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Goodsounds
2008-11-18, 20:55
Yeah, I know, it's a stupid idea.

I debated with myself over this, but perhaps not long enough, because here it is. I kinda feel like a middle school teacher with a gym full of thirteen year old boys and girls at the first dance of the year.

There are some interesting names, so share the background if you want, move on if you don't. Howard, Michael, Phil - we got you covered already. Thanks

Goodsounds = what I get out of my SB3s.

Khuli
2008-11-19, 02:41
I used to have some tropical fish, and khuli loaches were always my favourites....

carp
2008-11-19, 04:22
Created using letters of my first and last name. It took some time to realise that in some countries I am now living in the water...

MuckleEck
2008-11-19, 04:23
Muckle = Scottish for big
Eck derivative of Alexander (of which Alasdair is the Scottish version)

My son is Alexander and therefore WeeEck!

Alasdair

BigTony
2008-11-19, 04:34
My name is Tony.
I'm 6'5".

Easy.

My family always called me BigTone/Tony since I shot up to 6'5" at 15 years of age.

BT

4mula1
2008-11-19, 05:02
Given my avatar (It's the MP4-22 BTW) and the name it's pretty easy to see what my interests are.

I'm really curious to know the origin of Mark Lanctot... :)

socistep
2008-11-19, 05:14
Mine is one of the following

A) Socistep was a greek warrior, famed for his excellent music tastes and of using advanced technological trojan horses

B) Socistep was my user name at Uni to logon to the network and has stuck since


ok...so it was B)....

moley6knipe
2008-11-19, 05:14
moley has been my nickname since I went into the pub one night wearing some ill advised outfit or other and my 'friend' piped up with "you look like a mole in a mohair suit!" (I wear glasses, y'see). And 6 Knipe is the first bit of my home address.

EDIT
> I wear glasses, y'see. Actually, I've never seen the common garden mole wearing glasses, now I think about it...

Mark Lanctot
2008-11-19, 06:52
I'm really curious to know the origin of Mark Lanctot... :)

My origins were a twinkle in my father's eye about 35 years ago... ;-)

amcluesent
2008-11-19, 12:20
It's an anagram of my name, so my username is the clue I'm sending. Or something...

Pale Blue Ego
2008-11-19, 12:44
Pale Blue Ego is the name of my emissionless transportation device.

kc5f
2008-11-19, 13:01
Mine was assigned to me 28 years ago by the US Government. I use it on all forums where i don't use my real name, although it's a whole lot easier to find me by kc5f than my real name. Three of us in my high school had the same name. There's only one kc5f in the world, by international treaty!

morris_minor
2008-11-19, 13:14
My Dad's first car was a . . . Morris Minor . . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Minor

maggior
2008-11-19, 14:08
Given my first name, you can figure out my last from my username. No, no relation to the baseball player Joe DiMaggio - especially since my name isn't DiMaggio (I get this all of the time for some reason). maggior was my first login name I got as a software professional and I've used it since when I can.

An interesting (and to me more interesting) addition to this post would be to describe the origin of your avatar. I'll start...if you are a Porcupine Tree fan (they are one of my all-time favorite bands), you already know it - it is the CD cover for their recent CD Nil Recurring.

Nonreality and pfarrell are avatars I've always wondered about...pix of long lost relatives?

MikeekiM
2008-11-19, 14:10
My name is Mike... backwards and forwards :)

funkstar
2008-11-19, 14:17
This has come up (i think twice) on Hexus (http://forums.hexus.net) (another forum I frequest a lot). And to be honest I can't really remember how I settled on Funkstar. I did used to have it as a domain name as well, but don't currently.

The current avatar is an edited cover by The Twilight Sad (http://www.myspace.com/thetwilightsad). Previous avatars have been Domo-Kun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domo_kun) and the other is one of two paitings by local artist called Ian Carby (http://www.carbyart.net/) that I have.

:)

norman12
2008-11-19, 14:32
Years and Years ago while setting up my first ever email account I thought Joe90 would be a cool name - no luck already taken, as was joe1 to joe100 etc. OK I thought, I'll use my own name - no luck already taken. After trying many others to no avail I had the idea there can't be many Norman's wired up to the internet - there was - Norman1, Norman2 etc but Norman12 was free and it's stuck.

