I have frequented his blog The Ancient Mariner quite a bit the past years. For some reasons, I have not visited his blog for more than a month recently, but surfing today I found out about his death 2 days late.
I have commented a couple of times in his blog and he had responded to my comments. Nothing much and nothing out of the ordinary, I guess but he was always pleasant. He thought that I was related to another Hariri he knew, but we weren't.
And I must say that that I would seldom comment on someone else's blog. I prefer to lurk and then disappear of course after reading. But his was different.
I have always looked forward to his posting. Light hearted even on the most serious topics but well presented thought I must admit. I admire his sense of idealism especially at this age. He abhors corruptions, something I can relate to myself. A man with great conviction right till the very end.
Well captain, rest in peace. You have done your part for a better Malaysia.
Moga dirahmati Allah.