General Chat Thread, Where did your username come from? in General; Originally Posted by tmcd35
That's interesting, I wonder how many others have instant recall on their uni number? I do! ...
6th November 2008, 07:15 PM #61
I remember my one too
Originally Posted by tmcd35
6th November 2008, 07:17 PM #62
In a rather ironic twist I decided to go with something other than my usual nic because I wanted to be able to let loose occasionally without too great a fear of a colleague or client finding said comments and reaching that great mathematical equation of 2+2 and getting it right... but then again, they're not that good
Anyhoo... rather boringly this nic came out of my predilection for tinkering with inkjet printers and making them work far longer than Epson or any other money grubbing corporate scumbucket thought "fair" or "reasonable"... I guess you could call me the Robin Hood of the Inkjet world.
Yeah, I know... boring but heck the story is better at least
6th November 2008, 07:35 PM #63
I'm not 100% sure how I ended up with mine. Many years ago when I was a wee lad everyone at school would call you by your surname (which proved a problem as my twin brother was at school with me)
Someone decided to change my surname around a little and somehow came up with baccy. Couple of years later the net bit was added as I joined the wonders of t'internet.
No I'm not a keen gardener of certain smokeable plants, nor do I smoke myself so I'm not sure why they came to that name!
The things you have to remeber these days.....
6th November 2008, 08:55 PM #64
Vegas - where I won oodles of cash and slept with show girls......sounds a lot better than the truth - my hockey team mates gave me the name for god knows what reason!!
6th November 2008, 08:58 PM #65
- Rep Power
Mis-spelled (deliberately) French comic book artist. Read one years ago...loved it...been using it ever since
6th November 2008, 09:12 PM #66
6th November 2008, 09:23 PM #67
Mine came from our dog that passed away a few years back. His name was Joe but sometimes we called him Bo hence Jobos
6th November 2008, 10:05 PM #68
Not quite a uni number, but I remember my Cable & Wireless dialup username from 10 years ago... firstname.lastname@example.org
6th November 2008, 10:20 PM #69
It was what I named my first work computer (due to an old joke from army days and a cat called bubbles) and when I went onto usenet and IRC the clients I used pulled the machine name as my nick and it stuck. IRC truncated it a bit so I am known as GDook (pronounced gidook) in some places or simply 'Dook.
I have used it so often now that it is interchangeable with my name, even on some professional communities. Heck, people don't recognise me without my face being painted now either!
6th November 2008, 10:26 PM #70
Mine comes from my old job title of Systems Manager and the fact I'm from MK
7th November 2008, 12:13 AM #71
- Rep Power
I do; but I'm cheating a wee bit as I'm halfway through a degree at the moment :P.
Originally Posted by tmcd35
Err, I'm a chap, and when techie-ing I spend a lot of time on the helldesk. I could have used a couple of other usernames, but prefer a tiny bit of anonymity .
7th November 2008, 08:34 AM #72
Back in the early 90's when bands from manchester could be heard in every college. I met a very lovely group of girls who thought i was Bez from the Happy Mondays, it was such a memorable day that i took up the nickname and have been using it ever since.
7th November 2008, 10:22 AM #73
And a popular (usually homemade) cuddly toy in the 1960s
Originally Posted by Gonk
7th November 2008, 10:25 AM #74
7th November 2008, 10:30 AM #75
Agree whole-heartedly... that is definitely a gonk as I know it.
Originally Posted by witch
Very popular in the playground at primary schools about 35 *cough* years ago
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