• 01-27-2007, 09:40 PM
    MikeyBC
    Usernames, and the story behind them
    I haven't seen a thread explaining our usernames on this forum..some look interesting so please share the story behind them, Mines kinda obvious, Mike plus my initials. I hope SVI explains his.
  • 01-27-2007, 09:46 PM
    emorphien
    mine is meaningless
  • 01-28-2007, 12:40 AM
    anamorphic96
    Mine refers to the system which squeezes an image onto film during shooting, and unsqueezes it during projection. An anamorphic lens is then used to unsqueeze the image horizontally to provide a widescreen image. Also referred to as CinemaScope. 96 is the year I started in the movie theater industry.
  • 01-28-2007, 04:34 AM
    Feanor
    Fun question!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MikeyBC
    I haven't seen a thread explaining our usernames on this forum..some look interesting so please share the story behind them, Mines kinda obvious, Mike plus my initials. I hope SVI explains his.

    You'lll find many answers here ...
    My moniker and present avatar are from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • 01-28-2007, 05:38 AM
    Florian
    Mine is ....well ... my name LOL
  • 01-28-2007, 08:09 AM
    N. Abstentia
    Mine was going to be a twist on the title of one of my favorite albums...Porcupine Tree's In Absentia. The idea was to change it to N.Absentia to where it sounds the same but people might go..."hey is this that guys name...Neal Absentia? Norm Absenta? Nathan Absentia????"

    But I spelled it wrong! Stuck with it anyway :)
  • 01-28-2007, 08:18 AM
    emorphien
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by N. Abstentia
    Mine was going to be a twist on the title of one of my favorite albums...Porcupine Tree's In Absentia. The idea was to change it to N.Absentia to where it sounds the same but people might go..."hey is this that guys name...Neal Absentia? Norm Absenta? Nathan Absentia????"

    But I spelled it wrong! Stuck with it anyway :)

    :) I had wondered about that for a long time, but never bothered to ask.
  • 01-28-2007, 08:25 AM
    basite
    mine's meaningless, (I think)

    my real name is Bert, then my network name changed to (don't laugh) Baritos (dunno how I came to that, I was like 9years old) then I was tired of the Baritos thing, and came out to Basite, which I use almost everywhere, it's also my gamers name, so if you ever happen to see it in wolfenstein enemy territory or so, you'll know it's me...

    so, nothing special here,

    oh, also, quick update: i'm running on Linux now, works great, and beryl makes it feel like it's lightyears ahead on windows

    Keep them spinning,
    Bert
  • 01-28-2007, 08:38 AM
    emorphien
    people still play Wolf:ET?

    That was a great game.
  • 01-28-2007, 08:48 AM
    JoeE SP9
    First name last initial. I really love my ARC preamp.:ihih:
  • 01-28-2007, 11:30 AM
    RoyY51
    First name, last initial, year I was born. Pretty unimaginative, huh?
  • 01-28-2007, 12:10 PM
    Carl Reid
    My username is actually the name of some snotty nosed, stuck up, wannabe audiophile who I killed a few years ago and stole his identity....
  • 01-28-2007, 01:15 PM
    basite
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by emorphien
    people still play Wolf:ET?

    That was a great game.


    it's still the most played online multiplayer game ever!
    great game indeed, and free,
    and there is an opensource version for linux...


    Greetings,
    Bert.
  • 01-28-2007, 03:10 PM
    Grandpaw
    As for my user name I think I will just keep you in suspense for awhile. As for my avatar I use a tractor to cut my grass, Jeff
  • 01-28-2007, 03:42 PM
    jrhymeammo
    JRA

    Rhyme Ammunition. Do I spit rhyme like some washed up MCs? Allow me to demonstrate:

    "........ ah....YEAH SON!!!"

