Freenode’s lilo

Il parait que Rob Levin, plus connu sous le pseudo de lilo, l’âme du serveur irc.freenode.net (site web) est mort auhourd’hui suite à un accident de circulation.

I interrupt this blog’s unscheduled silence because of a disturbing annoucement.

When I’m online, I almost constantly hang out on a few IRC chanels on the server irc.freenode.net (website). This message was broadcast this evening, about 10min ago:

[22:17] -christel- [Global Notice] On the 12th September Rob Levin, known to many as Freenode's lilo, was hit by a car while riding his bike. He suffered head injuries and passed away in hospital on the 16th. For more information please visit #freenode-announce

This is a horrific thing. May lilo rest in peace.

I can’t say I knew him, strictly speaking, though I certainly knew some snippets about the person who used to send those regular Global Notices. The last time I exchanged a few words with him was after a particularly vile attempt at character assassination, when I basically said I appreciated the work he was doing to run the freenode service. He was, like many who pour themselves into a somewhat idealistic project, a controversial figure. And he will be missed.

<chryss> .seen lilo
<phenny> chryss: I last saw lilo at 2006-09-09 00:53:53 UTC on #joiito

On Digg.

(Practically crossposted from upstairs.)


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3 comment(s) for 'Freenode’s lilo'

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  2. (Pingback, 2006-09-17 06:05 )

    […] lilo passed away earlier in the day. I cam to know this through a friend’s blog. Looks like he was killed in a hit-and-run road accident while riding his bike. […]

  3. (Comment, 2007-03-12 20:42 )
    #3kristin

    How sad.

    I never see the global messages anymore. Colloquy is kinda wierd and there is no console unless you take the time to open it.