyboard community? Include some funny posts and IRC logs.
I was also thinking we could setup a GB for a SmallFry keyset and dedicate any funds from it toward a contribution to charity in his name? Maybe you guys that knew him well could chime in about his fave keysets?

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #291 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 18:37:16 »
I have browsed through this entire thread and do not really know what to say.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #292 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 18:54:10 »
I was also thinking we could setup a GB for a SmallFry keyset and dedicate any funds from it toward a contribution to charity in his name?

Maybe you guys that knew him well could chime in about his fave keysets?

Already happening. The new polycarb/abs set with the Cherry legends will have a Smallfry cap.

He loved SoWaRe and toned down sets. So like Olivetti Replica and White on Black Cherry doubleshots.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #293 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 19:05:18 »
I was also thinking we could setup a GB for a SmallFry keyset and dedicate any funds from it toward a contribution to charity in his name?

Maybe you guys that knew him well could chime in about his fave keysets?

Already happening. The new polycarb/abs set with the Cherry legends will have a Smallfry cap.

He loved SoWaRe and toned down sets. So like Olivetti Replica and White on Black Cherry doubleshots.

Awesome! I thought that may be the case, but I wanted to put it out there... Count me in.

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #294 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 19:16:27 »
"8:30a. smallfry is officially a moderator emeritus." - this is a nice gesture - thank you :)

I'm still half expecting to see him post somewhere, then it hits home again.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #295 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 21:06:14 »
SmallFry was an inspiration to the community, and to myself. Few here has touched me as much, or as greatly, as him. If I had to describe the man; nay, young adult; in one word, it would be selfless. He went above and beyond to help people and always put the community first.

I consider myself honored to have known him, even if it was just for this short time. May G-d lay his soul to rest. My avatar shall now remain an immortal tribute to his existence. And I shall cherish the Edoxen he built for me forever.

Cheers,

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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #296 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 21:12:43 »
Smallfry was a bright light in a sea of stars.
Gloria and I are very sad to hear of Nates passing.


Nate was inspiring, engaging and energetic, I always looked forward to hearing what he was up to next.


This is a loss beyond words, and our condolences go out to all.




Gloria & David.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #297 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 21:21:37 »
"8:30a. smallfry is officially a moderator emeritus." - this is a nice gesture - thank you :)

I'm still half expecting to see him post somewhere, then it hits home again.

And when he doesn't, it hurts all the time.

I'm sorry. I don't usually get so emotional, and I didn't know Nate as well as some of you did, but he and I had been getting closer in our friendship over the past several months. Toward the end of the school year, he was feeling very stressed and he confided some personal things with me. I tried to cheer him up and give him some advice where I could. I told him if the atmosphere here or on IRC was getting to him that he should take breaks from being online and try to keep busy.

And now this.

I'm so sorry, Nate. I wish I could have had the chance to meet you in person. But you probably lived as much in your almost 17 years as some people do in 80. You will always be a part of GH, and I will never let you be forgotten. You were a friend to all. You were one of the biggest reasons I posted here as much as I did. I wanted to be like you in this hobby and know as much as you. You were an inspiration to us all.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #298 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 21:40:13 »
...and give you peace forever.
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Re: In remembrance: Smallfry aka Nathan W.
« Reply #299 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 22:03:27 »
"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary
than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan."
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