I too miss Octane... I enjoyed his *banter*... However, I can tell you he is fine and well, but no longer wishes to post here any longer. He's gone off to pastures new (probably Macfora or somewhere). I e-mailed him directly and got a nice reply. Certain members here evidently do not want to discuss Octane (such as closing a thread asking the very same question; or side-stepping such questions with witicism's).
Shame. It all comes down to egos and personalities I suppose.