Sunday (3 August 2008), a friend died. He was battling cancer, and had been diagnosed very recently. Now, it looks like the battle's over before it had a chance to begin.
Jeff had the capacity to explain things so well that even I could understand him.
In spite of the foreknowledge of his health, this is very sudden, and I won't pretend to be anything but frustrated and a little exhausted by this news (even coming as it does on the heels of a frustrating and exhausting weekend). You can get an inkling of how cool Jeff was by reading his Wikipedia entry.
Every time I had a conversation with Jeff, I learned something awesome, something important, or something cool, usually in combination.
He will be missed.