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Title: The Username Thread
Post by: microsoft windows on Sat, 14 August 2010, 11:21:57
There's a lot of people here who have funny usernames. Where did they come from? What influenced your username? What does it mean?

Mine's obvious. I picked it because I like Windows.

So, what does your username mean?
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Input Nirvana on Sat, 14 August 2010, 11:53:16
Quote from: ripster;212561
I picked mine because it looks good in Verdana plastered all over peoples sigs and my pics.

Nah, I posted the reason earlier in this oldtimey thread. (http://geekhack.org/showpost.php?p=83344&postcount=24)

Agreed ^......MW gives you a lot of free advertising. Be sure to thank him if you haven't already. Kishy is getting gyped.


Mine has little to do with computer input devices.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Input Nirvana on Sat, 14 August 2010, 11:58:39
Quote from: Julle;212565
Mine is just plain boring - Julius is my real name, Julle is my nickname.


But the avatar makes up for it big time!!
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Input Nirvana on Sat, 14 August 2010, 12:05:38
That's why I asked you for the linky....thanks for that :)
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Ekaros on Sat, 14 August 2010, 12:14:26
Wanted something classical which could be close to IRL name, so just combined IRL name and Ikaros...
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Rajagra on Sat, 14 August 2010, 12:14:34
Mine is the starting letters of my 3 names, seemed as good a way as any of coming up with a unique online username.
It's nothing to do with India, or Hungary (yes, it sounds Hungarian to Hungarians, apparently.)
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: whininggit on Sat, 14 August 2010, 12:23:41
Mine is because I'm a miserable git who does a lot of whining.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: vils on Sat, 14 August 2010, 12:24:10
Vils is my surname, not very imaginative but honest.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Findecanor on Sat, 14 August 2010, 13:19:58
I needed a name for registering somewhere... So I got one from a "Elvish Name Generator".
Not more imaginative than that, I'm afraid.

Anyway... It is the least stupid of the three on-line names that I have used the most throughout the years. :-P
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: gr1m on Sat, 14 August 2010, 13:33:59
I used to be your typical "t3hgr1mr34p3r1153790" ****ty online gamer and then I figured that 50% of your skill comes from your name, so I figured "gr1m" was quite short and badass (and obviously cool because it has a number in it).
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: quadibloc on Sat, 14 August 2010, 14:39:02
Quote from: ripster;212561
Nah, I posted the reason earlier in this oldtimey thread. (http://geekhack.org/showpost.php?p=83344&postcount=24)
And here I thought it was because you did a lot of keyboard modifications.

As for myself, I've used the name of a block cipher I describe on my web site: QUick And Dirty Implementable BLOck Cipher.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: pikapika on Sat, 14 August 2010, 15:28:22
pretty obvious

(http://videogameguy101.webs.com/Pikachu.gif)

got it at a time when beginning irc, i had no damn idea which nick to get at the time when pokemon were everywhere
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: J888www on Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:02:40
The 888 comes from being Oriental, J and W being the initials of my first and surname.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Soarer on Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:12:30
Quote from: J888www;212613
The 888 comes from being Oriental, J and W being the initials of my first and surname.


Lucky you!

A clue to mine: ソアラ
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: keyboardlover on Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:12:31
My username is pretty self explanatory :P

Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: audioave10 on Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:21:44
Back before PC's were cool to play with, I collected audio equipment including
Marantz & Macintosh tube amps and etc. There is a little of my name and birthdate involved also.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: noctua on Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:24:44
noctua..  i'm an nighthawk most time.. then the little have bedtime,
i have time to read this holy geekhack **** each night.. ;-)
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: HaaTa on Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:34:34
Mine comes from the mispronunciation of a Japanese word (about 7 years ago, long before I knew anything about the language).

Hara - Japanese martial art term, equivalent to the lower of the three dantian in Traditional Chinese medicine, a name for the "center of being".

