RIP Alex Mills

Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)

I first saw Alex’s user name and I though Viper007Bond, that’s not how that works. Who is this guy?

Little did I know who this guy actually was.

I first met Alex at the Vancouver WordCamp Dev conference (circa 2012) and we chatted about his username, his impressive number of open source plugins that he manages and how unlike the other bond he drinks beer and not martinis (shaken not stirred)

We became friends across the internet and saw each other at WordCamp Seattle a number of times.

When I headed off to Europe we chatted about visiting the famed Nurburgring ring.

We had a good chuckle about the Dacia Sandero Bet I made with my brother that completely backfired on me.

How he introduced me to Glove and Boots a puppet cartoon I watch on YouTube and laugh at while I eat my lunch.

I never did get down to Portland to take him up on that ride in his beloved Viper he offered. I regret that.

I helped him test beta versions of his enormously popular plugin Regenerate Thumbnails.

The effect Alex had on the WordPress Community was to say the least HUGE.

He will certainly be missed.

Take Care Alex I cant help but feel you were handed a raw deal. But at least your suffering is over.

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