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Daily Archives: 13 April 2011
I often express my feelings and views here. I am candid about what I think and my emotions. Anyone can tell who I am – I do not hide my identity, which is publicly available in a whois lookup. I frequently express hatred of certain people, e.g. thieving Tory bastards. They know who I am and I know who they are.
Yesterday I received an email via the Contact Me page on this blog, which amounted to harassment. Here’s the content of the email:
YOU ARE A MAD TWAT
LOL LOL LOL
Obviously this was not from firstname.lastname@example.org – that is a fake email address. The sender of this email is easy to identify. I know the exact time that it was sent and I also have other details, including the following:
Sent from (ip address): 220.127.116.11
Date/Time: 12 April 2011 8:15 pm
Coming from (referer): http://blog.scrapperduncan.com/contact-me/
Using (user agent): Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1;
WOW64; Trident/4.0; GTB6.6; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR
3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; eSobiSubscriber
18.104.22.168; InfoPath.2; OfficeLiveConnector.1.5; OfficeLivePatch.1.3;
.NET4.0C; SRS_IT_E8790576BC76545231AD96; BRI/2)
To the uninitiated this might seem like just technical jargon but it is actually quite straightforward to read. Crucially, it includes an IP address, which shows that it was sent from an address in the Tiscali network (which is now owned by TalkTalk). Obviously, I have a pretty good idea about who I have pissed off with my blog because I wrote all of it. I also have all their email addresses, which reveals who their ISPs are. That narrows it down a bit. Besides the ISP concerned will know exactly where this message was sent from.
I haven’t got time for this now because I must toil the earth in my garden to get it ready for food production. I’ll be digging the earth today and digging the data later. Early research is pretty revealing and I’ve got a pretty good idea who sent this abusive message already (it looks like someone already given the warning required by law under the Harassment Act). I’ll do all the work that the police would normally have to do and then hand the file over to them for a quick and easy prosecution. However, I think the person concerned is probably already regretting what they have done and would like to apologise so I’ll accept an apology by the normal means – a private email expressing unreserved regret for this.