It’s Friday, so I’m going to indulge myself.
Yesterdays’ Startup spawned a little bit of serious discussion which was quickly derailed by deliberate trolling. At least we’re not 4chan where the discussion itself starts with trolling. Somewhere in there, I noticed a debate regarding pj134′s avatar and the theories surrounding what it could be. A mouse? A weasel? A girl being held in the bottom of a pit in my basement? Turns out it was a thumbnail of the RadioHead bear from their Kid A album. That was a bit anticlimactic – I thought we would get an avatar with a story behind it – so here’s mine.
Years ago, I bought a domain name and ran my own vanity site. I didn’t have that much to say, but I could code HTML and PHP and mostly needed a place to dump my personal ramblings and musings, with a few contributions from friends (maybe one day Deartháir will re-run “Stickers Make Me Go Faster”). Then someone else who could code HTML and PHP came along, invented social networking, and gave that ability to everyone. The old web site is now defunct, but when Deartháir blackmailed me and threatened physical violence asked me to help start Atomic Toasters, I brought the name and the old logo with me. I created it in Adobe Illustrator, and it’s supposed to be a computer possessed by the devil (or if you prefer a less redundant description: it’s a computer) in the style of the old Apple][ with CRT. His name is HellOS.