Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

So what does a web suicide note look like?

Exctly like this:

"Whereas a prolonged life is not necessarily better, a prolonged death is necessarily worse."
Seneca

My death at least will be quick.

My mother told me once, late into my teen when I was in intensive care after an intentional drug overdose, that my child psychiatrist told her I would always be a risk of suicide and that I would have to be watched closely. He was right. Suicide is a near constant theme in my mind. And this weekend, I am alone and the suicidal voice is louder than it has ever been, so I am certain I will not survive the the afternoon. I have already taken enough drugs that my liver will shut down shortly and I am off to find a place to hide and die. I a tired. I am tired of feeling the same feelings and experiencing the same experiences. It is time to move on and see what is next if anything.

Enough is enough.

Oh and BTW, the mind is a maximum hypersurface and thought a trajectory on it and the amygdala and hippocampus are Hopf maps of it. No one knew this before me, and it seems no one care. So be it. My time will come in a hundred or a thousand years when the idea again returns.

This Luis Vuitton, Parada, Mont Blanc is not for me. If only I was loved as much a pen...
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
Let me be the first to callously mock this in the extremely unlikely event that it's real:

Have a nice trip! Let us know if there's anything beyond the 7th dimension!
Permalink Ward Bush 
January 20th, 2006
He told U he wuz hardcore.
Permalink Star Wars Kid 
January 20th, 2006
Typical of his forum. It is real. I am having more trouble than usual typing due to the drugs. I have to go die not. bye.
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
bye chris. good journey.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 20th, 2006
"I have to go die not. Bye."

What an ironically indecisive last statement...
Permalink arg! 
January 20th, 2006
Stay and tell us why an amygdala is like a Hopf map. If so, are dreams nontrivial homotopies?
Permalink Spinoza 
January 20th, 2006
Yes, and interesting typo. Not for now. drugs or a Fredidain slip. Make little difference. I wil type antil I cannot anymore, whic is very close.
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
tell us about your daughter chris. were you there for the birth?
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 20th, 2006
Not his usual IP address, but from Chile.

Chris, if this is you, dial 131.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Shit.

http://www.mindpixel.com/chris/

Dial 131, Chris.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Uh oh, its really him. The note is on his blog too.
Permalink ronk! 
January 20th, 2006
Anyone know his employer? They could help.
Permalink ronk! 
January 20th, 2006
All I know is this:

He's in Santiago Chile, this IP address is 200.75.27.190 and his usual IP address is 201.238.224.27.

Is there a Chilean directory assistance we can use to find his home address?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
This is the one listed as the official one, but he is not in it.

http://www.blancas.cl/default.asp
Permalink Phil 
January 20th, 2006
Has he stated who he works for down there?
Permalink  
January 20th, 2006
>>> Uh oh, its really him. The note is on his blog too.

I'm not sure what it indicates that it was here first, before his blog. After I saw it here, I checked his blog and only the post about some book was there.
Permalink Ward Bush 
January 20th, 2006
He used to work for an observatory.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
"My day job is in a company that makes television commercials,"

From his blog.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 20th, 2006
Call Chilean embassy in washington:

1732 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Washington DC
20036
(202) 785-1746
Permalink Eric Debois 
January 20th, 2006
Here their url btw:
http://www.chile-usa.org/overview.htm
Permalink Eric Debois 
January 20th, 2006
http://www.kftv.com/product-country-35-CHL.html

If someone is really enterprising, there are phone numbers for these post production companies.
Permalink Phil 
January 20th, 2006
Peñafiel Reyes Juan
Fono : (2) 6713380  SANTIAGO

Used to work with Chris.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
011011 is the international prefix used to dial somewhere outside of U.S.A..
5656 is the international code used to dial to Chile.
22 is the local area or city code used to dial to Santiago.
6713380(2) 6713380 is the local number you wrote. The part inside () was removed, because it is probably the national prefix for national calls.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Guys this is not a plead for help. It is too late. I will leave this cafe soon and curl up somewhere. No more for me. It is over, as is my right. That is juts a matter of public record. You can debate it later or ignore it, it will make no difference to me.
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
Doesn't know him.

