After reading the recent journal entry of Xerithane concerning almost having been foe'd by someone, I decided to march through my freaks list, and take a look at who hates me.
At the top of the list, we have 75th Trombone. He's a follower of Twirlip of Mists, with whom I had quite a number of arguements about on the constitutionality of current copyright legislation. I have to suspect he is on the pro-corporation end of copyright, the type of people who consider the only important value of information to be monetary. He's been silent since May 26, though, so I have to sort of discount his opinion of me by that. In fact, his second to last post is him being angry at me for daring to disagree with Twirlip of Mists. I feel rather accomplished by making him angry, since he was too obsessed with defending Twirlip's fascist rantings to think about what was really being said. Mr. Trombone also lacks a journal entry of his own to his name, so I can't really say he had much to declare of his own. Not worthy of my own foes list, but certainly someone i'm proud to have on my freaks list.
Next up is anthony_dipierro. Mr. diPierro and myself have had numerous arguements about personal versus corporate rights (noticing a trend yet?), including an arguement about the fundamental technologies of DRM and copy protection wherein he was in support of them and any laws protecting them, whereas I found stifling innovation in the hands of citizens to be apalling. The notable beginning was a fight months ago wherein I asserted my support of those who intercept satellite TV who do not profit monetarily, likening it to a newspaper company casting a paper daily upon my doorstep without intent to retrieve it, since they were willfully beaming it to my home regardless of whether I had the equipment to use it. Naturally, he disagreed. It was sort of silly to bother arguing on the topic since I don't even watch TV anymore, but I found it amusing just the same to watch him get angry. Mr. diPierro is one of my few mutual foes.
After that, we have ashar. I don't even know who this is. No posts, no Journal Entries. Judging from his website, he seems to be a big fan of Debian and GNU itself, and looks like he doesn't have a sense of humor. I probably said something disparaging about RMS's GNU/Linux arguement or #debian help chat in a post and he got his panties in a bunch. It's really a shame...I generally like the Finns.
Then we have aussersterne. He's hated me for a while. He just seems to like hating people, as shown by his mile-long foes list, which includes such notably good characters as GMontag and Xerithane. And juding from his most recent five or so posts, he is an arrogant, anal, and an unwavering, obtuse mac zealot. Mac zealotry in and of itself isn't a punishable offense, but combined with the other two plus the mile-long foes list, he's sort of got himself into a less than good social rating anyhow. Nothing to be proud of by getting on a foes list that long.
Following that, the next into the circus tent is Clockwurk. No journal entries out of this one, and his most recent five posts weren't revealing as to why we're mutually foed. I had to dig deeper into his last 25 comments to find out why. That particular anti-Gentoo troll is one of the stupidest oft-posted rants there is, in that not only does it use FUD to make blanket statements that are flagrantly untrue (this shows that more Gentoo boxes are intel-based than AMD based) but look believable to the casual observer, as well as believe that every Gentoo Linux wants to feel l33t as if he were using Linux From Scratch but is too lazy. Ignorance is one thing, but spreading it is another.
After Clockwurk, we have derF024. Looking at his posts, I don't know why he hates me...he doesn't seem to be too stupid. Judging from his website, it's probably another example of someone who didn't like one of my "#debian chat sucks if you actually want help" posts. Who cares.
gregorio is next. This Brazilian seems to hate me. I don't know why. He has a massive foes list, so I really don't think he even counts.
Hewligan also appears to not like me. No journal here, either. Missing since May 19th, Hewligan doesn't really seem to have a reason.
Then there's incom. Another mutual foe, I don't remember why.
Following that, there's LeninZhiv. Absent since May 6, I suspect his absence is due to his most recent post having been deleted by Slashdot staff. So I can't really say I'm impressed.
Next, there's morgajel. Going through the list, this name didn't even look familiar. No Journal. My best guess is he disagreed with my disagreeing with those who disagreed with the military action in Iraq. Boo hoo.
Here we have sethadam1. No journal here either, and as technology goes doesn't even seem too stupid. Probably another anti-war bleeding heart. Whee.
OK, here's one Tingler. No journals. Not much of note on his recent posts. Uneventful, no real reason.
Then there's unterderbrucke, whose name sounds familiar and we're mutually foe'd. I'm sure we've argued together. Nothing but a bunch of goatse links as of late.
vandan is next, and I don't really know why.
Then there's zachlipton. He also does not like me.
Well, that was boring. I don't really think I accomplished anything save for discovering that freaks lists are usually either arbitrary, or a result of direct effort towards getting there.