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11.30.08

Boycott Novell Leaps

Posted in Boycott Novell, Site News at 8:36 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Fedorans are still very common here and so are Ubuntu users. The main news is that, other than the continued and monotonic increase in pageviews, there was a big leap last month, which carried on this month as well (the bars for November are not complete yet, but they should stand at about 3.2 million).

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26 Comments

  1. G. Michaels said,

    November 30, 2008 at 8:56 pm

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    Roy, a question. In a recent IRC conversation you mentioned that you were competing in some sort of fitness event. Is it OK for people to call that “cheesy” and saying something smart-alecky along the lines of “thanks for sharing”?

    I ask because apparently also in a recent IRC log you seem to have commissioned your nymshifter to write this up:

    http://slashdot.org/~twitter/journal/218245

    Where as a final stroke of pettiness and arrogance he comments on the target of his stalking with this:

    His homepage on 11/23/2008 has has him and other old people beating each other up in cheasy martial arts class. Thanks for sharing, Ed.

    I’m just wondering if people are free to refer to you and insult you as your friends and collaborators refer to and insult other people, especially when you seem to be asking them to create these “investigations”. Can you please clarify?

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  2. Sheldon Huelin said,

    November 30, 2008 at 9:50 pm

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    Great blog.

  3. Omar Hafez said,

    November 30, 2008 at 10:40 pm

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    @ G. Michaels

    You remind me of the guy who called the cops to order a pepperoni pizza.. -_-

  4. Needs Sunlight said,

    December 1, 2008 at 3:53 am

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    @G. Michaels: Thanks. ~twitter has a very useful journal there.

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 1, 2008 at 3:56 am

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    Stalking by G. Michaels is documented here.

  6. G. Michaels said,

    December 1, 2008 at 4:21 am

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    @Needs Sunlight: You and Will should totally get together. Maybe you can form a commando that hunts down and disables all Mono developers by throwing dollar signs at them. That would be cool. Do call me so I can buy some popcorn and watch.

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  7. G. Michaels said,

    December 1, 2008 at 4:24 am

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    @Roy: Am I to assume that this is just a prelude to you actually answering my question, or are you done?

    Are you denying that you asked ‘twitter’ to harass another Slashdot user?

    If that harassment also includes petty insults, is it OK for people to insult you as well? Is it OK for people to harass you?

    And I’m still waiting on the evidence of Gentoo User’s trolling, insults and disruption wreaked upon your blog. 18th or 19th time I’ve asked, I think.

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  8. G. Michaels said,

    December 1, 2008 at 4:32 am

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    Oh and I almost forgot, here’s the reply I created for your nymshifter’s comment, which “documents” my so-called “stalking”, enjoy:

    http://sites.google.com/site/gordymichaels/thoughts-on-advocacy/november-25-2008

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  9. Omar Hafez said,

    December 1, 2008 at 4:56 am

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    @ G. Michaels

    { Actually, while you might consider it “heckling”, I consider it a service to people who post on that blog and are also routinely attacked and smeared by it. }

    Okay, now that’s plain bulls#!t.
    I’ve been visiting this blog for quite a long while now, and I’ve never seen Roy attacking and smearing people at all, unless they attack him first.

    Please, just do yourself a favor and go find something else to do rather than just wasting your time flaming and spamming here and there. Time is very precious G. Michaels, the second that goes away never comes back again, don’t waste all your time doing nonsense man!

    Just grow up! Grow the hell up!

  10. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 1, 2008 at 5:02 am

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    “G. Michaels”,

    You’re constantly off topic and rude. If you have nothing to add to the discussion, the door is open for you to walk away.

  11. jo Shields said,

    December 1, 2008 at 5:49 am

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    Okay, now that’s plain bulls#!t.
    I’ve been visiting this blog for quite a long while now, and I’ve never seen Roy attacking and smearing people at all, unless they attack him first.

    Wrong.

  12. Omar Hafez said,

    December 1, 2008 at 6:07 am

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    Wrong.

    You’re wrong.

    ———

    the door is open for you to walk away.

    Actually, blogs don’t have doors, and that’s one of their best advantages. :)

    @ G Michaels:

    Seriously, if you got nothing to say that would benefit the community, just do us all a favor and unplug your computer.

    Please??

