Friday, March 20th, 2009

Complain about your schedule. Apparently people like that sort of thing.
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No, I don't use my real name, my parents would have had to hate me to name me "Heuristics" as a first name. My first name is actually 'bill' which I sign on every post.
My actual last name is harder to pronounce and spell than anyone else's around here, I think. It's not hard to find out but I don't tend to bandy it about, some sort of crazy privacy ideas or something, I guess.
It is funny making friends on Facebook... for a while I was thinking, "Who is this person Facebook thinks I should be friends with? I don't know her!" And then I realized, oh yeah, I do. Just hadn't connected the name to a username.
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Billy's Little Trip wrote:
fluffy wrote:Oh, and the irony of all this is that if you do Google my name, about half of the results are things from my career, and the other half is twinky stuff crapped online by a distant cousin who has the same name as me.
Ok, I'm game. Even though I typed fluffy, the first thing to come up was Fluffy in wikipedia. All of the choices made me chuckle, but none referred to you, I don't think. But this one was interesting, because it sound sexy. :lol:
The fluffy (fl) gene of Neurospora crassa is required for asexual sporulation and encodes an 88 kDa polypeptide containing a typical fungal Zn2Cys6 DNA-binding motif.
I meant my real name, although that is in fact appropriate.
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fluffy wrote:
Billy's Little Trip wrote:
fluffy wrote:Oh, and the irony of all this is that if you do Google my name, about half of the results are things from my career, and the other half is twinky stuff crapped online by a distant cousin who has the same name as me.
Ok, I'm game. Even though I typed fluffy, the first thing to come up was Fluffy in wikipedia. All of the choices made me chuckle, but none referred to you, I don't think. But this one was interesting, because it sound sexy. :lol:
The fluffy (fl) gene of Neurospora crassa is required for asexual sporulation and encodes an 88 kDa polypeptide containing a typical fungal Zn2Cys6 DNA-binding motif.
I meant my real name, although that is in fact appropriate.
Yeah BLT - he meant his real name, which as you will recall sounds like a profanity in certain dialects of English.

His real name is of course, Fluffy Kocksukker.

(I love this game - thanks for starting it again Fluffy)
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The really awesome thing is that my sister's husband's last name (which is Senegalese and sounds like a conjunction and a verb) makes my sister's post-marriage full name sound like something you'd shout at someone you really dislike, or perhaps the end result of Austin Powers consummating a relationship with a group of killer femme-bots. It is the sort of name that would be subject to complete disbelief in a work of fiction.

Maybe not as bad as "Ivana Humpalot," but close.
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Niveous wrote:I think it's hilarious that this thread was started by Jon Eric. I can remember many conversations 5 years ago when Mr. Porobil wanted to protect his last name from the internet at all costs.

As for my last name, it has gotten around. No big deal.
Yeah, I've gotten less anal about it since I grew up, moved out of my parents' house, and started doing things that I might want people to find and associate with me (There's some of my writing floating around, I think).

Aside from some random silliness, I don't think I've said anything on this board that I wouldn't want anyone to find. Not like I'm going to apply to work at AT&T again anytime soon, at least.

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Re: Friday, March 20th, 2009

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LMNOP is not my real name. It's not even the real fake band name that I've used for the past twenty years as a label on my stuff. I'm not really hiding anything, though - I revealed my full name in a post re: anagrams and over the years I've linked to things on websites that are publicly registered to me.

Since we're sort of on the subject, jast and I share our not-super-common surname. Here in the states, it's also on the back of lots of folding chairs and, 70-some years ago, was also on the very first canned beer.
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Yeah, my name's Andrew Reist. I pretty much hate the first name though, since I've known like 20 andrews in my life so far. It makes it tough to define yourself when everybody has the same name, you know?
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Reïst wrote: It makes it tough to define yourself when everybody has the same name, you know?
Huh?


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Re: Friday, March 20th, 2009

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I once posted my full name, address, telephone number, and social insurance number on another forum to prove a point in a thread discussing "the dangers of posting personal information on the scary internets!"

Nothing bad happened.
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Märk wrote:I once posted my full name, address, telephone number, and social insurance number on another forum to prove a point in a thread discussing "the dangers of posting personal information on the scary internets!"

