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August 11, 2006

Where's Ian?

Michael Blowhards writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Where has Ian Hamet gone? Will Duquette deserves credit for asking this question, and for some serious followup too. Noticing a marked lack of action at Ian's blog Banana Oil, Will tried to contact Ian, who has been based in Shanghai. Nothing. Will pursued the matter, going so far as to ask the American consulate in Shanghai to look into the matter. They did, and couldn't find Ian either. There the matter currently rests. Perplexing and maybe even alarming. Perhaps a general blogosphere alert is in order?

If anyone knows anything about Ian's whereabouts ... Well, I don't know exactly what that person should do. But letting Ian know that he's been missed would be a good start.



posted by Michael at August 11, 2006


Sometimes a man just wants to be left alone. To regroup. To soak the weather. To taste the wind.

2 years ago one of my online correspondents, an engineer on contract in Dubai, went to Russia on vacation and disappeared, under some suspicious circumstances. For more than a month (more than a month, right, T?)His blog was displaying "inexistent" page.
I became very worried, sent e-mails to London (he's a Brit), to all bloggers I could think of, to his various e-mail addresses. Nothing.

Then he popped up again, refreshed and full of stories (which made for very entertaining reading)


Posted by: Tat on August 12, 2006 1:08 AM

who is john galt? lol

Posted by: zg on August 12, 2006 12:43 PM

And should this prove to be all that's happened to Ian, no one will be more relieved than I. I'd rather raise a tempest in a teapot than sit idle if he's really in need.

Posted by: Will Duquette on August 13, 2006 12:33 PM

Agree. I did the same.

Posted by: Tat on August 13, 2006 4:29 PM

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