Eric D. Schabell: August 2005

Friday, August 19, 2005

More on PFC Henry L. Hooper

My sister did some digging the the state of Washington archives online and came up with some of the following.

A listing on the Washington State Roll of Honor site.

The problem is that with out a birthdate it is pretty hard to get any closer than the 300 names that come up in a white pages search for Washington... pretty frustrating.

A site like Family Search would be a great help if we had a birthday. Maybe someone will see this out there and come forward with some info. Just post something to the guest log to contact me or send an email to info at this domain.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

PFC Henry L. Hooper

I have adopted a grave from the American Military Cemetery in Margraten...

I have created a page on this site dedicated to this person in the hopes of finding out more about him, his family and what happened to him.

PFC H.L. Hooper

I will be chronicling the events as I attempt to find out more about this man.

Benoit visit to the Netherlands!

Another long time Source Mage developer stopped by yesterday here in my corner of the world. Benoit dropped by with his wife and we had a nice time chatting, laughing and looking at the sights.

Was great to chat about the old SMGL days, laugh about current projects and plan a bit for the future. I really hope that Benoit will not be too busy to help out with the AbTLinux project!

This makes three developers I have personally met from free software projects I have worked on, really nice to meet the persons behind the nicks.

We made a tenative plan that our first ever AbTLinux developers meeting should take place in France. ;-)

Have a safe trip home Benoit and look forward to working together in the future!

Saturday, August 6, 2005

Rycee stops by for a visit!

One of the long time Source Mage developers with which I worked closely with stopped by the Netherlands on a vacation bike tour. He found the time to stay a week. While there we met in s-Hertogenbosch for beers, terras sun and bitterballs (don't ask, you have to try them).

We ended up having such fun that I invited them both over for a bit of a BBQ. He saw my place, my family and we had a nice evening before they headed back to basvg's home.

Robert, was great to meet you and I sincerly hope you find the time to drop into my AbTLinux project. I could really use your talents.

That's it for now, time to get get my world back in order after a three week vacation to start working again on monday... sigh.

PS. Almost forgot, Benoit is in the Netherlands too this week! We gonna meet up and I will drop a line or two about the visit later this week, stay tuned!