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Title: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Corrine on April 21, 2008, 10:22:52 PM
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We learned today that our long-time friend DieHard passed away a number of months ago.   Emotions are a bit overwhelmed right now so I'll put off my thoughts until later.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: mitch on April 21, 2008, 10:35:12 PM
farewell, friend
this is indeed a black day for all and all that you helped back in the days of aaw ;-(

you will be missed, but not forgotten



mitch
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Basementgeek on April 21, 2008, 11:15:12 PM
Very sorry to hear that you lost a friend.

These are words that I have found comfort in.......Don't cry that I am gone.....Smile that I was here.

BG
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: dickw on April 22, 2008, 12:19:27 AM
Very sorry to hear of your friends passing.
I did not know DieHard, but perhaps this verse may help all that did.

When I must leave you

When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years,
But start out bravely with a gallant smile;
And for my sake and in your my name
Live on and do all things the same,
Feed not your loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways.
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;
And never never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!

Helen Steiner Rice
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Coldmoon on April 22, 2008, 12:57:08 AM
He was one of a kind and I will miss him. My sincerest condolences to his family

Mike
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: skinny51 on April 22, 2008, 01:11:35 AM
My heart is saddened by the news.

Belated condolences to the family.

He was one of the first to help me with my son's badly infected box back in the old AAW forum days.

His presence in the community will be missed.


Mark
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: winchester73 on April 22, 2008, 01:13:04 AM
Björn, you were taken from us too soon.  Why is it that the good die young ...   :(

Terrible news, a terrible loss to us all, a great disturbance in the Force.  What a kind and gentle soul you were.  Full of laughter.  Eager to share.  So willing to help anyone and everyone.  Always a calming presence.

"His life was gentle, and the elements
So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world 'This was a man!'"


William Shakespeare (Jul.Caesar, Act v, Sc.5)


You helped me through some rough patches early on.  You and I were tasked by Jerry with spreading the "good news" on various forums, and it was tough at times.  We were both called some terrible things, me more so.  It was comforting to know I could lean on you.  You were wise with your counsel.


"Oh we never know where life will take us
I know it's just a ride on the wheel
And we never know when death will shake us
And we wonder how it will feel

So goodbye my friend
I know I'll never see you again
But the time together through all the years
Will take away these tears
It's okay now
Goodbye my friend"


(Linda Ronstadt "Goodbye My Friend"; written by Karla Bonoff © 1988 Seagrape Music)


RIP mate.

I hope you run into Pat up there, and you are both at peace.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Vietnam Vet on April 22, 2008, 01:30:11 AM
I am very saddened to hear of this. While I did not know him as well as a lot of you, I read many of his posts on the old Lavasoft forums. May he rest in peace.

Condolences to the family.

Sincerely,
Danny
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Corrine on April 22, 2008, 01:37:50 AM
There are so many things I could say about DieHard.

I could tell you that he was a gentleman and how proud he was of the home he built   
Or that one of his favorite actors was Stephen Fry or how he described a near perfect day on the shore.
I could illustrate how brilliant he was with logs and how many people he helped over the many years.
I could tell you about a barbecue for friends with grilled salmon fillets, potatoes and yogurt sauce with caviar to go with it.

All of that I could tell you but nothing, nothing I could tell you could adequately describe this multifaceted man I called friend.

"A chosen family has a flavour of it's own, it is not given, it is hand-picked one member at a time and earned!" (By Goatie)
Bjorn was an important part of the LzD chosen family and is dearly missed.

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(Bjorn's horse, Wilma)


MVH,

Corrine
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Skittles on April 22, 2008, 02:15:39 AM
Oh this is terrible news!!!  I am deeply saddened by this!!  I have talked to Björn a few times on the phone.  We had planned to meet up, when we came to Stockholm to get my replacement passport at the Embassy.  All I have seen are pictures of him, his horses, and one of his kids.  AND I mustn't forget his house, a view from space.  We had satellited each other.  I even saw his vehicle and told him to wave out of the window. hehehe  I satellited Graph the same day, and caught him at the McDonald's driveup by his home. lol

Sorry for joking, but when I am stressed I joke.  I am joking and crying at the same time. lol

I actually thought about calling him, just a few days ago, because I had not heard from him in such a long time.

