May 29, 2011, Brad Mandell's obituary was published in the Democrat and Chronicle this morning. Our sincerest condolences to his family for their loss.
This was posted on the funeral home website today:
On behalf of the Admins and community of Rocwiki, I would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Brad. Brad's dedication to the concept of Wiki's was admirable. He worked extremely hard on Rocwiki and others and he will not be forgotten. Godspeed on your next journey, Brad.
August 5, 2010
I BID A FOND FAREWELL TO ROCWIKI!!!
Updated April 2, 2011
Life since 2008 has been difficult, with medical and family tragedies, but highly productive for wiki activities. RocWiki editing got me through the cancer surgery recovery in 2008 and BufWiki gave me an alternative focus after my daughter's death in 2008. I am especially proud of the work I put into 2009 and 2010 and for my work on BufWiki as well.
My melanoma has now spread to my liver and my time is getting shorter. Our move to Virginia was completed on the15th of August 2010 and I was fortunate to complete a Compassionate Use Treatment with Ipilimumab. You can find more information on my CaringBridge Site, find me on Twitter and Things Worth Sharing
RocWiki is now off my Bucket List. The rest I leave to all of you with fond memories and my best wishes.
I hope others will join in, review my previous work and implement some of the strategies I have tried to use for RocWiki improvement (;>} !!!
Creative Commons 2.5 on XKCD.com
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Twitter MandellBrad - personal perspectives on life, positive thinking, and dealing with difficult times
Caring Bridge My heel
* To be remembered for my RocWiki Addiction - been there, done that!!
My Info Index
|AS OF||EDITS||CREATED||FILES||Milestone Note|
|Jan 03. 2009||3332||270||400||400th Page Created|
|Mar 30. 2009||4767||467||500||500th File Uploaded|
|Apr 5. 2009||5023||500||-||500th Page Created, 5000+ Edits|
|July 16, 2009||6225||600||561||600th Page Created|
|Aug 12, 2009||7205||711||589||700+ Pages Created|
|Dec 12, 2009||7647||768||619||600+ Files Uploaded|
|Jan 19, 2010||7991||817||634||800+ Pages Created|
|Feb 15, 2010||9007||1000||672||9000+ Edits, 1000 Pages Created|
|April 9, 2010||10000||1100+||780+||10,000+ Edits|
The Stats macro apparently feeds off of cached data and may not represent actual totals. The Edits number includes both Edit - Save Changes and Save New Page, so it includes the Pages Created number.
One can trace back through their UserInfo pages to their oldest Edits - for example for me as of April 21, 2010
https://rocwiki.org/Users/BradMandell?action=userinfo&offset=103 Oldest 103] - July 2008 and 2007
There are 100 entries per page, so I had 10,200 actions plus the 65 on the 103rd page = 10,265 actions. These actions include the Page Creates, Page Edits, and Page Delete actions. The Deletes are not accounted separately. The Files actions are not recorded in the UserInfo and it is possible to do several Files actions within one of the recorded Edit sessions. However, it is possible to do a File action with no recordable Edit when you click on an "image requested link" or replace an image via a click on the image.
|Edits||Pages Created||Files Contributed||First Edit Date||Last Edit||Last Page Edited|
|10393||1165||816||2007-05-16 12:34:41||2011-04-04 23:41:10||Keller International Salon & Barber Supply|
2008-07-06 01:42:04 Thanks for all the great additions to the wiki! —DaveMahon
Please go to the Current Archive to leave a message -Thanks BradMandell