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Re: RealBadAngel

by VanessaE » Thu Mar 31, 2016 03:47

Like others, I've been at a loss for words to express how I feel. On a personal level, I can't articulate it... feels hollow, empty. He was my friend, as much so as anyone else I know exclusively online. I'm sure things will feel better eventually, but when he died, something in me died with him.

When RBA started to have problems with what he described once as extremely high blood pressure, I naturally began to worry both for the project and for his personal life, since he had family and local friends. Now that that day has come, my worries have been amplified.

He and I shared common roots as coders on classic 8-bit platforms (though he did Z-80 and I was into 6502), and pretty much thought alike. He, being a demo coder, was better at those things than me (as I focused on tools), but over the past few years since he arrived in the community, we've talked, planned, brainstormed, and argued, but in the end came to a compromise. We talked about everything - cooking, politics, religion, programming, graphic design. So that he could follow some non-Minetest things I'm into, his girlfriend Katarzyna and I became friends on Facebook.

We got pissed off at each other once or twice over things that, in retrospect, were probably kinda petty, but we both got over it quickly. A couple of times, he wanted to leave the community over friction with other core developers, but we all thankfully convinced him to stay.

Now he's gone entirely, and I kinda think to myself "how shallow this is" that his Minetest activities should be what stands out the most about him. There was a LOT more to him than that, most folks just didn't get to see it much.

I am reminded of a particular, brief scene from the beginning of "Amélie", where a guy erases his just-deceased best-friend's name from his address book. His heavy sigh on doing so, with the expression on his face, sums up how I feel. I miss him.
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Re: RealBadAngel

by mati1 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 19:58

Hallo ALL sorry for my english

Maciej He was buried today. in Wloclawek, was cremated
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not to forget about him and prayed for his soul

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Re: RealBadAngel

by Zeno » Fri Apr 01, 2016 13:20

All I can say is that he was a talented developer and a good online friend. I am devastated to hear this news.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by DI3HARD139 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 04:16

Rest in peace RealBadAngel. He will be remembered for all he had done for the community.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by MoNTE48 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 21:26

I did not know him personally, but he has done so much work in Minetest. Without this human Minetest I would not have had so many interesting and exciting features.
RIP. Community Minetest should never forget about it.
I think a good idea to dedicate the release of 0.4.14 to him, he made so many improvements and bug fixes for this! We also should not forget about the code, over which he had no time to finish the job:
https://github.com/minetest/minetest/pulls/realbadangel
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by MirceaKitsune » Mon Apr 04, 2016 22:03

There's something I've been wanting to suggest. I don't know if it's a stupid idea, and feel free to slap me if so:

Could we perhaps add some sort of bonus item or easter egg in minetest_game, in the memory of RBA? I'm thinking of something very rare (like MESE or Nyan Cat) with a reference to him. Obviously it must be an item that makes sense in the game, and doesn't break the fourth wall into real life issues... just an indirect reference would be fine.

One possible example that popped to mind: In very rare cases, Nyan Cat blocks that spawn in the sky could have angel wings, as a reference to his nickname. If the player gets them, they could gain the ability to fly! Dunno... just thought it would be nice if someone did something like this for core MTG.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by Inocudom » Thu Apr 07, 2016 06:06

MirceaKitsune wrote:There's something I've been wanting to suggest. I don't know if it's a stupid idea, and feel free to slap me if so:

Could we perhaps add some sort of bonus item or easter egg in minetest_game, in the memory of RBA? I'm thinking of something very rare (like MESE or Nyan Cat) with a reference to him. Obviously it must be an item that makes sense in the game, and doesn't break the fourth wall into real life issues... just an indirect reference would be fine.

One possible example that popped to mind: In very rare cases, Nyan Cat blocks that spawn in the sky could have angel wings, as a reference to his nickname. If the player gets them, they could gain the ability to fly! Dunno... just thought it would be nice if someone did something like this for core MTG.