For those who don't know, unless Corrine already mentioned it, his name Björn means bear in swedish.  And he was just that.  A teddy bear.  So gentle and the nicest man you would ever met or talk to.  He taught me a lot of things about computers.  Not to mention about Sweden, and how things were in Sweden at the time we were about to move back here.

I am really going to miss him, and very much regret that we did not get to meet before this tragedy.

We will miss you much Björn, love ya lots!  Good-bye my dear friend.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Rawe on April 22, 2008, 05:04:45 AM
Oh my.   :(

I didn't know Björn, while I did read a lot of his posts here and on LS Support. He was a great guy.

RIP the Northern Berserk.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: pete on April 22, 2008, 09:36:59 AM
Very sad news

My condolences to DieHard's  family and friends

RIP DieHard
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: SpyDie on April 22, 2008, 09:56:48 AM
Quote from: skittlespc on April 22, 2008, 04:15:39 AM
For those who don't know, unless Corrine already mentioned it, his name Björn means bear in swedish.  And he was just that.  A teddy bear.  So gentle and the nicest man you would ever met or talk to.  He taught me a lot of things about

I quite agree.

He was always so polite, even at stressful times, he always took things with a pinch of salt, especially back at Lavasoft. His humour always made me laugh. His gentle ways of approaching things.

RIP. You will be incredibly missed. Condolences to his family. I hope you and Pat are doing well up there   :)
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: roddy32 on April 22, 2008, 12:57:29 PM
I am very sorry to hear this. Rest in peace.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: hayc59 on April 22, 2008, 02:52:15 PM
WOW!!
Björn, I will miss you and thanks for the most
interesting threads that I can remember...had the pleasure
of meeting you in the good lava days...R.I.P.
and God Bless to you and your family!!
Gordon

Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Ripley on April 22, 2008, 03:03:24 PM
Quote from: winchester73 on April 22, 2008, 03:13:04 AM
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Björn, you were taken from us too soon.  RIP mate.  I hope you run into Pat up there, and you are both at peace.
Björn was a "Knight" of the highest caliber to me.  Our paths intersected more than once at a time when I was not only new to forum communications, but cleaning a computer, so you can imagine the difficulties we both had...
I was nervous about running programs/creating logs..."tools" that made no sense to me and Die Hard always responded with clarity and a smiley.  Sounds trite, but the addition of the smiley, along with confidence in his expertise, kept me calmer in the challenge.

When one particular challenge was over (finally!) I wrote a goofy poem to him and this past week when his birthday came up on the forum calendar, I went back to re-read his response as a reminiscence, which I'll share with you all here:

Quote from: DieHard
Quote
I´m so glad the problems are sorted out and the computer is back to normal.   

Your poem is beautiful, I´d say it´s the best thank you we´ve ever had, thank you very much   
I´m glad I have ears as stoppers, or the smile I have would cut my head in two halfs. 

He was not only a very dedicated, hard working, knowledgeable expert, but a sweet, kind hearted spirit. I was able to sense all those qualities in the short time period he reached out a hand to me.

My heart goes out to his family as well as his LandzDown family that share the grief.


For those interested, the poem:
Quote from: Ripley
Quote
Once upon a time... in computerland...there was a damsel in distress.  She was a queen of one of the castles in computerland.  She had constructed a motte all around and built her fortress wall high around her castle.
She even had centurian guards patroling regularly, scanning every crook & cranny to keep her protected.
One day her young daughter met an enticing suitor at the castle gate and let him in.  But neither did this young girl know that this suitor concealed a foe named clickspring, and soon two of the trusted centurians named AdAware and Ewido approached the queen announcing that they knew there were trojans hiding in the castle, but were unable to completely slay them.
 
