Edward O'Connor vs Xah Lee (2012)
This page documents some conflicts between Edward O'Connor (aka hober) and Xah Lee (me), from my perspective.
Edward O'Connor is a Free Software Foundation fanatic, and quick to label people who disagree with him as “troll”.
We first met in Freenode's IRC #emacs channel in ~2006. At first he is friendly, but quickly considered me a “troll” due to my controversial opinions and unrelenting nature. Much more detail here: Freenode IRC Emacs Channel Ban on Xah Lee (2008).
Why would he consider me troll? Here's few of my essays, he probably consider them trolling. Judge yourself:
- “Free” Software Morality, Richard Stallman, Paperwork Bureaucracy
- Emacs Modernization
- Emacs: Have You Read Emacs Manual? (2010)
Edward runs a emacs blog aggregate site
http://planet.emacsen.org/. In ~,
suggested that my emacs blog be added, but Edward turned the request down, saying that i'm a “consummate troll”. The request is at [2012-06-01 https://github.com/hober/planet.emacsen.org/pull/2 ]. Here's a screenshot:
I have since learned, he also labeled several other programers troll. See: http://edward.oconnor.cx/experiments/trolls/
Here's a screenshot:
here's text version:
Experiments with troll markup
See also the simple container of hCards on the block list brainstorming page of the microformats wiki, and my troll-filters project on github.People I consider to be trolls Troll Email addresses Rob Burns firstname.lastname@example.org John Foliot email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Xah Lee Xah@XahLee.org, firstname.lastname@example.org William Loughborough email@example.com Andy Mabbett firstname.lastname@example.org Shelley Powers email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Leif Halvard Silli email@example.com Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk Some stats related to HTML 5
All of the above trolls have participated or are participating in the HTML 5 standardization effort except for Xah.
I discovered, around 2019, that Edward O'Connor is now Theresa O'Connor.
2021-06-05 Seems, planet.emacsen.org is no more. Now the emacs blog aggregate is at https://planet.emacslife.com/ run by Sacha Chua.