I know I'm almost a week late with this, but I do have bid a fond farewell and to Dennis Ritchie, the father of C and Unix.  For many years I was a Unix System Administrator and developer.  I even saved copies of scripts I've written because I was so proud.

***Total Nerd Moment***

Thank you Mr. Ritchie for your pioneering spirit and innovation that helped change the world and made the lives of developers and system admins a little easier.