Author Topic: RIP Indredibill William Atchison  (Read 471 times)

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RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:14:33 PM »
His daughter announced his passing on Bill's FB page.

Bill truly lived up to his nick, incredibill. He started in programming working for big companies in Silicon Valley, from before the Internet. From there he went into affiliate and AdSense work. He was in the business since before there was a business.

At one point he was coding a white list based bot blocker. It worked devastatingly well at blocking all scrapers, all of them. In addition to the white list, it included honeypots and browser behavior analysis to correctly identify bad bots.

There were many nights in the early 2000's when he kept me in stitches with his dark humor, conversing over Yahoo Messenger.  I am grateful for the privilege of having known him and counting him among those I call friend.

Rest in peace, dear friend.

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Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 04:20:21 PM »
This is heartbreaking news.

He was one of the great ones.

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Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 06:46:18 PM »
That's a shame.  IncrediBill was quite a contributor to the SEO community over the years.

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Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 07:04:53 PM »
Bummed about this. He was working really hard on revamping WmW behind the scenes. Although it may look the same as before, but he took the 1990s code and made it look the same in HTML5. An unsung accomplishment that a lot of people over there seem to have forgotten.

An impressive individual who will be sorely missed...

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Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 07:49:18 PM »
His appearance of shooting from the hip, while really being so thoughtful and aware of what he was doing, made him unique.

I only met him face to face a few times, but whether online or in person, always an interesting character

He is missed

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Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 07:58:01 PM »
Very very SAD   :'(
Mr. Mackin

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Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 08:59:39 AM »
Sad news.  Met him just once I think at the Citie of Yorke.  Very interesting and engaging guy. 

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Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 02:07:27 PM »
Bummer. Sad to see him go.

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Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 05:25:44 PM »
Does anyone know what happened?

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Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 10:21:49 PM »
Sounds like he had a long term struggle with a fatal illness.

https://www.seroundtable.com/bill-atchison-rip-26039.html

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Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 12:40:08 PM »
I remember when I saw him after he was hit by the first round of misfortune.  I did not recognize him and went up and introduced myself. He said something like "I know who you are! It's Incredibill!" with a classic Incredibill snarl. He seemed hurt by it and he made some comment about getting tired of people who know him introducing themselves. It's not been an easy last several years for him.