Sunday, August 11, 2013

Anonymous Cowards - Thank You!

It seems that people have become so complacent with regards to their internet usage, that they feel they can somehow hide behind their computer screens or cell phones and believe they remain "anonymous" because they do not leave their name, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information. However, in this day and age, even the most basic and simplistic website has  tools to track user activity and where such activity originated from. One does not need a subpoena or warrant signed by a judge...or any police involvement whatsoever. Quite simply, we leave digital footprint everywhere we go online. All of your internet activity can be traced back to your computer or phone...or to your IP address at a minimum.

Why am I wasting my time writing this nonsense? Well, it has come time to terminate my site. There are people that are determined to make my life miserable. Since they have not succeeded with their hurtful emails, Facebook messages, text messages, and blog comments, they have decided to start harassing my family and girlfriend.

A line was crossed a few weeks ago. Not only did I suffer the loss of my father on July 12, but the next morning I awoke to another hurtful and ridiculous message. The following Friday, hours after the funeral, I received a similar message through this website. I know who the people were and did not confront them directly, but merely passed along what they said to my girlfriend (since the messages originated from her friends and her family). I did not instigate these attacks. I have never responded to any of the messages over the years. I simply delete and move on with my life. However, it has become clear they will not cease. While, in these two specific instances, the individuals "felt awful" and were very "sorry" and "apologetic" though their sentiments were sent via proxy (my girlfriend) and were never sent directly to me. At least I have the moral and testicular fortitude to apologize to people I have wronged or hurt directly and not sent some disingenuous apology via proxy.

This site will remain dormant going-forward, which is a shame. It was a wonderful outlet for me to write about various topics of interest and to write about things I am strongly opinionated and passionate about. It helped me through a very difficult time in my life as an avenue of expression. I am by no means an artist or professional writer, but I always felt some sense of accomplishment as the creative process was somehow...cathartic. I could have written under a pseudonym but chose to write under my real name. I would have removed this website completely, however I average about 500 users a day that read some of my legal and technology posts for advice and my opinions on antiquated laws. I will leave it online for an undetermined amount of time. This will likely be the last post.

Thank you to those that went out of their way to interfere in my life and my relationships and hurt those around me by making them unhappy. Thank you to those who thought they they "knew what was best"  not only me, but for my girlfriend as well. Rest assured, our relationship is over...and it is a shame. It ended not for the reasons you think. In fact, if those that were interfering actually knew the truth, they would be saddened to know what actually transpired and how it ended today. They would be shocked and realize I am genuinely a good guy that supported, loved, cared for, and gave happiness to her unconditionally. So I thank you, anonymous cowards...who somehow consider yourselves "friends" of hers.

2 comments:

  1. I think it's sad that some people spend so much of their time trying to cause pain to others. It also amazes me that people feel compelled to be hurtful. What a very sad world we live in.

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