It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was
the time of the Tasmanian election in 2010, and all over
the Internet, Tasmanians were crying out to speak their
minds without wanting to have their actual name and address
attached to their comments.
Since free speech should be an inalienable right in any
fair-minded country, this site was established to provide
automated authorisations for anything our Tasmanian friends
wanted to say, thereby covering the letter of a law that
should never have been enacted in the first place.
As the election is now run (if not quite won as I type
this), I'm going to shut this down. It was an interesting
experiment, but I think I might return my home address to
something slightly less public, like the whois database.
(I'm sure Google will start indexing that soon enough
Fear not, though. If this sort of idiocy erupts again in
Australia, I'm quite sure someone will stand up for free
speech again. Because, in the end, I'd like to think it's
worth standing up for.
Adam "@LGnome" Harvey