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.