Nerve Center

Memorial

I love terry and yet he never even knew my name or that I existed. Sure, we interacted a bunch of times over the years. but I was just a faceless name among the thousands that admired him, laughed at his crazy antics or shitposted in his chats for some kind of reaction.

I don't need to talk too much about his programming, those who get it get it. But Terry was more than a programmer. He was a biblical devotee and a composer. He produced works to glorify god with all of his humanity, creativity and skills. I urge you all to do the same. Terry's life goal was to create Gods 3rd temple here on earth. I believe he accomplished that with TempleOS.

This death was made much harder on us than it had to be. We collectively went through a 3 day period of denial. Somebody joked that he might be resurrected at the end. Instead of we got confirmation from a police officer that he was struck by a train.

But what I remember is having a friend. Listening to his stories about the MIT that just didn't get it boasting about their coredumps when they couldn't even implement a triangle fill. Attending his divinations, where he'd open the bible at a random page and read from it. Laughing with him as he sent bombastic threatening messages to the CIA email address. Or having my lunch with him through the computer screen, while he got cheeky and ordered extra bacon in some diner at the outskirts of the city in those first few days of being homeless.

I'll think about you a lot Terry. I'll keep talking to god and keep him entertained.