So a decree went out all over the land and a message was received that help would be arriving from a land, a land far far away, named Landzdown.
Soon a Knight in shining armor by the name of Die Hard and his trusted companion Winchester 73 examined many castle documents and logs and told the damsel what she needed to do.

And yet the queen was unfamiliar with dealing with these trojans.
She listen to the Knights, but she floundered and yet these Knights were patient...they knew when to say something and when to let the queen figure some things out for herself, (because it was HER castle)...in this way, she still felt like a queen, and she LEARNED how to deal with trojans which helped the future of her Queendom.

The damsel was then able to roust out those trojans, and place them in a temporary dungeon.
They are waiting execution and now the castle is back to it's merry festivities.
This morning, AdAware & Ewido announced to the queen that a full castle search was conducted and no foes were hiding in the fortress.

And she lived happily ever after...thanks to her Knights in shining armor from Landzdown!

http://www.landzdown.com/index.php?topic=4453.msg18285#msg18285
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: winchester73 on April 22, 2008, 03:08:42 PM
Ripley ... I had to smile when I read Die Hard's reply to you.

"I´m glad I have ears as stoppers, or the smile I have would cut my head in two halfs" ... typical of his humor.

Thanks for sharing.

I finally found a worthy tribute to DieHard ...

"A good leg will fall.  A straight back will stoop.  A black beard will turn white.  A curled pate will grow bald.  A fair face will wither.  A full eye will wax hollow.  But a good heart is the sun and the moon, for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps its course truly."

(William Shakespeare, Henry V)
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: hayc59 on April 22, 2008, 03:09:42 PM
Ripley, thank you and that was a wonderful
exchange between you two and just the way he is/was
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: miekiemoes on April 22, 2008, 03:30:46 PM
I'm sad to hear this.

My condolences to DieHard's friends and family.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: JeanInMontana on April 22, 2008, 05:52:29 PM
I am sorry it took this to finally get around to joining this forum.  I have no witty words.  We lost one of the best.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Elrond on April 22, 2008, 06:06:20 PM
I did not know him well but have met him at a number of Swedish or Swedish speaking forums and I apreciated him. I will miss him if for no other reason than that is so pleasent to meet other Swedes in in this circle.

Mina varmaste kondoleanser till hela Björns familj.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: techie on April 23, 2008, 01:22:25 AM
I'm very sorry to hear about your friend DieHard, by looking at the posts, it looks as if he was a well liked and very knowledgeable man. No words could ever replace the loss of a friend or family member, only the memories and what's in the heart helps us along.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Corrine on April 23, 2008, 01:23:27 AM
Remembering Another Lost Friend (http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2008/04/remembering-another-lost-friend.html)
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Aaron Hulett on April 23, 2008, 01:48:56 AM
My thoughts go out to Björn's family.  DieHard's dancing avatar always put a smile on my face every time I saw it just dancing away.  It still does.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Ripley on April 23, 2008, 02:53:59 AM
Quote from: hayc59 on April 22, 2008, 03:09:42 PM

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    and just the way he is/was


Quote from: winchester73 on April 22, 2008, 03:08:42 PM
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    Ripley ... I had to smile when I read Die Hard's reply to you.

    "I´m glad I have ears as stoppers, or the smile I have would cut my head in two halfs" ... typical of his humor.


Actually, I thought it was precious and a delightful expression of his humor as well.

Since hearing the news, I've spent some time re-visiting his prior memories/posts here at LandzDown and thoroughly enjoyed coming across his discovery during a genealogy search he must have been on at one time  :lol:
Beyond the sensitivities to political groups or his Swedish heritage, I just delighted in the fun and good natured humor he shared with us whenever he had time such as this.

He will truly be missed, but we can treasure the times he shared with us and smile remembering we have "ear stoppers".
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Skittles on April 23, 2008, 03:50:09 AM
Geez you guys and your warm heartfelt thoughts are making me cry again.  I thought I was done. 