Anyone speak spanish?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
I am at work right now, is one of you guys trying to make calls or anything? I could get away to a different phone, but not for a little while...
Permalink  
January 20th, 2006
I called, he said "no se" when I asked.

He's at a cafe... there must be a million in Chile.

Chris, talk to someone at the cafe.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Still coherent? Not a plead for help? My ass.

Dude, if you've taken a bunch of pills, you need to drink shitloads of lukewarm water, add salt if you have it, and barf those babies right up again.

It's not pleasant but it beats having you stomach pumped which is what you'll get to experience otherwise.
Permalink Eric Debois 
January 20th, 2006
Well if he's at a cafe, someone will notice him in his state. If he took enough pills to kill himself someone will notice his condition since he's in public, hope they have good hospitals there chris.
Permalink Phil 
January 20th, 2006
I am leaving now. People are strating to notice I canot type and I am about to vomit. Take to go. Last post.
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
Come on, Chris, ask for help. We want to have you around for a good long time.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
And really, do you want your last words to be found here?
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 20th, 2006
MindPixel Corporation
  1545 Manuel Verbal, Dpto 1503
  Antofagasta, Region II none
  CL
  5655260525
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Oh crap.

Chris, there are no answers in death. Don't do this.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
No one here at the office speaks Spanish well enough to talk to the Chilean authorities.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
I've tried various phone numbers, nobody knows Chris McKinstry, the phone number from his WHOIS gets a busy signal. Replacing the city code with that of Santiago gets someone who doesn't know who he is.

Without some way of tracking down the cafe he's at, or getting a cell number or finding someone who knows him, I don't know what there is we can do.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Nothng. Thanks. Good bye.
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
What IP did he post from? It might be possible to find out doing a reverse lookup...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 20th, 2006
200.75.27.190

Reverse lookup just turns up a general Latin America thingy.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Well, I'm inclined to agree with Eric, and I suspect he will not 'hide' well enough to be left alone very long. That's my hope, at least.

And if this is not for real, I say we kill him. :-}
Permalink  
January 20th, 2006
The name and address of the ISP for that IP address:

Servicios ADSL Gtd Internet
Jose Andres Olea
Moneda, 920, Piso 11
6500712 - Santiago - RM
CL
+56 02 3809193 []

Probably not terribly helpful though!
Permalink Almost H. Anonymous 
January 20th, 2006
There are plenty of stuff you can do if you are alive.
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 20th, 2006
Come on Chris. I know you still want to be here tomorrow to see how all this turns out.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
What about contacting local TV stations?
http://www.tvradioworld.com/region1/chl/default.asp?n=tvnat
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
For someone who's so keen on monitoring, you really are keeping your current location hidden very well.

At least tell us where the fuck you are? What's the location of the internet cafe, Chris?

Shit, you don't want to be upstaged by some gamer do you?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/20/webcam_suicide/
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Good luck to you Chris. Whether cry for help, or sincere attempt at self-destruction, hopefully you get the help you need.
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 20th, 2006
And if you resolve to die, no one can stop you.

But if you die, you cannot reverse that decision.

We change our decision all the time right?

So get help now.
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 20th, 2006
I am leave now. Permanently.
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
You can type.

So can you call for help.

Nothing is permenant.
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 20th, 2006
Correct phone number for that ISP is:
+56 2 3809193

A coworker who speaks spanish called and left a voicemail at that number.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
Wow, wikipedia is quickly maintained.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_McKinstry
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 20th, 2006
I'm sorry to say so, but I don't buy this for a minute.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 20th, 2006
Yeah. That was pretty fast. Accurate.
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
If Chris is attention whoring and making this up, he's buying himself a world of trouble: There's probably a hundred leads in Chile right now for a guy at a particular IP announcing his suicide. No one can say this forum didn't do anything (though there is the natural tendency to doubt, and to fear looking like a fool if he's being a jackass).

