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willyhill (965620) writes | more than 5 years ago

User Journal 11

Well, I'm back. I've been back for about a week but not much time to post. I see that many a socks were created in my absence *grin*.

First off, responses to a few of the emails I got and couldn't reply to for whatever reason -

Well, I'm back. I've been back for about a week but not much time to post. I see that many a socks were created in my absence *grin*.

First off, responses to a few of the emails I got and couldn't reply to for whatever reason -

- guy with the soft drink nick: The answer is yes. But your reply-to: address is bouncing and your from: addy looks like it's work related so I didn't want to use it. Also, sorry but I don't know who you are on Slashdot.
- gourmand: Thanks for the list of trollpuppets, I'm in the process of updating the list. No problem on the other thing, will do.
- YeShallRemainAnonymousAsRequested: I digested your email and I think I agree. I think one of those comments was the missing link to the whole anti-slash connection that I did not have. But I need a bit more information, and your spoofed SMTP server or whatever it is is not working. I also need your permission to publish your message here. So please email me again if you can.

Thanks also to everyone who emailed me with possible socks, words of encouragement, etc. Funny how fighting abuse in a community brings out good things in people.

On a more personal note, my 2 weeks work/2 vacation ended up being more like 3/1, but it was good to back in Europe nonetheless. (hey clampolo, I did have a beer. Several actually, thanks). This is the first time I've ever been to Dublin, highly recommended. Beautiful place.

My company is probably going to merge with another similar firm that operates out of Dublin and Hamburg (I chuckled two days ago when I saw that AT&T commercial about the guy that has no bars and misses the call about not discussing the merger, that almost happened to me). What this means is my comfy DC wizard job will come to an end, replaced with a less comfy one that pays more but is probably boring as heck. I always envisioned spending my last few working years before retirement surfing the web and writing chapters of my book (20 year delay so far...), but it looks like that's not going to happen. The extra $$ is good, but not necessary at this point (unless the stock market collapses completely), so my real motivation is curiosity, because I've never had an upper management job. We'll see if I can stand being a PHB. Hah!

Well enough about me.

Anyway, I'm going to start updating the lists now, because I don't know if I'll have much time later.

Catch you all later-ish.

11 comments

Hey (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 5 years ago | (#24765925)

Welcome back. Congrats on the promotion.

Re:Hey (1)

willyhill (965620) | more than 5 years ago | (#24767803)

Thanks, and thanks.

Just updated the trollpuppet and sockpuppet lists, BTW. Let me know if I'm missing anything, I'm still trying to catch up.

Also, your friend emailed me back (finally). I didn't get a chance to talk to him while I was over there, but it looks like he would qualify for the vendor list. I sent him the exec summary of the requirements to see if it's something he'd be interested in. He seems sharp enough.

Re:Hey (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 5 years ago | (#24768201)

You added that epic thread, thanks =)

Kevin is a good guy. He's a better business man than a developer, but he's got good people working for him. I hope that works out for both of you.

Re:Hey (1)

willyhill (965620) | more than 5 years ago | (#24774805)

I read his bio on their website. Did he really work where he says he worked doing what he says he did?

Because he looks really young...

Maybe it's just the my envy talking *grin*

Re:Hey (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 5 years ago | (#24781619)

Heh, he does look like he's not old enough to vote, doesn't he? I guess it's the water or something.

The bio is true, he ran the entire B2B technology group for four years. That's where I met him. He got out after a reorg chopped his division up into a bunch of smaller OUs. They offered him a director position with the same salary, and he turned them down. Walked away with a huge sevpack and went on to create his company.

Holy shit (1)

iced_773 (857608) | more than 5 years ago | (#24812277)

This has sure gotten complicated in the two years I've left ya'll alone.

Re:Holy shit (1)

willyhill (965620) | more than 5 years ago | (#24854357)

He's figured out that the sockpuppet thing doesn't work, so it's been quiet lately. You never know when it's gonna flare up again though *grin*

Given current developments I'm guessing he's going to go into business with some guy that runs an anti-Microsoft FUD mill and leave Slashdot alone. So I've refrained from publishing the information I have on the racist troll accounts (the "trollpuppets"). But we'll see.

Anyway, good to see you 'round again.

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