    Still not very sure why I put J in front of it. Maybe cuz "J" looked better than any other letters. Some of my friends think I just dont know how to spell Geronimo.
  • 01-28-2007, 04:06 PM
    kexodusc
    Mine is just my initials wrapped around both al book in the Old Testament and a great classical movement. I needed a handle on some old internet site back in '96. Originally I just wanted the name "Exodus" but someone else took that and then didn't use it and wouldn't give it to me, so I dropped my initials around the word.
    Nothing glamorous.
  • 01-28-2007, 05:10 PM
    icarus
    being a fan some old mytthology I grabbed mine from the story of icarus who had wings made out of wax and flew to close to the sun and go figure... plungedto his death.
  • 01-28-2007, 05:16 PM
    jt1stcav
    jt1stcav...

    My initials to my name: Jim Tidwell.

    I was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, TX back in the early '80s.

    That's it!
  • 01-28-2007, 05:27 PM
    StanleyMuso
    Mine is just my name, plus
    Muso because in another place and another time I played the violin in an ensemble and was learning the guitar, and kind of fancied myself a "Muso". I now consider the moniker a bit of a fraud because I haven't touched an instrument in years, but the system won't allow me to change my username. Anybody know if it can be done?
  • 01-28-2007, 05:27 PM
    blackraven
    I had neck surgery and was off work for 10 weeks so I got hooked on a computer game called Mech Warrior and needed an online name. My neighbor is always throwing bird seed and corn in the street to attract birds, so we always have 20-30 black ravens or crows around our house year round. Damn smart birds.
  • 01-28-2007, 06:30 PM
    Luvin Da Blues
    This isn''t my first pick but I like it for the obvious and the irony...

    if you have the "blues do you love anything"
  • 01-28-2007, 09:50 PM
    SlumpBuster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blackraven
    I had neck surgery and was off work for 10 weeks so I got hooked on a computer game called Mech Warrior and needed an online name.


    Mine is my old MechWarrior callsign, too. Just biding my time for MW5. Stopped playing after MicroSoft dropped support and MechTek started skrewwing with everything.

    Btw, what it actually means is: In sports superstition, if you are in a slump, you go out and snag some filthy nasty hookup, thus busting your slump. In college we would use it any way "She's a slumpbuster." "He's slumpbustin' tonight." "Look at him with that skeez, he's a slumpbuster."
  • 01-28-2007, 09:55 PM
    emorphien
    i figured mechwarrior was dead.... what I really would love is a Freespace 3
  • 01-29-2007, 07:55 AM
    Onabudgetguy
    Being of modest means and trying to raise a family, my name is pretty obvious.

    I try to get good sounds from budget gear (not cheap initially, but a few years old, refurbed, etc.)

    Sometimes I get a little soapboxy when it comes to newbies asking questions about gear and some people come out slamming gear that doesn't have the right "name." This usually happens when I don't get enough sleep/sugar/caffiene.
  • 01-29-2007, 08:51 AM
    noddin0ff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by N. Abstentia
    But I spelled it wrong! Stuck with it anyway :)

    That's a riot. I got the reference but never noticed that it was misspelled. Doh.

    Mine is from when yahoo launched their online games years ago. I used to play hold'em. But it was so buggy and laggy you'd have to wait a minute between people. I'd always type "zzzzzzzz" into the chat...so I became noddin0ff. At the time, you couldn't use capital letters in usernames, so I used a zero. I've used that moniker all over the web for years.
  • 01-29-2007, 10:01 AM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Carl Reid
    My username is actually the name of some snotty nosed, stuck up, wannabe audiophile who I killed a few years ago and stole his identity....


    Wasn't this supposed to stay a secret? Now you've gone and spilled it!

    Mine is, first initial, middle name.
  • 01-29-2007, 02:21 PM
    recoveryone
    MIne refer's to my old Private Investigation Business.
  • 01-29-2007, 02:45 PM
    topspeed
    Me likee speed.
  • 01-29-2007, 03:27 PM
    hermanv
    I stole mine from the name of this unbelievably clever, intelligent and stunningly handsome guy I know.

    The disguise is near perfect, no one will ever recognize me.
  • 01-29-2007, 04:18 PM
    Dusty Chalk
    I used to be an elementary school teacher.

