Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Winn and Sims Anonymously Slanders Me And My Family

Well, just when I think that Winn and Sims can't shoot themselves in the foot any further, they do it again... There was a post I made over here where an Anonymous reader made some slanderous remarks (well technically it's libel because it was written, not spoken). Not thinking anything of it, I didn't look into it any further. My sister on the other hand thought it might be Winn and Sims. Knowing how an anonymous user really wouldn't be interested enough in this site to return again, it seemed a little suspicious when that same user returned to post again. So let's see here, this person slandered me and my family in the following ways (and these are all direct quotes):

  • You're a fucking asshole mother fucker

  • You're obviously a no-talent asshole

  • You know nothing about business

  • Why don't you get a life? Better yet, just drop dead

  • Fuck off and stay there....dick.

  • I am not affiliated with Winn & Sims (hmm, that seems like it might be a blatant lie)

  • asshole sister

  • he's gay

  • You are as equally pathetic

Now this is where it gets interesting. Apparently Winn and Sims underestimate my ability to track all users on my servers, including them (you would think they would realize this after I posted this, but ok).

So after, the second post I decided to pull the web logs to see who this person actually is... - - [16/Nov/2004:18:15:08 -0800] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 38964 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)" - - [16/Nov/2004:18:15:08 -0800] "GET /style.css HTTP/1.1" 200 3177 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)" - - [16/Nov/2004:18:15:09 -0800] "GET /images/letter.gif HTTP/1.1" 200 33972 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)" - - [16/Nov/2004:18:15:09 -0800] "GET /images/building.jpg HTTP/1.1" 200 47898 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)" - - [16/Nov/2004:18:15:09 -0800] "GET /images/old.jpg HTTP/1.1" 200 39440 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)" - - [16/Nov/2004:18:16:40 -0800] "GET /2004/11/swift-efficiency.html HTTP/1.1" 200 5848 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)" - - [16/Nov/2004:18:19:52 -0800] "GET /2004/10/dispute-settled.html HTTP/1.1" 200 7501 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)" - - [16/Nov/2004:18:32:30 -0800] "GET /2004/08/obscene-letter-to-ralph.html HTTP/1.1" 200 5728 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)" - - [16/Nov/2004:18:33:49 -0800] "GET /2004/09/why-i-wasnt-served-summons.html HTTP/1.1" 200 8736 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)"

Now, let's resolve the IP address:


Notice that the IP address for their website is the same as the user that posted the comments. Knowing that their server is a SuSE Linux machine that is physically located in their office, and also acts as their network gateway for their NAT, that means that whoever posted those comments was physically located within the Winn and Sims office.

It makes me wonder if this letter was actually written by Winn and Sims, then mailed to themselves to try and make me look bad to my attorney since the general tone and verbiage is similar. I think it would be unlikely, but everything about this seems like it should be unlikely as well. Just makes me wonder.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Swift Efficiency

Not only has Winn and Sims not accepted ownership of the domain (per the settlement agreement), they are also 3 weeks late (so far) for filing the request for dismissal with the court (per the settlement agreement, it was supposed to be filed no later than October 20th [15 days after the execution of the settlement agreement]).

I'm not sure if it's even possible to drag your feet any more than this.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Domain Transfer (Still) Pending

I'm trying to give Winn and Sims the domain per the settlement agreement and it's been a week now since I initiated a domain transfer to their requested email address. I've also resent the request to them almost every day.

{knock, knock} Anyone home? A domain can't be transfered to someone unless the receiving party accepts ownership of it.

Maybe they changed their collective minds and don't want it anymore.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Domain Transfer Initiated

I got tired of waiting for Winn and Sims to do it, so I went ahead and initiated the domain transfer for on my own just to get this whole thing over with.

Hopefully they will be able to figure out how to accept it.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Who Is The #1 Visitor To This Site?

Why, that would be Winn and Sims (the law firm) of course, with 28 unique visits between May 28, 2004 at 11:34:39 am and now.

Everyone there seems to use Internet Explorer on Windows 98 or Windows 2000 as their web browser. Someone should tell them about Firefox. It's a much better browser.