RIP Joe Wood
swhyte at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 23:57:58 CDT 2011
On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 21:33, Joe Hamelin <joe at nethead.com> wrote:
> Joe Wood passed in his sleep Friday morning. The only man I knew that had
> Juniper and Cisco logos tattooed on his forearms. A true Internet Rockstar
> who started at a legacy ISP in Seattle, moved to Flying Crocodile, and then
> to design a fair chunk of Google's network.
He not only designed at Google: implemented, supported, and upgraded
as well, everything from optical systems to MPLS TE to routing
protocols. He was a famous night owl, and a huge help all those wee
AMs when I was oncall and needed more hands, because he was always
willing to pitch in.
> He was well on his way to
> starting his own CLEC when his young body gave out on him. He was one of the
> most honest and loving friends that I've had in my life and the most
> brilliant IP engineer I have known.
> Please drink a toast to him with vendor supplied beer.
I intend to have more than one toast to Joe, tomorrow in Denver. He
will be missed.
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