How I got from Hara -> HaaTa, can't really remember exactly, but it didn't have any numbers, and was unique, so it stuck.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Babbylar on Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:40:10
My nickname IRL is Lar and i decided to put babby in front of it.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Morning Song on Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:56:47
Mine was actually a suggestion from my Sweetie. Years ago, i wanted to join an IRC channel, but couldn't think of a good nickname, and we came up with "aubade" because it was a pretty sounding word.

An Aubade is a song sung at dawn, and so gradually, as i started moving onto places where i could use longer names, i simplified "Song sung at dawn" to "Morning Song", and the rest as they say, is history.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: gr1m on Sat, 14 August 2010, 17:16:44
Quote from: ripster;212598
Next time you are on TF2 go up to Ripster[ESG] and turn your back.


I cannot find you sir. I will play with you (unless you use a Dead Ringer).
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: maclover on Sat, 14 August 2010, 18:35:30
Let me tell you about my user name.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: didjamatic on Sat, 14 August 2010, 18:44:39
A didjeridoo / digeridoo  ( there are many spellings and they are all techically correct interestingly) is the world's oldest wind instrument.  You play it by circular breathing to keep the drone sound going for as long as you want.  I play them and used to make/sell them and instruct others on how to play and circular breathe.

(http://blog.statravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/domorodec.jpg)
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: microsoft windows on Sat, 14 August 2010, 19:51:13
Wow. You all sure got neat stories behind your usernames.

The main reason why I picked Microsoft Windows for my username was because it was so obvious chances are nobody else took it. And I used Windows on my computers.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: gr1m on Sat, 14 August 2010, 19:52:27
Quote from: didjamatic;212648
A didjeridoo / digeridoo  ( there are many spellings and they are all techically correct interestingly) is the world's oldest wind instrument.  You play it by circular breathing to keep the drone sound going for as long as you want.  I play them and used to make/sell them and instruct others on how to play and circular breathe.

Show Image
(http://blog.statravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/domorodec.jpg)


Are vuvuzelas related to the didjeridoo?
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: kriminal on Sat, 14 August 2010, 21:13:19
people had the habit of calling me "criminal" back when i used to go LAN parties. simply because i used to thrash talk at any given moment simply for the fun of it.
switched the "c" to "k" because it was the first letter in my name.

funny thing is... my actual name has been said alot of times on these forums :P
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: wellington1869 on Sat, 14 August 2010, 21:25:44
Quote from: kriminal;212682


funny thing is... my actual name has been said alot of times on these forums :P


your name is Keyboard?
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: msiegel on Sat, 14 August 2010, 21:54:49
Quote from: kriminal;212682
funny thing is... my actual name has been said alot of times on these forums :P


your name is Ripster?
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: kriminal on Sat, 14 August 2010, 22:10:58
lol, it ends with the additions "ing" and begins with "k" offcourse...
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: erricrice on Sat, 14 August 2010, 22:19:22
Mine came from a middle school nickname.  Some kids didn't know my name and they thought I looked like an eric.  Then they just rearranged the letters for a last name and I doubled the r because without that it's always taken.

No, my name is not actually eric.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Konrad on Sun, 15 August 2010, 07:32:56
Quote from: gmasdf!zniejkfpkiouth';212785
the new discuss on the strategy!
*NO gauss nails and/or vulcans*
 
1. It could be a real endeavor by us.
2. That could be a huge real endeavor by them.
3. the entire mess could have been faked by us.
4. The fourth possibility is that that, is something that them could fake.
5. It is something that those will do for free.
6. Number 5 is illusive.
 
then I got high!

What the hell does that mean?
 
Sorry, I don't speak vulcan.  My name is Konrad, I'm an earthling.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: ch_123 on Sun, 15 August 2010, 07:37:02
A bot I thinks.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Konrad on Sun, 15 August 2010, 07:48:26
That's how a bot talks? Asimov would be ashamed.
 
(Though I'll admit that "6. Number 5 is illusive" has a strange sort of poetic appeal.)
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Sun, 15 August 2010, 17:17:24
Mine started as my "photographic" (not so) alter ego. I used to name everything I shot after a song, as I was/am quite into music (I used to try and shoot more live bands than I do now).