Real name Jez.

srasher
2008-11-19, 15:58
My username is a play on words with "thrasher" (to point out the direction of my musical preferences) and my initials "sr". Well, as good as a German can get on English plays on words...

The avatar is a variation of the band logo/mascot of my death/thrash metal band Zeroed. It even has a name: "Puettskull". "Puett" is a slang word for pit or coal mine in the region in Germany where I live, which is also referenced by the "hammer and sledge" logo in the skull's forehead...

martini
2008-11-19, 17:38
self explanatory!

Goodsounds
2008-11-19, 18:35
My Dad's first car was a . . . Morris Minor . . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Minor

When I was a teenager, a friend had an old Morris Minor, a late 50s-early 60s model. It was "interesting", to be polite. There were a bunch of oddball British brands that were around in small numbers at that time - I remember Hillman, Singer, Sunbeam. All were loved by their owners, but the love was unrequited. I myself owned a Triumph for awhile, it too was a one sided love relationship. I loved it, it didn't love me.

MeSue
2008-11-19, 19:32
Well, this is somewhat embarassing...

When I first came online about 15 years ago, I did what most clueless people did and joined AOL. I thought a cute username would be 'MeSueWhoRU.' It didn't take long until I was bombarded by messages asking if I was really a whore. I quickly shortened it to MeSue, and I've used MeSue for forums ever since... except where it's taken and then I'm either MeSueb4u or MeSue with some number attached.

gharris999
2008-11-19, 19:45
Hey. I've got a Subaru. It makes me feel like we're almost related or something.

I thought I was being soooo clever and obscure when I frame-grabbed this avatar 5 years ago. But I'm guessing that most of you are way hipper than I am and recognized the image immediately.

alZmtbr
2008-11-19, 20:55
Came up with this about 8 years ago, as I needed a new eMail address for an on-line community I was organizing: for MountainBiking (mtbr) of course! A derivation of my first name, and the occasional practice of introducing myself at parties, as "Mr. Zheimer, but you can call me Al" -- just to see if they 'get it', and really I am quite forgetful!

The avatar is of my back wheel: a very dirty XTR hub. And, yes - we are still riding at night, with lights!

http://www.cyberus.ca/~alzmtbr/AMIES/default.html

aubuti
2008-11-19, 21:58
aubuti = older brother in the Setswana and Sesotho languages, spoken mostly in Botswana, Lesotho, and South Africa. It is not restricted to blood relatives, but is also used among friends of similar ages.

I've lived in southern Africa off and on for the past 20+ years, first in Botswana (1982-85) where my friends commonly addressed me as aubuti (ah-oo-BOO-tee) and I addressed them in kind (ausi for women). For some reason it struck me as a good username when I started on the Ubuntu forums about 3 years ago (Ubuntu also has southern Africa origins (http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct)). And it carried over to other things I started doing around the same time, including this forum, Last.fm, and maybe a few others.

My avatar? I don't know, Calvin and Hobbes just always cracked me up, and especially when my son was 6-8 years old and really wanted to *be* Calvin. The hard part was choosing *which* image to use, but the snowmen are great. I've had thoughts of rotating the C&H images, but laziness always takes over....

Howard Passman
2008-11-20, 03:07
My avatar? I don't know, Calvin and Hobbes just always cracked me up, and especially when my son was 6-8 years old and really wanted to *be* Calvin. The hard part was choosing *which* image to use, but the snowmen are great. I've had thoughts of rotating the C&H images, but laziness always takes over....

My favorite reading! I always wanted my son to be just like Calvin. Luckily for me, he isn't :-)

My name is fairly obvious. My family has no imagination so my grandfather was Samuel Edward, my dad Howard Nathaniel, me Howard Samuel and my brother Nathaniel Edward. Apparently creativity either never existed or died out generations ago.

The avatar is a picture of my son when he was about 6. It's always been one of my favorite favorites.

Howard

MrSinatra
2008-11-20, 03:40
obviously i am a huge fan of Motorhead.

chinablues
2008-11-20, 04:05
I was on assignment in Beijing around the time I joined the forum here. Blues is obvious. Actually, a little blue still about leaving China...Beijing was a fascinating place to live. Now retired in Phuket, (Thailand in case you don't know).

Dan

Secret Squirrel
2008-11-20, 06:16
Well, there's no secret about my user name. (Bad pun intended). I just choose it because I had been lurking on the forum for a couple of years and just felt it was a "secret squirrel" kind of bumbling the first time I contributed.