  13. jo Shields said,

    December 1, 2008 at 6:11 am

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    You’re wrong.

    Yep, but only on a blog where reality takes a back seat, and time-travel is considered possible ^_^

  14. PeterKraus said,

    December 1, 2008 at 6:41 am

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    “and time-travel is considered possible”

    Are you implying it actually ISN’T?!? Jesus, you must have had very poor childhood… all those “back in time” stories. Duh, and then you wonder why people are all grumpy and annoyed.

  15. Omar Hafez said,

    December 1, 2008 at 7:27 am

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    @ jo Sheilds, PeterKraus

    lol. :-)

  16. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 1, 2008 at 7:29 am

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    Quite a typo there on Jo’s. At least it’s not spelled shilleds.

  17. jocaferro said,

    December 1, 2008 at 8:46 am

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    “@G. Michaels: Thanks. ~twitter has a very useful journal there.”

    x2.

  18. jo Shields said,

    December 1, 2008 at 8:50 am

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    Quite a typo there on Jo’s. At least it’s not spelled shilleds.

    Thames Water spelt it that way once. Is that all the proof you need that I’m some kind of “shill”?

  19. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 1, 2008 at 8:52 am

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    Just a joke I could not resist.

  20. G. Michaels said,

    December 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm

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    I think what you and your friends do is rude. At least I’m not calling your interests “cheesy”. So to summarize, you commissioned your nymshifter to write up that piece of harassment and flamebait on Slashdot:

    twitter: You asked me about Slashdot user Ed Avis a couple of days ago. He’s subtle, but I just added him to the troll zoo, slashdot.org/~twitter/journal/204737
    schestowitz: Avis… needs evidence
    twitter: Evidence has been collected, slashdot.org/~twitter/journal/218245
    twitter: It took an hour or two.
    twitter: Nasty work
    *schestowitz looks
    schestowitz: *LOL* priceless.

    Feel free to correct me here, I don’t want people to think I am “smearing” you.

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  21. max stirner said,

    December 1, 2008 at 3:16 pm

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    congratulations, keep up the good work :)

  22. G. Michaels said,

    December 1, 2008 at 9:28 pm

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    @Omar: It’s quite possible that Ed Avis of Slashdot did something horrible to Roy, in which case I’d immediately ask for forgiveness. Maybe I’ll even turn off my computer.

    But considering he hasn’t replied yet other than to point out the obvious and skirt around the issues (as he likes to claim other people do to him), I’m kind of leaning towards “naaaah” at this point.

    So Roy, no response then? Should we consider my assumptions as being correct? You do for some reason sit there and ask your collaborators to harass people on other websites?

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  23. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 1, 2008 at 9:44 pm

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    I didn’t ask for this.

    Care to be on topic?

  24. G. Michaels said,

    December 1, 2008 at 9:50 pm

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    You didn’t? That’s interesting, because on your IRC log (from which I quoted) it sure seems you did.

    So just as curiosity (and to get back on topic), why does Will say “You asked me about Slashdot user Ed Avis a couple of days ago.”?

    And your “LOL” reaction sure seems interesting as well, considering the pile of flamebait and petty insults Will stacked on Ed Avis.

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  25. Gentoo User (and proud of it) said,

    December 2, 2008 at 12:59 pm

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    Oh-ho-ho, the irony. Oh the irony.

    Good job Roy! You think people aren’t intelligent enough to figure out what happened? You’ve put yourself in the comic position of looking bad either way. If you claim you didn’t ask twitter to do that, you’re still guilty of notifying him that Gordon posted his comment, being obviously embarrassed by it and telling twitter to immediately get on IRC and pretend you asked for that nice piece of harassment. As if that made it any better. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

    (The ominous-looking text in RED that appears below in all my comments accuses me of engaging in “witch hunts”. Consider that in the context of Gordon Michaels’ comments here and ask yourself if you need to be best buddies with Roy in order to avoid being branded for doing essentially the same thing)

    Note: comment arrived from a witch hunter that does not even use GNU/Linux.

  26. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 2, 2008 at 1:20 pm

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    Bollox. I was told something and pointed out that I don’t know about the person’s history. The accumulation of things is nothing to do with this but it was amusing. If you want to chase or accuse someone, don’t look at me; look at your friends at Slashdot.

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