I have said before, I am sure I have, that I am a good old stalker. Sometimes I like to call it 'research', sometimes it call it 'networking'. Some say I have great detective skills and that I should set honey traps for cheating husbands. I digress.
I contacted Julian myself to ask if he would tell me who the 'designer' was he said he paid (in the US). He said the case was in the hands of his attorney. OK love, tell me your attorney's details. No response.
Paul, my website designer, has written a blog post on how our website was ripped off. You ought to read it. It's the story from his point of view and has some page shots of Julian's website compared to mine.
Interestingly I noticed a comment from Carl who is the techy man for the website saying that the code was stolen on January 25th. That gave me an idea. I'd have the culprits footprints all over my Google Analytics, surely? Sure did. Four visits from Buenos Aires on 25th January. But how did he know about my fab site that's so freakin' awesome it makes folks wanna copy it? Analytics told me that too... via a page from Six Revisions, bigging us up for the retro colour scheme. Coincidence? Doubt it.
And the 'designer' in the US? There was also a visit from Michigan that day who also came via the Six Revisions article. It mightn't be related, I get a lot of traffic from that article.
It could have been a case for Mulder and Scully back in the day but technology has advanced enough to let old David Duchovny get on with some sex scenes. The truth was out there, and I reckon I got to it all by myself.
I'd have appreciated a proper apology from Julian whereby he admitted what he did and played ignorance to the fact you're not really supposed to copy without permission, but I guess at the end of the day, he took it down, and that's what matters!