I'm writing this from a bus at 3:24am. I was scrolling through the staff forum and found "error"'s original request to give me a scammer tag back when I was 3 weeks old to Bitcoin and already developing useful and interesting shit.
Anyone who reads the ridiculous thread where I was trying to purchase a GPU in Korea and didn't have bitcoins as fast as I thought and owed someone 1BTC who decided to go on a libel campaign instead of actually PM me and ask when I could pay, and how even the mods were quick to stomp on me and tell me how they'd never do business with me, no moral fiber, etc (this is actually where I first met Vladimir!), will know just how serious I have always been about developing bitcoin.
Many people know me as a troll, but I think it's time to come clean--- I've only trolled because of how much everyone trolled me when I was just an innocent and extremely interested newbie. The paranoia here from users on in these forums has jaded me something serious, and looking back at the way I typed so passionately in defense, I have a renewed spirit in being useful and making more mistakes openly.
I've heard trolls here peg me as being self important (they even think this thread is) but it's that I truly love leading, sharing ideas, building and overall being useful however possible.
I digress, I have been defending myself here since day one and have said the same thing over and over again. People seem to have a short memory though, so not as a self-promotional rant but rather as a healthy and hearty "fuck you" to all those non-believing bullies who doubted me and were so sure I was up to something, I present you as celebration of 5000 posts, a look back at when I was "born". It's really entertaining, regardless of which camp you're in.https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=28004.0
I hope I can continue proving you cockwads wrong (like the 12 people who have me on ignore) year after year until you start learning that your formulas for "figuring people out" are broken.
Sorry for the ramble. I tend to ramble after midnight.
P.S. thank you senbonzakura. You changed my life in a way. So did Maged. And most definately Vladimir too.
gratz on staff status! I'm almost to hero... I think