I think ever since I started this blog, I've had a link to the International Old Lacers, Inc. (IOLI) in the sidebar.
That link is not working right now, and there is a sad story behind that:
Ron Soman, who years ago hosted the Tat-Chat list back when it was on Pink Pig, and who ran the IOLI webhosting service, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on October 11th. He was 37.
Ron operated simplyspace.com, pinkpig.com, internetescape.com and rawdatasource.com. If you had a website hosted by any of these domain names, right now you'll be seeing 404 errors.
Etha Schuette, who I knew through various tatting lists, has a bit more information here and there's a little more here.
Ron was one of the many people I only met virtually, back when he was the "List Mom" for Tat-Chat. He was a good guy who worked patiently with the list members, and he is missed.