Roger has a nail in the rear tyre of his 955i Daytona Triumph. He is therefore Withnail. I am therefore I.
We have known each other for 15 years give or take a few days, from when he started at the old Red Hat Guildford office. Over the years we’ve shared both work and social memories most involving lots of laughter. A recent day in the Farnborough office was just simply very funny for a number of reasons including someone posting instructions on how to draw an owl. (See below). Like any good friendship it has high and low points and lots of changes since we met. Between us we’ve got married, divorced, had kids, had kids leave home and generally had a lot of life. Lost contact a bit during Rogers wilderness years in the porn industry but he came back to Red Hat in 2008.
There are lots of stories from getting our bacon stolen by otters whilst camping on the island of Harris through to having to watch a Cisco engineer with a massive hairy crack for a day.
You never appreciate what you have until you don’t have it and friendships are things you need you nuture and appreciate as you go not just reflecting.
Roger is known for his inventions, which are noteable as they’ve usually been invented by someone else before. Google glasses for example:-)
The nail in his tyre will involve some faff in Santander for sure but it’s always worth it in the long run and you will always get back more than you put it.