Instant Kamera is, of course, a play on instant karma, the John Lennon song.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Voixdelion on Mon, 16 August 2010, 04:09:09
What's in a name?

Today is my birthday - August 16 (same as Madonna). I am forever amazed at how deeply my personality reflects typical characteristics of the astrological sign I was born under; I am Leo to the third degree according to the Book of Birthdays, Sun in Leo and something else too.  One of my dearest friends in High School, who also shares the sign and a love of CS Lewis books, presented me with an original watercolor painting of a tiger under a tree as a graduation gift.  It also bore this dedication in calligraphy: Following the Lion- Always walk through life like the tiger you are-- "Never a tame lion..."  (I've not been known for being particularly quiet or reserved in general.)

Many of my early e-dentities were directly derived from that, "ftlion", usually as username and since I didn't trust leaving my real info everywhere, the name "advocatus leonibus" was usually used as the "real" info since it also shared my real initials as well as the flavor of my spirit as an outspoken individual and the nature of the King of Talking Beasts.  Occasionally this also was condensed into a username: LionsAdvocate, lionsadvocat or simply AdVoCat.  

There came a significant shift when I started finding ways to hack my cell phone for the purpose of adding ringtones and games via "howard forums" and I adopted the e-moniker "voxleo" which was related to the Audiovox cell phone that I loved enough to buy eight of (due to failed experiments in the hacking of same as it had a notoriously fragile file system - but, thankfully, they were going for as little as 5 bucks on ebay) until the time when the Razr V3xx took its place.  I found the name to have a nice double layer to it and it is still one that I use but it tends to be sometimes confused with one "Vox_Leo" from Singapore who is somewhat well known via their blog.  So here was actually one of the first instances of the slight variation which I think is a little softer and smoother en francais si vous plait.  

There may be a future iteration in that I have just learned that the Danish/Norweigan for "lion" is "love" (where the o has a line through it, but I don't know how to make the character on the keyboard- yet).  Very significant since my actual given name is Chinese: love + bright, pure, true, or clear, bell.  

And now I am properly screwed if I should ever be investigated for anything since this is the first place that has tied all those identities together.  Damn you!
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 07:29:53
Mine, well, ask your mom.


I posted my story in the other thread.  I'm not retyping it.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Mon, 16 August 2010, 07:33:41
Quote from: itlnstln;213027
Mine, well, ask your mom.


I posted my story in the other thread.  I'm not retyping it.


that HHKB doesn't have keys for C/P either?? What a POS.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 07:35:51
No, there's some principal behind it, too.  There is already a pretty comprehensive thread on usernames, and searching for the old thread would require work.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Mon, 16 August 2010, 07:51:11
fair enough. BTW, my mom says she has no idea who you are. Date rape?
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 08:41:18
I saw it, but it would still require effort to look for my post and copy/paste.  If there is one thing I don't like to do it's put forth effort.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:12:36
Quote from: itlnstln;213042
I saw it, but it would still require effort to look for my post and copy/paste.  If there is one thing I don't like to do it's put forth effort.


Ahhh yes, now my mom is starting to recall...
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:13:53
There's a lot moms in the world.  I'm getting tired and bored these days, son.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:16:29
Quote from: itlnstln;213056
There's a lot moms in the world.  I'm getting tired and bored these days, son.


Maybe switch to Grandmas?
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:16:52
I said "tired" not "comatose."
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:17:29
Quote from: instantkamera;213059
Maybe switch to Grandmas?


Ripster's taking care of those.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:23:15
Dude, I bet she ****s like a banshee.  She's the only old lady that can work some wood out of me.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:26:17
Yeah, I bet she single-handedly keeps k-y in business too...
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Voixdelion on Mon, 16 August 2010, 11:21:22
:rolleyes:
(*ahem*) Wasn't there some kind of recent discussion regarding proper nettiquette that might be applicable here?:focus:
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: gr1m on Mon, 16 August 2010, 11:25:23
Quote from: Voixdelion;213084
:rolleyes:
(*ahem*) Wasn't there some kind of recent discussion regarding proper nettiquette that might be applicable here?:focus:


It's a microsoft windows thread.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: chongyixiong on Mon, 16 August 2010, 11:34:01
Quote from: ripster;213043
This is how you do it on a HHKB.

