this has been a very sad week for all of us. Our good friend ~quack has lost what clearly was a largely important part of his Trilogy life. After a month-long struggle, he has given in to the inevitable and sent his Tilde to finally rest in peace.
Having our friend experience this tragedy would be sad enough, but the loss is even greater: With an ASCII code of 126, the Tilde was the last of the printable characters. The implications of it being no more cannot even be imagined yet.
Thus I ask you all to give a dignified salute to it that "is colloquially known as a 'squiggle' by people who do not know its name".
The manner in which you pay the tribute is of your choice: Be it that you create a Haiku telling its story, compose a song giving praise to the many wonderful deeds of the Tilde, use your art skills to design a poster that commemorates the swung dash in all its glory, write a Greasemonkey script to let the Tilde appear amongst us one more time – or whatever way you find to let the world know