As such, I'm prone to believing that it's some sort of cry for help, whether whole-hearted effort at self-annihilation or not.
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 20th, 2006
I'm afraid this may be a prank as well. I'm also afraid it isn't.

Either way, Chris needs help.
Permalink  
January 20th, 2006
Warner, you were alway an ass. Why change?
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
I have to go vomit now and take more pills.
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
I figure there's 3 possibilities. Either he's serious and will die, he's serious and it's a plea for help/attention and will live, or it's some kind of sick joke.

Only time will tell which one it actually is, but the best course of action remains largely the same.

BTW, what pills are you taking?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Did anyone try the technical contact on his domain?
They'd have billing records.

Technical Contact:
DNS, USLEC domreg@fast.net
USLEC Corp
3894 Courtney Street, Suite 150
Bethlehem, PA 18017
US
800-967-2233 fax: 610-997-5752
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
I overdosed in 1997 and spent weeks in intensive care on vitimim K because by blood woud not clot and I did sever liver damage, whichis why I do not drink now, if you must know.

I am feeling really impared. And yes, time will tell what happens to me. I really have to get out of here. I cannot type. and want to vomit. Time to go hide.
Permalink Chris McKinstry 
January 20th, 2006
Nope. You should call & point them to his blog as proof. Try getting anything, cell phone, credit card number. Maybe they can track his credit card usage to the cafe.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
No no no...

Ask for help, NOW.
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 20th, 2006
On phone with USLEC.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
USLEC contact is passing info to their information security dept.
They recommended calling local 911, and I'm trying to explain to them the situation now.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
Local 911 has no info on a number for the authorities in Santiago, and suggested contacting the Chilean embassy.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
http://www.carabineros.cl/comisarias/13reg.htm

This page has phone numbers for police stations in Santiago.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
My spanish-speaker has left the office. I'm going to try the embassy.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
Embassy offices closed at 5:30.
Anyone know a spanish speaker who can call the Carabineros?
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
No, Maybe someone at the police speak english... to talk to tourists.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Note. I can find no reference to the use of Vitamin K as a treatment for overdose (see post a bit above here) except overdoses of Warfarin which is an anticoagulant and not noted for attacking the liver. MarkTAW might be able to research this better than me.
Permalink Andy 
January 20th, 2006
*shrug*.

He never said the Vitamin K was for the liver damage. If he took an anticoagulant, it could be that he both overdosed and slit his wrists - why else would it matter that his blood didn't clot?

Typically the first thing they do if you show up for an OD is give you lots and lots of activated charcoal, which absorbs toxins and goes through the digestive tract really fast. It's the same stuff that's in those Chaser pills for hangovers, you take at night, and by the next day you're peachy keen.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
The numbers for the Carabineros on that page seem to have been reassigned (lots of families getting their afternoons interrupted by someone who doesn't understand them).
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
Strange, that seems to be the police website.

You followed the international calling procedure from above?:

011 56 2 xxxxxxx

011 is the international prefix used to dial somewhere outside of U.S.A..

56 is the international code used to dial to Chile.

2 is the local area or city code used to dial to Santiago.

xxxxxxx is the local number.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Yeah, the problem is that none of us can actually reach out to him to help. Maybe the purpose of his posting here & to his blog was to leave a testament to his seriousness. I kinda half expect him to show up on Oprah next year spouting the discoveries he made when he was at rock bottom.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Yes, on a cell-phone you usually hold down the 0 key to get a +, which indicates an international call. Follow up with the country code and any country-specific dialing.

I'm at a loss - maybe someone else can help with this.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
USLEC called me back - he was able to get in touch with the US Embassy in Santiago via their after-hours number, and passed the info onto them.

