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#21 448191

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 10:29 AM

My username is my personel number. I use it every day to login on an ancient SCO server.

I can type blind on the numpad. 448191 is very easy on the numpad, even for those who can't.

I get asked for the meaning of my username a lot. People don't get why you would use only numbers.

Back when I used DC++ for filesharing, I actually kept getting kicked out of hubs because of my username.

'Get a real username', 'we don't talk to numbers', that kind of stuff.

In some cases, registration software refuse my username, saying it 'must contain at least 1 letter' or 'or can't start with a digit'.

Consequently, I'm also known as 'desmad', meaning 'Destructive Madness' (abbr. DM), the name of the graffitti crew I was a part of as an adolescant.

Back then I used the tag 'dane', wich I also sometimes use as a username.

Here's an (old) picture of my devbox with a piece of this tag cut out as window.

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#22 Guest_kilbad_*

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:23 PM

sounds like your username is a pain in the ass..

#23 neylitalo

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:31 PM

I wouldn't wonder if my name is the most oft misspelled on these forums - it, too, is derived from my actual name. The first two letters of my first name (Neal) and my entire last name (Ylitalo). I'm of completely Finnish heritage (as far as we know), and very proud of it. :)
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:52 PM

Nice thread to post my no.500

My username is after one of my cars, it's a Renault Alpine A-310 V6 Turbo (rear-mounted)
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#25 KevinM1

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:37 PM

My username stems from a long, uninteresting, process.

I came up with it back in '94.  I was 14 and my family had just subscribed to AOL (yeah yeah, I know...shut up :P).  I was going through that typical angsty teenage geek phase and wanted to come up with something unique, dark, and 'kewl.'  So, one day, in my freshman orientation class in high school, I looked over the shoulder of one of my friends to see what he was reading.  It was a Robert Jordan novel, and the page he was on mentioned the Kinslayer.  I thought that was interesting, but decided to make it 'darker,' so I came up with Nightslayer.  Unfortunately, AOL usernames at that time were limited to ten characters, so I had to modify the last portion of the name to make it fit.

I've kept it ever since as, well, I figured I'd keep a static internet profile (so to speak).  So, yes, chances are any Nightslyr or Nightslayer you find online is me.  I also kept it because I'm too lazy to change my e-mail (which, thankfully, isn't on AOL any longer). ;)
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Posted 28 September 2006 - 03:12 AM

Well my name came from LiL_J.  People started calling me Jay and the Jay part got stuck with me for a while.  Then I got to a point where I was just tired of the damn LiL_J SN.  That's when JayBachatero came to be.  Bachatero came from a spanish music genre that I love listening to.
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Posted 28 September 2006 - 03:17 AM

We're all "in effigy" on the web and we should represent ourselves. I don't like it when people abuse the anonymity of the web and decide to be someone, or something else--often satisfying the first definition of effigy.


I prefer to maintain a certain amount of anonymity on the internet, but I try hard to not pretend to be someone I'm not. This brings to mind a quote I saw in IRC:

Welcome to the internet. Where the men are men, the women are men, and the children are FBI agents.


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#28 redbullmarky

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:46 AM


Welcome to the internet. Where the men are men, the women are men, and the children are FBI agents.


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haha that's brilliant  :D
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#29 448191

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 05:48 AM

(interesting fact with regards to owning the names - I've not tested on anything else, but for anyone that has FF on the PC, type in 'redbullmarky' into your address bar...)


If I try that with mine, FF simply tries to open http://448191/, while yours directs me to your phpfreaks profile (by way of google). How unfair is that!  :P

#30 akitchin

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:02 AM

my name is boring.  'a' is the first initial of my first name and 'kitchin' is my last.  nothing special, but that's my SN most other places so it keeps things consistent.

i own akitchin.com (like the others), and "akitchin" in FF takes you to my phpfreaks profile too.  weird.

#31 448191

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:22 AM

and "akitchin" in FF takes you to my phpfreaks profile too.  weird.


It's not that weird, entering a keyword in the adress bar simply loads the top listed page on the SERP from google. What IS strange is that is doesn't do so with my username, while it IS the top listed on the SERP.

Again I'm being discriminated because of my username. Life isn't fair.  :P

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:45 PM

Typing "kilbad" into the FF address bar takes you to my personal site.... just wanted to rub that in..  ;)

#33 .josh

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:07 PM

i think that's your own browser settings or plugin or something.  i type kilbad into my ff address bar and it brings up a search list.
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#34 akitchin

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 07:36 AM

448191, might be because it somehow thinks it's looking for an IP rather than a domain pointer.  not sure, the internet is mysterious, powerful AND ALL-KNOWING.

#35 448191

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 05:16 PM

448191, might be because it somehow thinks it's looking for an IP rather than a domain pointer. 


I figured as much, but it seems odd that FF can't recognize an ip and tries to open an 'undotted' number...

not sure, the internet is mysterious, powerful AND ALL-KNOWING.


Euh... If you say so.  (and I thought I had a strange sense of humor, lol... :P)

Typing "kilbad" into the FF address bar takes you to my personal site.... just wanted to rub that in..


I get your profile. Top SERP listed. Same rule applies for everything else I tried. But thanks for the rub-in anyway...  ;D

#36 Daniel0

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 05:25 PM

It just redirects you to the first result of Google searching for that: http://www.google.com/search?q=448191

Searching for my own username http://www.google.com/search?q=Daniel0 I found out that other people than me use that for their username (not that it is very unlikely, but oh well...).

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 06:45 PM

I picked my username old man ice because I went on the internet and went on some wwe fourms and saw someone called oldmanriver so i liked it but someone had taken it so I just called myself oldmanice  ;D
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#38 obsidian

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 07:36 PM

i think that's your own browser settings or plugin or something.  i type kilbad into my ff address bar and it brings up a search list.


i think that's a browser thing. when i type in 'kilbad' in FF, i get his homepage, too

as for me, 'obsidian' just started as my username back in the days of Fury 3 and Descent over the dial-up internet connections in high school. i liked the 'dark' feel to it, yet it really means nothing besides the smooth volcanic glass... which in and of itself is pretty cool, too. once i got to college and broke out Descent with all my buds again, the username kind of spread to everything else as well...
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#39 akitchin

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 08:03 PM

descent = best.  game.  ever.

#40 obsidian

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 08:06 PM

descent = best.  game.  ever.


here here... glad there's another fan in the group!
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