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In Memory of Mike Batsford 1964-2006

I've known and worked with Bats since 1994. He always had a smile and was known for his quirky sense of humor and his crazy Halloween costumes. He also made a mean pot of spicy chicken tortilla soup. He was very patient in teaching me how to do PC repair/installation stuff. Programmers back then got to learn a bit of everything. Though I did surprise him when I still managed to short out the pentium replacement chip. (I was grounded, stood on an anti-static mat, had one of those anti-static bracelets on)

In an IT group of less than 7 people at the time, it was always sort of weird to have somebody who shared the same birthday.

He was on his way to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and was killed in a motorcycle accident.

He leaves behind an 18 year old daughter who has been playing around with networks since she was 8 (maybe even younger).

He will be missed.

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mat_t
Jan. 8th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
lilacfairy
Jan. 9th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
{{{ hugs}}}
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cwhf
Jan. 9th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Sad...so sorry honey.
swedishsis
Jan. 9th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
Sympathies...
{{debmats}}
unwritten_words
Jan. 9th, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
*hugs*

So sad...
indigorogue
Jan. 9th, 2006 06:04 am (UTC)
*hugs*
tammy_g
Jan. 9th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry! *hugs*
ellayn
Jan. 9th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
{{Deb}}

This virtual hug will have to hold you for a little while, until I can deliver one in person. It's always a wrench when you lose a mentor. Hope his daughter will be all right - although legally an adult, that's pretty young to suddenly be on your own.
pezazul
Jan. 9th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* I'm so sorry.
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