Tempest in a Teacup

Posted 1 Apr 2001 at 22:29 UTC by crackmonkey Share This

The amount of paranoid rambling about Badvogato has gone beyond the comical and is edging into the irritating. Here's a few facts for you to chew on.

  1. lkcl was not deliberately silenced or otherwise tampered with on badvogato. I had not even read badvogato for about a week prior to this incident.
  2. badvogato was taken down by northpoint, because northpoint went out of business and couldn't afford to serve its DSL customers any more. The timing was unfortunate, and I was as displeased with it as anyone, if not more so.
  3. the problem with luke's certification was the result of a bug in mod_virgule, which seemed to pass his certs directly to the node "-" (which strangely appeared in the tmetric defaults file).
  4. The only tampering I have done with luke's account is to remove characters from his surname, allowing the certifications to function
  5. lkcl is currently certified as Criminal Mastermind, largely due to my certification as I am one of the seed nodes.

If anyone has a patch to the trust metric code to make it handle strange characters more gracefully, I would love to hear it. There was a similar problem very early on in badvogato's history, but I was reading regularly then and fixed it before it got out of hand.

gar, posted 1 Apr 2001 at 22:33 UTC by crackmonkey » (Master)

Oh, and despite the date, I am dead honest about this. No poisson d'avril here.

crack in a teacup, posted 2 Apr 2001 at 00:46 UTC by sye » (Journeyer)

to patch a crack in your teacup, you got to admit that nobody is
perfect. It seems to me that crackmonkey is trying to let us all believe
that the cracks he's got in his teacup is all to his credit and somehow
we need it more than he does. 

all i can say is that you are as high as everybody can be low.

"need it"?, posted 2 Apr 2001 at 01:43 UTC by crackmonkey » (Master)

Could you please tell us the antecedent of "it" in that sentence?

I have an elegant..., posted 2 Apr 2001 at 05:27 UTC by i0lanthe » (Journeyer)

...adaptation of a network flow algorithm which can be used to compute what I term the "rambling paranoia metric" of nodes in a graph. Oh, wait, it's April 2 here now, never mind.

i0lanthe:, posted 2 Apr 2001 at 06:48 UTC by crackmonkey » (Master)

Shouldn't you be finding kitten?

teehee, posted 2 Apr 2001 at 09:56 UTC by lkcl » (Master)

i am so relieved. i really like being bad on badvogato.

i am also a little disappointed. i genuinely thought there'd be some sort of conspiracy going on that i could bash my head against for a while.

aaaw :)

so. most amused, and apologetic, and relieved.


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