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willyhill (965620) writes | more than 5 years ago

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First off, sockpuppet log updated. I have to hand it to the guy that runs that weird boycott site, he operates wide in the open. And it's just too funny to see him repeatedly asking twitter to stop.

First off, sockpuppet log updated. I have to hand it to the guy that runs that weird boycott site, he operates wide in the open. And it's just too funny to see him repeatedly asking twitter to stop.

Anyway, in the next few days the log will be transferred to a separate account dedicated only to maintaining that journal entry. Its purpose will be made clear in the profile area, and it will not be used to post. The account will be passed around as needed when the current maintainer finds he has no time (like me!). If not, then I guess it will just wither and die, but I hope by then it would have served a good purpose.

I am now actually in the process of moving to another city so I have no time for anything. I enjoyed my semi-retirement and 100% virtual telecommuting way too much it seems, and all good things must come to an end. The company I'm working for is actually finding strength in the general economic weakness, and I think they have very good products that deserve a chance to make it in the market. From a 3-man boutique software shop project to a fully-funded privately held corporation in three years flat (with no debt), along with an impressive client portfolio and almost 100 employees worldwide now. Nothing to sneeze at, and hopefully exciting times ahead for us. In any case, I was starting to get bored. My kids say I'm a workaholic, and they are absolutely right *grin*

Funny how this Slashdot thing has served as a sort of blog for me in the past few months. One of the nice things about the new company is that they provide a public-facing blog for the management team and most employees. I hope to take advantage of that, if only to speak about the drab technical details of managing IT infrastructure and reassure clients that we have our eyes on the prize. Probably no mentions of twitter (hah!) but my time here has certainly helped me better understand the power behind the software I've been using for the last 10 years or so. Zealotry aside, I believe free software is going to grow even more, especially in the server space, and will eventually occupy the one half of the IT sphere of operations that Microsoft will simply never be able to provide because their products are simply targeted at other things.

Anyway, I'll post a final journal entry in the next few days to let everyone know where the log is being kept. Take care everyone!

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10 comments

The legend (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25352261)

LOL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25352367)

Re:LOL (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 5 years ago | (#25359213)

I'll let the owner of the journal jump in here, but everyone knows who this guy is. It's counterproductive to post links to his home page, photos of him or his pets or whatever. His identity is irrelevant to what he does here.

Things like these just give him ammunition to claim that he's being stalked.

Re:LOL (1)

KGIII (973947) | more than 5 years ago | (#25370915)

I'd second this except, well, the pic was kinda funny. I'll not resort to name calling though, I'll save that for another day.

Re:LOL (1)

willyhill (965620) | more than 5 years ago | (#25378047)

Agreed. If anything it just legitimizes his constant whines about being chased all over the internet by Microsoft.

I thought about deleting the journal entry, but I'm not even sure if it will delete the comments and really... who cares anyway. If he doesn't want people to find his pics then he shouldn't post them online. Both of my kids have online albums with far more information (about them *and* me) that I'd care to share with strangers, but they're not as jaded as I am. Which is probably good, in a way.

Besides, once you know someone's real name, it's pretty much game over, and it's entirely his fault [slashdot.org] that so many people know who he is.

Re:LOL (1)

The Bungi (221687) | more than 5 years ago | (#25421481)

Who cares. Seriously.

Re:The legend (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 5 years ago | (#25360071)

Oh snap, Raymond Chen's blog and Something Awful? It just doesn't get any better than that.

Re:The legend (1)

willyhill (965620) | more than 5 years ago | (#25378213)

Thanks!

Good luck with all that (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 5 years ago | (#25359135)

I'm glad everything worked out.

Good Riddance. (1)

Erris (531066) | more than 5 years ago | (#25494651)

I'm glad you are going away. Your libel and harassment of twitter and people you belive to be him has been repulsive and criminal. Your special brand of hate, distributed through the many sock puppets posting above, will not be missed by anyone. Slashdot has been better place without you.

I hope you fail in all your future endevors as you have at trashing Slashdot. In fact, I hope that the reason you are leaving is because your boss at M$ decided you were a waste of money. Several recent twitter front page postings should have convinced them of that. All you have managed to do here is prove that M$ is the same petty, vindictive bunch of assholes they have always been. Practice your manners now, belt tightening all around is going to leave PR fucks like you out in the cold.

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