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January 25th, 2004

the case of the myserious person @ 07:31 pm

Network's been going up and down today and so has the weather. It started out a disgustingly rainy morning when I got up at 4 a.m. and went outisde in my short sleeves. Bad for me, it was like 37 degrees and rain so I really wanted Fiona to hurry up and pee so I could go inside. Now its a bit warmer, 40, and cloudy. We've got a forecast of light snow tomorrow, and truthfully, I don't think the forecasters have any clue of how much or even if we'll get any. The airport is about 30 minutes north of us, about 20 miles, and they're supposed to get 1 to 3 inches, but forecasts indicate that the main part of Fayetteville will get just light snow with no mention of accumulation. Translation in laymens terms? They don't know what the hell they're talking about.

I spent the day scanning two books, The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr, and March To the Sea by John Ringo and David Weber. That's a book that is the second in a series that I eventually want to read when I retire in fifty years or have loads of time, which is sure to happen at some point this semester. The Emperor Of Scent chronicles Luca Turin, a scientist with some interesting ideas on how our noses work. Lots of science but its interesting, to me that is, so I will most likely read that relatively short book.

I also continued my volley of comments between me and person X from Ohio, Akron, Ohio, today. He first wrote me about my laptop in This entry and I naturally wanted to know who he (or she) was. Since he seems to be an avid reader of my journal which I appreciate, he knows that I have lots of time on my hands so he's put me, and you the reader, to a challenge which I'll put to you now.

He wants us to ask any question possible, which he'll answer, so as to not totally reveal his identity, but so we'll be able to intelligently deduce who he is. Here's what I know, you guys can try to ask any question, no matter how outlandish, so we can solve this puzzle and end my sleepless nights :).

  • According to lj logs, he comes to us from Akron, OH

  • I've had a couple of opinions that show that his writing style is male so is why I mention "he" throughout. I haven't run it through the gender analyzer but ... I could be wrong.

  • He apparently knows who I am.

  • I don't think that he's a member of my family because I don't have family that I know from Akron, Ohio

  • He knows who Fiona is, which isn't surprising considering I talk about her all the time.

  • The only person I know close to Akron is awallens who as you can see has a journal.



  • I know when I find out I'll probably feel real stupid but it'll be fun while it lasts, right? Well for a dude with no life it'll be fun, and I hope you, fellow lj investigators, have fun too. Please, help me!!! Let's PLAY BALL.
 
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From:controlg
Date:January 25th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
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  • Are you a he?
  • Have you met me in real life?
  • Did you grow up in Akron, OH?
  • Why are you there now?
From:toonhead
Date:January 25th, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC)
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You could always log this dude's ip and do a traceroute. but maybe that'd take all the fun outa the game hmmm? Well, it's a thought, dude.
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From:mel_nic
Date:January 25th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)

My $1.98 for your mystery guest...

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1) What is your profession, if any?
2) Do you have siblings?
3) What celebrity would you say you most resemble?
4) How long have you been on LJ?
5) Mac or Windows?

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From:djner
Date:January 25th, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC)

Re: My $1.98 for your mystery guest...

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Good questions, though he/she is writing anonymously which leads me to believe he/she doesn't have a lj but just reads mine. We shall see.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 25th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)

from the annonymous reader to all DJ and my fans

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I appreciate all the fun we are having. I'm sure of course, we will soon figure out my identity, with the help of DJ's other readers. However, due to school/work? related issues, don't be surprised if I don't respond for a day or two. You all know how life is. Is everyone having fun yet? And DJ, you can put a stop to this, if you ever want to. But then you will never know my true identity!!
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From:djner
Date:January 26th, 2004 05:53 am (UTC)

Re: from the annonymous reader to all DJ and my fans

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I never give up, hence this will continue. One question. Will you *ever* tell me full out who you are or do I have to guess.

Do I know you through ACB Radio interactive?
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From:mathgoddess
Date:January 26th, 2004 08:54 am (UTC)
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Do you go to Uni? If so, where?
What subject(s) are you majoring in?
What is the significance of 1.61803399..?
Does your name start with an 'M'?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 26th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Do you go to Uni? If so, where? I'm afraid if I reveal that info, I will be found out. However, I will tell you it is near Akron and is fairly well known.
What subject(s) are you majoring in? I am majoring in various things. They also do not seem to go together, but if I tell DJ he might guess too easily.
What is the significance of 1.61803399..? No clue.
Does your name start with an 'M'? no
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From:piratefanatic
Date:January 26th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Oo! This sounds fun! As another avid reader of Ner's journal, I'd live to put in my two cents.

How did you meet Ner (by chance, mutual friend, family, etc)?
Do you have any reason (aside from teh fun of the game) for keeping your identity from Ner?
Would Ner recognize you upon hearing your first name?
Did you meet Ner before Uni?
Which came first- meeting Ner in person or reading the journal?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 26th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
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How did you meet Ner (by chance, mutual friend, family, etc)? It was more of a cooicidence thing we met. We did meet through a mutual person we both knew.
Do you have any reason (aside from teh fun of the game) for keeping your identity from Ner? no
Would Ner recognize you upon hearing your first name? yes
Did you meet Ner before Uni? no
Which came first- meeting Ner in person or reading the journal? in person of course.
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From:ruadh_innsean
Date:January 26th, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC)

Since everyone else is chiming in here...

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Whats your name?
Who's your daddy?
Is he rich like me?
Had he taken any time to show you what you need to live?
From:gowrone
Date:January 26th, 2004 10:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Since everyone else is chiming in here...

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hmm this is very interesting guys. lol of course i have no frikin idea who this individual is. hmm questions? oh got one!
how old are you?
are you blind or visually impaired?
if not the above, are you sighted?
if the first set on blind vi, what screen reader do you use? do you use a mignifying program if not a screen reader? other microsoft accessibility devices? er magnifying sorry i can't spell worth crap.
that's all i have for comments. later.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 27th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Since everyone else is chiming in here...

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Whats your name? I can't tell you have to guess...
Who's your daddy? are you asking if I have a father? If so yes. lol
Is he rich like me? no not rich but comfortable enough, I guess.
Had he taken any time to show you what you need to live? He tol me about God, Jesus and stuff like that.
Am I being sarcastic enough for you? smart ass questions get smart ass answers, right!?
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From:djner
Date:January 28th, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Ok, so now we know a bit abut you, a few random facts. YOu really should have a lj, you're q good writer yourself. Question for you, I just need to know this one.

The thing I've been trying to figure out is, where have I personally met you before. I must be forgetting or getting old or something, but I never thought I met any of Amber's friends who go to Kent. If you don't want to go into specifics, where were we when we met, convention etc.? How can you not know my real name if you've met me personally. This whole thing that you've met me intrigues me because it doesn't fit into my puzzle.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 28th, 2004 08:18 pm (UTC)
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I do know your real name. I just like using DJ. We met through someone in the ACB. I can't tell you where we met, but we were both there at the same time which with in itself is pretty amazing... and don't assume, anything!!
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