Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Kevin McCormick / Frostbyte dead

I wasn't going to touch this blog. I was eventually going to setup my own offline, sync based blog on my web-site, A few days ago the server "sub-zero" that was hosting my web-site went down. It went down hard; no DNS, no pings, etc... I figured it would fix itself in a day.

After a few days I thought about contacting Kevin (aka: frostbyte), my best friend in high school. He admin's the server, and I know he has a ton of other people who depend on it for web, e-mail, etc... I never got around to it and figured I'd call him tonight.

Before I left work I talked with a reporter at the "Boston Globe". She contacted me through MySpace asking me to call her regarding frostbyte. I did and asked her how he was doing...

"frostbyte is dead," was her reply.

I don't know what to make of this. I haven't cried (yet) but have come close. I'm in disbelief, anger, disbelief, and acceptance. It all keeps washing over me. I was told by the reporter he had died of a drug overdose (E) which doesn't surprise me but still hurts. I had hoped Kevin would realize how stupid he was doing drugs; Just like in middle and high school I want to work through the logic and show him how I was right in this situation ... I don't want to be right; I want Kevin to be alive.

His grandmother called me this evening and told me a service is happening at MIT on Saturday (11/19). I've got to make arrangements to be up there.

Friday, July 22, 2005

First post, errr blog

I've neither started a new blog via my home machine, nor have I restored the 2+ gigs of information I had on my old blog. And so here we go... a blogger blog.

Looks like someone already took "Tronster" on here (hence the URL.) Funny, as I created the name "Tronster" back in 1987 (well before I made it my legal name in 2002) in order to distinguish myself from other online BBS users. As far as I know, there are 3 other Tronsters in the online world, but I'm the only one who has it as a legal name. *rah*

I do hope to have my home page at back up, but until then there is always content about me at MySpace.