On January 30th of 2007 the Mentawai project lost one of its developers, the great Alex Fortuna. Although I have never met him in person, his humbleness always admires me. It was always easy to chat with him through the messenger. A peaceful person, always ready to help and discuss about anything. Always in a good mood. He was going through a good moment of his professional career, starting a new job in Manaus (north of Brazil). Unfortunatelly he ended up being another victim of the crazy violence that assaults Brazil, taken by a straigh bullet while talking to some work peers after a peaceful soccer match. All we can ask is that he rests in peace. That he finds in another dimensions the peace that he deserves. For us, the memories will remain as well as the hope to meet him again someday. Alex, it was a pleasure to have met you and to have you as a project peer. Thank you!