The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Yesterday was not a good day in my little empire. It seems that I went way over my bandwidth allotment in just 5 days. It turns out then when I started doing the podcasts I left the test mp3 file on my server and forgot about it. It was only 418kb in size. However, some unscrupulous persons, which I traced back to several IP addresses in Germany, downloaded the file repeatedly over and over and over again until it generated 13GB of bandwidth. At that point between trying to deal with the spammers and what was basically a denial of service attack, I was really close to packing it all in. Then after I got all the sites up and running again I received an e-mail from someone by the name of Mike. The subject of the e-mail was “Credit to Society” and it went a little something like this…

First off, I want to thank you for debunking and debating the rumors spread by so many medias today regarding Goths, trenchcoats, and their connection to school violence, and a crumbling society in general. I myself cannot stand labels, but am commonly given the label of “Goth”, just because I choose to wear what I like. It’s not a means of expressing angst, or hatred, or a desire to be different. I just wear what I think looks good. It’s a relief to see someone that can appreciate an opinion such as mine, and agree with it, to any extent. Granted, I know my style of dress invokes such harassment from those that consider me awkward or different, but that doesn’t make it right. Thank you so much for voicing your opinion in the face of those who disagree. you are a real credit to Freedom of Speech, and society in general. People often don’t listen to me, or my beliefs and morals, being that I’m only going on 17, and it’s great to have someone to relate to, regardless of how much older you may be, or that I’ve never met you. I want you to know, for what it’s worth, that regardless of how many people may call you a menace or scum to society for having the will to disagree with them, you’ll always have me as an avid reader and supporter. Keep on voicing your feelings, and I’ll keep reading. Thanks again, for making life that much more livable. Keep on living, my friend. =)

Mike, it is I who should be thanking you. You single-handedly restored my will to keep this site up and running for a long time.

9 thoughts on “All Worthwhile

  1. ME! says:

    LOOOL you don’t even know what’s an DoS attack is.. 36 yo MORON!

    and btw the file was 420kb …

    have a nice day!

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  2. Trench says:

    You’re so “1337”. 🙄

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  3. ZappaCrappa says:

    “LOOOL you don’t even know what’s an DoS attack is.. 36 yo MORON!”

    WHO’S a moron????? Trench can punctuate and use proper grammar…you on the other hand…..

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  4. Alyric says:

    Ugh.

    Sorry to hear that, Trench. I assume it’s fixed now?

    And yes, essentially, it was a DoS attack. Moron. We’re talking about intent and ends here.

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  5. Trench says:

    Yep, everything should be ok.

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  6. Ogre says:

    Wow. You get mail that’s not hate mail? Neat. 🙂

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  7. Trench says:

    Every once in a while. 😆

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  8. Joy says:

    I think it’s terrific that you have made such a positive impact on this young man…I’ve seen some of these yong posters and I believe with all my heart they are looking for something/someone to believe in…and I’m glad this young man found your site worthwhile,vs. some of the others out there.

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  9. Florida Bill says:

    I concur with Joy.

    And Fuck Me!

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