Abusive commenter: found

The latest comment I received on the current look-and-feel is nothing if not offensive. I had a strong inkling as to who had written it, someone who I would strangely classify as a friend (strange, given the comment), an ex-client indeed.

He denied the comment by IM ("i didn’t comment…"), so I investigated further. I found the source IP address and ran it through GeoBytes’ IP locator. It found that it came from America, New York, Brooklyn. It estimated that it might be from Ocean Avenue, a mere 2.1 miles from the workplace of the person who formed my original inkling.

The chances of two randomly chosen American points being within 2.1 miles of one another is around 0.00025% (1 in 400,000). Too much of a coincidence in my book.


5 Responses to “Abusive commenter: found”

  1. Dave on October 25th, 2006 09:09

    How did you guess their identity from that tiny snippet of rude?

    Do you either have zero ememies or does no one usually swear around you?

  2. Dan on October 25th, 2006 09:14

    Not sure. I think it was largely the “BLOG Hater” tag…

  3. Shanahan on October 25th, 2006 14:19

    Hey, is it whom I think it is?

  4. Dan on October 25th, 2006 18:23

    The very same…

  5. BLOG Hater on October 25th, 2006 23:54

    If you cannot take constructive feedback, do not ask for it!

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