Hopefully it's sufficient.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
Unfortunately because this is the random internet, we may never know what happens here. Suicide by overdose has a high failure rate, there are certainly more efficient, painless and effective ways if he were serious, and posting here while dying seems more like a cry for help or attention. We can check the obituaries, but he may have just decided to sign offline, move or change identities and see how we'd react to him passing. Hopefully its not true, and/or he'll be ok but the sad thing is we may never know.
Permalink Phil 
January 20th, 2006
I hope Chris' "safety valve" wasn't the quick action of ?off, because it's two hours later and we're still passing messages to various marginally affiliated people. Hard to believe that a language barrier is such a big thing, but there it is.

If Chris makes it and does it again, the next time maybe we should hit a Santiago/Chile IRC channel and post the info in there. Surely locals would know what to do.
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 20th, 2006
This is Carolyn Turpin from the US Embassy in Chile and we are trying these phone numbers to try and find Chris.

Chris. Please ask someone to call for help, and to notify the police where you are, so we can help you.

We are talking to the carabineros right now and will have them check this address in La Moneda, Santiago.

All of you who are reading this and who care about Chris, keep talking, and we need your help
Permalink  
January 20th, 2006
Thanks for your help, Carolyn.

A quick summary:
Chris appears to have taken an unknown number of pills, repeatedly. He's not at his usual location, but most likely a cafe with internet access.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
What is his usual location?
Permalink Carolyn Turpin 
January 20th, 2006
Mark. Ip Check please. The embassy must have a static IP.
Permalink Andy 
January 20th, 2006
I'm sorry, I don't know -- maybe someone else does.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
I'm on my home computer because I am the duty officer for the weekend. I was called from Pennsylvania to check on Chris. Does anybody know where else Chris may besides the Moneda address? The police are on their way there now.
Permalink Carolyn Turpin 
January 20th, 2006
Andy - Carolyn has a good chance of being legit, as I passed the thread's url onto USLEC, who gave it to the embassy.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
The IP address of *this* post was: 200.75.27.190 He claims it was from an internet cafe.

His usual IP address is: 201.238.224.27, which is probably his home address, or could be his work address.

My best guess is that he was posting from an internet cafe somewhere between his job and his home, but I have no way of knowing.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
Carolyn is posting from Chile.

There are two addresses listed above - one is likely just an ISP, who would have to give information as to what location the assigned IP served (e.g. web cafe - the IP being 200.75.27.190), and the other is Chris' corporate address, which may be a mail drop.
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 20th, 2006
The U.S. Embassy after hours number is 330 3321. Anyone who has any information call this number and talk to the marine guard who will patch you through to me. International 562 330 3321.
Does anybody know if he is an American citizen?
Permalink Carolyn Turpin 
January 20th, 2006
Chris McKinstry is originally from Canada. I don't know the status of his citizenship.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
It might be worth browsing Chris' Flickr photos for clues...I'm not finding much so far, but maybe someone local would recognize some landmarks in the background...?

http://flickr.com/photos/mindpixel/24919246/
http://flickr.com/photos/mindpixel/tags/santiago/
Permalink bionicroach 
January 20th, 2006
http://flickr.com/photos/mindpixel/4040141/
Permalink bionicroach 
January 20th, 2006
Just spoke with Carolyn (jeeze, I hate to think what my cell-phone bill will be this month), and she's trying to see if Chris is registered with the Canadian embassy.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
You might be able to get the cell phone company to drop the charges. I got Verizon charge regular price for some international phone calls I made without an international plan (which cost 10 times as much ($3 instead of $0.30 or something).

Plus your calls are to the US Embassy, so maybe that will help prove your case that this was an emergency.

Maybe someone should tell the police to be on the lookout for a sick redhead.

Here are some photos:

http://static.flickr.com/2/1887346_1e62caa920_m.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_McKinstry
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
It probably helps a bunch that he's a redhead. Anglo redheads in Santiago can't be that common, especially if they're acting odd from a drug OD.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
Isn't he Canadian? Shouldn't the Canadian embasyy be called instead of the American embassy?
Permalink sddfj 
January 20th, 2006
{at home now}
Any word?
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
>> Isn't he Canadian? Shouldn't the Canadian embasyy be called instead of the American embassy? <<

We didn't know his nationality, at first, and assumed he was from the USA.

