Terry Davis, "God's Programmer", dead at 48

The man who read omens from NiST’s randomness machine, creator of TempleOS, and perhaps the most banned forum poster ever, has died. He was age 48.

Terry was a prolific - and genius - programmer. His life’s work, TempleOS, is simple and complex, packing in a JIT compiler and full I/O support in under 123,000 lines of code. (For comparison, the Linux kernel sits at over 23 million lines). A full run-down of the OS is available here: http://www.codersnotes.com/notes/a-constructive-look-at-templeos/

Terry lived with schizophrenia for many years. His notoriety online stems from his many obtuse, racist, screeds. Terry spent the previous few years living in a van, working on his beloved TempleOS project.

Terry wasn’t a great guy. But he was an interesting one.

Rest in peace, Terry.

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Terry’s divine mission made him the target of internet bullies who went so far as to imlersonate him, to spoof “fan” mail to him, and harass him. Terry may not have been perfect. But he didn’t deserve the shit cards he was dealt.