in reference to people getting annoyed by multiple posts, which is just easier to do to address points by different people. i will make this one post last.
btw, you are just too c u t e
-- people of the internet. i think one of the biggest problems in this world are multiple posts by same person of different context and capitalization of letters, cos that JUST FEELS LIKE SOMEONES SHOUTIN AT YA, DONT IT?
i mean i understood the capital thing kinda in the 90s when people who had been accustomed to readin books and somehow had that caps thing engraved in their minds due to books, but for kids of today to find it annoying is something beyond me. i think its just one of those opinions that people dont really have in general but most who say they have it, have just monkey copied it from someone else that they heard getting mad bout the same thing. and yet ive never found anyone except a few hipsters to criticize the use of boring fonts like arial or times new roman etc. with the same level of outrage. so its just those points from a very narrow and unimaginative perspective that ppl usually target on. anthropologist would have multiple orgasms over this shit, i know it.
its kinda fascinating actually.
NIPPER wrote:Is this website still tied to him, like the domain and everything?
i checked last nite and the tonga registry is one of the most secretive registeries out there as they only publish few details using the whois protocol. i cant find the site again today, but i recall the only useful info that i found was that in 6 years there had been 8 chances to ownership details (unknown what those were) and that the latest registration had started from sometime in 2010 and would end 2015, meaning that the domain would expire in 2015. so unless someone on this site has those details or transferred ownership etc, joe.to will die sometime in 2015, but theres hope as to making a bot track and bid right when it expires. u just gotta be fast tho, cos crap domain names like j-o-e.com or other variants of 'joe' and 'joe' with addon words cost thousands of bucks. so i would assume a short domain like joe.to would be in high demand by the scalpers and eventually by real businesses.
its kinda ironic that joe himself was never a commercially minded 'show me the money'-type. he had true human values, like starting a random site and giving out emails to his friends and random ppl in the 90s that was unheard of back then and offered true value in the form of ad free websites and emails plus other ways. i dont know if some of u kids out here can truly understand the tech landscape of late 90s, ad-free personal email and websites were like unheard of back then. other people at the time were just thinking about how to get rich fast with some stupid internet shit and joe had plenty of opportunities to become a millionaire, but he chose not to do it. like he was active and on the internet at a time when just registering a hundred domains of high worth would have made him somewhere in the tens of millions of dollars. but he did not think like that. and maybe if he had, this site would have never existed in the first place, and all those lives of tens of thousands of people that crossed paths because of this site would have been completely different (think the classic butterfly effect). so joe changed the world directly for those thousands of people. and those thousands of people changed the world for millions of people. the irony of it all is that, while joe in a way perhaps helped to create a better world for so many other people by his random acts of kindness and lacking this type of money-money-yall-business-thinking so pervasive in the american society and humanity in general (like having that thought on the back (and sometimes front
) of your mind, like "hows that gonna benefit me?")... so my point it that joe lacked that thinking and made the world a better place, but it ended up hurting him. in more ways than one. like joe did not become a millionaire when he could easily have become one at points in his life (possibly multiple points of time). kinda makes u think. i mean some might think about his contribution to society or humanity in the form of this website as a crackpot joke, but i think theres real value in it. when you think about, its huge! thanks joe.
i believe that using mario terminology, this whole thing could be perceived as joe being mario who lost his life just after he had gotten a million one ups for humanity by playing the sky map above princess' castle and hitting that yellow box of one ups before falling to the ground and suffering a game over and then considering whether to reload the game or not to a previous save state.
the lesson here is to always aim for the one up boxes in life. some ppl have kids to create one ups, joe did this site.
(ps. mario reference, mario 64 on nintendo 64, respect yall
n check out the map, its awesome )
NIPPER wrote: .. I'll always be curious as to what his motivation for leaving really was and what he's been up to. So if anyone ever figures it out I'd be interested in knowing too.
i will try to remember to contact u using a pm if i manage to contact joe at some point or meet with him.
narwal wrote:And I'm going to double post because that makes you cool in this thread, so
son, thats a good start, but you gotta last all nite. the next step is to double the double, then i love u long time too.
narwal wrote:I hadn't thought of what nipper said, and that sounds like the best lead.