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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby veronica_inheels » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:24 am

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby quailia » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:40 am

gabz wrote:Bruceyoumoron refused to leave his bed the whole time he was in hospital and is now mourning.


Not such a moron after all.

Sorry for your loss.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby janieblack » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:06 pm

Heard about this news and am just stopping in to say how sorry I am to hear Zaffer is gone. He was quirky as all hell and made this place all the better for it. Whenever I think about him it will be with thoughts of how to Macgyver a hot water service out of pot and some polypipe or how to keep the peace (?) with mad neighbours in Africa. So sorry gabz...
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby RichD » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:59 pm

Goodbye Zaffer.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Argonheart_Po » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:21 pm

I'm sorry to hear that news.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby aero » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:02 pm

Zaffer was a character and always entertaining, even when you didn't agree with him. My condolences to his family, he will be missed.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby gabz » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:01 pm

Thank you again everyone.

Regarding the fund that a friend set up I'm afraid I don't know if it will take international payments. It should in theory but SA has strange currency regulations.

But your memories of him are far more valuable than any contributions so please don;t stress.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby ExPat From Hell » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:25 am

Well hell. So sorry to hear this. He was an original.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Lost Soul » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:32 am

I'm sure Saffer would blame Amerikkka for his death if he could, so I'll do it for him.

Voice of Saffer: "If only the US approved my immigrant visa 30 years ago, I would still be alive".

Hasta luego, Saffer.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Barbarella » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:34 am

Ah no thats so sad am really shocked by this.

RIP Zaffer.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Bosworth » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:38 pm

You'll be missed Zaffer. RIP
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby mothership » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:33 pm

my condolences to his family, RIP.

I think given his love of telephony, I should have PM'd him on some of the stuff I've been working on. He would have loved my finished testbed of PBX's that I built out of recovered servers. He would have loved even more the packet capture ability our lab and production networks to diagnose problems.

I`ll miss your musings Zaffer.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Kilombo » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:36 pm

Good Bye. I will miss you Zaffer. My condolences to his family and friends
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Vivienne_Westwood » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:35 pm

Wow, I hadn't thought that this round of illness would be the final one - he really did seem the kind of man who could survive pretty much anything. I'm really saddened to hear he's gone. Zaffer was someone I always enjoyed hearing from. He had a real knack for finding humour in crappy circumstances. Thanks Gabz for the photos, I guess he was a true grizzled Scot?

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby k2w3 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:26 pm

Sucks. He wound me up but was a really interesting guy.

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Postby Butterfingers » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:43 am

Sorry for anyone hurting for this loss. He was a character I will miss.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Chip_Oatley » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:42 pm

Condolences on your loss, gabz.

Rest in peace, zaffer.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Nines » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:11 am

I liked his Viking ship floating down the river and crashing on an island story.

To the interviewer: "The fucking ship hit the island, didn't I already say that?" Hahaha...cranky fucker

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby veronica_inheels » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:57 am

it was fucking awesome story.
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Postby Steve_in_Exile » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:01 am

Nines wrote:The fucking ship hit the island, didn't I already say that?

Yeah, that was perfect. Was that a low budget beer ad or something? Seemed like they had a shot of a beer in there.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Usher73 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:08 pm

Very sad news.

As Hannibal Lecter would say, the world was more interesting with you in it.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby StanDeMan » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:09 am

What sad news :(
My condolences to his family and friends.

Going to miss his feisty character , his crazy ideas and comments and posts on fixing/making stuff........he seemed to be a great ghetto fixer.

One story I really liked was on an OP about hunting I think. He mentioned something about being out on a military patrol or exercise where he and several guys took out one of those African buffaloes with automatic rifles........several just opened fire on it. Then they cooked it after hiding it from some officers.
He commented that ...."It wasn't exactly a classic kill". :lol:

I like to think that he's actually just out now looking for that missing Malaysian airliner.

