We regret to announce that David Sky, a long time
member and contributor to Audacity,
and co-founder of AudioNyq.com,
passed away on October 4th 2009.
David was 46 years old.
Throughout his life, he fought diabetes courageously, and even when he eventually lost his sight, he continued to help others, especially the members of Audacity, by writing many plugins, and providing assistance to all who needed help.
The many plugins and software he wrote will live on at AudioNyq, to remind us of a wonderful, generous and selfless man. He will be sorely missed.
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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 9:30:16 -0500 From: cliff Subject: [Audacity-users] David Sky - In Memoriam To: audacity-users@ David Sky was an active contributor to Audacity over the years. David recently passed away from complications from his diabetes. Please keep him in your prayers. David wrote and maintained many plug-ins for Audacity, a fantastic feat for someone who was unsighted. We will all remember him. He will remain "alive" in the many plug-ins which we still use. ------------------------------ Message: 2 Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 06:51:14 -0800 (PST) From: Adam Lafayette Subject: Re: [Audacity-users] David Sky - In Memoriam That�s sad. Thanks for letting us know. He was very active making a lot of plugins and helping people on this users list. ======================= Adam Lafayette ======================= Message: 3 Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 10:18:45 -0500 From: Jeffrey Lewis Subject: Re: [Audacity-users] David Sky - In Memoriam I thank you for you letting us know. His work with the plugins was exceptional not only because of his medical condition but because of the number and quality. He will be missed - I hope that a notice will be put on the Audacity main page. Jeff Message: 4 Date: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 10:34:18 -0500 From: Billy Geiger RIP, David.... Billy Geiger Message: 1 Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 08:43:20 -0800 (PST) From: leonard schwartz Subject: Re: [Audacity-users] David Sky - In Memoriam sorry to hear that..... lenny --- On Fri, 1/1/10, Adam Lafayette wrote: Message: 2 Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 12:40:02 -0500 From: Hal Vaughan Wow -- real shock. He and I had been writing back and forth privately and were having some interesting discussions. He had sent me some of his music he had created and it was enjoyable. I hadn't heard from him for a while, but I'm so used to email "pen pals" that chat for a while, then just can't keep up that I didn't even think he might be ill. There were also times when he was busy so I might not hear from him for a while, so I didn't think it was unusual he had not written for a time. He was intelligent, interested in a wide variety of subjects, and just a general all-around-great guy. Even though he was blind and would never be able to watch any videos of me, he liked discussing my love and fascination of ballroom dance because of all that I could tell him that it taught me and how it effected me on other levels. He could not only ask questions that made me think and learn more from what I said, but could get a lot out of it himself as well, even when we were talking about something very visual that he would never see. Thank you for letting us know what happened. I will miss him and his emails. Hal Message: 2 Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 14:05:04 -0800 From: Steve Holden This is also a big shock to me. I had a very similar friendship with David as Hal outlined. We would discuss audio, podcasting, and Audacity on a semi-regular basis. He helped a great deal on my Audacity training presentation/slides. He will be missed. Steve Message: 4 Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2010 16:48:19 -0800 From: Gary Nelson Subject: Re: [Audacity-users] David Sky - In Memoriam To: Discussion list for Audacity users I never met David but worked with him for several months on a Nyquist routine for finite impulse response filters. He did the Nyquist; I helped with the DSP. He was fun to work with. We made a lot of progress but never finished and then I got sidetracked with issues here at home. I always expected that we would get back on that project and finish it. I am grateful to have known him and ache to realize that we won't ever finish what we started. I always read his postings. I will miss him Gary Nelson