February 14, 2002

Happy Looove Day

We here at iWalt.com love all our visitors. One in a romantic way, some in a familial way, most in a platonic, “thanks for stopping by” kind of way. But no matter which way it is, we’re all about love.

We’ve got some nifty elevators here at work. People have been trapped between floors, sometimes the doors open before the elevator finishes moving, and the other day I reached out to keep the doors from closing to let someone else on and the doors just closed on my hand. It was quite painful. For some reason it didn’t occur to me to hit the emergency stop button but later I thought, “What if my hand were part of the way through the door?” Fortunately it wasn’t and I still have all my fingers, but I learned an important lesson. Always hit the emergency button. And carry a portable power saw.

[Love-related: The cofounder of /. proposed to his girlfriend on the web site this morning. Result? Success.]

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Scott Yager

Ah, a match made in dorkdom. Sorry, I think that’s kind of cheesy :)

Nick Runco

yeah, i am not down with that. for me i mean.

Jessyca Wallace

actually, i think it’s pretty sweet… kinda made me well up a little, too… and for all you naysayers… pthbbbbbbb!

Walt Dickinson

I personally wouldn’t propose on iWalt.com (somewhere there’s a huge sigh of relief) but it makes sense for CmdrTaco to do it that way (that’s his nom-de-/.). He started the site which grew into a model of web-based communityness, working on the site probably consumes nearly as much if not more of his life as his girlfriend does, she reads it every day and is a bit of a dork herself, and hey - she seemed to think it was romantic … if anybody should propose on the web it’s him. I say, huzzah.