I haven't found an aviator that I really like. I've look a bit and then got distracted by another idea of how to use some plug-in or add on to Squeeze Center.

I enjoy reading the forum daily though the rants and political discussions normally get overlooked.

BTW, GREAT thread topic!

SS (aka Garrett)

bobkoure
2008-11-20, 07:00
I'd expect the origin of mine is pretty obvious.
What doesn't stand out these days is that I had a name that could be shortened to 8 characters, the max number for a file-name in CP/M days - so I've been using it as an identifier for "my stuff" for... a few years now.

Jetlag
2008-11-20, 07:29
Airline pilot.

strindberg
2008-11-20, 07:52
I don't know when I started using strindberg as an alias (it's not my last name). I've always been a great fan of the perhaps most famous of Swedish writers, August Strindberg.

Funny thing is, years after I started using the alias, my mother told me she always used to call my Dad Strindberg because of his brooding character. So perhaps I inherited the nickname without realizing it.

pippin
2008-11-20, 08:05
Pippin. Father of Charlemagne, founder of the Frankonian Empire and therefore the godfather of the European Unification process after the fall of Rome.
Why? Don't know. Liked the idea.

mherger
2008-11-20, 08:15
> Pippin. Father of Charlemagne, founder of the Frankonian Empire and

c'mon, you thought of this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandai_Pippin

--

Michael

nacmacfeegle
2008-11-20, 08:32
The Nacmacfeegle are a set of characters in Terry Pratchett's books. OStensibly Scottish, with definite west coast accents. They are mischevious pictsies thrown out of fairy land for getting drunk and partying too much. They have a fear of their real names being written down and used against them by lawyers. So it makes quite a good online persona.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nac_Mac_Feegle

I adopted this one a long time ago for a skydiving forum, and use it here and on AVforums as well.

If you've never read a Pratchett book before, do yourself a favour and try one out....

pippin
2008-11-20, 08:43
> Pippin. Father of Charlemagne, founder of the Frankonian Empire and

c'mon, you thought of this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandai_Pippin


Got me :-)
Stripped-down version of a Mac operating software. Yes, I know about that one.
But honestly, if I wanted to be an Apple a would have been a Newton.

morris_minor
2008-11-20, 08:58
When I was a teenager, a friend had an old Morris Minor, a late 50s-early 60s model. It was "interesting", to be polite. There were a bunch of oddball British brands that were around in small numbers at that time - I remember Hillman, Singer, Sunbeam. All were loved by their owners, but the love was unrequited. I myself owned a Triumph for awhile, it too was a one sided love relationship. I loved it, it didn't love me.

I had no idea that Morris Minors made it out to your neck of the woods (Northern California?) - ours often didn't make it home I seem to remember. But it was back in the days when a home mechanic could actually fix things by the roadside :o)

snarlydwarf
2008-11-20, 09:48
12 years ago, I took home a cat from the pound: an evil evil black cat. The pound actually tried to tell me not to take her because she was mean. She spent the first week growling at me whenever I looked at her. So she was named Snarlycat. (And it turns out she was actually a very sweet cat, she just wanted life her way... She had the most impressive arched-back black cat hiss, too, and was brilliant: it took her less than 10 seconds to figure out laser pointers, and she would never chase them, just look at me with a "why do you keep pointing that thing on the floor next to me?" look.)

And since I usually played Dwarves in MUDs at the time, I named my online persona after her.

DrNic
2008-11-20, 14:49
I guess mine works in two ways...
1) I'm an orthopaedic surgeon (strictly speaking now a "Mr" again in UK Surgery field!)
2) I like Dr Nic Riviera off Simpsons too
3) Oh, and my name is Nic, but that makes three ways!!

Avatar- one of my first ever Total Knee Replacements!!

Nic

kolding
2008-11-20, 15:01
Kolding is the town in Denmark where my family is originally from, not to mention the first 7 letters of my last name.

4mula1
2008-11-20, 15:30
1) I'm an orthopaedic surgeon (strictly speaking now a "Mr" again in UK Surgery field!)

I live in the (self proclaimed) "Orthopaedic Capital of the World". Not that it really means much...

exile
2008-11-20, 15:39
mine is simple. I wanted to pay homage to the greatest rock album of all time-exile on main street.

and don't even waste your energy debating. it's the best damn rock album period.

