Tonight, a friend of mine committed suicide. He cron'ed a Perl script to upload his suicide note to his LiveJournal at the prescribed time, then executed his plan.

A friend found the post, and called the police, who found him dead in his apartment.

I seek no sympathy or empathy, by the way. I will mourn his death and will be okay. I'm not the focus here.

My friend Chad is the focus.

Chad, I hope the pain has stopped for you. I hope you've found something better, or that at least you're not suffering. I'm sorry I couldn't help you, and that no one else could either. I'm sorry you made this choice, but your goodbye was eloquent and heartfelt.

You will be missed, my friend. Farewell. You'll be in my thoughts and in my heart for a long time.