• someone (unregistered)

    TRWTF is "Classif."

  • ichbinkeinroboter (unregistered)

    Shurely you mean "Clbuttic WTF"?

  • dan (unregistered)

    So, TRWTF is: "Happy New Year, All! I'll be back on Tuesday, January 2nd with some fresh, new content =-)"

  • J.P. (unregistered)

    I truly enjoyed this covfefec post.

  • Brian (unregistered)

    A digital donkey sounds like the perfect platform for a "barley functional" app.

  • Ross Presser (google)

    I ordered one of these Digital Donkey mugs from Alex. It arrived broken.

  • Anon (unregistered)

    The name of the company is SimDesk. The library project was SimHouston.

  • Brian Boorman (google)

    SimDesk and Ray Davis.


  • Brian Boorman (google)

    SimDesk and Ray Davis.


    Addendum 2018-07-16 11:01: Looks like if you try to login when posting and get a "500 Server Error", it posts your comment anyway, and then you get a double when hitting back and submit again.

  • Brian Boorman (google)

    Looks like the founder and CEO of "Virtudyne" went on to raise (and abscond with) millions of dollars of investor money in his "next big thing"


  • Tahnru (unregistered) in reply to Brian Boorman

    I have to assume that this passage refers to IBM and their AS400 / iSeries product: "One of Junior's first acts as operations chief was to partner up with a major hardware vendor peddling another completely unsalable product. It was a massively-parallel server that featured a proprietary operating system with an integrated database. The sales rep told them that "reliability, not speed, is our primary concern" and they meant it. The $350,000 development server had the same processing power as a 600MHz Pentium II that even a charity organization would refuse as a donation."

  • siciac (unregistered) in reply to Brian Boorman

    It's bloody amazing that anyone can start a business with so many bullshit artists and conmen around.

  • Kashim (unregistered)

    I love that the article is so well read that all you have to do is google "Virtudyne" and the first link is the site that Alex put up, and the second is the wikipedia article for the actual company. There is no anonymity here at ALL. The internet has decided.

  • Klimax (unregistered) in reply to Kashim

    One of links is especially funny: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Simdesk/Archives/2013

  • JMCSprite (unregistered) in reply to Brian Boorman

    It looks like he doesn't care anymore.



  • someone (unregistered)
  • (nodebb) in reply to Kashim

    Funnily, the same thing happens if you google "large Amazonian women wrestling with little men".

  • (nodebb)

    This article is amazing account of the paranoia: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2004-07-04/a-sweet-deal-in-suite-software

  • (nodebb)

    This article is amazing account of the paranoia: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2004-07-04/a-sweet-deal-in-suite-software

  • (nodebb)

    I am reminded of M.U.L.E. which I played WAY too much on my family's C64 as a teen.

  • Paul Neumann (unregistered)

    From WP:Talk:Simdesk:

    The guys that keep pushing this agenda are cute. They ought to start writing fiction. AND get an editor ...

    Apparently UKMan didn't visit this site!

  • Paul Neumann (unregistered) in reply to Watson

    Just tried googling that -- I'm pretty sure that search term is just an easter egg to see ones browsing history

  • Duck of New York (unregistered)

    my dot-com digital donkey story is working in a video-on-demand startup that couldn't sell its products to the original hospitality market, so they set their sights on a merger with a satellite antenna company to provide VOD to agricultural combines.

  • Ironic or coincidence (unregistered)

    Looks like the Founder died about a week ago. Not sure what if that was what triggered this repost. https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/07/10/former-ceo-of-houston-tech-co-facing-federal.html

  • LinAGKar (unregistered) in reply to someone

    Only with the quotation marks.

  • eric bloedow (unregistered)

    that part about fooling the investors with a fancy demo reminds me of a story about how the makers of the video-game "dungeon siege" fooled Bill Gates into thinking they were farther along than they actually were! PS: the same team also made the classic video-game Total Annihilation!

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