I met Adam on OCN at the end of July this year. We found out that we'd been living just down the street from each other after talking about going to the OCN Michigan event that happened this past weekend. Funny when he first messaged me he titled it "Dat 49418". Haha, I thought who is this guy and do I really want to meet him? But he ended up coming over for a drink. He brought some good rum, and taught me about fine drinking and we were friends from then on.
And I do hate to break so many of your hearts, but he had abandoned the hardcore emo look as of late lol. The reason: he couldn't find anywhere around here that could cut it right. So he just didn't cut it, and it was a mess hahaha.
It was so fun to finally have a friend near me that really understood our hobby
obsession here. I know he felt the same way. He really has been a driving force and inspiration for me to keep building and modding. Always pushing me to be better, to do more. He could be very frustrating at times though, as I would save and save and buy some new gear and he would just end up getting the same for free to review; the little prick.
He really was such a source of knowledge when it came to overclocking and computers. Just when I would think I knew what was going on he would have so much to add. I will miss messaging and joking with him all day about tech and modding and life. He was always so dependable.
Adam loathed driving everywhere. So he either walked or stole his neighbors bike. It would always make me laugh when he was on his way usually to the post office or something, he'd stop by my house and invite me along. Just to go for a ride then off he would go to home and his computers again. He was a very funny sort of guy.
Mostly though, as has been said, Adam loved his family and was a great father. I mean talk about someone that just loved to be a dad. One of the first things he ever said to me was you should have a kid their awesome! There are three children, two girls and a boy right now that are hurting in ways that we will never know or understand and my heart goes out to them most.
Of course he also loved his wife very much. We talked one time about he liked living in the UK more compared to Michigan . I said something along the lines of 'well why are you here then'? His answer was simple: love. He lived somewhere he didn't really care for because his wife made his life that much better. If we could all be that lucky.
I will never understand how the hell something like this just happens. How one can be so abruptly taken leaving only questions without answers. So many lives were left with holes in them when he passed. The only thing to be done is to live in ways that would make him proud. Laugh, joke, help others as often as we can, live passionately. That was the way Adam lived.
So here is to you one more time Adam, you lived and loved, perhaps better than most, and we will never forget you.