CTRL-A (Ow, ow)
CTRL-C (Ow, OW)
CTRL-V (OWWW)

Emac Pinky.  Don't Let You Be Next.

I use my ring finger on the control key for such C/P operations.
Doesn't involve the pinky at all, maybe you should try that with the Realforce so you don't get that Emac pinky.

Quote from: gr1m;213087
It's a microsoft windows thread.

True that.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 11:45:03
Winner and still champion with a TKO in the 5th round... Cocky "The Italian Stallion" Balboa.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 11:56:14
All 6 of them.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 12:15:18
Ugh, PBR.  I had a terrible night in Chicago after drinking one.  That was after, like, 2 Sam Adams, 2 bottles of wine (shared with my GF), and 2 Guinnesses (Guinnessai?).  I found it funny that they still make and sell Hamm's up there.  ****ing hipsters.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Mon, 16 August 2010, 12:17:14
Quote from: Voixdelion;213084
:rolleyes:
(*ahem*) Wasn't there some kind of recent discussion regarding proper nettiquette that might be applicable here?:focus:

Quote from: Voixdelion;213014
What's in a name?

Today is my birthday - August 16 (same as Madonna).

Oh, I get it. "Pay attention to me, not the lady with the dried-up ..."

:biggrin:

anyway, Happy Birthday!

Quote from: Voixdelion;213014
and smoother en francais si vous plait.  

Ca ne me plait pas.

s'il vous plait (If it pleases you).

not

si vous plait (If you please).

You can tell by the conjugation of the verb "plaire". "plait" is for il/elle, not vous. VOUS plaisez.

Comprenez-vous?
 
Quote from: Voixdelion;213014

And now I am properly screwed if I should ever be investigated for anything since this is the first place that has tied all those identities together.  Damn you!
Still amazed that people "hide" on the net.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: gr1m on Mon, 16 August 2010, 12:33:29
Quote from: instantkamera;213100
Ca ne me plait pas.

s'il vous plait (If it pleases you).

not

si vous plait (If you please).


I debated correcting it but I decided not to since I figured she deserved credit for getting most of the sentence right :p
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 12:40:51
I want some cake.


Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cake is a lie...  I still want cake.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Voixdelion on Mon, 16 August 2010, 12:48:56
Ah, oui bien sr, je comprends; Pardonnez-moi.

I thought that looked a little off in print.  I wasn't sure why though, as my French is rather rusty from being out of practice.  I stand corrected, thanks.   And thanks for bringing the focus back around to where it belongs... on ME!:becky:
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: WhiteRice on Mon, 16 August 2010, 13:09:35
I'm half white and half Chinese
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Mon, 16 August 2010, 13:13:23
Quote from: ripster;213109
Ooops. Missed that.  HAAAPPPY BIIRRRTHHHDAY VOIX!
Show Image
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4898537662_3dcb535c44_z.jpg)


