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Interesting thing happening today.  Someone commented on several of my posts today, saying this:

“powerpovotpro.com(PPP) hijacks your google.reader(GR) by always showing as the primary feed selection whenever you first enter GR or refresh GR. After adding PPP feed GR ignores your last viewed feed and your startup feed, even after removal of the PPP feed GR offers bugs you by displaying PPP feed and offering to subscribe to it. Behavior observed in firefox. Cured by removal of the cookie.”

He then went on to say he was going to report me to whoever would listen, and to call me a “bunch of f—ing idiots.”

He needs to get his facts straight.  I am merely a SINGLE “f—ing idiot.”  No other “f—ing idiots” are involved in the production of this site, at least not yet.

Posting to other sites saying the same thing about me!

OK, that’s funny enough.  But Dick Moffat just emailed me and told me the same guy posted the same thing as a comment on his blog.

Not cool.  And in neither case did he leave a legitimate email address.

I use WordPress.com’s standard RSS feature!

Folks, I don’t even host my own blog.  It’s technically powerpivotpro.wordpress.com, and runs entirely on wordpress.com servers. 

My RSS link is just the standard wordpress.com RSS module.  Nothing more.  So perhaps that module is doing something funky.  I doubt it, but if something strange is going on, it is not my fault 🙂

Lithuania for the win!

The only info I have on this person is this:

The Vilnius SpamMaster

So they spent an hour on my site before deciding to teach me a lesson, for something I did not do.

(Vilnius!  The hometown of Marko Ramius of Red October!  The Vilnius Schoolmaster!)

Anyway, “Tom,” as you called yourself, if you are out there reading this, please drop me an email and maybe we can clear this up.

Rob Collie

One of the original engineering leaders behind Power BI and Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, Rob Collie founded a consulting company in 2013 that is 100% devoted to “the new way forward” made possible by Power BI and its related technologies. Since 2013, PowerPivotPro has rapidly grown to become the leading firm in the industry, pioneering an agile, results-first methodology never before seen in the Business Intelligence space. A sought-after public speaker and author of the #1-selling Power BI book, Rob and his team would like to help you revolutionize your business and your career.

This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. Google reader is my only interface that I use to read all blogs. I have no problems with your blog subscription at all. Clearly the guy is wrong!
    And what are the chances – I am originally from Lithuania!

    Vidas.

  2. I wouldn’t waste another thought on it. Some people don’t know how to use their email machine and they have to blame someone.

    I am not from Lithuania, but my great-grandfather Kazimir came over on the boat.

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