Well over a year ago, I had to start moderating comments on this blog, due to a couple of (or more likely, a single) pathetic individual(s) who were using the comments feature in an attempt to upset me with derogatory comments about Tapestry and about myself. Let's call this person "Jed". Jed is truly wierd and sad ... that anyone would find this kind of harrassment appropriate points to an injured and emotionally crippled mind.
Today I got back to my desk to see the latest comment from this twit ... and he'd gone nuclear: he made remarks about my wife.
That goes far past merely sad, and deep into the desperate and cowardly. I've been posting articles, blogs and comments for over ten years and have never posted anything anonymously. And where I have attacked a technology before, and even made statements I later regret, I've always done so openly and honestly. Jed hides behind anonymity to cause injury he would in no way dare make in person.
I have no problems with criticisms of Tapestry or myself because I have appropriate faith in my technical acumen and accomplishments. But I would never, even in jest, stoop to the levels this lowlife scumbag has taken.
The best course of action is just to ignore him, as I do when he writes inflammatory mails on the Tapestry mailing lists. I won't gratify his deplorable need for attention by going into more detail about who he is or what he wrote. But someone out there may actually know "Jed" and should take him aside and tell him to act like an adult, or at least, not like a baboon.