are those Leclerc (dark) chocolate celebration cookies (http://www.leclerc.ca/en/products.php?cat=cookies&type=celebration&id_product=2)?? Probably not since that would require you to live in Canada (unless the export them), which is against your clearly stated goal of living among obese, gun wielding narcissists. They must be a knock-off. Either way, ****ing YUM!
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: gr1m on Mon, 16 August 2010, 13:31:37
Mmmmm, LU cookies. Choco-prince.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 13:37:37
I want one.  A cookie, not a little boy.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: microsoft windows on Mon, 16 August 2010, 13:42:18
I never knew we already had one!
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Mon, 16 August 2010, 13:42:52
I like the "Gout Smaak."  I don't know why I think that's funny.  Maybe it has something to do with Julle's avatar.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Lanx on Mon, 16 August 2010, 14:03:08
my fiance works for mars, most don't know what mars makes until i say m&m/milky way/snickers, then ppl are like OH MARS!, so she recently had an international convention of chocolate and when she brought that stuff back, i literally had to foce myself not to try out everything.
in the end i summerize, china chocolate looks the cutest (has the cutest packaging), euro chocolate tastes a bit too soury, and it's true all the chocolate from russia is flavored w/ vodka!
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Lanx on Mon, 16 August 2010, 14:11:12
never understood pocky, it doesn't taste that good, and like most asian snacks its meant to have a "hint" of taste. I've had pocky since i was like toddler, literally cuz it's so cute parents buy em for kids to eat. I think pocky is probably just as iconic as the hershey bar, hershey bar drums up thoughts of the good ol times and thats why it keeps on trucking on, just like pocky drums up good times of childhood and i guess gives ppl who watch anime a "i got to have that, to eat and interact so i can be in the anime" kind of feeling.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Mon, 16 August 2010, 14:27:06
Quote from: ripster;213133
I like to give Canadians a bad time here but it's all in jest.

HOWEVER, if you are going to eat European cookies you don't get that fake Canadian stuff.  
Show Image
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb219/gigi4808/Reviews/lu_petit_ecolier_dark_45_1.jpg)


Well, they WERE French before Kraft bought them out.

Munching on little boys.  Kinda weird.  Very French.


Yeah, leclerc are much fresher, and lack the little boys. My choice stands.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: paardvark on Mon, 16 August 2010, 16:02:35
I like aardvarks. And my real name starts with a p. And I am horribly uncreative when it comes to names.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: ThirdLap on Tue, 17 August 2010, 01:19:23
ThirdLap became my username on a car-specific discussion forum after I bought my third example of a that model car (Third lap, third time around, etc).  

Just decided to keep using it.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Oqsy on Tue, 17 August 2010, 03:34:52
Canadian aardvarks?  

minion: whuuuuut?
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Voixdelion on Tue, 17 August 2010, 08:01:27
Ripster, I am beginning to think you might be just a little bit mental...
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: MaltheM on Tue, 17 August 2010, 08:51:15
Quote from: Voixdelion;213014

There may be a future iteration in that I have just learned that the Danish/Norweigan for "lion" is "love" (where the o has a line through it, but I don't know how to make the character on the keyboard- yet).  Very significant since my actual given name is Chinese: love + bright, pure, true, or clear, bell.


'' is the character you're looking for, it's pronounced as the 'eu' in 'bleu'. Google uses 'oe' as a substitute for kbd-layouts without it, and 'oe' is usually referenced as the way of pronouncing ''
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Voixdelion on Tue, 17 August 2010, 11:08:48
Quote from: MaltheM;213437
'' is the character you're looking for, it's pronounced as the 'eu' in 'bleu'. Google uses 'oe' as a substitute for kbd-layouts without it, and 'oe' is usually referenced as the way of pronouncing ''

Yeah, I get that, but how do I make that symbol when typing?
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Tue, 17 August 2010, 11:33:53
- unicode 00F8
- unicode 00D8

in 'nix unicode character can be entered use shift+ctrl u{unicode value}, hence:

shift+ctrl u00D8

etc.

No idea in widers, but im sure google would tell you.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Voixdelion on Tue, 17 August 2010, 12:52:26
to be sure it would - what is that symbol properly termed so that I might query it?
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Tue, 17 August 2010, 13:05:27
Quote from: Voixdelion;213541
to be sure it would - what is that symbol properly termed so that I might query it?


no idea, but it's not the symbol you need, but the method of entering unicode characters in windows... Also it COULD be a part of the ASCII character map, not sure...
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Tue, 17 August 2010, 13:06:59
according to:
http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/enter_unicode.htm
Quote
Method 1: Universal
This method works regardless of any of your language settings, but is the most cumbersome to type.

Press and hold down the Alt key.
Press the + (plus) key on the numeric keypad.
Type the hexidecimal unicode value.
Release the Alt key.

can't test, no windows machine.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: instantkamera on Tue, 17 August 2010, 13:19:04
I lauched my VM just to test this.

