To my dear blogging friends and website customers:
I won't be blogging for at least the next week. My beloved older brother Russell passed away suddenly on Friday night while in his hotel room in San Jose, California on a business trip. Russ was a respected life long journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He was out in California reporting for a tech conference, and although details of his passing are still not fully known, it appears that he caught a bug and was not feeling well. He was a gentle soul who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.