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Shenanigans!
You all remember Juliecam.net, right? The award-winning design I crafted has been long gone, but apparently its spirit will live forever.


The Original

About this time last year I was mocking a fellow web designer who lifted all the graphics from Juliecam to promote his own "skills". You remember Jain? Ah, good times.


Web Design via Copy & Paste

Thankfully Jain has since reworked his site, although a few elements of mine remain if you look closely enough (the background tile, for example). On his links page he still lists Juliecam as "The best personal site i have ever seen." Flattery will get you nowhere, buddy!

That brings us to today's offender: Perl Guy.


The New Kid in Town

Perl Guy, a.k.a. Nic Lawrence, has apparently flown under the radar for more than a year. Julie sent me this link just today. Since the old Juliecam design is now defunct, there's not much room to complain. At least he's not claiming to be the designer. But he does claim to be a programmer, which makes me wonder why the Juliecam client-side mouseover JavaScript was copied line-for-freaking-line from the original site. I guess that's why he doesn't call himself "JavaScript Guy".

I'm still trying to decide if I should email this guy to give him a hard time. When I contacted Jain he went ahead and added "© Juliecam.net" to his site, which is far from anything I'd requested and didn't make a whole lot of sense.

Well, they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? I guess.

Current Mood: not so flattered

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djdean From: djdean Date: September 16th, 2003 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Those are some weak ass mo-fo's

Especially the "Perl Guy" He even has julies picture for his gallery icon.

Talk About rip off.

You are still a web deity.
From: kendryk Date: September 16th, 2003 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't heard much from nicci in a few years, but this behavior doesn't surprise me.
in the past he has done a few dishonest things that irritate people.
He ran a site or a ring called "sleepycam" I think, and instead of people joining it he just linked directly to dozens of cam girl (and a few boys) images. He ignored requests to be removed from the site.. at least for a while.
He also bought up camboi.com when I suggested it would be a name for my first web site. He allowed me to use it for a while, but yanked it away after a couple of months.
Now the Juliecam thing.. good luck reaching him.. he seems content to ignore anyone who has anything negative to say about him.. he would rather have sex with a giant stuffed animal...
but hey.. that does sound pretty good.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: September 16th, 2003 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Wait this is that same "Nicci" guy? I remember how he designed all those sites that looked almost exactly the same. Then he put on his website that he had died. I guess he lied.
From: kendryk Date: September 16th, 2003 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes, writing about your death postmortem is difficult.. so I bet he was lying.
same nicci guy.

here he is grabbing my crotch.


I tried to find a picture with him and Julie in it, but couldn't... so you get that instead.
From: qtkat Date: September 16th, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha
tphanich From: tphanich Date: September 16th, 2003 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

in his defense

though he does't really deserve a defense... most programmers I know have no design capability... and when there's already code that works, why change it?

When I rip something off (if ever) I will comment out lines in the code.

oldwolf From: oldwolf Date: September 16th, 2003 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thieves, I hope you rip their heads off Jules!
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