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Imagine my surprise the other day when I discovered one of my Scott Bellware links was broken. Panic quickly set in when I went to CodeBetter and noticed that his blog was no longer listed on the site.

I did notice that my Bellware feed hadn't been updated in a while, but I figured he was just taking a break after the comment section of one of his recent posts devolved into the equivalent of a Jerry Spring episode. I had no idea that he was going to pack up his bags and leave codeBetter for good.

What is even more puzzling is that he left without so much as even a Sam Gentilesque farewell rant.

This leads me to believe that one of the following things has happened to Bellware:
  1. Scott is busy founding the "bald is beautiful" cult which he will then lead on a suicide mission to shave Justice's wild, lustrous mane of hair.
  2. He is busy being the mysterious anonymous blogger for the Alt.NET pursefight blog**
  3. He has taken a job at Microsoft.
  4. He has been abducted by aliens.
  5. He has been abducted by aliens working for Microsoft.
If aliens are somehow involved in this equation, the only thing I ask is that the next time there is a break in all the anal probing action, could they please be so kind as to republish all of his old codebetter postings somewhere else?

Scott may have not been the most tactful blogger in the world, but he also had some pretty thought-provoking ideas at times that would be missed in the blogosphere.


**Justice - no fair hiding the identity of the real Alt.NET pursefight blogger if  really know who it is.
Posted on Monday, January 7, 2008 10:39 PM Musings, Rants, and Humor | Back to top


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Perhaps he's been abducted by aliens working for Sam Gentile.
Left by Blogus Maximus on Jan 08, 2008 12:59 AM

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Think it may have been due to the controversy on the AltNetConf groups.
Ashame really!
Left by DaleP on Jan 08, 2008 3:30 AM

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Looks like he finally picked up his ball and went home...

Ashame he decided to destroy his blog entries in the process...
Left by Max Pool on Jan 08, 2008 8:53 AM

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@Chris - if that is the case, then I fear there is no hope.

@Dale - which controversy are you referring to? Do you mean renaming the group to cli_dev without consulting anyone or did I miss something else in my hiatus away from the group?

@Max - Perhaps if we bribe him with some comic books and sweet tarts, he'll change his mind and rejoin the game.
Left by Russell Ball on Jan 08, 2008 9:05 AM

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Truly, I never considered that Scott could be hiding, waiting to strike with a head-shaving when I least expect it. Of *all* of the possible reasons for his absence this is easily the most likely.

I don't know if I can ever reveal the stack of evidence pointing to the alt.net pursefight guy, mostly because if I do he'll likely disappear and I believe wants...no, *craves* that anonymity like a dirty lover.
Left by Justice~! on Jan 08, 2008 9:54 AM

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I will piss myself laughing if he endsup with Microsoft.

D
Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Jan 08, 2008 10:52 AM

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In death, a member of Alt.NET has a name. His name is Scott Bellware.

His name is Scott Bellware.

(everybody chanting now)

His name is Scott Bellware.
Left by Jimmy Bogard on Jan 08, 2008 10:56 AM

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@Justice - Yeah, I'd lock your door at night and post come guards around the Gray perimeter to be safe.

Fair enough about not wanting to reveal the identity. I'll have to research how it was that Fake Steve Jobs was finally outed and see if I can get some detective tips...:-)
Left by Russell Ball on Jan 08, 2008 11:36 AM

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@D'Arcy - I hereby challenge you to a Paint.NET-off to see who can come up with the best photographic evidence that Bellware is actually working for Microsoft.
Left by Russell Ball on Jan 08, 2008 11:37 AM

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@Jim - Nice Fight Club reference! I am ashamed to admit that I had to resort to google to figure that one out (yet another reason why I think that google has actually evolved into a sentient being). I guess I need to go back and watch that movie again.
Left by Russell Ball on Jan 08, 2008 11:39 AM

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