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Re: Josh has Passed Away

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:37 am
by amopheus
Dear Josiah,

So sorry for your loss, but grateful you were able to spend his final days with your father. He set a wonderful example for you and the rest of the world. He will be remembered and missed by many. Thank you for sharing and may your father rest in peace.

Re: Josh has Passed Away

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:03 pm
by rowper
Dear Josiah,

Your father was clearly a very well-rounded and well-loved man. He provided something special to the world, something which has lasted longer than many other things we expect to remain reliable like relationships, jobs, family ... That you had such love and guidance throughout your life is a blessing and I'm sure you know this.

The Internet of today is so much different than at the turn of the century. Personal websites of any kind (as in, non-corporate) are increasingly rare, and I hope to change this and bring decentralization back to the Web. The ethos of making something good and providing it to the community out of one's own pocket is one which your father exemplified and one which should grow widely in its realization and adoption. We have a lot we can do for each other on the net, and we did long before any blights like Facebook or Twitter appeared.

I won't ramble on too much at the moment, though I feel like I could. I respect your father quite a lot from what little I knew of him personally, and how great his public deeds were.

When your father posted about his condition, I posted on here stating that I wanted to help if I could, and I'd like to reiterate that. I have a background in servers and related infrastructure tech, if I can ever be of assistance, technical or otherwise, please let me know.

RIP Josh

Re: Josh has Passed Away

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:04 am
by cnlson11
What a rollercoaster the past day has been, The outage caused me to google "is spamgourmet down" at which point I was pointed towards the forum post about spamgourmet closing down, at which point panic set in...
Then I read the thread on Josh's health and I was not just grieving the loss of the site, but the wonderful man, whom i corresponded with several times.
Then I read the thread on the continuation of spamgourmet and felt mixed emotions, with the good news for SG and bad still for Josh.
Then SG came back up, but i had been unable to post, for some reason my account had been inactive and i have no idea what my email was when i signed up for the forum so i had to create a new forum account and saw the post about SG staying up and some positive news about Josh...
And then this thread.

I do not know what to say. The whipsaw of emotions in such a short time with the raw nerve that is 2020 is overwhelming. I hope your family has found some healing in the time that has passed. And I thank your for the continued service.
I can't tell from the posts if the donate is working/active or not. I would like to donate if it is.

Thanks in advance if you reply!







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Re: Josh has Passed Away

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:41 pm
by loki9797979797
My condolences, your father was a very important man!

Re: Josh has Passed Away

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:28 am
by nottooshabby
Please accept my condolences. I have been using spamgourmet for years but never really had a chance to visit the forums until today. I am incredibly saddened to learn that the man who built this service has passed away some time ago, but I am also glad to to hear that his mantle has been passed on. Thank you to you and your family, Josiah.