[messengers] Fwd: Messengers post from fetologist@xxxxxxxxx

Date: 17 Aug 2014 15:39:20 -0000
From: norbert <norbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



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> From: Willy Wonker <fetologist@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: Messengers Digest, Vol 4, Issue 4
> Date: 17. August 2014 17:09:59 MESZ
> To: "messengers@xxxxxxxxx" <messengers@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Willy Wonker <fetologist@xxxxxxxxx>
> 
> 
> I would like to nominate Doug Suriano.
> 
> Doug has been involved in many championships (NACCCs, CMWCs), writing, providing and running software for and at the main races. 
> I'm sure many people can attest to the work he has been involved in at their championships.  I can say that he came to Mexico City on his own ticket and worked for months in advance to have a smooth system that worked perfectly at our CMWC.  Once in Mexico he went straight to work and had the main race firing on all cylinders and I can't thank him enough for his work.  Luckily we were able to turn a profit and pay his ticket back but he was willing to do it on his own cost if need be.
> He is happy to share the software he writes with others who are putting on main races.  It really reflects well on the messenger community when outsiders can look at our races and see how complex they are but how well they run with intelligent programming.
> His work on writing software for messenger companies is also worth mentioning.  I am sure he is going to be a big help to some of the independent companies that are springing up and looking for software/advice.
> Thanks Doug!
> 
> -Safa-
> 
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>   1. 2014 Markus Cook Award ? Call for nominations (Messville)
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> Subject: [messengers] 2014 Markus Cook Award ? Call for nominations
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> It?s time to call for nominations for this year?s Markus Cook Award for
> services to the international messenger community.
> 
> 
> This will be the 17th year that the award is presented. It was started by
> Buffalo Bill in 1998, to remember Markus and to draw attention to
> messengers whose work benefits all of us.
> 
> >From the IFBMA?s Markus Cook Award page: <http://messengers.org/?page_id=59>
> 
> ?The MCA for services to the International Messenger Community is not a
> prize for winning a race. At the time the Award was conceived, CMWC was
> beginning to be more about the racing than the happening. I [ Buffalo Bill]
> wanted to re-establish the spirit of the championships, to restate the
> reason that we all come to this event every year.
> 
> The MCA is a reflection of the axiom that everyone who comes to a CMWC is a
> winner, whether they race or not.
> 
> Markus himself was very much in love with the CMWC, and in many ways he was
> the unlikeliest bike racer imaginable. He was several other things, of
> course. Editor of Mercury Rising messenger zine, unofficial spokesperson of
> the SFBMA, leader of L Sid, and a friend to all. The enthusiasm of Markus
> brought CMWC and the international messenger community toSan Francisco, and
> it saddens many people to this day that he did not live to see it.
> 
> This award is for people that inspire and empower the wider messenger
> community, that put all of us before themselves.?
> 
> There is no limit to the number of nominees and anyone can nominate
> someone. The messenger community is fortunate to have many people who are
> willing to devote time and effort to improve the lot of others. The
> difficult part is narrowing the list down to just one recipient every year.
> 
> 
> 
> So send your nominations to the* messenger list
> <http://ifbma.org/subscribe>*, or visit the *Markus Cook Award page on
> facebook* <https://www.facebook.com/MarkusCookAward> or by email to a
> *messville@xxxxxxxxx
> <messville@xxxxxxxxx>*. Please provide as much information about your
> nominee as possible as we would like to showcase profiles of many of the
> nominees.
> 
> *The basic but not so strict criteria are:*
> 
> *  ? it must be mainly for activities that have taken place in the last 12
> months; although you can also draw attention to his or her prior work.*
> 
> * ? they don?t have to be a working messenger; they can be a former
> messenger*
> 
> The decision will be taken by a committee of former recipients.
> 
> Past recipients of the Markus Cook Award:
> 
> 2013 ? Leah Hollinsworth
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2013-mca-receipient-leah-hollinsworth-toronto/649917591734349>,
> Toronto, Canada
> 
> 2012 ? Shawn ?Bega? Blumenfeld
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2012-mca-recipient-shawn-bega-blumenfeld-washington-dc/576771105715665>,
> Washington, DC, USA
> 
> 2011 ? Stephanie ?Papillon? Bartczak
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/mca-2011-recipient-stephanie-papillon-bartczak-london/576756025717173>,
> London, England
> 
> 2010 - Nadir Olivet
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2010-recipient-nadir-olivet-toronto/576728679053241>,
> Toronto, Canada
> 
> 2009 - Luk Keller
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2009-mca-recipient-luk-keller-zurich/576752115717564>,
> Zurich, Switzerland
> 
> 2008 ? Martin Larsen
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2008-mca-recipient-martin-banana-larsen-copenhagen/576734742385968>,
> Copenhagen Denmark
> 
> 2007 ? Andy Zalan
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2007-mca-recipient-andy-zalan-washington-dc/576744802384962>,
> Washington DC, USA
> 
> 2006 ? Amy and Kevin ?Squid? Bolger
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2006-mca-recipients-amy-and-kevin-squid-bolger-new-york-city/576680619058047>,
> New York City, NY, USA
> 
> 2005 ? Jean Andre Vallery
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2005-mca-recipient-jean-andre-vallery-sarasota/567749153284527>,
> Sarasota, Florida, USA
> 
> 2004 ? ?Buffalo? Bill Chidley
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2004-mca-recipient-buffalo-bill-chidley-london/567726253286817>,
> London, England
> 
> 2003 ? Wayne Scott
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2003-mca-recipient-wayne-scott-toronto/567712103288232>,
> Toronto, Canada
> 
> 2002 ? Derek Chadbourne
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2002-mca-recipient-derek-chadbourne-toronto/567678909958218>,
> Toronto, Canada
> 
> 2001 ? Joel ?Magpie? Metz
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2001-mca-recipient-joel-magpie-metz-san-francisco-us/567627616630014>,
> San Francisco, CA, USA
> 
> 2000 ? John Kenda and the Philadelphia BMA
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2000-mca-recipient-john-kenda-the-philadelphia-bma-bostonphiladelphia/567617019964407>,
> Boston/Philadelphia USA
> 
> 1999 ? Rebecca ?Lambchop? Reilly
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/1999-mca-recipient-rebecca-lambchop-reilly-dcnycsfetc/567583666634409>,
> DC/NYC/SF etc. USA
> 
> 1998 ? Joe Hendry
> <https://www.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/1998-mca-recipient-joe-hendry-toronto/567582966634479>,
> Toronto, Canada
> 
> *More on Markus:*
> 
> Markus Cook Award on facebook <https://www.facebook.com/MarkusCookAward>
> 
> Markus Cook at the Messenger Memorial
> <http://www.ahalenia.com/memorial/markus.html>
> 
> Mercury Falling from SF Weekly
> <http://www.sfweekly.com/1996-05-08/news/mercury-falling> (<somewhat flawed)
> 
> Letter replies to Mercury Falling
> <http://www.sfweekly.com/1996-05-22/news/letters>
> 
> Markus Cook and L. Sid page on Tapewrecks
> <http://tapewrecks.blogspot.ca/2011/08/lsid-from-mercury-to-jupitah.html>
> 
> *Video clip of Markus:*
> 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvEfq-gMxZE
> 
> (Apologies for the video quality)
> 
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