Windows is weird and actually had a code to enter that is different from the hex value:

If you wan't to know how to find this out:

start > run > charmap

then either locate the charter of interest, or copy/paste one into the text field.

at the bottom it tells you the info you need:

U+00D8: Latin Capital Letter O with stroke (ripster's favourite)

Keystroke: Alt+0216
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Voixdelion on Tue, 17 August 2010, 13:54:39
k - gt it!  Thanks!
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Rajagra on Tue, 17 August 2010, 14:09:47
Quote from: Voixdelion;213541
to be sure it would - what is that symbol properly termed so that I might query it?

http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0080.pdf (http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0080.pdf)
http://www.unicode.org/charts/index.html (http://www.unicode.org/charts/index.html)
Latin (small/capital) letter O with stroke,
or O slash.

http://geekhack.org/showpost.php?p=120261&postcount=7 (http://geekhack.org/showpost.php?p=120261&postcount=7)
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: TheSoulhunter on Tue, 17 August 2010, 14:49:20
...
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: microsoft windows on Thu, 19 August 2010, 09:53:43
Eew you're an Anime fan?

Almost all the Anime fan's I've seen are creepy-looking teenagers.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: noctua on Thu, 19 August 2010, 11:11:59
What Jack the ripper? I cannot bear him..
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: TheSoulhunter on Thu, 19 August 2010, 11:50:04
Quote from: microsoft windows;214422
Eew you're an Anime fan?

Almost all the Anime fan's I've seen are creepy-looking teenagers.

Wait, you are the guy who lives in a basement, right?
Almost all the basement-dwellers I've seen are creepy-looking 40 year old virgins!
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: microsoft windows on Thu, 19 August 2010, 12:05:44
Quote from: TheSoulhunter;214482
Wait, you are the guy who lives in a basement, right?
Almost all the basement-dwellers I've seen are creepy-looking 40 year old virgins!


I don't live in a basement. For a long time, I didn't even have a basement. I just keep my computers tucked away down there out of site from visitors.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: TheSoulhunter on Thu, 19 August 2010, 13:13:21
Quote from: Fritzel
I don't live in a basement. For a long time, I didn't even have a basement. I just keep my daughter tucked away down there out of site from visitors.
>.>
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: microsoft windows on Thu, 19 August 2010, 13:15:05
Alright, I'm gonna break the forum guidelines and say "lol".
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: ricercar on Thu, 19 August 2010, 15:29:13
Regis Iussu Cantio Et Reliqua Canonica Arte Resoluta
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Lanx on Thu, 19 August 2010, 23:42:45
Quote from: microsoft windows;214422
Eew you're an Anime fan?

Almost all the Anime fan's I've seen are creepy-looking teenagers.


Fiance and I have been watching anime for 10 years+.
Really wish we were actually creepy teenagers tbh 30 sucks.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Rajagra on Thu, 19 August 2010, 23:53:49
Quote from: Lanx;214796
tbh 30 sucks.


Within 20 years, you're going to look back and think how great being 30 was, and how dumb you were for not realizing it. Make the most of it while you can.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Lanx on Fri, 20 August 2010, 00:07:43
Quote from: Rajagra;214799
Within 20 years, you're going to look back and think how great being 30 was, and how dumb you were for not realizing it. Make the most of it while you can.


oh we are, thats why still no kids!
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Half-Saint on Fri, 20 August 2010, 01:10:18
Totoro is a legend! :)

My nickname comes mostly from playing Half-Life in multiplayer. Used to go by Saint before that. After a while, I adopted Half-Saint in most on-line forums. A friend of mine drew the avatar for me about 4 years ago.

