E. L. 'mac' McDaniel

In Remembrance of Elm

E. L. "mac" McDaniel, known to many as elm, passed away on February 10, 2009.

Elm was the long-time manager of the #Help IRC channel, where he devoted a great deal of time and effort to help make Undernet a better place.

Elm served as the manager of the #Help channel on Undernet from 2001 to 2009, and he worked as an operator in the channel and contributed to the help mailing list for many years before that. Elm also served as an IRC operator on the Las Vegas, NV server for three years. Over the years, he volunteered thousands of hours of his time to people seeking help about the Internet, computers, and IRC.

Before joining Undernet, elm spent over 26 years as a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer. He retired from the Navy after 30 years, 17 days active service. During that time, he made a number of significant contributions, including working to develop and construct the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Center, located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, which trains all branches of the U.S. military in EOD procedures.

He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and the thousands of people whose lives he touched. Rest in peace, elm.