Thank you all for sharing your wonderful memories of him.  I am really gonna miss that guy.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: CalamityJane on April 23, 2008, 04:17:59 AM
:(

This is a shock and a heartfelt loss to me.  Diehard was such a terrific guy and a help to so many.  He was truly a "class act" without even trying and very knowledgeable about malware removal which he shared with all he could.  He was committed and so kind to be helping so many.

My condolences to his family and all his friends.  He was very highly regarded by all that knew him (me included).  We have lost a champion here :(
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: hayc59 on April 23, 2008, 05:59:18 AM
Remembering Another Lost Friend (http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2008/04/remembering-another-lost-friend.html)
Very Nice Corrine
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: FatsGordon on April 23, 2008, 12:30:08 PM
I will post what I wrote before, because I don't have words.

I feel terrible today. I'm so sorry for such a loss. Björn and I have spent some nights chatting about life in general, and I remember him as a very warm and passionate person.

Please give my salute to his family. Having so many bad people in the world we have to lose the one that enlighten us. Sometimes life seems to be so unfair...

I can't write more. Sorry.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: amateur on April 23, 2008, 12:59:53 PM


My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. 
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on April 23, 2008, 08:35:15 PM
Björn,
Good night my dear friend.

Hammy.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Blue55 on April 23, 2008, 11:13:30 PM
He was a sweetheart who gave so much much of himself for so so many from the old AAW forum days to past then, including for myself.  If a person continues as memories of his actions, then there will be many fond ones here to replace the great loss.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: odidio on April 24, 2008, 04:44:31 AM
Also my condolences to DieHard's friends and family.

Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Niecarrah on April 24, 2008, 09:43:32 PM

          My sincere condolences to all!


He will be missed!  Hope he meets up with Pat....
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: BigTuc on April 24, 2008, 11:30:33 PM
(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsmilies.sofrayt.com%2Ffsc%2Fpraying.gif&hash=a018bb3211d76badc52d52fd9da27ae1d654bcfb) we are all praying for the family, (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsmilies.sofrayt.com%2Ffsc%2Fpraying.gif&hash=a018bb3211d76badc52d52fd9da27ae1d654bcfb) GOD BLESS YOU


LandzDown will miss you
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: mgee on April 25, 2008, 07:47:11 AM
 :flowers:

Dear brother, I hardly knew ye,

The impact you made on my life whether directly or indirectly (sometimes at the same time!) will be forever greatly appreciated.

You will be missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family.

with love, Melanie.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: negster22 on April 26, 2008, 03:13:38 AM
Björn was someone who will be greatly missed for many reasons.   He was one of the most gracious and friendly people I have interacted with on the security forums - always very giving of himself and always contributing with a smile. He was extremely knowledgeable and he imparted that knowledge to others both selflessly and willingly at all times.  He has touched many of us with his generosity of spirit. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family. May he rest in peace and continue to spread his sunshine in our enduring memories.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: NICK ADSL UK on April 26, 2008, 08:22:09 PM
My very sincerest condolence's go out to his family and friend' at this time  :(
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Eric the Red on April 27, 2008, 07:53:29 AM
Au revoir, Björn.

Thank you for your time, your help and the chats we had that left me in stitches   ;D

Sleep well, my good friend.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Mannen on May 11, 2008, 08:03:49 PM
Vila i frid min vän

Mina tankar är med din familj och vänner

Mvh
Mannen
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: E A S T E R on August 10, 2008, 03:24:25 AM
Late as this sympathy condolence is, i am absolutely shocked to the core yet again. This for me, like all of you, is been a terrible string of losses i wish never could have been so soon or at all, and AFAIK stretching back to AAPlus.

~SIGH~  It touches me deeply because these gentlemen were just that, gentlemen and really helped guide me along whenever i found myself in a pinch in the forums without so much as a whisper, just excellent, wholehearted, generous advice as always.

EASTER
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Malou on August 30, 2008, 12:42:51 PM
Till minne av DieHard!