Carolyn at the US embassy in Santiago is forwarding the necessary info to her counterpart at the Canadian embassy.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
It's probably too late for me to do anything constructive, but could someone who was here for all of this add a timeline for those coming in late? I can't tell if this is several hours old or happening right now (22:00 US EST).

And just in case: Chris, get help. There is more for you to do.
Permalink Kevin 
January 20th, 2006
It all started around 3 pm Eastern I think. McKinstry's last post was about 6:30 pm.
Permalink  
January 20th, 2006
Hopefully Carolyn is having some luck.

http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/latin-america/chile/embassy/embassy-en.asp

Canadian Embassy in Chile contact numbers:
Street address:
Nueva Tajamar 481 - Piso 12, Torre Norte
(Edificio World Trade Center)
Santiago, Chile
Map of Embassy location
Telephone:(56-2) 362-9660
Fax:(56-2) 362-9663
Email:General: stago@international.gc.ca

After hours emerg contact number (back in Canada):
Call collect: (613) 996-8885 / (613) 944-1310 (TTY) - The Emergency Operations Centre of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An experienced officer is always available to respond to emergency calls from anywhere in the world.
Permalink i_am 
January 20th, 2006
I don't have access to posting times, but maybe Mark with his green checky-thingy can give a timeline of significant posts.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
It's (approx) 7pm PST, so 10pm Eastern. For those arriving "now," this is several hours old. I don't remember exactly when I made my post, it must've been pretty shortly after Chris posted his because at that time, he didn't have the same thing on his blog. The flurry of posts trying to be helpful took about 2 hours from whenever MarkTAW started. Mark could probably fill in the times more accurately...

If it _is_ real, I wonder if we'll ever know, maybe someone could point Cringley here and get him to look into it.
Permalink Ward Bush 
January 20th, 2006
I think it's around... 5 hours old? His blog post says 1:41 PM, but I don't know what time zone. Chile is GMT +3. I guess it could have been a quarter to 4pm here, so 6 hours.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
I pulled this from Privoxy.

Jan 20 15:37:04 Privoxy(03308) Request: discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?off.9.295438.0

(EST)
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006
It's 2006-01-20 22:26 here (North Carolina, USA), and timeanddate.com gives Santiago time as 2006-01-21 00:26

Which jibes with the time difference between Privoxy (in New York) and Chris' blog posting.
Permalink example 
January 20th, 2006
I'm Carlos, 23 years old, chilean. I know Chris way back, when he was Telescope Operator in the Paranal Observatory for ESO.
I was read his blog and called chilean police so they can go to their appartment in Santiago.
I'm not in Santiago, but Antofagasta (1800 km away), so even if i know the places he used to frequent i can help out. I hope police find him. Above all he is a smart and nice guy.
Permalink Carlos 
January 21st, 2006
2006-01-21 00:29 in North Carolina.
Still no news. Gotta go to bed (working tomorrow).
Permalink example 
January 21st, 2006
I called him and his cellphone is turned off.
I'm not keen to give private information over the internet about people, but under the circunstances I will give it to whomever write me how is doing serious and well intented acts to save Chris. Emailed me.
Permalink Carlos 
January 21st, 2006
Try calling the US Embassy and leaving the info with Carolyn. Her info is here:

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?off.9.295438.115#discussTopic295686

Out of everyone, she's the best suited to make good use of the information.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 21st, 2006
Ok. I talked to Carolyn and give her all the information i have about Chris. Hope it's ok.
Permalink Carlos 
January 21st, 2006
I hope he's OK. Don't know Chris, but stumbled upon his blog yesterday just when I was about to go to bed. Haven't been able to sleep much..
Permalink Karl 
January 21st, 2006
How are people getting from there to here?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 21st, 2006
The Wikipedia entry on Chris is linked from the blog. And that entry contains a link to here.
Permalink Karl 
January 21st, 2006
I read the blog, then went to his wikipedia entry just as an intinct, and then i found a link to his dissusion right on the external link section.
I called Chris workplace, he is not there and haven't been there after work hours. I try to call a american i meet at one of Chris party, and whom i know have Chris'girlfriend phone number, without luck. Her cellphone is also turned off -or out of the country, as she was planning to be un the USA this summer
Permalink Carlos 
January 21st, 2006
Ah. Good ole wikipedia.

