This is for historians, in case any of them wonder who was behind the scurrilous smear campaign that showed up on SkylineCowboy.com: if you visit today, you get redirected to a WebHost4Life message that says the site has been "suspended". I guess somebody didn't pay his bills. The url of the redirection is http://www.webhost4life.com/templates/lightsOut.bml?lightsoutuser=cattleback
Cattleback. The name of the subsidiary that SCO created and transferred a patent to and then sold off in 2007 was, if you recall, Cattleback Holdings. And Darl McBride was alleged to be calling himself "Skyline Cowboy" on that site in litigation about the smear campaign and the "loan" McBride said he made to Mark Robbins, plus lots more, that ended up tossed out of court on a technicality. And here the web host says the user behind SkylineCowboy.com used the nym "cattleback". Just another breadcrumb in what was a really awful chapter of this loathsome saga.
Here's the redirect message:
This site has been suspended
That will be the day. I was one of the targets of SkylineCowboy.com.
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Here's a screenshot:
I don't know if you can read it, since the text is so small, but on the lower left, notice in the url that the site titles this page /WebControl/pastduesplash.html so I would posit that this is the problem. My word. What is it with SCOfolk and paying bills? Someone needs to arrange an intervention.
No headlines about "PJ uses IE", please. I didn't take the screenshot. I'm just sharing it with you.
Update: Here's an article in the Salt Lake City News, May 2013, where Darl McBride admits to setting up the website, to his shame, not that he notices.