[HacktionLab] sad news about protag

Mike Harris mike at mbharris.co.uk
Wed Feb 19 11:57:50 UTC 2014

Yes I agree, I certainly will miss the old bugger and his tireless
spirit, sarcasm and positivity.

Protag was a key person in HacktionLab getting it off the ground and
keeping it going through his tireless support of it both at BarnCamp and
the Bradford gatherings in the 1-in-12.  He brought so much stuff in the
van with JimDog one year, it was almost the entire event in there and
actually did include a kitchen sink!


On 19/02/2014 10:11, Alan Dawson wrote:
> That's very sad.  
> I have some great memories of working with protag, and the fine hospitality and help he has given  me and many of us.
> From feeding many hungover geeks at 1in12, 
> Transporting kit to and from Barncamp and providing great workshops.
> He had a great dry humour and stoicism as can be seen in his words below that was exactly needed to keep many long term projects moving along.
> I know he'll be sadly missed by everyone who's life he touched.
> In sadness, 
> Alan Dawson
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 08:57:36AM +0000, Mick Fuzz wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I've got some very sad news about Protag that many of you will know from
>> Hacktionlab and especially from hosting us at the 1 in 12 in Bradford.
>> He passed away yesterday from a really fast acting cancer.
>> He spend his last days in a hospice in Bradford surrounded by family and
>> friends. There are a lot of very sad people right now. I saw him about a
>> week ago after getting the email from him below. He still had his sharp
>> sense of humour as you will see.
>> I don't really know what else to say, but wanted to let you all know.
>> Get in touch with me if you want to know when the wake is and I'll pass
>> it on when I find out from Jim Dog.
>> yours mick,
>> /---/
>> /I am in hospital with widespread cancer of the liver, spleen, spine
>> etc. These are secondary cancers.//
>> ////
>> //Until they discover the primary cancer (it's been eluding the experts
>> for over a week) they can't specify a treatment plan.//
>> ////
>> //However, from what they've already said... and due to other
>> complicating factors, almost certainly whatever plan is indicated will
>> not be suitable in my scenario; and plan B will come into operation.//
>> ////
>> //Which is to send me home with a McMillan nurse and a lot of painkillers.//
>> ////
>> //As such I may  only be lucid for a week or two from now.//
>> ////
>> //I call it the Indignitas Clinic. Not as far away as Switzerland, and
>> no air travel required.//
>> ////
>> //Anyhow, that means now is the time to thank you all for the help and
>> support, and positive vibes, that you've given me, in the various things
>> we've worked on together./
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