This morning I awoke to the announcement that J.D. had passed away. I wrote a little about it at the work blog, including a set of links from various memorials. It’s been a sad day where it’s deeply difficult to think about email. J.D. was a legend in the anti-spam arena when I started (13+ years ago), and he’s had such a hand in defining email. Many people have probably never heard of him, but he has absolutely affected what’s in your inbox.
It’s cold and grey here in the bay area today, and between the chill in the air and the sadness around here, I decided to make chicken stock. I’m still not sure what we’re having for dinner, but it’s probably going to involve tons of vegetables and the fresh stock. It’s making the house smell good, but my creativity is broken.