I support this proposition all the way. Upon hearing of RealBadAngel's passing away, a massive hole was sliced into my heart. He was a good man who really did care about Minetest, as his contributions proved. Heck, I even spoke with him a few times in irc.
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Re: RealBadAngel

by StepDevelop » Fri May 13, 2016 01:40

I'm so sorry :( Goodbye RealBadAngel -_- R.I.P.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by naltamur » Sat May 14, 2016 13:54

Goodbye RealBadAngel ! You are in my heart!
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by redblade7 » Mon May 16, 2016 21:17

Very sad to hear this. I remember when I had my Terrarium server (the buggy one that was shut down last winter and replaced with Creative Gardens), there was an issue where approaching this one area would crash the server. One night, RealBadAngel and others helped me regenerate the problem area on IRC. One of the buggy mods was experimental mapgen, which would automatically generate villages. So I gave the nearby village "Tristram" a hellish look and named the streets after all the people who helped me on IRC that night, RealBadAngel being one of them. While the Terrarium is long gone, I will be sure to add his name to The Crypt on Creative Gardens.
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Re: RealBadAngel

by wilkgr76 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 08:04

Inocudom wrote:
MirceaKitsune wrote:There's something I've been wanting to suggest. I don't know if it's a stupid idea, and feel free to slap me if so:

Could we perhaps add some sort of bonus item or easter egg in minetest_game, in the memory of RBA? I'm thinking of something very rare (like MESE or Nyan Cat) with a reference to him. Obviously it must be an item that makes sense in the game, and doesn't break the fourth wall into real life issues... just an indirect reference would be fine.

One possible example that popped to mind: In very rare cases, Nyan Cat blocks that spawn in the sky could have angel wings, as a reference to his nickname. If the player gets them, they could gain the ability to fly! Dunno... just thought it would be nice if someone did something like this for core MTG.

I support this proposition all the way. Upon hearing of RealBadAngel's passing away, a massive hole was sliced into my heart. He was a good man who really did care about Minetest, as his contributions proved. Heck, I even spoke with him a few times in irc.

As do I.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by ABJ » Wed Jun 22, 2016 15:06

I was not in contact with the internet when this happened but now that I see it, it chills me. I never intimately knew him, but I remember like yesterday bringing up losing OpenGL and having Minetest lag death because of that and the heated discussions about RBA's "breaking working shit for eye candy", and how someone reminded us of what he had done for us and before or after that, seeing some excellent work by RBA on bumpmapping (which was REALLY cool!), all just a few months before his DEATH!
I may not be crying or weeping, but it is thoroughly chilling.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by hampa16 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 01:51

Farewell, RealBadAngel. You made the best Minetest mods and texturepacks that people will ever find and download. I knew you well. I'll know you forever.







I will say the same thing for Helen Koonce.

We will miss you both.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by Christian9 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 03:41

R.I.P May his soul move on to the afterlife in Peace, He will always be remembered.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by azekill_DIABLO » Tue Aug 09, 2016 09:13

Christian9 wrote:R.I.P May his soul move on to the afterlife in Peace, He will always be remembered.


Yes i hope so.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by BrunoMine » Fri Aug 12, 2016 01:40

This event made me think deeply about minetest. We are all here a long time. We should mount a history server, with monuments that tell the story of Minetest.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by azekill_DIABLO » Fri Aug 12, 2016 15:49

BrunoMine wrote:This event made me think deeply about minetest. We are all here a long time. We should mount a history server, with monuments that tell the story of Minetest.


yes....?....i don't know, maybe.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by kaadmy » Fri Aug 12, 2016 20:28

BrunoMine wrote:This event made me think deeply about minetest. We are all here a long time. We should mount a history server, with monuments that tell the story of Minetest.

I agree. I'll try to help if someone else begins doing it.
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Re: RealBadAngel

by DS-minetest » Fri Aug 12, 2016 22:41

hm, it would be difficult to show everything. it would be like the experience of old veterans, everyone has something different to tell
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Re: RealBadAngel

by BrunoMine » Fri Aug 12, 2016 22:59

DS-minetest wrote:hm, it would be difficult to show everything. it would be like the experience of old veterans, everyone has something different to tell

Well, this should be done by veterans.
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by DS-minetest » Fri Aug 12, 2016 23:03

BrunoMine wrote:
DS-minetest wrote:hm, it would be difficult to show everything. it would be like the experience of old veterans, everyone has something different to tell

Well, this should be done by veterans.

sure, but the problem is that there could be disagreements
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Re: RealBadAngel

by MineYoshi » Fri Aug 12, 2016 23:09

DS-minetest wrote:
BrunoMine wrote:
DS-minetest wrote:hm, it would be difficult to show everything. it would be like the experience of old veterans, everyone has something different to tell

Well, this should be done by veterans.

sure, but the problem is that there could be disagreements

And how about trying to hear everyone and try to join the pieces to make them match perfectly?
 

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Re: RealBadAngel

by MineYoshi » Fri Aug 12, 2016 23:35

Napiophelios wrote:How bout we start a new topic on the subject and discuss it there?

OK!
This is gettin' too offtopic...
Better do another topic!
 

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