Cheers
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Fri, 20 August 2010, 06:49:09
30 only sucks if you let it.  I don't.  I do more these days than I ever did, and I am probably in the best shape I have been in for years.  On top of all of that I have the perspective of those 30 years to make the most out of everything I do.  I stay active, have fun, drink, and **** a lot.  I do not sit on the couch and watch TV.  There's a world out there to enjoy.  Take some meds for the ass-burgers, get out of the house, and discover what's out there.  That's why I am only on GH during work hours.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: paardvark on Fri, 20 August 2010, 08:46:44
Quote from: itlnstln;214839
30 only sucks if you let it.  I don't.  I do more these days than I ever did, and I am probably in the best shape I have been in for years.  On top of all of that I have the perspective of those 30 years to make the most out of everything I do.  I stay active, have fun, drink, and **** a lot.  I do not sit on the couch and watch TV.  There's a world out there to enjoy.  Take some meds for the ass-burgers, get out of the house, and discover what's out there.  That's why I am only on GH during work hours.


For some reason, reading your post while listening to the background music in the Dental Office I work at (Taylor Swift-Love Story) got me really inspired.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: microsoft windows on Fri, 20 August 2010, 09:01:23
I'm usually on here during work. Every once in a while I'll go on in the morning or evening, but that's about it. But of course, there's a lot of time for going on the forum at work.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: itlnstln on Fri, 20 August 2010, 09:38:47
Quote from: paardvark;214857
For some reason, reading your post while listening to the background music in the Dental Office I work at (Taylor Swift-Love Story) got me really inspired.


Sorry.  I watched Eat, Pray, Love this past weekend with my GF, so I might have gotten a little emotional. That movie was emotional, 40+ women crap.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Lanx on Fri, 20 August 2010, 10:02:15
Quote from: ripster;214893
I post while watching Chick Flicks with my wife.

As you can see I'm really into the emotional, 40+ women crap.


I'm due to watch
...
the last song.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Manbeardo on Fri, 20 August 2010, 13:11:48
Thread derailment back to the original topic (by a newbie)!

My original internet name was dodokiller as a retort to a friend changing his AIM acct name to something random involving dodos every 8 days (i.e. freefallingdodo). I also appreciate the fallacy of claiming to actively kill dodos.

Later, when making a new World of Warcraft (a game which I sadly/happily no longer play) character, I wanted a name that reflected the theme of hunting dodos but had already used Dodohunter. I then recast the name of Al Gore's quixotic beast to serve my purposes: Manbeardodo.

The final evolution of my name arose when I joined a raiding guild whose members were incapable of reading Man-bear-dodo; many people thought my name was pronounced Man-beard-odo and the nickname Manbeardo was settled upon.

I like the name Manbeardo now because it reflects my reluctance to shave.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: patrickgeekhack on Fri, 20 August 2010, 13:54:38
Quote from: gr1m;213108
I debated correcting it but I decided not to since I figured she deserved credit for getting most of the sentence right :p


I think it all depends on how it's done. I would prefer someone pointing my mistakes rather than letting me think I have the right answer.

That said, it should be "s'il vous plat."

My username is very simple, my first name and the site name. I will never forget my username even if I have not been here for a long long time. Password can always be reset, but we need to know the username.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: patrickgeekhack on Fri, 20 August 2010, 13:56:28
Quote from: ripster;213141
Dark chocolate one is Yummy.

Choco Prince - Dutch Style.
Show Image
(http://bygonebureau.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/cookies-11.jpg)


I love LU products. "Prince de LU"
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: microsoft windows on Fri, 20 August 2010, 19:29:28
Don't tell me that's a Powerbook in the background there.

I remember those G4 Powerbooks. There were some that always zapped me.
Title: The Username Thread
Post by: Superfluous Parentheses on Fri, 20 August 2010, 19:53:19
I might have given an explanation earlier, but my name is just an old rip on Lisp. See this wikipedia article on Lisp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisp_%28programming_language%29#Symbolic_expressions).

By the way, most lisp code actually doesn't contain more than an average number of parentheses (and usually even less, if you count {} and the like as parentheses), they're just nested differently compared to most other languages.
Title: Re: The Username Thread
Post by: microsoft windows on Sat, 09 December 2017, 13:56:23
Any more thoughts on usernames?