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Post #1 Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:30 pm 
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After 10,900 posts, Bill suddenly stopped posting around the end of July and has not visited the forum since mid August. I tried to PM him but received no reply. Does anyone have contact details for Bill other than L19? I'd just like to check whether he is OK. You can PM me if you have them.

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Post #2 Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:56 pm 
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Hi Dave

I have an email address and sent it to yours found at SL. I'll PM it here too.
I sent a message to that address but no response.

I'm worried too.

Dieter

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Post #3 Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:32 pm 
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I think he lives in Oakland, California, USA but I don't know the address or telephone number. I also hope he is all right.

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Post #4 Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:08 am 
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gowan wrote:
I think he lives in Oakland, California, USA but I don't know the address..


A search online reveals a Euclid Avenue address. Does anyone know if this is his latest?

I have an old business associate / friend who lives about two miles away. If anyone can confirm that address, I could probably ask him to drop by and inquire.

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Post #5 Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:50 pm 
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For Bill Spight and 2019, I confirm Oakland and have a 55th St. address. When was Euclid Avenue? I have an email address of his but it is confidential. So far, I have been patient; he might travel, rest, work hard or have had bad luck. If more time passes, I can try to contact him by snail mail from Germany or email. Some local contact would be easier though. The AGA might have information.

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Post #6 Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:02 pm 
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RobertJasiek wrote:
...I confirm Oakland and have a 55th St. address. When was Euclid Avenue? ...


Once I put 55th street as a term in the searches, it comes back as the most recent of the two.
A few more searches shows that it is owned by the lady who he quotes in his signature.

So I think we have a definite address.

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Post #7 Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:49 pm 
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I don't know if anyone else has taken an initiative of the kind but I left a message with one of his presumable neighbours. No high hopes for them to return the call of a stranger but you never know.

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Post #8 Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:39 pm 
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Along with the info on the 55th Street address, there was another person with the same family name as Bill's late wife. I tried calling the listed phone number of that person a couple of times but there was no answer. It was a Chicago number anyway.

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Post #9 Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:25 am 
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I don't know if anyone else has taken an initiative of the kind but I left a message with one of his presumable neighbours. No high hopes for them to return the call of a stranger but you never know.


The neighbour I tried has moved to Atlanta. The person mentioned by David has deceased. I'll try another one and then I give up, because it's bordering on privacy breach.

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Post #10 Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:47 pm 
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I believe Bill Spight has collaborated in the past with Eric Demaine, a professor of computer science at MIT. It may be a long shot, but perhaps he would have some news of Bill. (His email address is posted on his webpage.)

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Post #11 Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:04 pm 
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There's a North Oakland Go club whose meetup page is still actively updating:
https://www.meetup.com/North-Oakland-Go ... croll=true

And apparently they meet at a Starbucks a few miles from Bill's address. If anyone knows someone who frequents the club, reaching out may be helpful.

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Post #12 Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:55 am 
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mhlepore wrote:
There's a North Oakland Go club ... reaching out may be helpful.


I tried that. Much to my surprise, they have never heard of him.

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Post #13 Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:27 pm 
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Joaz Banbeck wrote:
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I have an old business associate / friend who lives about two miles away. If anyone can confirm that address, I could probably ask him to drop by and inquire.


He lives about equally close to the 55th street address. I just sent him email asking if he could drop by and ask.


Does anyone have a picture of Bill?

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Post #14 Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:50 pm 
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This might be him, the bearded man in the blue shirt according to the caption.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thane/422748898

This is part of an album with other similar pictures:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thane/albums/485759/with/20837135/

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Post #15 Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:29 am 
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A more recent picture (although a few years old) provided by Bill himself:

https://lifein19x19.com/viewtopic.php?p=256874#p256874

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Post #16 Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:40 am 
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Bill is alive. That's all I can say right now. If you want to be involved send me your number and I suggest we form some private group rather than continuing heren

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Post #17 Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:54 am 
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I'm still worried but I won't inquire more since it's private business. It's good to know that some of you are still in contact though.

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Post #18 Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:30 am 
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Glad to hear Bill is well, please send him my best.

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Post #19 Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:18 am 
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jts wrote:
Glad to hear Bill is well, please send him my best.

We really don't know that he is well; indeed, we suspect otherwise.

jlt wrote:
...It's good to know that some of you are still in contact though.

The contact has been one direction. Bill has not responded to any of us since August.

If anyone wants more details, please PM me.

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