Who is the anonymous Andrew Gilligan commenter?

October 1, 2007

My Andrew Gil­ligan post attrac­ted a couple of anonym­ous com­ments, appar­ently by the same author.

Who could the anonym­ous author be? Well online, noth­ing is really anonym­ous — now is it? Take a look at this screen­shot for a moment while we play Inter­net detective…

[APOLOGIESTHE SCREENSHOT THAT WAS HERE HAS DISAPPEARED — 22.11.08]

So it’s someone who is:

  1. using an Asso­ci­ated News­pa­pers IP (pub­lish­ers of the Even­ing Stand­ard, Daily Mail etc.);
  2. online in the middle of the night — pos­sibly entirely noc­turnal;
  3. link­ing from a tech­nor­ati search set up to track all blog post­ings on the name Andrew Gil­ligan.

Can any­one solve this conundrum?