Archive for February 16th, 2012

Technical Request

SysOp and I would like to request that each and everyone of you change your passwords to a combination of upper and lowercase with numbers.

Tick off the top 5 boxes and set to 12.


It appears we are all clear. Let us know if you experience any more weirdness in the operation.

Again, we are grateful that there was not any damage done.

Thank you.




BUGS Needs a Pride of Membership

I know I ask an awful lot of the handful of real BUGSERS.

You do your work alone and unappreciated, two things I have learned to take for granted. This is because you get POWER for doing things like that. There are a lot more people available to get praise or names for themselves or even to march in a group. That is why the very, very few like me WIELD so much real power.

Unfortunately very few people can keep on doing things entirely because they NEED doing. The only really anonymous donors are people who are too rich to care about enhancing their names.

How many people hit the Internet with the Mantra and report back here? We dream of White Rabbit’s goal of 300, but the real number now is probably about 50.

Yet those fifty are spreading the Mantra around the world.

I promised you real power, but I also warned you about the price.

From Norway comes word that they are grouping together. One of our folks has set up a BUGS Circle.

Obviously we desperately need TEAM SPIRIT.

I have worked alone all my life, and I do NOT recommend it for most people.

FIRST, you pay your dues by posting and REPORTING it, as White Rabbit says.

But we also desperately need some sense of BELONGING, some TEAM SPIRIT.

When someone asks you to back them up in an ongoing battle, GO. When someone asks you to “approve” one of his postings, DO IT.

Add a little report that you did. Talk to the BUGSER you just helped, very briefly, right here on the Swarm “Where did you post the Mantra Today?” which to me is far the most important part of BUGS now.

The Legions had the pilum, the soft sword and discipline. But they were also TOGETHER. They couldn’t have done what they did without pride of membership and the feeling of BELONGING.