Earlier, someone claiming to be Amanda, of the Strumpy blog, posted a comment here using the IP of 24-136-10-126.hnc-bsr1.chi-hnc.il.cable.rcn.com.
Well, Mike Krempasky now posts that Brian Connolly is posting comments on his blog using the IP address of 24-136-10-126.hnc-bsr1.chi-hnc.il.cable.rcn.com.
Add to this, Doc Searls directs us to a news story about Brian Connolly’s past online escapades. (Note: Kirstin, in comments below, suggests we be skeptical of some of the sources in the news story I have linked to here. I don’t know which sources she refers to, but – as with anything you read anywhere – a healthy dose of skepticism is required until you find / learn, as best you can, the trustworthy evidence.)
Hmmm? Isn’t this all a bit interesting?
RCN Cablevision offers static IP service and I imagine that someone in the hosting business would likely appreciate having one.
Mike Krempasky goes further suggesting that The Literati Group and Connolly are involved together in this uncrafty ruse. Connolly is in business providing hosting and he doesn’t realize that IPs get tracked? Hmmm?
Connolly stated to me that he has dynamic IP service. He stated to me that he is not the Strumpy blogger. He did imply that he knows who it is. Hmmm? Based upon Connolly’s past history, do you think he could have been giving just enough half-truths to make the story sound believable? I don’t know. Krempasky’s post spells out the possibility quite clearly.
Could it be that Connolly and the illiterati group are synonymous with arrogance and ignorance? Or, is this too easy to track? Again, I don’t know.
An easy way to check it is for everyone that received an Amanda comment, and everyone that received a Connolly comment, to all post the IP addresses that the comments came from on their blogs. That should settle this quite easily – or at least get us closer to a conclusion.
I wasn’t all that interested in seeing this through to a final end, but that was before I received a phone call today. I would not call it a phone conversation, because I had to ask for opportunities to speak. Brian Connolly was quite adamant in wanting to deter any efforts to dig deeper into this. Further, he expressed a remarkable disdain for transparency. Isn’t there a saying about those that “dost protest too loudly…?”
Ya’ know, yesterday I called Brian originally to be nice and clarify what was being written. I think that is the proper path to follow. When I learned of the new connections, I re-instated Mike Driehorst’s comment. I wrote to Brain today, again out of courtesy, to let him know I was reposting the comment. He called me and something about that call left more questions than answers. I understand he’s called other people today. Guess they are all thinking about this, too. So, let us see where it goes.
I have truly tired of this.