Brian Ritchie
2008-11-20, 17:22
My name is my name - didn't think I'd have anything to hide. By now, if ID theft becomes a problem, it would probably be easier to change my name by deed poll :-)

My avatar: I should start by pointing out that I'm not a Prince fan at all. I think I have a copy of Purple Rain somewhere in the archive, but that's it. I don't even have 3121, and have never heard it. But since my teens (way back long back) I've been using "1312" as my logo - the 13 looks a bit like a B, the 12 a bit like an R; so when I saw the Prince album image at about the same time as I was wondering what to use for an avatar, it just seemed obvious.

-- Brian

haunyack
2008-11-20, 17:44
I was a brat as a child.
Some here think I still am (bratty child)

My mother nicknamed me "hanyak".
She was Norwegian and brought the "old country" with her to the late, great USA.

I introduced the "new world" spelling to the nick that I registered here.
This is the only forum in which I use this username.

Cheers to most and phhttt! to the rest.

(I loathe smiley's)

.

SadGamerGeek
2008-11-20, 17:51
A few years ago a work friend was winding me up about my interest in console gaming. "Sad Gamer Geek" was one of the insults (in jest ..... I think), but it struck me as a good tag for on-line gaming. That's now my account name for Xbox Live, Playstation Network and the odd forum or two...

Skunk
2008-11-20, 20:04
Noticed the prefix of the MAC address on my Squeezebox was 4:20, and figured Skunk was an appropriate name. If none of this makes any sense, then nevermind.

Nonreality
2008-11-21, 03:38
obviously i am a huge fan of Motorhead.

:) I love it MrSinatra

Khuli
2008-11-21, 05:33
Noticed the prefix of the MAC address on my Squeezebox was 4:20, and figured Skunk was an appropriate name. If none of this makes any sense, then nevermind.

Strangely I never notice that your avatar is a skunk - it always looks like a B1 bomber taking off to me....

Jetlag
2008-11-21, 07:25
Strangely I never notice that your avatar is a skunk - it always looks like a B1 bomber taking off to me....

4:20 already dude?

Labarum
2008-11-21, 09:39
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labarum

http://www.oremus.org/labarum/

vrobin
2008-11-21, 10:51
Strangely I never notice that your avatar is a skunk - it always looks like a B1 bomber taking off to me....

It's crazy, I always thought it was some sort of geometrical view of a Concorde plane :) !
I wasn't seeing the skunk as a sort of badger but only to a five spike leave :)

jsprag
2008-11-21, 16:54
Way back just after Al Gore invented the internet, my first ISP was limited to six characters e-mail addresses. I chose first initial and first five letters of my last name for an address of jsprag@....

TheRooster2000
2008-11-22, 04:44
In the early 1990s I was a great fan of "Alice In Chains" from Seattle. "Rooster" was one of their best Songs. Hence: "TheRooster".
Later I had to add that stupid "2000" because there were too many "TheRoosters" in forums, messengers, etc.

"Yeah, here comes the rooster....." :)
Christian

2eleven
2008-11-22, 20:41
If my avatar doesn't give it away, go rent "This Is Spinal Tap". I don't know how the academy passed this one up in 1984...

kidstypike
2008-11-23, 00:37
A mountain in the English Lake District http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidsty_Pike

kidstypike

Labarum
2008-11-23, 01:18
A mountain in the English Lake District http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidsty_Pike

kidstypike

Does that beat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseberry_Topping ?

kidstypike
2008-11-23, 01:35
Does that beat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseberry_Topping ?

Yeah, I know that one, sounds like something you'd have with your ice-cream!

kidstypike

Sike
2008-11-23, 06:09
A mountain in the English Lake District http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidsty_Pike

kidstypike

:) .. I grew up on the foot of Wild Boar Fell

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Boar_Fell

Lovely place, but still glad we moved to Switzerland.. I would have ended up as a tractor salesman and would never have owned a Squeezebox..(They only got broadband a year ago up there) :)

As for my name .. As back in the BBS days all good names like: Happy-Hacker were gone, I went for the childish -- "I like cleaning windows (3 second pause) SIKE!" Don't think i got the spelling right, but it's been my moniker for 18 years now..

carp
2008-11-28, 04:41
Kolding is the town in Denmark where my family is originally from ...

