Regular readers will know that I genuinely enjoy Twitter.
I love the often witty repartee with ‘friends’, the real one-on-one with those who seek or give advice, and the overwhelming feelings of comradeship I have with several of my own vintage. I also really enjoy what passes for virtual brawling in the hashtag #auspol. Yes, anyone who’s read my previous updates, or indeed, has spent more than the odd minute or two reading that Twitter stream, will soon realise it’s nothing more than an echo chamber for the ideologically blind, intellectually deaf and textually dumb.
A part of that blind, deaf & dumb collective, indeed, a leading example of how easy it can be to make a complete mockery of the claim that humanity is the most intelligent species on the planet, is David Thiessen, otherwise known as @dotnetnoobie right across the ether. I mean RIGHT ACROSS the ether. On programmers forums, and code authoring sites, you’ll find links to dotnetnoobie, but you’ll never,never find a completed profile. Have a look here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here(this one is a hoot), and here, and here. That’s within the first five Google pages, and trust me, it just keeps going and going and going. No-where, on any link, will you find any reference to the real person we all know to be David Thiessen. He NEVER completes a profile, ever. Even among his own kind, where you’d think we normal people who don’t sit enraptured by screen & keyboard would never be bothered going. You really have to ask yourself, what is this guy hiding from? Why so serious, David?
But of course, there are real world considerations which even the paranoid Thiessen cannot evade. One of those is the Department of Environment and Resource Management, otherwise known colloquially as the Titles Office. You see, dear reader, Thiessen owns a one bedroom unit on the Gold Coast, in the ‘La Joya’ apartment complex. Unit 10, 3650 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach. How do I know this? Well, it’s his contact address as registered for his domains with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The people who run the net, per-se. Now, David’s contact address used to be flat 1 19 Tilyard Street, Montrose, Hobart, Tasmania. The residence of his buddy Reece Jermain Bekue. Reece has a Facebook site, so if you do too, look him up. I don’t and frankly can’t be bothered, but please, don’t go making a nuisance of yourself insofar as Reece goes, just scan his photos and see if there’s any piccies of our mate David. Anyway, when I first outed Thiessen back in May 2011, he was cozied up with Bekue in his flat. Then today I thought I’d scan realestate_dot_com for the Tilyard Street address. Lo and behold…..it’s vacant. There’s either been a falling out or the lease expired, but whatever the issue, Thiessen is now back in sunny Queensland. He probably arrived today, seeing as the weather turned shitty overnight.
Anyway, I digress. DERM and David Thiessen’s property title. A little birdie tweeted to me last night. This little birdie told me what she’d found out. Unit 10, 3650 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach – Lot 10 on Building Unit Plan 102410 – all 52m2 of it, vests in the name of DAVID WILLIAM NICHOLSON THIESSEN. Purchased in 2009 for $185,000 – a lot of dosh in the current market, given that Gold Coast City Council have devalued that apartment complex from a peak of $4.4m to the current $3.3m. Quite a loss in value, but then the building itself is seventeen years old and Gold Coast property is in the doldrums. Apart from that, single bedders just don’t rate. NICHOLSON, I figure, must be a family name. More food for hungry troll hunters there. Don’t forget Wayback Machine either, you hunters. I’m given to believe that Thiessen once used DAVIDTHIESSEN.COM as a working website for “Mr Noobie Software” of all things. Have a read through his once Privacy Statement. Knowing what we all know about this reprobate, would you trust your private, personal information to anything he had a connection to?
Oh, and for those who think they can stand the feeling of filth which would surely accompany such contact, Thiessen’s landline telephone number is 07 5531 0873. If your stomach is up to it, give him a call & say ‘HI!’