I learned of Niko's existence a long time ago. I stumbled upon one of his projects, WackoWiki
. He wrote the thing himself, I believe, and I remember admiring its simplicity and elegance. What we took for elegance back then, is another matter.
Much later we met personally. He looked as a crossbreed between a monkey and a classical philosopher. He also used to be, and still is, a trickster of the highest caliber.