Mottog det mycket tragiska meddelandet igår om att du DieHard inte längre finns med oss.
Det är med mycket stor sorg/saknad/smärta i mitt hjärta jag skriver detta tragiska inlägg.

Varför?
Varför berättade du inte om hur du mådde?
Varför lämnade du mig på detta sätt i denna ovisshet?

Jag förstod ju av hela min själ/mitt hjärta att något var fel (att du inte mådde bra) den sista tiden vi hade kontakt med varandra via mail och chatt/messenger.

Jag saknar dig så mycket. Jag saknar ditt enorma stöd som jag alltid kände att jag fick. Du fanns alltid till hands då jag behövde dig.
Jag saknar alla våra intensiva samtal (ibland hela nätterna igenom) vi hade via chatten/messenger om vilket sätt som var det bästa med att rensa rent ett system. Vilka verktyg som lämpade sig bäst.

Du kommer alltid att finnas i mina tankar och kommer alltid att ha en speciell plats i mitt hjärta  :wub:

Tears In Heaven
by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong
And carry on,
'Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven.

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?

I'll find my way
Through night and day,
'Cause I know I just can't stay
Here in heaven.

Time can bring you down,
Time can bend your knees.
Time can break your heart,
Have you begging please, begging please.

Beyond the door,
There's peace I'm sure,
And I know there'll be no more
Tears in heaven.

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong
And carry on,
'Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven.



Malou
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Felburg on October 11, 2008, 12:52:40 PM
 :(  So sad to hear the news.  I remember when he's helped me from the Old Ad-Aware Forums.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Corrine on April 17, 2009, 11:15:16 PM
Thinking of you, Björn, on your birthday.  (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sysnative.com%2Fforums%2Fimages%2Fsmilies%2Frose.gif&hash=d57a4e8b5e8ae43339454840fd69ea8a5cd8f484)
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on April 18, 2009, 07:00:09 PM
Björn,
I have a drink for you on your birthday  :cheers:

GR@PH;<'S   :Hammys pint:
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Corrine on April 18, 2012, 12:44:38 AM
You're still in my thoughts, Björn.  :hug:
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: winchester73 on April 18, 2012, 12:55:37 AM
I was thinking about him today ... hard to believe how the time has flown by. 

Here's to you mate  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on April 18, 2012, 06:25:15 PM
Björn,
Time is flying past but your never to far from our hearts.
I have a drink for you on your birthday  :cheers:

GR@PH;<'S   :Hammys pint:
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on April 17, 2013, 10:25:41 AM
Bjorn,
A drink in your honor (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.getsmile.com%2Femoticons%2Ffunny-smileys-68129%2Fcheers2.gif&hash=7e040f60ef018a0a18549745ee9603a7ff7c5043)

Hammy  :Hammys pint:
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: winchester73 on April 17, 2013, 10:40:07 AM
Cheers  :GRAFX:
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Corrine on April 17, 2013, 02:34:04 PM
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Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on July 10, 2013, 01:06:59 PM
Björn,
Time is flying past but your never to far from our hearts.
I have a drink for you on your birthday  :cheers:

GR@PH;<'S
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on April 16, 2014, 07:23:26 PM
Bjorn,
The years seem to be passing us by but your always not far from our minds

I raze my glass in a salute to you my dear old friend  :cheers:

Hammy  :Hammys pint:
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: winchester73 on April 16, 2014, 08:44:28 PM
Cheers mate :cheers:
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Corrine on April 16, 2014, 09:03:20 PM
Hard to believe Björn left us over 6 years ago.
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: LilBambi on April 18, 2014, 03:25:24 PM
Rest in Peace Diehard/Björn ...  here's one for you!

 :GRAFX:
Title: Re: Remembering DieHard
Post by: Profixer on June 16, 2016, 12:56:02 PM
I have clearly missed a lot due to my absence from the forums. This is so sad.. so many people passed. RIP DieHard