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Work Goofy Stuff

Work has involved packaging and mailing lots of heavy boxes, which seems to rip my fingernails up because they're kind of soft. Maybe I need some Jello (or Knox for Nails?). And lately I'm dealing with someone who isn’t making his sales contract payments to me. He makes a lot of excuses and then conflicting statements as to whether he sent the payment or not. Now he wants a break on the price. Late paying is not a big deal, but I’m beginning to wonder if he’s lying, so I have to wait to hear from the escrow processor. I’m trying to answer carefully. He’s kind of emotional. He seems unaware that the contract says I can end the deal if he's that late, keep what's been paid already -- and get my domain back as well.

On the domain forum I frequent, there’s a man who owns a registrar and posts quite a lot, apparently enjoying the attention and publicity. He’s a real piece of work, and it’s really strange for someone running a registrar (Godaddy is also a registrar) to behave like this. Registrars are like the banks of the internet, because it’s like they hold all the domains in safety deposit boxes. The executives of registrars are expected to be responsible and reliable.

This man recently was written about in international news — because he posted the video on Twitter made by the New Zealand mass shooter, as he was killing people. He posted it to say he thought it looked fake or manipulated. Twitter took down his post, but it had been copied and spread all over, so they had to chase down all those copies and remove them too.

He says his position on any big catastrophe is to immediately doubt the news coverage about it. For instance he declared the 9/11 attack may or may not have been an inside job — but the WTC towers were definitely not brought down by planes running into them. He also says we never went to the moon, that evolution is “nonsense,” and of course he’s an anti-vaxxer. I know he’s sympathetic to white nationalist groups at least to the point of offering them web services.

I think this guy crawled out of one of the darker places mentioned in Pilgrim’s Progress or maybe just The Phantom Tollbooth. Maybe Dante's Inferno.

posted on Apr 18, 2019 1:28 AM ()


I wonder why some deny major catastrophes. They seem to conflate acknowledging them as, somehow, a left wing conspiracy.
comment by tealstar on Apr 25, 2019 12:13 PM ()
Oh I am so out of the loop when it comes to Internet, Domains have to be registered by the Internet gods or some self-appointed registry... I suppose it doesn't matter too much at my age.
comment by jjoohhnn on Apr 18, 2019 12:13 PM ()
I assure you it is ridiculously complicated. A registry is a really different thing from a registrar -- the first one is a higher authority.
reply by drmaus on Apr 18, 2019 1:16 PM ()
That first one sounds like he doesn't have the funds and is some kind of a slicko. And that second one sounds like he needs another outlet for self expression.

Sending you happy Easter wishes - daffodils, pastel colors, etc.
comment by traveltales on Apr 18, 2019 12:10 PM ()
Hey, thanks, it is Easter, isn't it? The grass is very green now.
reply by drmaus on Apr 18, 2019 1:17 PM ()
So the moral of the story--especially the last guy--is don't read their websites--not that I do!
comment by greatmartin on Apr 18, 2019 8:23 AM ()
There's no moral. I just wish that guy wouldn't take up so much room on my industry's forum.
reply by drmaus on Apr 18, 2019 9:33 AM ()
What a bunch of losers. Our new Governor is an anti vaxer and has six children but of course he has a nanny for those six kids and a stay at home wife. He has fueled the anti abortion movement here. I noticed that we do not have a measles outbreak here yet.
comment by elderjane on Apr 18, 2019 5:00 AM ()
It's like we're having to repeat decades over again. At least multiple states are changing their laws on vaccination.
reply by drmaus on Apr 18, 2019 9:32 AM ()

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