from Ippy

an aboard Lady Fisher in Guardamar, Spain, in September 2011. We joined him a couple of times in years when we were (relatively) nearby;

Ian aboard Lady Fisher in Guardamar, Spain, in September 2011. We joined him a couple of times in years when we were (relatively) nearby;

Ian, Sian and Pavlov aboard Lady Fisher on a weekend outing to Cowes in 2003. The dog hated every minute of it – but the humans had a grand old time, including an inevitable session in a local pub

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Ian, Clive and Jan – very shortly before Clive’s passing – scoffing a cream tea in the New Forest, April 2011. We had a great time together but it was also a poignant day, filled with sadness too, as we all knew that Clive did not have long

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Ian acting as legal observer during a Block the Builders blockade outside UK nuke factory AWE Aldermaston in January 2006. He was perfect – calm, reliable and quick thinking – and its a role he performed a good few times during this important campaign to halt the replacement of Britain’s nuclear weapons

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Ian pushing a (fake, obviously…) Trident missile and soundsytem through the streets of London during anti-nuke demo in July 2007 – to a weird soundtrack. He was game wasn’t he? And always up for a demo, to get involved, and to support stuff!

World Community Grid

I am writing this on the laptop I bought in August. The first one I have ever bought for my own use, and bought with Ian’s advice and guidance. When it came he said to me “come over and we’ll get you set up: a generous use of the word “we.” As I write the computer is also chugging away on the World Community Grid processing data relating to the Human Proteome Folding project.

Ian installed this as the price of his help, typically the “price” was not for himself but for others. Come to think of it that would be a great legacy if all who remember Ian set up World Community Grid on their computers in his memory. I’m sure he would approve.

http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/

From Mac

Galaxy M42  by Mac and Ian

Orion M42 by Mac and Ian

This is the last picture Ian took with me on the 10th of December, he was very chuffed and told friends about it at Christmas time, I will remember Ian every time i look up at night.
Goodbye old friend
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