Skep tickle wrote:and more people heard about him doxxing Mykeru's ex-wife.
I don't think it's quite fair to say he intentionally doxed her, because not only is that info seven years old, but he even got the number of our condo wrong. It was 102, not 301.
The best you can say is he stupidly posted an address I used to live at, last habitated by my ex-wife, with indifference to who actually lived there.
Actually the extent to which he can take any credit for doxing is also disputable. He just found some links of other people who did the actual doxing back in 2005. They are the ones who said things like "we also have information on your wife, but we would never release that, oh no, no, not us because we are doxers with integrity".
And I'm not too worried about her. Not only does she work in an international law firm and has international connections, but she's tough as nails, a survivor of colon cancer and her family has money and high ranking members of the People's Liberation Army.
She's the last person anyone feigning even marginal sanity should fuck with. Good luck with your people trying to extradite the person in the Red Chinese army who stuffs you in an oil drum. Just kidding, in reality, you'll have lawyers three deep in your ass.
However, I do not have, nor will ever have anything bad to say about my ex-wife. She comes from a small town in China, willed herself through Beijing University and got her MA at Johns Hopkins. She was raised by her grandparents as her mother was often less than kind to her, to say the least, and is one of the sweetest, kindest, most ruthless people you ever will meet.
We had a completely amicable divorce where we divided assets and she bought out my part of the condo. She didn't request alimony or lay any blame. The terrible thing about divorce, which I spend many a night perched on a barstool thinking about, is at the end you don't miss the person so much as the promise of what could have been. The months after, maybe years, I felt like I was living in an alternate reality while some parallel universe version of me was happily married.
My ex is a completely stand up person, and really is just the sort of intuitive equity feminist that probably screwed up my ability to deal with whiny middle class white women's first world problems for the rest of my life.
I will say the same thing I said back in 2005 when we were still married: Anyone fucks with her because they disagree with me on the internet and they will get my complete and undivided attention.
I am just appalled I have to say that, or say that doxing an address (the wrong one, by the way) because someone disagreed with you in an internet fight is just not the sort of thing one would expect a supposedly well-regarded (in his dreams) 54 year-old academic to do.
As I said, obviously Laden thought he could push the same buttons people pushed back then. The problem with that, of course, is that Greg Laden is an utter joke who no one takes seriously and who I hope never shuts the fuck up and continues to pull his fellow nutcases down with him.
Which makes me wonder either just how much of Greg Laden's CV is fraudulent, or just how fucked the wiring in his head has become.
None of this means that we should not, in proper Welch fashion, totally fuck with Greg Laden simply for the endless lulz.
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken