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thebag
9th October 2004, 06:23 PM
We've had topics on desktops, setups and topics about ourselves.

I am curious as to how we have come by our various aliases.

I'll kick off

Thebag - Started off as SHOWBAGS(Full o' shit and no value),it's a work nickname.

Regards Mark

fompsweeva
9th October 2004, 06:56 PM
"Fomp Sweeva" is a song by Aussie artist iOTA. Probably one of his strangest, too.

chickacherrycola
9th October 2004, 07:12 PM
"Anytime I need to see your face
I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where your crystal mind and
Magenta feelings take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chick-a-cherry cola
- I Want You, by Savage Garden

.. just in case not everyone caught the reference :lol:

decryption
9th October 2004, 07:27 PM
I always thought chickacherrycola is from the Byrds song, not some lameo Savage Garden track :(

Ozi
9th October 2004, 07:40 PM
Ozi: I used to be Oziguana@yahoo.com because on the spur of the moment it seemed like a fun name.

Its now been shortened to Ozi cos its 3 less sylables, and it easily identifies me as Australian when playing online games.

~Ozi

thomas
9th October 2004, 08:40 PM
Mine is my real name... :(

*sigh*

Thomas

Phillip
9th October 2004, 09:10 PM
:(

Jmi
9th October 2004, 09:41 PM
Mine is a short for my name.
Given by a good fren of mine when she writes to me.
Back then, email has not existed. :P

p996911turbo
9th October 2004, 09:54 PM
For those who didn't see it in that other thread:
Mine is kind of obvious if you know your Porsches. The "p" is Porsche, the 996 is the model evolution, the 911 is the model, and the turbo is the submodel. Named after my favourite car: the Porsche 996 911 turbo.
http://www.omania.net/cards/cars/porsche_911_turbo.jpg

Danamania
9th October 2004, 09:57 PM
Mine's a combination of my name (Dana) and my subdued quiet conservative nature (Mania).

it makes sense, really.

dana

cmetom
9th October 2004, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by p996911turbo@Oct 9 2004, 10:54 PM
For those who didn't see it in that other thread:
Mine is kind of obvious if you know your Porsches. The "p" is Porsche, the 996 is the model evolution, the 911 is the model, and the turbo is the submodel. Named after my favourite car: the Porsche 996 911 turbo.
http://www.omania.net/cards/cars/porsche_911_turbo.jpg
and what an outstanding car.. i mean name. what an outstanding name that is.

^_^

cmetom
9th October 2004, 10:29 PM
as for my name....
see me? tom?
v
c me tom
v
cmetom

and there we have it. terrible.. :lol:

frenchtoast
9th October 2004, 10:56 PM
well my real name is marcel.

friends from perth gave me the moniker "frenchy"

+ i like toast

so frenchtoast... tada!!


ps: (this is to quote decryption "lameo" :blink:)

decryption
9th October 2004, 11:13 PM
I said what about the who now?

Jimbo
9th October 2004, 11:25 PM
mine is themormansound after my bands name, but its waaay too long especially when i signed up there was less than one hundred members on here i coulda got Jim but my frineds all call me jimbo, so it stuck. but believe me its hard to get an email as Jimbo@htomail.com without them wanting to ad Jimbo_45_6588_7744_44789_Burlhorse@hotmail.com

Disko
10th October 2004, 02:44 AM
Needed a handle - liked Disco Stu, but it was taken, so i picked disko_matt. That ended up being too long, and i couldn't be mysterious enough (my name was part of the handle) so i shortend it to Disko.

http://www.appletalk.com.au/disko/whatever.gif

gelfie
10th October 2004, 09:46 AM
No, it has nothing at all to do with genetically engineered lifeforms. Nothing to do with "Red Dwarf" at all actually.

Gelfie: Short for Gelfling, from the movie "The Dark Crystal"

pipsqeek
10th October 2004, 11:51 AM
...because I'm not...

Its a 180 Degrees out of phase naming convention. :P

Anyone who knows me, seen me and/or met me would know, "pipsqeek" I aint.

Its spelt incorrectly for effect. Done on purpose to make it sound more like Ren Hoek is saying it...."Stimpy...You EEEDiot!"


pipsqeek

Currawong
10th October 2004, 11:52 AM
Very old story for mine - I started out on telnet-chat (ewtoo talkers, which noone has heard of) as Zed. Since that was too depressing a name, for a "saved character" or whatever it was called a decade ago, I needed something more original. Since I lived in Canberra where we used to feed the Magpie's, I figured "Currawong" sounded better, and it's been that way since then.

_xfire
10th October 2004, 01:06 PM
from a song by the bens (a collaboration between ben kweller, ben folds and ben lee) called xfire.
the chorus goes:
let there be no doubt about it
you are dancing in my crossfire
etc
anyway on the sleeve crossfire is shortened to xfire.
and i like underscores too.

Exocet
10th October 2004, 01:54 PM
It's a french anti-ship missile. I didn't know this at the time of choosing it. Well, I sort of had some idea. I got it from the book Popcorn by Ben Elton.

kim jong il
10th October 2004, 01:58 PM
After a hard drive failure (years ago) all my current volumes got named after terrorists and madmen: kim jong il, osama bin laden, baby doc, stalin amongst others. Currently, kim jong il, Colonel Panic, General Dissarray, Stalin and Osama (yes 'kim' is ALWAYS lower case)

The name kimjongil I found to be universally unpopular and most sites let me use it (one major US government site gave me root access with this name. (wOOt; WOW I got ROOT) I was gobsmacked. The server reeled off this list of privileges......). Therefore kim I remain. Outside of forums most people know me as Steve.

cheers

If you see 'kim jong il' or a 'kimjongil' elsewhere it is probably me. I use it as gaming alias also.

kim jong il
10th October 2004, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by Exocet@Oct 10 2004, 01:54 PM
It's a french anti-ship missile. I didn't know this at the time of choosing it. Well, I sort of had some idea. I got it from the book Popcorn by Ben Elton.
The missile responsible for your name gained a lot of attention during the Falklands war. Pink Floyd named a song after it. "The Gunners Final Words' (I'm pretty sure. It always disturbs me listening to it) You get a radio copy of the engine room audio of one of the British ships just as it was hit by said missile incinerating everyone there.


EDIT removed two paragraphs 12/1/05 Don't like it


kim

zen
10th October 2004, 03:10 PM
as boring as it may sound, my alias is actually my real name ;)

but it's a cool/unique name right?! :lol: so it's still not THAT common

matttt88
10th October 2004, 03:40 PM
well im Matt, Hi :)
well its hard to get a username of Matt :P not so hard if you put a couple more t's on the end.

but my last name begins with a T but it is also hard to find the username Mattt free anywhere, so another T onto that and 88 for my birthday (for those who cant work it out, that means 1988) :P

and there ya go... i also use ice2k on OCAU, i used to use that a fair bit, it means nothing, i just thought it sounded cool :D

kim jong il
10th October 2004, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by zen@Oct 10 2004, 03:10 PM
as boring as it may sound, my alias is actually my real name ;)

but it's a cool/unique name right?! :lol: so it's still not THAT common
your name is Zen???

tempestas
10th October 2004, 08:42 PM
Tempestas is the first half of "Tempestas Aferretur" which was a moniker a friend assured me was the latin translation of "Stormbringer" which itself came from a tagline for some poetry I got published in an Uni newspaper once.

My given name is Sean B)

josh64
10th October 2004, 10:49 PM
josh64 - pretty basic really.

I used to have a shell account on my friend's DEC PW 433au. A very lovely system, i used to always keep an xterm open and i used to get confused as to which shell i was working in. So in the end i used the username josh64 instead of josh, to represent the 64bit EV5 Alpha CPU.

purana
11th October 2004, 12:09 PM
For years I was know as cyanide (after the chemical) and it sounded cool so I used it for years. Then as I went from BBS to internet, I then started to have nick clashes with another cyanide on the same irc network. At which point I used my alternate nick (which I had been using for a while for other stuff). That alternate nick is iodine (once again another chemical). Been using iodine now for a good 10 or more years.

I recently thought of another alternate nick... and use it for other stuff, however won't reveal its name until which time I use it :)

Ozi
11th October 2004, 02:45 PM
Note to everyone on the forum, kim jong il is definantly LOWER CASE not a capital "K"

remember that. :lol:

And yes kim, his actual name is Zen. I bought some luverly speakers through him. :)

EDIT: Iodine, I see you finally got your car! Its awesome! Great colour, that blue. Congrats! :) I hope it was worth the wait.

Moose
11th October 2004, 05:44 PM
Nothing to fancy about mine, it came about when I was out with some mates, I had a few too many frothies and told this big bloke he had a head like a moose. Shortly after that exchange his head looked much healthier than mine. In a cruel ironic twist my mates called me moose, it stuck. It reminds me to keep my mouth shut after frothies!! ;)

kim jong il
11th October 2004, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by Ozi@Oct 11 2004, 02:45 PM
........And yes kim, his actual name is Zen. I bought some luverly speakers through him. :) ...........
Point taken Ozi. My question to Zen was, on reflection, fairly idiotic. I checked out an on line onomasticon (http://www.gaminggeeks.org/Resources/KateMonk/England-Firstnames/Coinages/Borrowed-Words.htm)(a list of names) and yes Zen was there (I guess it is kind of cool; a bit different to bland old Steve).

estoyloco
11th October 2004, 07:26 PM
I think ESTOY means 'i am', and loco means 'crazy' [In Spansih]

im not to sure how it came about but i use it for all my internet dealings not because i have any attachment to it,but purely for the fact that i would never be able to remember 100 usernames for the different sites i may need to access.

I think years ago when i needed to make a username for my first internet service the consultant made me choose a username over the phone puting me on the spot, and i think that i had been studying a pimsleur tape at the time(in spanish) and i had written down what a few phrases meant.

Must have had the words crazy and 'i am' written down i guess.

CyBrTaz
11th October 2004, 07:44 PM
CyBrTaz

Well my fav cartoon character is Taz :)(being Aussie helped), just Taz was too boring :mellow: so CyberTaz was born, them i thought i need something different :linux:, (and i saw cyberwolf, a little too close) and here it is CyBrTaz. :D

spargo
11th October 2004, 07:49 PM
Surname.

Though people keep stealing it for their own company names which is frustrating because I'll never be able to register it for my own consultancy firm in few years time.

And yes, I know about the Spargo restuarants/cafe's in Prahan and Richmond, another cafe somewhere in Adelaide, the Restuarant on the Gold Coast, the Falls Creek Hotel which is owned/managed by a bunch of Spargo's (have met them - bloody legends!!), and a Spargo Mac repair company in the U.S. ....

purana
11th October 2004, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by Ozi@Oct 11 2004, 02:45 PM
EDIT: Iodine, I see you finally got your car! Its awesome! Great colour, that blue. Congrats! :) I hope it was worth the wait.
Yep, got it on the 2nd of october.. was about 6 or so weeks wait.. well worth it. The car goes awesome.. totally impressed it. Subaru's rock. It hugs those corners..

CarbonRods
12th October 2004, 07:52 PM
I was having problems thinking of something original, so I picked a name at random from the Rock Climbers Guide To Moonarie (a popular climbing crag in South Australia). The full name of the climb is "Extract The Carbon Rods, Whoop Whoop Whoop"

It was a toss up between that, and another climb called "The Sound Of One Thong Flapping"... but that seemed a bit long :-)

Steve

internet
16th October 2004, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by Moose@Oct 11 2004, 05:44 PM
Nothing to fancy about mine, it came about when I was out with some mates, I had a few too many frothies and told this big bloke he had a head like a moose. Shortly after that exchange his head looked much healthier than mine. In a cruel ironic twist my mates called me moose, it stuck. It reminds me to keep my mouth shut after frothies!! ;)
similar alcohol related nickname story here...

me and my mates were trashed at a night club in line for the toilet and i was telling them some witty story and some guy rudely interrupted and was all like "HEY YOU GUYS HAVING A GOOD NIGHT?" and wouldn't go away, so when he introduced him self, i introduced my self as the internet. he immediately shut up and then walked away with all of us pissing ourselfs laughing at him.
i'm also known to introduce my self to people as a mathmagician when i'm pissed
"it's a magical 7!"

yinyang
16th October 2004, 11:18 PM
i've always believed in the duality of things, so yinyang was pretty obvious, also since i'm of chinese origin.

i always thought if i had a tattoo it would be a yinyang, so i got that done over two years ago, and will at some point add the dragon around it (see desktop thread!!)

just like spargo, the use of 'yinyang' is pretty widespread, but at least i have a permanent 'validation key' on my lower back :lol:

matrixgeek
18th October 2004, 02:28 PM
I needed a email addy some yeard ago. My partner and friends were bagging me about my *ahem* interest in The Matrix, so as a type of one-upmanship I gave myself the addy matrixgeek@..., which I have carried to both .mac and gmail. It always causes a chuckle when I give it out for work, as I work in videogame retail which is pretty geek-driven!
My real name is Mat, and my offline nickname is Texas, thanks to Chuck Norris. And the boys at work call me Masterchief, after the Halo character, and as I am the boss.
Mat/Tex

Disko
18th October 2004, 02:30 PM
hehe. why Texas? if it's after chuck norris, you should be calling yourself "lone wolf mcquaid" or something. :)

pipsqeek
19th October 2004, 12:24 AM
Go DeltaForce!

pipsqeek

CC__
27th October 2004, 07:02 AM
Mine is a name I resurrected from many years ago when, as a teen, the only national online service in Oz was Telstra's Viatel back in the 1980's. (Yes folks the BBS days).

The initials stand for Cheshire Cat which reflects a twisted sense humour and a bad habit of vanishing from chatrooms without warning.

The underscores on the end appeared in 1997 when I re-joined the internet community using Yahoo's chatrooms. Yahoo was a lot more lenient on users names then than it is today.

Its not a name, its a lifetime.

CC__

emac_man
27th October 2004, 07:33 AM
I bought an eMac, I'm a man, nobody else had been so unimaginative when I registered. Makes sense to me, anyway :blink:

emac_man
27th October 2004, 07:35 AM
Originally posted by Exocet@Oct 10 2004, 01:54 PM
It's a french anti-ship missile. I didn't know this at the time of choosing it. Well, I sort of had some idea. I got it from the book Popcorn by Ben Elton.
Q: What's 6 metres long and F@#$s pommy ships?
A: An exocet missile!

(Lame Fauklands War joke)

Bazza
1st November 2004, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by Moose@Oct 11 2004, 05:44 PM
Nothing to fancy about mine, it came about when I was out with some mates, I had a few too many frothies and told this big bloke he had a head like a moose. Shortly after that exchange his head looked much healthier than mine. In a cruel ironic twist my mates called me moose, it stuck. It reminds me to keep my mouth shut after frothies!! ;)
I thought it might be named after Talking Moose the old (lovable) Mac program. :(

Moose
5th November 2004, 10:43 AM
Sorry to disappoint. :P

iSlayer
5th November 2004, 10:48 AM
Mines quite simple
huge fan of buffy the vampire slayer and the i of course come from apple i-apps
hence the islayer

adamjc
5th November 2004, 11:12 AM
Mines Simple...

First Name: Adam
Middle Name: John
Last Name: Starts with a C

end up with adamjc.


Very, Very Simple.

hoony
5th November 2004, 11:35 AM
Mine is a shortened version of the nic I've had for years 'hoongirl'

My friends started callng me 'hoony' and well its shorter to type ;)

trotkiller
5th November 2004, 02:54 PM
trot - radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution. Short for Trotskyite. Scum of the earth.

killer - duh

Came about after I attended the 2001 National Union of Students conference (as a Liberal :D ). The Trots (the NOLS faction i think) all wore T-shirts that read " this machine kills fascists". I then started to use " This machine kills trots" as my MSN nick, then shortened it to trotkiller.

Ozi
5th November 2004, 03:46 PM
a liberal, eh? *coughs up furball*

Each to their own, eh? Nice to meet all you new people. :)

maxcelcat
5th November 2004, 04:15 PM
Mine is obscurely nerdy. Maxcelcat is an extremely minor character from "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy." So minor that he appears exactly once… in the Radio series… and doesn't even get a line... Here in episode 7 (http://www.geocities.com/wkjh_hitchhikers/hhgttg_fit7.txt) the first episode of the second series.

I actually started using it in the 80's well before I'd been on the net. It was only a long time later that I realised I've spelt it wrong - doesn't need the first "c". And strangely it's unique everywhere - I registered it as a domain recently, and have never had a problem getting it as a username or e-mail address.

I've had a number of other nicknames, mostly forgotten now, thankfully. The origins of the nickname "White Snake" are clouded in beer, and no-one calls me that any more! Then there was "Chuckles" and "Lumpy Bubblehead".

paul;

pipsqeek
6th November 2004, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by hoony@Nov 5 2004, 11:35 AM
Mine is a shortened version of the nic I've had for years 'hoongirl'

My friends started callng me 'hoony' and well its shorter to type ;)
HHAHA, I use to use the handle zxrhoon. My hotmail account is still that.

Mainly because I had a ZXR motorcycle and hooned around on it. A few friends and I had videos of us doing crazy shit like riding through the airport tunnel before the speed cams were put there. at like 275km/h. - hence the hoon part.

Riding through the Royal national park in under 12 mins was another one. Though I could only get 15 mins with my friends rexy - That's Subaru Impreza WRX for you nerds :P

pipsqeek

macmate
6th November 2004, 08:49 PM
i know its boring but its macmate cause thats my business name.

i am usually know are guarding_dreams. this name comes about from the fact that since 92 (before icq or msn) i was chatting on irc and BBS's as Morpheus (greek guardian of dreams) but then the matrix came out and every man and his dog used that name so i could never log on or people were all like "oh i love the matrix too" so to get rid of those people i called myself guarding_dreams as thats what Morpheus does. also it sounds good in an email address. ie guarding_dreams@hotmail.com. it sounds like i am guarding dreams for all at hotmail.

anyway, enough about me.

the_OM
6th November 2004, 09:17 PM
Back in my youth I used to skateboard (like 95/96 - i was 12 and it was the thing to do), anyways my first time on IRC was back then and in searching for a nickname I saw the bottom of my skateboard. The deck at the time was made by a company called omni, which had the om symbol as it's logo and with "the_OM" underneath it. So i just typed that in.

8 or 9 years later I still use the same nick.
Only one person has ever asked me if I had an omni skateboard deck in all this time by the way.

Ozi
6th November 2004, 11:32 PM
ASSISTANT ARCTURAN PILOT: Is it? Is it, I ask myself. All gone soft,
haven't they? Hitch hiking, what do they know about it? Get one of
that lot to stick out their thumb, it would probably fall off! I
mean, it's all just fat cat business. What's the name of that bloke
who runs it now?

CAPTAIN: Uh... Maxelcat.

LOL very obscure.

decryption
7th November 2004, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by Ozi@Nov 5 2004, 03:46 PM
a liberal, eh? *coughs up furball*
*joins in the coughing of furballs*

Nice to meet you too trotkiller ;)

trotkiller
7th November 2004, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by decryption@Nov 7 2004, 09:23 AM
*joins in the coughing of furballs*

Nice to meet you too trotkiller ;)
:wub: Yeah i love you guys too :lol: :lol:

markh
8th November 2004, 07:38 AM
Originally posted by Ozi@Nov 5 2004, 03:46 PM
a liberal, eh? *coughs up furball*


*calls the terrorist hotline*

Was almost tempted to do that at one time... reporting a terrorist was residing in kirabilly house :lol: :lol:

macintoshrules
12th November 2004, 07:43 AM
macintoshrules

It's true isn't it?

ajs
12th November 2004, 11:09 AM
initials

zefi
14th November 2004, 10:25 AM
I thought I had put my story for my name down already.


I started a tradition that I give a name to my computers, so far we have an Abbey (iBook) a Natalie (Windows PC) and Zefi (my first mac, an iMac).

The name was taken from an anime called Scrapped Princess and there was this little girl called Zefi who had originally been made to protect earth (she can turn into a dragoon), but were later made obsolete because humans had designed something better, but it ended up going too far and oppressing humans and killing them too - basically not good at all for humans! And Zefi is a tool that helps save the earth from these evil machines.

It sounds naff, but its a good series. And I thought it was a pretty apt name for an iMac. And the rest they say is history.

mdmcholet
16th November 2004, 07:56 AM
Mine is the name of a Womble! I picked about 10+ years ago when I first started going on the internet, wanted something that no one else would have as well as for my email - and to date not found anyone who has!

Cheers
Zara

123
16th November 2004, 08:11 PM
123 is very anonymous and i like being anonymous.

Husq
16th November 2004, 08:33 PM
No meaning whatsoever, but sounds kind of cool if pronounced with a female italian accent - I imagine.

neji
19th November 2004, 08:20 AM
probably my facorate character (http://www.animegalleries.net/album/776) in the Naruto (http://www.narutofan.com/) manga. :D

neilrobinson
15th August 2005, 11:02 PM
searching thur old threads and found this one. a little bump for some of the new-er members.

mine is uh well.... my name :huh: nothing interesting what so ever

neil

Jazarus
16th August 2005, 01:03 AM
Back in the day of Java chat 98/99 my usual handle/nick was Icarus because I used to identify with the little dude from the greek myths, then when I started IRC'ing about 2002 I used Jazam! for the way I just burst into a channel and explode! Kinda like Shazam! I decided to combine both of those nicks Jaza(m)(ica)rus - Jazarus because it sounds like Lazarus the dude that came back from the ded in the bible stories.

AusMac
16th August 2005, 11:33 AM
I am just simply an Aussie who is a Mac as well as being a Mac user

Bart Smastard
16th August 2005, 01:00 PM
I dunno :blink: My name's not Bart it's Steve.

It came to me in dream :P

AusMac
16th August 2005, 03:28 PM
your's needed no explanation. ;)

Bart Smastard
16th August 2005, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by AusMac@Aug 16 2005, 03:28 PM
your's needed no explanation. ;)
Thanks... I think <_<

mwot
16th August 2005, 04:35 PM
methinks &#39;lameo&#39; is actually &#39;lame-o&#39; ... took me a while to figure that out&#33; well, whatever, lame-o is key to my handle.

m = given name, which is: Mathew

wot = refers to the spelling of the said given name: With One T

This came about in my 1st year of Uni where, for a Creative Writing class (yeah, yeah, I know :P), I was apparently very particular about the spelling of my name - so much so that the tutor began addressing her written comments on my assignments as &#39;To mwot&#39;.

It&#39;s Mathew with one T because of a spelling mistake on my birth certificate. Should have been two Ts.

And it is lowercase. I wrote a lot of junky poetry in Uni at the time, and one of the &#39;in-styles&#39; was to write everything in lowercase.

So, there you have it. mwot = Mathew With One T ... or Man WithOut Trousers (as has been suggested by someone else before).

Lameo. i mean, lame-o. or maybe, just plain old lame :)

The Fluffy Duck
16th August 2005, 04:48 PM
I always wanted to call a battleship " the fluffy duck" My next best thing was calling all my ships in escape velocity the fluffy duck :P

chocho
16th August 2005, 06:01 PM
had a very clever pet canary when i was growing up in eastern europe named "chocho". He was so cool untill one day a friend of dad&#39;s borrowed him for breeding, and i never saw him again&#33; i was devastated

:(

kit
16th August 2005, 08:15 PM
Kit is my shortened first name (short for Christopher).

I use it wherever I can online nowadays, but where it&#39;s taken (and it regularly is) I use TexanPenguin, which came about because I really like the idea of a penguin with a cowboy hat :P.

I never changed it because I made an avatar in 3D for it and couldn&#39;t be arsed going back in and making a new one.

feeze
16th August 2005, 10:58 PM
My nick name is a name a very good friend gave to me years ago. It is a combination of two bodily functions/sounds that I allegedly done simultaneously. I hated the name at first but it stuck and eventually grew on me. At least it was better than the alternative that was suggested; &#39;Snart&#39; :)

W2ttsy
16th August 2005, 11:29 PM
well my last name is watts.

i go by the nickname of wattsy, and being geeky, that soon became the moniker W@ttsy. unfortunately, the internets made it impossible to register anything that wasnt a-z, 0-9 as it fudged up the system.

so one day i forgot to press shift and a 2 appeared. now im known as toots, due to people thinking its pronounced wa tottsee...

well its actually just wattsy with a funky spelling B)

and because my sponsors are cool, they let me use that monikor on my racing jerseys. definately messes with the commentators heads...

W2ttsy

AusMac
16th August 2005, 11:41 PM
I suppose now you are going to tell me you are a jockey in real life?

3dward_Shaddow
17th August 2005, 12:00 AM
Edward Shaddow is my pseudonym.
Every one has Nicks/Handles/etc mine is a plain old pseudonym for when I make it big in the writing world (read: when I actually get motivated enough to write&#33;)

Edward is because a lot of my favourite characters are called Edward (Ed from Cowboy Bebop, Edward from Anita Blake novels etc) and Shaddow because it its just weird enough to be cool.

So to turn a pseudonym to a nick/handle just add an _ and times it by 1337 :D

AusMac
17th August 2005, 12:27 AM
A question I always wanted to ask those belonging to 1337.
Are you dyslexic?

Bart Smastard
17th August 2005, 11:05 AM
OK. I have to ask. What is 1337? And what does it have to do with dsylixea (sic)?
Presumably not just a number between 1336 and 1338.

Disko
17th August 2005, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by Bart Smastard@Aug 17 2005, 10:35 AM
What is 1337?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet
"

3dward_Shaddow
17th August 2005, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by AusMac@Aug 17 2005, 12:27 AM
A question I always wanted to ask those belonging to 1337.
Are you dyslexic?
Yes, but it is entirely unrelated :P

MegaTokyo (http://www.megatokyo.com/index.php?strip_id=9) by far the best example of L33t sp34k.

froggy
17th August 2005, 11:23 AM
I&#39;m told that I am called Froggy because I drive a French car. :rolleyes:

There must be a lot of other people who are nicknamed Froggy&#33;

internet
17th August 2005, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by froggy@Aug 17 2005, 11:23 AM
I&#39;m told that I am called Froggy because I drive a French car. :rolleyes:

There must be a lot of other people who are nicknamed Froggy&#33;
no. you&#39;re the only person insane enough to drive a french car.

;)



ps; i kid because i love

964RSCS
17th August 2005, 11:34 AM
I first came up with mine years ago as a logon name for a website I can&#39;t even remember... It came back to me when I quickly wanted to join ATAU to post a quick question...

For those interested, a 964RSCS is a model of Porsche. 964 is the "codename" for the early 90&#39;s series of 911. RS stands for Road Sport, and CS stands for Club Sport. It is a particularly rare model of 911, and appeals to me because of the nature of the beast - more power, less weight, and thereby quicker. No air con, no radio, perspex "glass", no sun visors, "pull cords" to open the doors from inside... You get the idea&#33;

Anyway, I had just been reading about one when I was scratching my head all those years ago looking for a logon name. Not necessarily my fav car, but the Porsche ethos that went into creating such a car is a lot of what I like about it. It does what it does well, with no un-necessary ad ons or prettyness. It is a full on race machine, also capable of road use, designed purely for going as fast as possible around a race track and beating all comers&#33;&#33; It has the best of everything from a racecar point of view. All race spec, but easily used on the road aswell. No compromise. No second chance. No shortcuts in its creation.

gmask1
17th August 2005, 11:36 AM
I thought I&#39;d already done this, but apparently not :)

gmask1 was the username given to me when I was at Monash:

g = Greg
m = first letter of middle name
ask = first three letters of surname
1 = first occurance of gmask in the Monash database.

It works since there is about 0% chance of it ever being already in use. As a handle, it&#39;s not particularly pretty but then there&#39;s never any doubt who it is... ;)

Bart Smastard
17th August 2005, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by 3dward_Shaddow@Aug 17 2005, 11:23 AM
MegaTokyo (http://www.megatokyo.com/index.php?strip_id=9) by far the best example of L33t sp34k.
They stole that from the movie Flying High. Except it was African-American guys speaking jive that the flight attendant couldn&#39;t understand.

Note political correctness - you can&#39;t call them "Stewardess" or "hostess" anymore :)

Thnx 4 d4 l3550n in l33t

thebag
17th August 2005, 12:15 PM
(froggy @ Aug 17 2005, 11:23 AM)
I&#39;m told that I am called Froggy because I drive a French car.

There must be a lot of other people who are nicknamed Froggy&#33;


(internet@ Aug 17 2005, 11:34 AM) no. you&#39;re the only person insane enough to drive a french car.



No, froggy is the only person insane enough to boast about driving a french car :D

froggy
17th August 2005, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by Bart Smastard@Aug 17 2005, 12:14 PM
They stole that from the movie Flying High. Except it was African-American guys speaking jive that the flight attendant couldn&#39;t understand.

Note political correctness - you can&#39;t call them "Stewardess" or "hostess" anymore :)

You can, but you might get into trouble from some political correctness freak :P

Also, many good lines have been stolen from that movie :)

Bart Smastard
17th August 2005, 01:18 PM
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Don&#39;t be knocking the French cars. They&#39;ve got a lot more imagination, flair and style than most boring Aussie, Japanese and USA designed cars.
As members of an Apple fan site I thought you would all be in favour of imaginative, rather than conservative (beige), designs.
[topic]

froggy
17th August 2005, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by thebag@Aug 17 2005, 12:15 PM
No, froggy is the only person insane enough to boast about driving a french car :D
:o

Funny you should say that, though, because many people on the French car forums/fora I visit say that I am the only one silly enough to boast about using a Mac :P

Mark T
17th August 2005, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by mwot@Aug 16 2005, 04:05 PM
It&#39;s Mathew with one T because of a spelling mistake on my birth certificate. Should have been two Ts.
I know someone called Cary (after Cary Grant, no doubt). Many years later, when trying to get o copy of his birth certificate, there was no record of him being born&#33;

Apparently, on the handwritten birth registration papers, "Cary" was read to be "Gary".

He then had to go through the necessary paperwork to change his name to his real name&#33;

To lessen the risk of this type of error happening again, I suggest that all applications to be prospective parents should be hand written and then scrutinised for legibility.

gehenna
17th August 2005, 01:37 PM
gehenna was a word that stuck out in my mind since i was a little kid. it&#39;s biblical and i won&#39;t get into the meaning here (thats what google&#39;s for&#33;&#33;)...but it&#39;s an alias i took about 5 years ago and have kept ever since. pronounced gee-henna (as in the G in Genetic)

pipsqeek
17th August 2005, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by internet@Aug 17 2005, 11:34 AM
no. you&#39;re the only person insane enough to drive a french car.
;)
ps; i kid because i love

French cars rock... except when they break down.......... every freakin&#39; day.

Glad someone I know is a mechanic by trade. :)

Yeah. I&#39;ve noticed the same thing... As mac users I always thought that most would embrace the French automotive industry for it bold styling and bold leaps in the industry for innovative design.

And funnily enough. at www.aussiefrogs.com another forum I am active in, I get the same thing. Though there are quite a few mac users there. At least 10% of the members I know.



pipsqeek :thumbup:

gaehl
17th August 2005, 02:44 PM
Wow I can&#39;t believe I somehow missed this thread&#33; :blink:

Anyway my nick is just my last name (here come the google stalkers :P ) its fairly unique and that means its free for me to use on the interweb hell I was even able to grab gaehl.com :D

AusMac
17th August 2005, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by 3dward_Shaddow@Aug 17 2005, 11:23 AM
Yes, but it is entirely unrelated :P


I think not. ;)

sabre1
15th September 2005, 12:28 AM
Sabre1 from the old days in the special forces of the army

And just for fluffy Duck about his battleships names my rotty (BLOODY huge thing it is) is called tinkerbell, why tinkerbell well think of it this way the look on peoples faces when you tell them to piss off or you will set Tinkerbell on them and then they see this huge rotty come round the corner lol my bad

mwot
15th September 2005, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by sabre1@Sep 15 2005, 12:28 AM
&#39;my bad&#39;
now, i&#39;ve seen this bandied about in a several posts, and it has never made any grammatical sense to me. I&#39;m now guessing that it&#39;s an acronymn?? :huh:

Johnny Appleseed
15th September 2005, 02:21 AM
Originally posted by mwot@Sep 15 2005, 01:06 AM
now, i&#39;ve seen this bandied about in a several posts, and it has never made any grammatical sense to me. I&#39;m now guessing that it&#39;s an acronymn?? :huh:
Since when do forum posts have to make grammatical sense? For "bad" read "mistake" - just another example of "hip" new lingo. (Like when "bad" means "good"&#33;)



Originally posted by gehenna@Aug 17 2005, 02:44 PM
gehenna was a word that stuck out in my mind since i was a little kid. it&#39;s biblical and i won&#39;t get into the meaning here (thats what google&#39;s for&#33;&#33;)...but it&#39;s an alias i took about 5 years ago and have kept ever since. pronounced gee-henna (as in the G in Genetic)
Say, wasn&#39;t it referenced in one of the Indiana Jones films...?

dangelovich
15th September 2005, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by Johnny Appleseed@Sep 15 2005, 02:21 AM
(Like when "bad" means "good"&#33;)

...and to &#39;shake your booty&#39;, means to wiggle one&#39;s butt. Permit me to demonstrate....


Sorry, I just can&#39;t help myself.

I might as well add something useful though...
dangelovich is what I&#39;ve been using as my username/email address for the last 8 years. It&#39;s too late to stop now.
On forums where I get to choose a display name as well as a login name, I use MAX POWER.
Yes, it&#39;s the name you&#39;d love to touch. But you mustn&#39;t touch... et-cetera.
I also appear every now and then on ATAU IRC as maxpower. I was using it all in capitals, but *somebody* didn&#39;t like that cos it was shouting... but you can&#39;t just say "max power", you got to shout it&#33; That logic just didn&#39;t fly in IRC.

morpheme2004
8th November 2005, 12:07 AM
I think I&#39;ll drag this up again...

I liked the prefix "morph-", but didn&#39;t want to be "morpheus" because that&#39;s lame.

Dredging up memories from past linguistics lectures, I chose "morpheme", which is a linguistic term that means "the smallest, undivisible part of a word that contains meaning". And I thought to myself "Cool, that sort of fits". Being Christian, being part of church, which the Bible refers to as the body of Christ (Christ was the Word incarnate) all came together...

All very obscure theological jargon that came together beautifully to make a nick that no-one understands. But it makes me feel good. And sounds cool. (Sorry, not explaining myself too well, have not slept much recently).

Kuma
8th November 2005, 05:50 AM
Originally posted by Ozi@Nov 5 2004, 04:46 PM
a liberal, eh? *coughs up furball*

Each to their own, eh? Nice to meet all you new people. :)
Actually he would be a "L"iberal not a liberal... the two are almost mutually exclusive...

he could of cause be a liberal Liberal... or otherwise known as a Wet

As for Killing Trot&#39;s well it&#39;s a bit extreme..

but the world would probably be a better place... (or at least University would be) :D
------
As for the name... (I&#39;m sure I have done this before)

Me -> big hairy guy -> Bear -> moved to Japan -> (translated) Kuma

it goes with a whole variety of Bear Themes...
my first car rego was BAL 00S (Baloo from the Jungle Book)
my email and other places is almost always kodiak7 (kodiak because its a big bear - 7 inflicted on me through hotmail but I liked it so I work with it).

trotkiller
8th November 2005, 06:14 AM
Originally posted by Kuma@Nov 8 2005, 05:50 AM
Actually he would be a "L"iberal not a liberal... the two are almost mutually exclusive...

he could of cause be a liberal Liberal... or otherwise known as a Wet

As for Killing Trot&#39;s well it&#39;s a bit extreme..

but the world would probably be a better place... (or at least University would be) :D

Thats 100% correct :D Big "L" conservative all the way

The "wets" or "group" as they are known here in NSW, are scum almost as bad as trots :P

Peter Wells
8th November 2005, 08:33 AM
i was tried, it was late, and i just wanted to ask a very specific software question and bugger off. iboy was the quickest, most lame thing i could think of...

now i&#39;m addicted to appletalk i&#39;m always embarrassed the my name. anyway to change it without signing up as a new member?

Kallikak
8th November 2005, 08:53 AM
The Kallikak&#39;s (a pseudonym made by combining the greek words for &#39;beauty&#39; and &#39;bad&#39;) were used by an early 20th century psychologist, Henry Goddard, in his completely bogus but highly influential studies of the genetic basis of "Feeble-mindedness". I&#39;ve used it online since about 1990 (started when I was playing tinyMUSH) and not surprisingly I&#39;ve never had a name clash. :) The only time I didn&#39;t use it was on the old gopher cricket channel (that became cricinfo on the web) where I was known as &#39;underarm&#39; in honour of that ridiculous one-day game many years ago...

soul assasin
8th November 2005, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by iboy@Nov 8 2005, 08:33 AM
anyway to change it without signing up as a new member?
Yes, I have seen it done with a few members.

Try asking an Admin or Mod for more info.

Kuma
8th November 2005, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by iboy@Nov 8 2005, 09:33 AM
i was tried,.....
what offence were you charged with? :P

HDK
8th November 2005, 11:04 AM
Hi all
I guess there is no better place for a first post so here I am.
Got my name coz I&#39;ve killed a few HD&#39;s in my time. Never my own, never on purpose. oh except the ones that got taken to with hammers, power drills and grinders :rolleyes:
So my good pal gave me the name one day and it has stuck ever since...
Something fun is to open one up, power it up, and get a permanent marker on the disk while it&#39;s spinning. Make some cool spirals. They don&#39;t make very good windchimes though.
All in the name of exploration...
Funny that...

akaddk
8th November 2005, 11:47 AM
Mine is pretty boring. Normally I choose nicks based on Dungeons & Dragons characters I&#39;ve either played or are pet NPC&#39;s or something based on fantasy fiction I&#39;ve read.

But I also have frequented IRC for many years and have a penchant for changing my nicks often. Because of this, I&#39;d have to constantly remind everyone of who I was and since my real life initials are DDK, I&#39;d be saying, "aka DDK" a lot.

So it just stuck.

Kurtles
8th November 2005, 01:15 PM
Well I was an angsty teen in the 90&#39;s and I loved Nirvana, and then Kurt Cobain went and shot himself and I was thus - Kurt Less

-neon-
8th November 2005, 02:07 PM
Well, a lot of people think that I took my name from the matrix, but it happened a long time before that ;)
It came along right about the time that I would have had a p100, with a 3dfx (that cost me &#036;600 or so at the time) and I needed a name to play quake 1 lan games with.
Well, I always wished I had neon lights in my (very heavily modded) box, and this was long before the whole ccfl craze that is all the rage with modders... So I picked neon-x, I still don&#39;t know what the x is for, so it has been slowly being abandoned (except when I dj or what not).

neo
9th November 2005, 08:55 AM
I think I&#39;m one of the few who were lucky enough to get an alias that is their own name&#33; :lol:

Not very often I can get my own name - Neo seems to be quite a popular alias.

AusMac
9th November 2005, 09:25 AM
so .. with a name like that, are you reborn every minute.. or is that nanosecond?

-neon-
9th November 2005, 09:38 AM
Your name is actually neo?? :blink:

neo
9th November 2005, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by &#045;neon&#045;@Nov 9 2005, 09:38 AM
Your name is actually neo?? :blink:
Yep. It is.

-neon-
9th November 2005, 10:33 AM
Wow, all I can say is "woah" :)

Thats cool as&#33;

Brains
16th November 2005, 09:50 AM
I guess I&#39;m glad I didn&#39;t change my name via deed-poll to "Slaartibardfarst".

Anyway.

My nick started off back in &#39;94. I&#39;d recently visited Sydney, and whilst there I found this uber-cool t-shirt in Galaxy Books (shows how geeky I am, eh ;)) which had Engineer Brains (from the old late-60&#39;s Gerry Anderson TV show "Thunderbirds") on it. I was a big fan, I could do the walk, so I bought it. When I got back to Adelaide, I wore it to a rave ... one of the guys I knew saw it and went "Hey, Brains&#33;" and it kinda stuck, so I adopted it as my online persona and I&#39;ve been using it since then.

Got a goodly amount of use over the past eleven years, believe me :)


Brains

helloroto
16th November 2005, 10:39 AM
Well mine came from the #apple channel. My nick there is Roto, motorola just happened to have the "hello:moto"™ ad campaign and someone just happened to say helloroto.. So I guess it has kinda stuck....

iMick
16th November 2005, 11:53 AM
My Name is Mick and I am most usually on the internet. So I guess I could be called an internet appliance by the jobsian definition.

Hence iMick&#33;

P.S. The true origin of this nick was to wave the mac flag while playing online on the PC. I finally got an old iMac this year finally as my torrent box so I feel now my nick is complete&#33;

EDIT: I am lost without a spellchecker. Cmon ATAU, even TextEdit has one&#33; :lol:

iluvmymactoo
16th November 2005, 02:16 PM
Do I really need to say? :blink:


edit: iMick I had to chuckle.. read your location then mine

spilla
16th November 2005, 02:22 PM
well.....my last name is Shillabeer.....and my dad&#39;s nickname is Spillabeer......so....i cut off the &#39;beer&#39; and now it&#39;s just Spilla......simple enough? :huh:

Nathan
16th November 2005, 04:03 PM
I really have no idea how I chose my screen name. My mum must have picked it for me.

-neon-
16th November 2005, 04:09 PM
heloroto, didn&#39;t you used to be rotogrips_rocks or something?

iMick
16th November 2005, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by iluvmymactoo@Nov 16 2005, 02:16 PM

edit: iMick I had to chuckle.. read your location then mine


OMG AWSOME&#33;