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A Curious Case of Mistaken Identity


(image above from the fine folks at Penny Arcade, from this comic in 2004. Click to enlarge!)

We break from our regular coverage of TechTV-related podcasts, personalities, and news to chat about something I think is pretty important: mistaken identity, and having your identity hijacked for the purposes of authoritative commenting on random blogs.

I posted about my experiences having my name used by at least one troll over at the ZDNet blogs over at Gears and Widgets in a post called Spinning Gears :: A Curious Case of Mistaken Identity. I’d advise everyone to head over and check it out, and let me know their thoughts.

I’m reposting this to multiple sites in my network of blogs because I use my name on all of them, and because I want everyone who may look for me on the Web to know loud and clear who I am, and that I’m not the troll they’re looking for.

So what do you think? Have you ever had your identity maligned like this? Let me know in the comments, either here or over at Gears and Widgets.

[ Gears and Widgets :: Spinning Gears: A Curious Case of Mistaken Identity ]

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Programming and Podcasts

[email protected] // Episode 180

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On this week’s [email protected], Amber and Leo sit down with Aaron Patzer, Founder and CEO of mint.com to talk about the service, it’s expansion into Canada, and why so many people have turned to mint.com to help manage their finances. They also discuss Google’s new Chrome OS, Tweetwarp, and more.

[email protected] // Episode 180
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MacBreak Weekly // Episode 224

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Andy Ihnatko, Jason Snell, Rich Seigel, Adam Engst, Dave Nanian make up the panel this week, and they discuss the release of Chrome OS and whether or not the iPad is affected at all, Google’s new Web bookstore versus Apple’s iBook store, and more.

MacBreak Weekly // Episode 224
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Programming and Podcasts

Security Now! // Episode 278

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On this week’s Security Now!, Leo and Steve chat about the new RC for Windows 7 SP1, Chrome OS, Chrome Browser v8, and more.

Security Now! // Episode 278
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