In the spirit of scavenger hunts, I had the stupid idea to start my very own slashdot scavenger hunt. As follows is the tentative list of items:
Post here if you have any further ideas, after which I'll release a final contest sometime before year's end.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Maybe this could actually take off.
Okay, I know a lot of you people hate Vladinator. I even hated him once before. (He being a trollbuster and all). I threw petty differences aside and helped out a site in need long ago. I still help administer said site.. whether or not you like it or hate it.
That notwithstanding, it seems that there is a resurgence of old time petty wars. Yes, I remember the trollslap.pl days of 'especially the FASH' section. I found plenty of entertainment with the 200+ post threads of name calling and childish insults in sid=trolltalk
I rarely let these things get to me, and I certainly never let it effect my real life. Like I would actually give a shit that someone I've never met; someone hundreds of kilometers away thinks of me as an asshole. I generally keep a low profile. Most of you don't even know the identity of my trolling accounts, many of you out there really don't give a shit about what I do anyways. And you shouldn't. This isn't about me.
I usually let these things fizzle out, but sometimes things do get out of hand. Prank calls, dDoS attacks, and other annoyance methods -- these were things I did back when I was 12. Though I have grown out of these tactics, I can still realize that there is quite a lot of motivation out there; [or is it boredom?]
Now, I have seemed to draw the ire of these pranksters.. though it is now getting serious. I have done nothing, I seem to be being attacked solely because of my association with Scott Lockwood. I'm not talking about references to my name in the scripted submission queue attack on Geekizoid, and the massive crapflood in trolltalk.. I could care less if some of you fantisize of me involved in sweaty man-sex with the object of your disaffection. [ugh]. I'm talking about the small rash of personal attacks that are beginning to surface against me.
Here is what I am talking about: On Wednesday, 10 April 2002, someone contacted one of my places of employment via email. This email was rather succinct.. mainly it made the blind accusation that I have been defacing websites from an IP address belonging to my notebook system. It went on further to accuse me of running dDoS attacks. It also accused me of making threats of site defacement. Lucky for me, my boss did not buy it.. especially due to the fact that there was no evidence presented. This is a position at my university, and since I am already on probation due to last years events with SOS, the email has made it to the Dean's office. The Dean is not quite as understanding as my employer.. yet, due to lack of evidenc there is nothing to persue. I had the issue declared dead. Though the email now resides in my permanent file with my university.
Okay, so the email was a bit off the top, and was fairly poor as frame-up attempts go. What really bugs me is the fact that constant DoS attacks have been hitting my office for two days, and the IP addresses I usually use for my notebook in the engineering building has periodically been experiencing packet floods. These things are annoying, but easy to work around. What I don't get is that the attackers seem hell bent on bringing more and more people into this petty war. People are trying to work at my office, and other students are trying to study and do research at my lab. What is the point in dDoSing a walking robot??
This rambling finally brings me to my point: to the attackers, I would like you to come forward. Obviously, you have quite a grudge.. something has pissed you off along the way. I'm not interested in paying extortions or fielding countless demands. I only want a dialog. This isn't so I can write a stupid long missive about script kiddies dDoSed my site and I pleaded with him! [like Mr. Raw sockets will be the death of the internet].
All I'm interested in is:
Either that, or get your r00tk175 going, bring out your sk1llz, call your z0mbi3z, or whatever. You can't keep it up forever, and I sure as hell can weather the storm. Personal attacks, I'll respond appropriately. And no, I'm not talking about moves you can see in Blade II. Although I did take Tang Su Do lessons for three years back when I was 10. Like I've actually practiced any of it in the past 12 years.
Now I have work to do. Leave me be.
Addendum: My my, it looks like the crapfloods are rolling in. Nice work. Glad that you people like the new Geekizoid ass section; especially since the 'fash' section thing fizzled out. And this url looks like one hell of a regex.
Okay, the index page has been fixed. Another admin, who shall remain nameless made a small mistake which caused the page to barf in the middle of processing.
The site is usable.. I will fix the remaining problems and add the new interface over the next few days.
Geekizoid is essentially up and running, but there are still a few obnoxious problems. Of course, you may notice that the front page is not displaying any stories. This problem remains unsolved for the time being. No programs are reporting errors of any sort, and so far the trail has gone cold. I should be able to fix this within the next few days or so. For now, browse geekizoid from search.pl like the common first post crapflooder you are.
Journals are not displaying correctly either, leading me to believe I may have some more serious problems occuring. Posting of comments and stories seem to be functional though.
A new interface will be revealed shortly. So look for that.
In case you're wondering, the database transition went smoothly.. all comments, stories, accounts, and trolls should have been preserved. Please bitch in this forum, or at Geekizoid directly if you have any problems.
This will be the central area for technical information pertaining to Geekizoid; until journals are fixed onsite.
Win one for trolling, crapflooding, and general obnoxiousness in the year 2002.
Geekizoid: Home of the small shiny things network.
Hell if I have any time to write in my diary^H^H^H^H^Herr... Journal. But here goes.
A lot of you have been asking me about if and when Geekizoid will ever come back. The answer: yes. I did most of my part, and now I'm just waiting on others to finish up and work the small kinks out. I'd do the whole damn thing myself if I had (a) the time, and (b) the access. Until then, everybody must wait.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have homework to do. ETA for Geekizoid: someday.
Why was this feature removed? "hidden" sids have been a staple of slashsites for years. Now the vast flood of pointless shit will find its way to the -1 sewers of the normal articles.
Repent! And give us back our freedom!!
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it. -- Anthony Burgess