    No, not really.
  • 01-30-2007, 01:46 PM
    SAEA501
    I just needed something I could remember, so I used the model of one of the SAE power amps that was in my system at the time, SAE A501.

    Now those amplifiers have joined the stack of equipment in my basement that is currently not being used, but I stuck with the name.....so I could remember it! Got CRS real bad.
  • 01-30-2007, 02:01 PM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SAEA501
    Got CRS real bad.

    Nothing wrong with that. You get to make new friends every day.
  • 01-30-2007, 02:24 PM
    powerlord
    I was in a band called PowerLord in the mid 80's, we almost made it except for a glory hoggin' lead singer and bad management.:cornut:
  • 01-30-2007, 06:44 PM
    stuwee20
    I'd hope all ya NASCAR loving fans would guess mine Mr. Home Depot bad boy himself, I ask if you can find a better driver on four wheels though he's done some cool stuff on two sometimes with two in the air:dita: If there is a track near you, go!:eek6: Stand on turn one and when the pace car turns off for the start of the race and 40 something race cars blow by just feet away if you don't get goose bumps check your pulse!! Your body vibrates better than any sub you ever heard in your life and, the people watching is beyond any thing you ever saw in your life! It's not a sport it's a way of life:crazy: :lol:

    Peace Music Love Craig:thumbsup:
  • 01-30-2007, 09:20 PM
    PeruvianSkies
    Mine is obvious to DREAM THEATER fans as my name is one of their greatest songs from the Falling Into Infinity album, here are the lyrics for those unfamiliar....


    There, there it is
    I swear hes gonna murder that poor kid
    Wait, I hear it again
    Dont turn on the lights until we
    Hear the way it ends

    Under peruvian skies
    Vanessa regretfully waits
    The story unfolds in her eyes
    Where midnight hysterias
    No big surprise
    Battered and bruised
    Always confusing
    The love that shes losing for hate
    Poor vanessa
    Poor, poor vanessa

    Hey, I hope you know
    Im taking all of this with me when I go
    Shame, youre not to blame
    Im the monster you created
    In your daddys name

    Under peruvian skies
    Vanessa regretfully waits
    The story unfolds in her eyes
    Where midnight hysterias
    No big surprise
    Battered and bruised
    Always confusing
    The love that shes losing for hate
    Poor vanessa
    Poor vanessa

    Terror by night
    Liar by day
    Telling her secrets
    Wont take them away

    Under peruvian skies
    Vanessa regretfully waits
    The story unfolds in her eyes
    Where midnight hysterias
    No big surprise
    Battered and bruised
    Always confusing
    The love that shes losing for hate
  • 01-31-2007, 01:10 PM
    hydroman
    Whata' great thread!

    Me? I am a F-16 Hydraulics Technician Weekend Warrior (Air National Guard) Super-Hero!

    Dream Theater rules! I saw them last time they were out here!
  • 01-31-2007, 01:21 PM
    kelsci
    My last name is Kellerman. I dropped the second L. and added sci, appreviated for scientific. I created the name in case I ever opened a business that might involve lite manufacturing or consulting; hence kelsci.
  • 02-02-2007, 03:44 PM
    audio_dude
    well, mine...uhh...actually, I have no idea...I just sorta...uh.... well, I like Audio, and i'm a "dude" i guess?

    just nevermind, go away, or, if you have beer, or pot, you can stay...
  • 02-02-2007, 04:15 PM
    Woochifer
    Wooch is a shortened version of some whacked out nickname that my best friend in junior high made up for me (no idea how he came up with it, or if he was just buzzed on sugar or magic mushrooms at the time).

    Woochifer came about from my days as an AOL-Digital City chat host. (If anyone remembers DCSFWooch, that would be me) The chatroom regulars began calling me Woochifer because of my evil way of dealing with the trolls and perverts who'd periodically drop by! :devil:
  • 02-02-2007, 07:28 PM
    thekid
    A nickname given in my younger days of pick-up hoops
    My severely arthritic knee's remind me every morning that much time has passed since those days