The last couple of days have been strange at NN. First, we were told that the site would be taken down at noon GMT. It wasn’t so some of us spent the afternoon waiting to see when it would happen, which lead to some strange conversations. The whole thing felt a bit like this:
After 2½ hours, the site finally went down, with me wondering if Richard Grant was going to be spirited away to Sb (he wasn’t. I suspect he’s going to become A Scientist instead).
The following morning, I got up bright and shiny, to discover that … I couldn’t log in. And I wasn’t the only one. I had another nature account, so I was using that to wander the blogs like a wraith sucking sustenance from other blogs, and bumping into other members of the Damned, using their ghost accounts to keep at least a part of their essence attached to the Nature Network blogs.
During the course of this, I somehow managed to do something remarkable. Having two accounts, both recognised by Nature Network, means that one account could befriend the other. So naturally, I did that (as well as befriending some other wraiths). But then somehow, I managed to do this:
My contacts, yesterday
Not only had I befriended the “other” me (as well as the other Richard), I also befriended myself – the same account. This makes me so proud, but is probably going to create the sort of problem that rivals the LHC for universe-destroying capabilities. I hope so, anyway: at least I would be memorable.