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msmobiles.com: wacko on the loose

The guys over at Mobitopia (including myself) are mobile enthusiasts, and most of us work with Symbian phones and we talk a lot about everything that’s happening in mobile technology. There are lots of sites like that, and all happily co-exist, talking to and about each other, linking, trackbacking and generally having a good time.

There also is a site called msmobiles.com, by a guy called Jacek Rutkowski. He is into Microsoft Smartphones, which is generally not a bad thing at all (I own a T-Mobile SDA). Unfortunately, Jacek seems to confuse mobile technologies with religion, giving him reason for a holy war. He’s generally very rude in his writing, attacking Nokia, Symbian and even Finland for conspiring against the overwhelming mobile superiority which is Microsoft (in his thinking).

Interestingly though, the thing he seems to be most upset about is that Microsoft won’t invite him to their conferences, even though he is such a pro-MS guy.

He gets extra credit by El Reg, which he also attacked personally before.

Concerning the Mobitopians, he has called us “The Symbian Mafia“, attacked Russ personally more than once, and generally goes on and on with his silly ramblings.

In the past months, he’s been continuing the attacks, and even came to our IRC channel (asking Rafe if he got invited to Mobious and calling him names for it ;) ).

We chose to ignore him, and that generally worked, but now he’s over the top: his server seems to have been attacked, and now he’s started calling Russ at home via SkypeOut. This clearly goes too far.

If the good people at Skype are reading this, I’d like them to consider a mechanism to prevent people from getting stalked. Thanks to the powers of the internets, this is now a world wide option, and there’s a danger to Skype’s business involved.

And regarding that nutter: get a life!

Update: Russ has more of the lunatic. I would also like to add the keywords “jpzr”, “Jacek”, “Rutkowski” and MSMobiles to the post. Also, please read this and the links on the bottom of this post to see what kind of guy we’re talking about.

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  • TANKERx - Thoughts, Meditations and Brain Dumps: MOBILE (UPDATED): Jacek Rutkowski Strikes Again December 25, 2004

    […] It seems like only yesterday since Jacek Rutkowski launched his last race/nation/nationalist based rant against Nokia and all things Non-Microsoft, but I have noticed a near full moon shining in tonight’s Christmas night sky.This is the logo used by our World Village Idiot to demonstrate what he believes are Nokia’s communistic values by associating it with the old Soviet Russia which instantly gives us a glance into this person’s level of debating skills.The problem I have is, I don’t know where to start when it comes to his rants. Should I try and understand why he feels that nationality and race is important in assessing a person and/or technology? I mean, should I even waste wear-and-tear of my keyboard on someone who’s arguments depend on statements like ‘Finland is lame’?Maybe I should begin by addressing the blind spot he has to Microsoft’s monopolistic behaviour? In this latest rant of his, he goes on about how Nokia is using the EU to get at Microsoft. Since he claims to give the ‘Whole Truth’, I must try and understand why he’s missing the point that Nokia is using legal measures to overcome illegal practices whereas it has been demonstrated that Microsoft has used illegal practices to overcome legal competitors. Also, I fail to understand why he talks about Nokia’s power as if it is a monopoly; nobody is ever forced to buy Nokia phones (as sales figures show), yet hardware manufacturers are often (through illegal means) forced to sell Windows on their computers else Microsoft will make things difficult for them.Jacek also calls it ‘outrageous’ that Nokia should even try to use government bodies to attack Microsoft, while completely forgetting about how Microsoft has used government bodies to get at its competitors with equally outrageous claims (look at how it treated Linspire within the EU by chasing it from EU state to EU state until someone would force Linspire to cease trading).Heck, I don’t even want to get started on Microsoft’s demonstrable monopoly compared to Nokia’s alleged (by Jacek) monopoly. There is no comparison (maybe I’ll post about that another time).But maybe it’s his conclusion that because the EU isn’t sitting back and allowing the monopoly of Microsoft to live without challenge, the “EU is doomed to become an underdeveloped third-world region, lagging far behind USA and Asia” that is most outrageous. Look at this statement;We hereby appeal to EU institutions to resist influences of Nokia to fight further Microsoft, because Nokia and related companies (Symbian, that is owned in about 50% by Nokia) are not that European as they pretend to be…So by this argument alone, Microsoft (not being a European company at all), should abandon Europe altogether?Maybe I was right a few paragraphs ago and not even waste the time necessary to write about him and his clearly weird views. But here’s a word of advice to him; he’s going to have to realise that if he wants to move to the UK (as he clearly does), then he’s going to have to do something about his attitude…. or at least stay in while there’s a full moon.Update: The original link pointed to Jacek’s little commercial website, but he’s diluted and moved his comments to his blog. […]

  • DeveloperZen.com December 25, 2004

    Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range [IMG] Doing My Little Part- Weblog of Mark Finnern [IMG] Information Arbitrage [IMG] Software Alphabet Soup [IMG] The Village View [IMG] theotherthomasotter [IMG] Venture Chronicles [IMG] http://www.gadgetguy.de – The GadgetGuy [IMG] Yet Another Software Blog

  • DeveloperZen.com December 25, 2004

    [IMG] Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range [IMG] Doing My Little Part- Weblog of Mark Finnern [IMG] Software Alphabet Soup [IMG] The Village View [IMG] theotherthomasotter [IMG] Venture Chronicles [IMG] http://www.gadgetguy.de – The GadgetGuy [IMG] Yet Another Software Blog

  • DeveloperZen.com December 25, 2004

    [IMG] Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range [IMG] Doing My Little Part- Weblog of Mark Finnern [IMG] Software Alphabet Soup [IMG] The Village View [IMG] theotherthomasotter [IMG] Venture Chronicles [IMG] http://www.gadgetguy.de – The GadgetGuy [IMG] Yet Another Software Blog