So long Saffer.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby birdlite » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:10 pm

Just logged into the full site and saw this. The board won't be the same without our Zaffer. I am so glad he was home with his dogs.
Thanks for posting the pics, gabz. My condolences to you.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby leela » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:29 pm

I am so glad he was home with his dogs.


Me too. I'm glad he managed to escape the hospital (and the nurses!). Enabling someone to die at home is really important, if that's their wish.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Lincoln » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:24 pm

Just a thought...did anyone tell Barbi? she used to get on with Zaffer....i'm sure she'd like to know.

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Postby leela » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:48 pm

I messaged her after reading your post. I have no recollection of what relationship she had with either Zaffer or Jono, or if she wants any news from here. But just in case, I've let her know.
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Postby Lincoln » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:50 pm

You is good people Leela.

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Postby milton » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:57 pm

Shit, sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed his posts, even the wilder ones.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby cultureshock » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:56 pm

damn, zaff, now i'm the only off the grid living nutjob left.
who am i going to discuss my gravity flow water system with?

sad news, much love, see ya' in the big message board in the sky.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby veronica_inheels » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:58 am

those on FB, know that it is his funeral today ( Sunday)
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby simon_in_exile » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:26 pm

I raised a glass for zaffer today. He came across as a genuine individual, live-by-my-own-rules bloke, with a great sense of humour. Surprised I didn't see it mentioned here, but one episode I enjoyed reading about was during his work stint in NE Nigeria, which must be quite a while back now. A real character - I'm going to really miss him on here. My condolences, gabz.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Chi_Rup » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:40 am

Zaffer was the only one of "the enemy" I ever had a chance to communicate with. He sounded like he was an obedient soldier in his day and supported the journey his country has been on.

I'm surprised that some people miss the fact that this site allows us to see the humanity in our enemies, even if it isn't easy sometimes. But was anything ever easy? It doesn't diminish you to try.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Flobster » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:14 pm

William Burroughs, Frank Zappa and now Zaffer. The world is getting boring. Vale.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby VinnyD » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:47 pm

Good to see you again, Flobster. Stick around.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby leela » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:48 am

Gabz... I hope you'll continue to pop in. I'm sure people would like updates about life on Smoke. And all the best with your own health.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby foolsprogress » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:18 am

Fuck.

I'm so sorry to hear this. (And very late.)

Saffer was a favorite, and something of a portent to me.

Take care gabz. Sorry I'm so so late.

Rest in Peace old man.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby mad hatter » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:21 am

I was thinking of the old bugger yesterday, thinking he was one of the posters who I enjoyed reading and interacting with because he was such a character.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Lincoln » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:51 pm

Me too hatter,just today for no reason i was outside in the freezing cold washing my car i thought of Zaffer...i miss him.

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Postby andybox » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:17 am

Every time I see news about the missing Malaysian Airlines 777, I think of Zaffer and his theories.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby crzypt » Sat May 23, 2015 7:11 pm

Heartfelt condolences

If nothing else, the man was truly one of a kind and proof positive that both genius and madness are often little more than opposite sides of the same coin

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Postby kirrabi » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:18 am

I’m not surprised. He was a reckless and daring man and that’s the way he wanted it.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby mad hatter » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:59 am

Fuck I just saw this thread again and thought about him, he was a mad old bastard and I liked him for it. That was at a time for me when it was good to have an iconoclast raising the flag. Go well to Valhalla Man.
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Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:06 am

One year.

It seems like three.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby andybox » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:43 am

It seems like yesterday. Fuck, he gave so much to this forum. I miss the old bugger, just saw a picture of his pool on facebook.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Lincoln » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:15 pm

I really miss this guy...he's probably say "Lincoln who?" and we fueded a bit but he was such an off the charts chap...

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Postby mad hatter » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:09 pm

He made me laugh a lot.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby FUUZ » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:23 pm

the place is poorer, without him.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:42 am

Sure is.

He'd hate this circle jerk though.

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