Hei, your family's home town has a town twinning with my home town. During my school days, I made a bike trip with some friends to Kolding. Nice town, at least at that time. It's a small world ;-)

tamanaco
2008-11-28, 08:11
Tamanaco (Cacique Venezolano) - Venezuelan Indian Chief that along with his fighting men resisted the Spanish conquest. Soon after his warriors defeated the Spaniards in a battle, he was captured and sentenced to death. Rather than being hung, he choose to fight to death a Spanish fighting dog bare-handed. This last act of courage inspired his people to continue to resist the conquest. After his death Venezuelan native warriors yelled his named before going into battle.

Not much is known or written about the heroes that resisted the Spanish conquest. An embellished and lopsided version history was written by the victors... but the great struggle and heroism of the defeated was remembered by the natives and passed down by word of mouth to my generation... TAMANACO!!!

pichonCalavera
2008-11-28, 21:22
I made this nickname way back in around 2000, when I wanted to play Half-Life online I had to make a nickname, and this came up.

pichon = pigeon in spanish
Calavera = skeleton in spanish

I'm a fan of the Grim Fandango PC game, I like birds, and I found the pigeon-skeleton creatures in the game hilarious. So it's a tribute to them :P

TCM
2008-11-29, 03:55
This Charming Man - a song by The Smiths. My avatar is Morrissey, singer of The Smiths

gbruzzo
2008-11-29, 04:40
gbruzzo is well Giacomo Bruzzo, my name (btw, Giacomo is the italian for James)
on other forums I take the nick JackieBr

The avatar is a gryphon, the emblem of my much loved football team,

Genoa Cricket and Football club,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genoa_C.F.C.

The team is affectionately known to its supporters as "il vecchio balordo" ("the old fool")

funkstar
2008-11-29, 12:22
This Charming Man - a song by The Smiths. My avatar is Morrissey, singer of The Smiths
I'll try not to hold it against you ;)

Sorry, I just really don't like him. :P

TCM
2008-11-29, 14:29
I'll try not to hold it against you ;)

Sorry, I just really don't like him. :P

Haha, well I guess it's like that. Either you like him or you don't :)

But if you check my Last.fm page you'll see my music taste is quite broad.

funkstar
2008-11-29, 15:20
But if you check my Last.fm page you'll see my music taste is quite broad.
R. Kelly? Come on dude, really?

:P

MikeWynneDub
2008-11-29, 18:49
The name is obvious (I'm in Ireland).

The avatar is Grimly Feendish ('The rottenest crook in the world.'), a character in 70s UK comic Shiver and Shake.

Come to think of it, it's a bit juvenile but I always liked the character...

furonfour
2008-11-29, 19:29
My cat. Since he's a bundle of fur walking around on 4 legs :)

TCM
2008-11-30, 00:51
R. Kelly? Come on dude, really?

:P

I didn't say you had to like it, I only said "broad"... ;)

smc2911
2008-11-30, 02:16
smc = initials
2911 = day and month of birthday (yesterday in fact)

Goodsounds
2009-02-23, 14:17
Bump, hopefully to get more entries ;-)

Moonbase
2009-02-23, 19:10
Why "Moonbase"?

History:

Not from "Moonbase Alpha One". (I only came to know about that years later.)
Actually from a 1969 U.K. TV series called "UFO". My parents scolded me, I loved it. The "Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation" (SHADO) was located beneath a movie studio in England, and they had a Moonbase – all the girls had pink hair and silver outfits.
Later on my nick for citizens band radio – »Stardust« was already taken, so I remembered UFO’s »Moonbase« and it’s been my nick ever since …


Since that time (for almost fourty years now!) I’ve been constantly using this nickname all over the place.

Later refinements and new explanations arose, like:

Watched Neil Armstrong setting foot onto the Moon live – the day after my tenth birthday. I then believed that manned spaceflight would become reality much faster. (Not realizing it was mainly politics that time.) So I was somehow expecting a real Moonbase.
Always believed that standing back two steps (or 238,714 miles, in this case) sometimes just gives a better perspective... (From up there, I could never understand the concept of little ants crawling on this little globe’s surface, them taking a pencil, drawing lines on the surface they call »borders« and fighting for these with their lives. I still don’t get it. No wonder the Aliens stay away from a backwardly planet like ours…)
Some think I’m much too idealistic and have too romantic ideas, like everyone could live in peace with each other, money that goes into military should go into food, a healthy planet, and manned spaceflight, and there could always be »win-win situations« between suppliers and customers. Well, I tried to do my share in business life, but I fear it was way too little. So they said I’m like "the man in the moon", meaning something like a dreamer here.


