Sunday, November 06, 2005

Flok Dekoke World- in memoriam

It is hard to find the right words for this entry into flok dekoke world. On April 17th, 2005, just a few weeks after his last entry, flok dekoke passed away unexpectedly while undergoing plastic surgery.

Flok was an extremely shy figment of his imagination and it was painful for him to write his blog. In the final months of his life he would spend frustrating hours every night working on his blog entries and immersing himself in the world of open source software. He also felt off balance with the idea of leaving his beloved California to move east. Through it all his lab work suffered for it and his travel journal, the one in ink and paper with letters for his children, was abandoned during the brief months he kept this blog.

Flok will be remembered here for his good intentions and little else. His friends at the lab will remember him for his willingness to take chances by trying out treatments on himself, for the way he questioned everything, and his ability to piss off his bosses.

So flok leaves his little world while in his sleep. Actually under anesthesia, which is a better way to check out than most of us will get in our final hours. It seems the tubes supplying oxygen and CO2 in the operating room were inverted on the day he was finally getting his ample nose reduced to a human scale.

Funny that he would go while getting a nose job, the flok never struck me as a vain person but then again he did have this blog didn't he?