Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Adblock Plus Filter maintainer dies aged 56

[caption id="attachment_1904" align="alignright" width="230" caption="Richard J. Petnel - maintanied a filter called EasyList designed for the Adblock Plus Firefox plugin"]easylist[/caption]

Richard J. Petnel passed away last Friday, April 3, 2009 at St. Peter's Hospice inn after having a brief illness.  It has not been disclosed as to what illness he died from exactly.

Rick was well known on the internet for his work, he spent a great deal of time maintaining his Ad Block Plus filter webpage: http://easylist.adblockplus.org

So what's going to happen with the Adblock lists?  Well on the Adblock Plus blog, it was announced that user Ares2 will be taking over Easylists.  Ares2 had been maintaining a German complementary subscription for Easylists, but will also be filling the shoes of Petnel.

If you'd like to leave a message to Petnel's family, you can do so here: www.NewcomerAlbany.com