I first met Huc when his employer sent him to me for a week of intensive training some 21 years ago. The theme that I insisted on was a quote from Albert Einstein: "Only those who can see the invisible can do the impossible." Brian thought he was coming for just PowerDraw training. I explained that all things computer could be explained and understood if one got to know the basics so well that they could understand what was physically going on. To "get it" I insisted, was achieved by spending that extra time to investigate and learn, to have the curious mind that wants to understand, to know enough about the subject matter to know when to say "I don't know.", and to have the dedication to find out so one does not have to say "I don't know" to the same question again.
I have had many students in 25 years. A few "get it" but no one "got it" like Brian. Today even though technologies have migrated and mutated, Brian stills "gets it". Few of us in life "get it" and I am proud to say that Brian does "get it" whether it is technologies or our human condition. I have truly been fortunate to have met Brian, have had him as a student, have had him as a friend, and to see him progress significantly past his "teacher".
As Albert Einstein also said: "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." When you get to meet Brian you will find both.