[PLUG] Zoyd, we will miss you. R I P

Sarang Lakare sarang.lakare at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 20:11:34 IST 2010

This is so sad. Everytime I hear something like this, I feel we should
do something to make our roads safer. Driving 2 wheeler has become so
dangerous on Pune roads. The problem is I just don't know what I can
do as an individual. I have seen roads all over the world and wonder
why Pune roads cannot be nicely demarcated, why the junctions cannot
have turning lanes, why the signals cannot be on all day, why can't we
use technology to nab culprits, etc. We are loosing so much human
capital every day on our roads, its really a shame.


Sarang Lakare, Ph.D.

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 18:03, Sudhanwa Jogalekar
<sudhanwa.com at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear friends,
> One of our senior members, Vinay Pawar (usually known as ZOYD),
> expired on Saturday (9th) evening.
> While he was coming to the PLUG meeting, he met with a traffic
> accident near RTO.
> He was taken to Sasoon hospital immediately, but treatment was not of much use.
> Zoyd was an active member of PLUG since 1999-2000. He actively
> participated in all the PLUG events, especially the CMDA expo and
> GNUnify.  He was instrumental in creating the name "GNUnify" and the
> logo for the first GNUnify conference.
> He actively participated in all the PLUG meetings. During the
> meetings, he also appeared to think several steps ahead in the
> technical matter under discussion, rather than dwelling on the
> obvious.
> We will always remember him for his “courteous, un-assuming,
> non-pushy, matter-of-fact, positive, helpful comments and suggestions
> for improvement ”
> He was very good in graphics and did a lot of work in Inkscape and
> GIMP. The current PLUG logo (Tux with Puneri pagdi) was created by
> him ( after
> the initial work by Somesh ).
> He was working on blender these days. He did mention in his blog,
> about doing couple of models for the recently released short film
> "Sintel", but not
> confirmed if that got included. He had said he was to be working more
> actively in next project.
> He was quite active in LFS too. Some years back, he had started a
> project called Antomic (http://antomic.sourceforge.net/). In this, he
> had created a complete LFS distro called Antomic GNU/Linux. The name
> was inspired by "ants".
> Apart from his interest and participation in FOSS activities, he was
> also active in BMX/mountainbiking with other riders from group
> www.ride2026.com
> His blog: http://www.vinaypawar.com/blog/
> His photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vinaypawar/
> His lean, trim, atheletic figure on a bike is hard to forget...
> He was just about 30 and his untimely death is a great loss to PLUG.
> May god rest his soul in peace.
> Zoyd, we will miss you.
> --Sudhanwa
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