You may not have ever heard the name Richard J. Petnel. But many of you use his work every day. You see, Richard has been the man updating filters for the best browser add-in ever devised...AdBlock Plus, which blocks ads from web pages.
While reading one of my very favorite blogs, John Walkenbach's J-Walk Blog, I learned of Richard's untimely death at age 56 after a brief illness. Richard's obituary is here.
John, thanks for the heads-up on this. To give John Walkenbach a plug, he has authored many Excel books, and my library holds several of them. John is also a banjo player, music afficianado, and a fellow freethinker.