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Jerricho
15th May 2005, 22:15
Waiting to hear back from them.

It does what it says on the tin. (http://www.tired.com/)

Buster Hyman
15th May 2005, 22:27
Well, its worked hasn't it!

If you responded, then you were tired. Now, patiently awaiting a response, you are keeping yourself awake. Mission accomplished I'd say.

Whirlygig
15th May 2005, 22:30
Bloomin' heck, Buster, you're clever, I didn't think of that. I thought it was just a trawl for e-mail addresses to sell me viagra or help me enlarge my/someone else's .....

Cheers

Whirls

Synthetic
15th May 2005, 22:48
I reckon Whirly has sussed it.

Kestrel_909
16th May 2005, 00:00
I thought the strangest would have to be the Website for Obese House flies on which one could caulcate their pet flies Body Mass Index.
Used to be fly-bmi.com and often visited it when typing a particular airline's website wrong.:sad:

mazzy1026
16th May 2005, 13:34
I wanna know how the hell it gets a Google page rank of 5 ? :confused:

Onan the Clumsy
16th May 2005, 14:14
Well I guess a thread like this would help

Jerricho
16th May 2005, 16:38
Now, patiently awaiting a response, you are keeping yourself awake

Uh-uhhhhh! I was hella tired before I found it, am still very tired. And not patient at all ;)

Buster Hyman
16th May 2005, 21:55
Hang in there Jerricho! I'm sure its coming....you just stay awake a little longer...

Whirlygig
16th May 2005, 22:12
I'm sure its coming....you just stay awake a little longer...
Where've I heard that before :confused:

Cheers

Whirls

Lon More
17th May 2005, 04:55
Everything comes to he who waits

tobzalp
17th May 2005, 13:24
Do you really want me to post the strangest I have ever seen?

steamchicken
17th May 2005, 13:42
WHOIS (http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/whois.ch?ip=tired.com):

domain: TIRED.COM
owner-address: Interzone Consulting
owner-address: 67 Ramona Ave.
owner-address: 94103
owner-address: San Francisco
owner-address: California
owner-address: United States of America
owner-phone: +1.4152353468
owner-e-mail: ***************************************@owner.gandi.net
admin-c: MK389-GANDI
tech-c: MK389-GANDI
bill-c: MK389-GANDI
nserver: ns.tired.com 64.147.161.202
nserver: ns-x0.tired.com 195.20.105.149
nserver: ns-x1.tired.com 193.23.158.13
nserver: ns2.everydns.net 216.218.240.206
nserver: ns4.everydns.net 63.219.183.200
reg_created: 1997-11-12 00:00:00
expires: 2005-11-11 00:00:00
created: 2002-10-12 02:56:13
changed: 2005-03-15 16:14:39

person: Michael Kuniavsky
nic-hdl: MK389-GANDI
address: 67 Ramona Ave.
address: 94103
address: San Francisco
address: California
address: United States of America
phone: +1 (415) 235-3468
e-mail: *****@tired.com

Michael Kuniavsky
Michael Kuniavsky has been making commercial Web sites since 1994. His specialty is in-depth user experience research and his accomplishments include interface designs for the first successful ecommerce site and the award-winning HotBot search engine. He created the Wired User Experience Laboratory and served as its chief investigator for two years. He has also worked as a Java programmer, commercial art director and Unix sysadmin. His work has appeared in many publications including ID Magazine, Wired, Step By Step Design, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and the LA Times. His book on user experience research techniques will be published in 2002 by O'Reilly.

He's written a book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1558609237/qid=/sr=/ref=cm_lm_asin/104-3945533-3659958?v=glance), too, and has a blog here (http://www.orangecone.com).

Seems like a bit of a net guru. But the blog don't betray what he's up to with tired.com

Update: one blog linking to, found via Technorati, says it's been around since 1994 - which I doubt because the domain was created in 1997. Del.icio.us doesn't help....but Google does.

Slate interview (http://slate.msn.com/id/2103823/)

Jerricho
17th May 2005, 14:03
Wow Steamy. Thanks for that.

And Plaz, dare you to link the strangest (Goatse has been shut down again, hasn't it?)

steamchicken
17th May 2005, 16:15
Easy when you know a couple of addresses to remember: http://www.dnsstuff.com has all the whois, ping, traceroute, spam database searches and such on one page, but sometimes the registrars get pissy because they can't show ads, in which case there's an excellent all-domains whois at whois.bw.org (http://whois.bw.org) .

Buster Hyman
17th May 2005, 21:47
Thanks to steamchook I rang this bloke up...I'm waiting for him to get back to me.:bored:

FLCH
17th May 2005, 21:49
Mahatma Gandhi is still alive living in KSFO ??