It's too bad his blog requires moderation, we could reach so many more people that way.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 21st, 2006
Someone could email Blogger, explain the situation, and get a message put up on the blog.
Permalink  
January 21st, 2006
I just called the Canadian Embassy in Santiago. There is no one there, so i was redirected to an operator in Ottawa whom just insist i called local police. No luck.
Permalink Carlos 
January 21st, 2006
I called a local police station near Chris appartment. They are sendind a patrol.
Permalink Carlos 
January 21st, 2006
Great. Let us know how it goes. He was at an internet cafe, possibly near his job, but this is going back many hours now.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 21st, 2006
Not sure if anyone followed up on this picture. It's captioned "my place in the world" and has a clearly visible street name plate:

http://flickr.com/photos/mindpixel/4040141/
Permalink Mr. Powers 
January 21st, 2006
Good find, Mr. Powers.
Permalink example 
January 21st, 2006
He doesn't live there anymore. He move out. I have his address, i've been there. I also have his cellphone, appartment number. The first is turned off, the second is never answered. I know the places he frequent, and where he work.
I have pass all the information to the local police, and Carolyn Turpin from the US embassy who will rederected to the Canadian Embassy. No luck yet getting any news yet.
I can't not got and look for him, as i'm 1800 km away from Santiago. It's very frustrating.
Permalink Carlos 
January 21st, 2006
Assuming it's his hand, that's a quite unusual tattoo.
Might be something the police could use if they're looking for him.

http://www.mindpixel.com/chris/2006/01/dateline-1873-first-neural-network.htm
Permalink Karl 
January 21st, 2006
Thank you for your efforts, Carlos.
Gracias.
Permalink example 
January 21st, 2006
Actually the link was posted earlier in the thread, I was just pointing it out in case it was missed.

Thank you, Carlos.
Permalink Mr. Powers 
January 21st, 2006
So, anyone know what happened in the end?
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 21st, 2006
He'll be back editing his own wikipedia entry in no time.
Permalink  
January 21st, 2006
I talked with the US embassy in Santiago again, and Carolyn said that she's turned everything over to the Canadian embassy, and has no further information.
Permalink example 
January 21st, 2006
Chris McKinstry has always had a serious need for attention of any kind. I hate to seem cold about what could be his end but I wouldn't put it past him.
Permalink Valkarie 
January 22nd, 2006
Well well looks like Chris is pulling another disappearing act like he did in winnipeg canada. Liik up the web soap called cr6.

Check this as well
http://www.robotwisdom.com/ai/mckinstry.html
Permalink jrm winnipeg 
January 23rd, 2006
This was linked from the Wikipedia entry:

http://diario.elmercurio.cl/2006/01/24/nacional/nacional/noticias/97D6F2D5-83DE-4193-BBD4-069EA84861D9.htm?id={97D6F2D5-83DE-4193-BBD4-069EA84861D9}

Don't know spanish, but it seems he has been found :(
Permalink Karl 
January 24th, 2006
I posted that link to Wikipedia. The conversation continues

here:
http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?off.9.295499.36

and more recently, here:

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?off.9.297546.38
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 24th, 2006
Thanks everibody who tryed helping.. it was too late.
I just found out this morning in the newspaper


http://diario.elmercurio.com/2006/01/24/nacional/nacional/noticias/97D6F2D5-83DE-4193-BBD4-069EA84861D9.htm
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