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  1. Nick

    May he rest in peace. 38 is just way too young…

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  2. Jesse

    Hadn’t heard of Jesse before this story. Very tragic and yes, much too young to deserve this. But his beautiful family and his positive attitude are extremely humbling, to say the least.

    Also, kudos to a guy who in just a few years or so figured out how to charge clients $5000 for “mini-projects” that don’t involve design or theme related work… wow! http://archive.is/fRAGb

    It brings up the issue of how more and more people are working online in remote roles. Life insurance aside, maybe it’s time to explore more about what happens to your online assets in case of emergency, esp. for solopreneurs like Jesse — unlike real assets, there are all kinds of passwords and other hurdles that can prevent loved ones from benefiting after someone has passed.

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    • Chris

      Many of the more popular password apps, like Dashlane (which I use), have the ability to set a person(s) who can request access of all data. The way this works is they send an email to the account provider, and if he doesn’t respond within a settable time period, the request is approved.

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    • Tomas M.

      This bugs me also. 1st thing I made my clients owners of their domain name, leaving myself only as technical consultant, so if anything… at least they fully control their domain name.

      I also created a boilerplate doc to give to my clients with essential info:

      Important Account Information
      Domain name hosting:
      Hosting company:
      Domain name:
      Expiration date:
      Login name:
      Password:
      Owner’s Information (always keep owner’s information up to date!):
      Name:
      Address:
      Phone:
      Email:

      Web Site hosting:
      Hosting company:
      Login name:
      Password:

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  3. Emil

    Tragedy, never met Jesse, but I heard lots of great things about him.

    He will be missed ?

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  4. Ben Meredith

    Thank you so much for highlighting Jesse.

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  5. Garikai Dzoma

    RIP. I am humbled by some of his quotes.

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  6. Javier

    I’m still shock. So young and doing very interesting things.

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  7. Nizam Uddin

    Very sad day in WordPress community. Jesse, you will be always in our hearts!

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  8. Alec

    Thank you for sharing those awesome reflections on life from Jesse. Some deep wisdom.

    Can you look over your life and say you’d be leaving those connected to you better off having known you? If not, start today.

    If we were all to strive to leave a better world, how much better could this world be within a generation or two.

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  9. Monika & Sam

    ‘Liking’ this post seems all wrong. Thank you for sharing the sad news. Sorry for the loss of your colleague.

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  10. Jeffrey

    So sorry to hear this. RIP Jesse.

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  11. Benjamin

    Sounds like he was a person of rare quality condolences to his family.

    Brian

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  12. Kimberly McCall

    I happened upon this article and was awe struck in Jesse’s words. You see the boy he was speaking of was with me that night and are close friends. Much like a Jesse we wait for healing but sometimes healing does not
    come on this earth but I know Jesse is fully healed and with his Savior. Prayers for his family.

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    • Tomas M.

      …and with his Savior.

      That’s the main goal of our life. In retrospect, all of our hardships will be justified to achieve this goal.

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  13. Bozdar

    I was searching something else but stumbled upon this article. It is so shocking and sad. The post cannot be “Liked”; it’d be better to remove the button on this post.

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