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Bill Machrone

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:14 pm
by Steve Koons
http://azdailysun.com/news/national/obi ... c5fde.html

Just saw where we lost Bill...... He'll be missed.

Re: Bill Machrone

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:45 pm
by Mark Swanson
Are you kidding me!!? That is so sad!What a great guy, and a huge help to the Forum here.

Re: Bill Machrone

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:06 am
by Jason Rodgers
Damn, only 69! Bill was a fixture around here early on. When I search something in the Old Library, it's hard not to find one of his posts. I didn't know about his career in technology journalism. I just thought he built cool guitars.

Re: Bill Machrone

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:04 am
by Arnt Rian
He was also well known for his work on Fender amps, through his company Billm Audio. His mod for the Fender Blues jr. amp (google "Bill M mod") is quite famous, rumor has is Fender stole or borrowed it for their Blues Jr III. He will be sorely missed in that part of the world also.

Re: Bill Machrone

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:05 am
by Steve Sawyer
Wow - when I was more deeply mired in the technology world, Bill was my favorite columnist. I was pleasantly surprised to find him hanging out here, amazed that our interests would touch at multiple points.

Sad that I won't have the chance to get to know him better via this forum.

Re: Bill Machrone

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:25 pm
by Jim McConkey
He was an active participant here for years. Many of us had the pleasure of meeting him at various MIMF gatherings and keeping up with him over the years. What a shame to lose him!

Re: Bill Machrone

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:44 pm
by Bill Raymond
I'm sorry to hear this. Bill was a real valuable participant in the MIMF, and helped me by hosting photos of my bandsaw when I didn't know how to post them a number of years ago. He will be missed.

Re: Bill Machrone

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:51 pm
by Chuck Tweedy
very sad indeed

Re: Bill Machrone

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:50 am
by Keith Howell
As a software engineer and subscriber to PC Mag in the past when I was more hardware orientated I remember Bill's writing and was surprised to see him on this forum. Akin to discovering that Donald Knuth whose data structure theory we studied at University was also a contributor to Mad Magazine.

He will be missed!

Re: Bill Machrone

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:38 pm
by Matthew Lau
!!!!!!! :(

Bill was a good one. I'll miss him.