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Tuesday April 02, 2002
01:25 PM

That'll teach me.

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Friday night, in a fit of perturbed (disturbed?) ambition, sick with a bad cold, tipsy from cold medicine, having just gotten off an angry phone call with my wife, I deleted every single journal entry I had ever written.

I don't like flames, whether they're full of obscene vitriol or well intentioned though. It's not who I am, not who I want to be.

While I still stand behind most everything I said in that entry about Simon, I don't want that out there as part of my permanent record. It's not representative of who I am.

So, Le Skyhook est mort. There is no conspiracy. I was not censored in any way. Neither pudge, nor simon contacted me. I watched a bit of the conversation on #perl after I posted (And was pasted the rest by sympathetic friends), and both Pudge and Simon did what I wish I'd done in the first place. They politely declined to comment.

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  • by hfb (74) on 2002.04.02 16:15 (#6564) Homepage Journal

    I wasn't convinced of conspiracy but I'm glad you piped up on the matter.

    It's a pity that you deleted everything as when you say it's not 'representative of who you are' it isn't being completely honest as, well, it is even if most of you choose the quiet passive-aggressive instead of the more overtly aggressive by damning the torpedoes. I often say things I feel could have been better expressed or possibly even better said by someone else but you can't take back words once they have been said...even in a digital world that allows you to evaporate so easily. Walk boldly on the highway to hell paved with good intentions and stand behind your words when you mean them. Integrity, even when you're an ass, counts for something in this plastic world.

    There are two kinds of people I don't trust; those who are always quiet and those who are always nice since the first doesn't trust me and the second is either stupid or on the grift. Everyone else just has to live an imperfect life that is our fate.

    • It's not so much passive aggressive, though there are times when that's the only weapon you can use to get through to certain personality types.

      I'm always willing to engage in real honest DISCOURSE about any subject with anyone. But discourse doesn't exist anymore.

      I guess I just romanticize the concept of human conversation. I think about the letters written between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. I think about the parisian salon. I long for real intelligent discourse.

      I usually shun any message board

      • well, take my point. No, the world isn't going to change it's mind over a blog or blog comment nor is this a Parisian Salon but there is a purpose for the words if only to serve as a warning to those who follow.

        Perhaps I'm just disappointed at finding the first person to have balls enough to go against the party line, deleting everything and scurrying back under the rock from which you came. I keep hoping more will follow since blind conformists and shills are rife and uninteresting.

        Perl has a long trai

  • What'd I miss? I step out for a few days (ok, weeks) and I missed a small scuffle?

    Jason