The avatar is actually me, sitting on a bollard in some small harbour in Northern Germany. For fun, I sometimes claim it was photographed while I was doing a radio show, but actually I’m just watching a seagull. And dream of a better world :-)

Now WHERE have I got this nice little gadget with the words »Don’t Panic!« sprawled all over it??

iPhone
2009-02-23, 20:11
Well, I had never been on any Forum other then as a reader. Wanted to PM somebody to ask for some help and ideas so I needed a user name. Somebody already had Transporter and about the next twenty user names I thought about were also taken. Couldn't think of anything to use, then my iPhone starting ringing Unchained by Van Halen so I typed iPhone in the user name and it wasn't taken.

Was going to use the FLAC Logo as my Avatar, but somebody was already using that so when I found the reversed Apple, that was all she wrote.

Dogberry2
2009-02-23, 20:30
Dogberry is a character from Much Ado About Nothing. The other name/handle I've used on purely social boards for twenty-five years (since the days of local BBSes) carries a persona that I felt didn't really fit for more serious and technical forums, so I latched onto Dogberry for places like this. When I got here, I was startled to see that the name was unavailable, because that had never happened before. But when I looked, I found that the other Dogberry was someone who had only one post, years ago, and apparently wasn't coming back. So I decided that meant the name was up for grabs again, and slapped a "2" on the end so I could register. Not a terribly exciting story, is it?

peecee
2009-02-24, 14:02
My user id is a combination of my initials (PCW) and what I've been into for 30 years... (computers, aka PCs). When I was dating my wife, she nicknamed me "peecee" and it has stuck. That's my handle on just about every site where I need to register.

BlueScreenJunky
2009-02-24, 14:29
Mine should be pretty easy to guess : I'm a windows user ^^
Besides, I know not many people will want such a long nickname, so I'm pretty sure it will never be used by someone else.

My avatar is a character from the rhythm game Beatmania IIDX (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IIDX)

Nonreality
2009-02-24, 15:32
I first came up with the Nonreality name back in 95 or 96 when I was part of a 3d world called Alphworld. It was a place that you had avatars and could build homes and chat with people from all over the world. I had started with a different name but thought that Nonreality was a perfect name for a person in a made up world on the internet. Now Alphaworld has become Activeworlds last I knew. It was a lot of fun for about 4 years but then the money making machine came along and it became less fun. As far as my avatar here, it was just a picture that I came upon in the nonreality of the internet and liked it. I'm not quite as old as it, but it seems to fit me well. If you see other Nonreality's out there it is usually me. I'm always amazed that 90% of the time it is still available for me. It's hard to find a screen name that you can still get after 13 years.

PS Nice thread by my friend Goodsounds. Lots of interesting posts came from it.

HectorHughMunro
2009-02-24, 15:43
I don't know when I started using strindberg as an alias (it's not my last name). I've always been a great fan of the perhaps most famous of Swedish writers, August Strindberg.

Funny thing is, years after I started using the alias, my mother told me she always used to call my Dad Strindberg because of his brooding character. So perhaps I inherited the nickname without realizing it.

Mine's a writer too but it's the real name of an English Edwardian humourist and poet who wrote under the pen-name of Saki.

Goodsounds
2009-11-02, 08:20
Last bump.

JJZolx
2009-11-02, 09:05
I wanted a four letter domain name for email, online file storage, and 'zolx' was as good as any. JJ is "James Junior". My dad's name is Don.

TiredLegs
2009-11-02, 09:12
The day I first signed on to the forums here, I had just come back from an 80 mile bicycle ride, and, um... my legs were really really tired.

Khuli
2009-11-03, 05:45
Why "Moonbase"?
Actually from a 1969 U.K. TV series called "UFO". My parents scolded me, I loved it. The "Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation" (SHADO) was located beneath a movie studio in England, and they had a Moonbase – all the girls had pink hair and silver outfits.


I was a big fan of UFO as a kid - Commander Straker was very cool!
And the girls weren't bad either :)