Re: I'm bad at the internet

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Boo! The world wants to know! (what the post was, at least).


Posted by: Osgood Yousbad | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:23 PM
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Better take this down too!


Posted by: Crypticed | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:27 PM
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You could systematically replace "sausages" with "Frankfurters"?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:29 PM
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Venison with deer meat?


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:32 PM
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And "venison" with "dog-meat".


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:33 PM
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Sheesh. Don't you have a thesis or something to work on, paren?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:34 PM
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Wow! Having evaded your attempts to hide the post (thanks, Ned!), that's super awesome, and extremely impressive. You were in the company of giants, and triumphed! You defeated the B---- W----! You're, like, Sparta.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:37 PM
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Still super easy to google if you click around, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:37 PM
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I am taking an ever so brief break from grading! Which makes the pwn'ing so much better.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:38 PM
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7: How can one geebie be so fast and so strong?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:38 PM
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Man. You should totally join the pro circuit. There's big money to be had at the big grilled cheese events.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:42 PM
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Perhaps you should nuke all the linkies as well, Heebie.

max
['What post? I didn't read no stinkin' post.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:44 PM
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I want a grilled cheese sandwich now.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:46 PM
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I really need to make stew with that big 'ol hunk of moose meat sitting in my fridge.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 4:55 PM
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Still in the feed.


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 5:28 PM
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Dammit.

Now I read the whole thing, and I've been misled!

I'm going to go ahead and believe it really happened.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 5:35 PM
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Cryptic Ned's real name is Mysterio Stinkbutt.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 5:48 PM
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It's gone from unfogged.com/index.html, but I fear Google Reader may archive posts even if they've been removed from the actual feed. I, too, still see it there.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 5:58 PM
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The solution that has been tried successfully in the past is to replace the post with a nothing with the same title, which wipes it out in google reader, eventually.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 6:00 PM
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I'm not too worried about the current crowd, because if it's in your feed then you're at least not new. It just seems wise to keep it out of Google and posterity.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 6:01 PM
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20 was of course me.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 6:02 PM
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Yes, but who are you? That's the question that googling minds want to know.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 6:20 PM
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heebie-geebie is people!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 6:26 PM
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Mmmm, people.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 6:27 PM
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heebie has dropped enough descriptive hints in the past for anybody here to figure out her name if they really wanted.

I think Google Reader only fetches each feed once across everybody subscribed, so the post might be available to anybody who adds it now too.


Posted by: wispa | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 6:42 PM
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19 is probably advisable. I just subscribed to Unfogged with an alternate Google account, and the post was indeed still there.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 7:16 PM
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figure out her name if they really wanted.

You mean Ms. Heebie Jammies-Punch?

You can delete this one if you need to.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 7:33 PM
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heebie has dropped enough descriptive hints in the past for anybody here to figure out her name if they really wanted.

Unless you're kind of unmotivated and not very smart and your memory's not what it used to be, in which case you might get lucky and find it out on facebook.

Anyway, FUCKIN' A HOOK 'EM HEEBIE-GEEBIE WHOO. [Dog meat] is totally one of my favorites, but that many? In buns, no less. Awesome.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 7:38 PM
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27: I could probably figure out who you are if I wanted to.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 7:55 PM
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Well, yes, which is why this one is worse.


Posted by: wispa | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 7:59 PM
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29: I assume MH means that in a harmless way because otherwise it sounds like, "Nice little pseudonym you got there, be a shame if anything happened to it", or "I could figure out what you did last summer if I wanted to".


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-21-09 8:02 PM
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31: Harmless. I was just making follow-on remark about poor anonymization (is that a word now?). Also, I'm in your attic.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 6:29 AM
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28: it's not what you think.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 6:30 AM
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Nothing is ever what I think.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 6:37 AM
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27: I could probably figure out who you are if I wanted to.

I'm faintly offended that you would even say this. Don't you read the City Paper? I blew true anonymity here years ago. The only discretion left is that I don't believe my full name has ever appeared here, so I don't think a lazy, obvious-minded searcher would track me down.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 6:54 AM
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35: It was an apparently easily misinterpreted joke. I do read it. I think I've even asked you about a review after it appeared.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 6:59 AM
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Yeah, I remember that. Replace "offended" with "confused".

