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R.I.P. wlonh
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May 22, 2014, 01:21 PM
Some of the oldsters among you may remember wlonh, who was one of the original admins of the MacNN forums (or "fora," as he would call them) back in 1999-2000.

I'm sorry to report that wlonh died earlier this month in a traffic accident in Mazatlan, Mexico, where he had retired. He was riding his bicycle when he was struck and killed by a bus.

Others will recall his blowups with Ca$h and other forum members. But for me, I remember him as a good guy and welcoming presence when I was first dipping my toes into the Internet. He was extremely active and seemed to post in almost every thread sometimes, in the technical forums as well as the Lounge. I believe he was also the founder of Team MacNN. In other words: He helped build this place.

After leaving MacNN, Lon worked with Misha (another original MacNNer) at MacUpdate for several years. He did pay us a visit here in the Lounge once, a few years ago.

Goodbye, wlonh. And thanks.
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May 22, 2014, 01:41 PM
That is a shame. I talked him into the visit awhile ago, recreating his account to make it possible. I hadn't seen him much on IM since.
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May 22, 2014, 03:50 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. I remember wlonh.
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May 22, 2014, 03:51 PM
Well ****.
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May 23, 2014, 07:55 AM
RIP. I think we've run into a few MacNN figures who have passed away or disappeared from sight - always depresses me.
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May 23, 2014, 08:57 AM
Sorry to hear it, and best to his family.
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May 23, 2014, 03:04 PM

May we always remember the greybeards before our time.
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May 23, 2014, 07:46 PM
Sorry to hear the news. I remember him.
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May 23, 2014, 08:27 PM
i'm sorry to hear of his passing, My thoughts are with his family.

However, I'm sure he's Mac'n it up with Steve Jobs and will have the best view as the new Apple headquarters takes shape.
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