Mamba 25 ch01 Obituary
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you can't really deny it. the computer is a part of our real life. by reading the following pages everyone will understand, will have to admit it though. these lines were written by jrc in honour of jr predator, who was known as the funny spanish guy of the blasters inc. the guy we will keep in mind... who was jr predator ? the last 20th december, jr predator died. i'm sure that most of you have heard his handle once before in your computer life, others even were close friends to him. jordi (his real name) was one of the few left in the scene without enemies for him the c64 was his hobby #1, finding most of his friends with the help of his little & lovely c64. who has read a party report without his handle in there ? difficult... most of you will remember him as the europe mega-traveller #1. he was at the most important parties (crazy, dom, horizon and all the radwar parties.) but after a little introduction about him i'll try to explain his whole computer career. in 1987 jordi started his informatic university studies in barcelona. there was his first contact with the computer world. then he began to get in touch with other students with a c64 and made the decision to stop with his little zx 81 and so he bought a c64. after that he formed a local c64 group called human torches. the members were jmj, amd, and him (jrp). all the c64 games spread these days were released by them, becoming the first real elite group here in spain. after these days they quit that group and he made the decision to run another group, but now with other members from other parts of spain. that group was called golden minds. (formed by foxbyte and him) after their first steps in the cracking activities, another spanish group appeared. those days there were alot of independants. in that year most of the legendary groups on the c64 were formed. the little crews didn't have anything to hold against the big ones. jordi saw that and organized a meeting at his place with some of the best local pirates. the 27th of june 1988, the blasters inc. were formed, by foxbyte, acm, bsr, jcs, bbc and jr predator. tbi was the first international group in spain. the good years came with all the spanish games released by tbi, but the real jump to the elite scene was managed by cracking 'operation thunderbolt', by tbi. with the time, most of the original members went to the amiga scene, but jordi never quit the c64. in 1989, another spanish group appeared, called the big ones, formed by sparky, the fox, mad joe and me (jrc). in that period i met jrp for the first time. these days we thought about joining forces and then we made the decision to quit big ones and joined blasters. in spring 1990, we started a cooperation with our friends in the ruling company. the leaders of both crews (jrp and action jackson) were close friends and it was one of the most important reasons to start the tbi+trc coop. it was a friendship cooperation... in spring 1991 the original members of the big ones made the decision to leave blasters because of internal problems with black hole (the member in madrid). already in spring 1990 the first real symptoms of jordi's illness appeared. his illness was increasing with the pass of time. the horizon easter party '91 was his last international travel. after that party his illness went worse until his fatal end. some months before his death, some of his best friends knew what could happen sooner or later. we didn't spread the word because we didn't have the right to do it. the blasters was something more than just a computer group in his life. it was like a way of life. only the people who have been a member of the blasters will know what i mean. the skiing was his second passion, spending all the weekends practicing this sport. also i can say that he was very generous to all his friends. his home was also the home of all his friends and i'm sure that many of you, by reading these lines, will remember the inter-rail days, sleeping at his place. i'm sure that he enjoyed the life as much as he could. it was the best decision of his life. about his character, he had a strong personality. all of us still remember his shouts. these shouts were part of him. when he lost his energy we began to realize that something was wrong. it just was the beginning of his end. he shared all he owned with his friends, like those weekends playing poker at his home till daybreak.. jr predator was friends with all the elite's and never had any enemy or war with another group. the 20th of december at 7.00 my telephone rang. jordi just died a little while ago. blood cancer stopped his heart beating and he left us... the day i spread the word about his death, i only read good things about him. for once in a life-time, all the raggings and quarrels in the scene stopped. we understood that with him a little part of the c64 is gone, with all the parties, letters, conferences and meetings. for me and some of you it won't be the same without him. i felt the obligation to write these lines. perhaps because we had alot of things in common... our handle's jr predator and jrc, or names jordi and jordi, and the most important happening in our lives, our c64. i am sure that most of you want to demonstrate your last appreciation to him and don't know how, just send a letter to the following address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX i'll give all the letters to his mother... whereever you stay junior, i wish you good luck! signed: jrc/trc even rich of empire shows his condolence !? 'kinda reminds me when we called mamasoft/ics and his mother kept telling us 'morte, morte, morte'. we never understood until we saw in a mag that mamasoft died in a car accident' -return?