Maybe this thread should be taken down as well, to preserve the commenters' dignity.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 7:09 AM
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Let's see if the new post clears things up in the Google Readers.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 7:37 AM
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Clearly I missed an interesting, though brief, thread. Oh well. I already know Heebie's name anyway, though. Hah! (No threat intended; I, unlike MH, am not trying to blackmail anyone*.)

Unless the thread I missed was really embarrassing and revealing itself, it seems like Our Favorite Student is the only person from whom Heebie would really want to preserve her pseudonymity. The only person I can think of off the top of my head, at least. And I guess years from now she might not want Hawaiian Punch to find this stuff so easily, but isn't embarrassing your children one of the few joys of parenthood? I think I read that somewhere.

* Anyone here. At the moment.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 7:41 AM
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37: Put a different kind of "confused" in there for me as well since in my continuing efforts to plumb new depths in reading incomprehension I thought MH was talking about heebie rather than JRoth. Not that I don't care a whit about JRoth's anonymity, but like he said.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 7:48 AM
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39: It's interesting, generally, the question of why to be pseudonymous. I've been talking with a friend about starting a cinema-oriented blog, and one of the early questions has been whether to do pseuds or not.

I kind of wish I had some self-published stuff out there under my real name. But I'm already way more googleable than I'm comfortable with* (very uncommon last name, relatively uncommon first name), so we'll probably go the pseud route.

*I don't really know why it makes me uncomfortable; it just does.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 7:49 AM
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41: For me the reason is that I'd prefer my research hits first when you google my name (where 'you' means potential employeers).


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 7:56 AM
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I'm vaguely worried about giving the impression that I waste all my time on the internet, should people at work discover that I waste all my time on the internet.

I'm also vaguely worried about talking loosely about relatives and coworkers in ways that would piss people off, that I've long forgotten.

I'm also vaguely worried that people who I'm very close to would feel hurt that I've withheld such a large part of my life from them, if they realized what a large part of my life it is.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 8:00 AM
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I can't even keep up with the pseuds of the pseuds. Who did Moby Hick used to be? (Not actually expecting an answer here. I respect a pseud's right to a pseud.)


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 8:03 AM
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44: I didn't used to be anybody, except 'MH' (which are my initials). I'm relatively new. 'Moby Hick' came in response to complaints about two-letter pseuds.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 8:08 AM
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re: 41

Yes, ditto. Although I'm not sure it's actually worked. I don't think anything out there on the internets I've written is something to be ashamed of, but I just don't want some stuff appearing first on the list.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 8:12 AM
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41, 46: Yeah, back when I was blogging at all - I've written eight posts in the past year, but even when I was blogging the most, eight posts in a week would have been a lot - I went back and forth on it a lot. For example. My name is very googleable, but it might be different for me because the waters are so muddied. Actually, I check right now and meetup is second, which was startling because I first signed up for an account with them just last night. Somebody works fast... Probably the most disturbing links, from a standpoint of public respectability or employability or whatever, actually have totally innocent explanations: cannabisnews.com and some similar links, and a B-movie cheesecake actress's Web site.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 8:42 AM
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28: it's not what you think.

On closer inspection, now I see. Praise retracted. That five grand is rightfully mine.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-22-09 9:58 AM
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I probably produce about eight posts a week. (Combined.)


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-23-09 2:36 PM
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Being a total sap when it comes to numerology, I was just now tremendously pleased to calculate that (not including dating sites) in all, I've had seven stable internet pseuds, of which four are still entirely active (the other three belong to web communities that have gone dead; or in one case that I have quit so as to have a LIFE goddamit). As I particularly detest the number eight, I will have to start up two new ones simultaneously to take me to the next level, which is probably a handy bar against me doing so. Besides, four is good. I like four. The main reason is less self-protection -- in real life I am vain, self-involved and attention-seeking! -- than a measure of quarantine between communities I like much as they are and don't relish flooding into one another (if they do, they do, but I don't want to be the cause). Someone diligent and resourceful could track all but one of the seven down from posts I have here, I think.


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 10-24-09 9:17 AM
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I used to post heavily over at my site but I began running out of steam, oh, about the time I started posting here. And it's been downhill ever since. I never tried to maintain anonymity because I'm way too absent-minded to keep it up. I've just accepted that I've blown any chance of getting one of those sweet foreign service appointments.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-24-09 10:14 AM
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