"Damn, there's a lot of early software people death lately..."That's so true. Went to his Python talk last month and now he's gone. Another painful reminder that life is so fragile. Surprised to find out (unconfirmed) he was in his early 40s and that just a few years older than me.
On a related note, few weeks ago, I ran into an old acquaintance. As we were catching up, I noticed he looked different, way thinner and tired. To my surprise, he told me he was recently diagnosis with certain illness. I was taken aback by this but was not surprise, knowing his caffeine-high life style.
I told Ms Hippopotamus about this and finally convinced (frightened and threatened) her to go for blood testing with me after so many years. Test results came back were unsatisfactory and there will be follow up session for confirmation. No, is not life threatening but alarming. I can probably guess what going to kill us in coming future if we don't make any adjustment to our lifestyle. Sitting all day will slowly kill you.
Just take care of yourself. Walk more, sit less. "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." (Michael Pollan, food writer). Or maybe I should stop being a software developer and do something else instead? Something that involves more manual labours like farming?