Nothing bad happened.
I assume Canada's social insurance number is used much more reasonably and responsibly than it is in the US. In the US, the SSN is considered such a vital secret that having it is considered "proof" of all sorts of things, and you can do all sorts of damage to someone - get a credit card or other loan in their name and ruin their credit, get a phone line and post office box and such in their name and commit all sorts of fraud which gets automatically pinned on the victim of the identity theft. It's a big part of why identity theft is such a huge deal in the US - it's very easy to do, and can be extremely damaging.

Also, in the situation I was in, I was having a hell of a difficult time trying to start or establish my career (being fresh out of school in a highly-specialized field which prefers "experienced professionals" - nobody wants to be the one to train a junior-caliber engineer to be senior-caliber, and nobody wanted to hire me for a junior position) and I found even a vague threat towards that end to be a huge potential problem. Now that my track record and experience can speak for itself it's not as much of a concern, but at the time, the last thing I wanted was to have certain things (both real and fictional) a matter of easily-accessible public record as part of a cursory Google search.
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jack wrote:yes, my name is actually jack shite.
I beg to differ, Mr. O Styles!

Also, yeah, that's my real name, but it's not how I usually punctuate it.
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Re: Friday, March 20th, 2009

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fluffy wrote:The really awesome thing is that my sister's husband's last name (which is Senegalese and sounds like a conjunction and a verb) makes my sister's post-marriage full name sound like something you'd shout at someone you really dislike, or perhaps the end result of Austin Powers consummating a relationship with a group of killer femme-bots. It is the sort of name that would be subject to complete disbelief in a work of fiction.

Maybe not as bad as "Ivana Humpalot," but close.
Oh yeah, now I remember, it's Shag or Shagger, right? The Austin Powers comment brought it back to me.
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Re: Friday, March 20th, 2009

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fluffy wrote: I assume Canada's social insurance number is used much more reasonably and responsibly than it is in the US. In the US, the SSN is considered such a vital secret that having it is considered "proof" of all sorts of things, and you can do all sorts of damage to someone - get a credit card or other loan in their name and ruin their credit, get a phone line and post office box and such in their name and commit all sorts of fraud which gets automatically pinned on the victim of the identity theft. It's a big part of why identity theft is such a huge deal in the US - it's very easy to do, and can be extremely damaging.
Pretty much the same with our S.I.N. up here, except it needs to be cross-referenced with a date of birth (pretty easy to find, usually), or other proof such as mother's maiden name. (a bit trickier to find). Identity theft happens up here, too, but the argument happening on the forum I mentioned was that if even your full name is posted online, a whole world of hurt will automatically come crashing down on you... maybe it's just my nature, but this seemed like a paranoid and unreasonable view, so I posted my info as a challenge for someone to fuck me up. I suppose a real psychopath *could* have fucked me up, but, like I said, nothing happened.

However, I once posted my ISP email addy on this board (that is to say, the account I actually care about, unlike hotmail or gmail or other spam traps) and some useless piece of shit cocksucker put me on a Viagra spamlist. I suspect it was Caravan Ray. :wink:
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If I can find the fdrink thread I'; ll post there. Til thmn, gotta say some stuff. I'm not a nastry drunk, And I'm hardkly a drunk, Butr whe I get drunk, it's all abut the kissin and lovin., Get the hell over here, Spud and take your smooch. Yeah, I thought you'd like it!. You too, BLT!. So. Cocked on wine of all thngns., I strucj out with a gal this week, haven't posted reviews in ages, and it;s li8ke mny 3rd aniversary off fidingthe Fight. I an truly gonzo right now, and can only offer a group hug fr al the joy I've gottn out of this site. Wosh I could be inNYCl, Ray and Roy. Just reading back, and e how frickij hammered i am! Yeeeeaaahhhh! I love you guys! Gotta go............Wooooooooooooooo!
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HaHaHa!! Yeah, I'm a happy drunk too, Chuckles. Take a few Excedrin and a glass of water before you pass out. You won't feel as shitty in the morning. :wink:
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See, folks? This is why drinking is awesome. Usually.
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Cheers, Paco! Ringin' in spring in styyle! One of these days I'm gonna get down there (more for the wine than the drunk lovin', but still...).
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Re: Friday, March 20th, 2009

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Reïst wrote: It makes it tough to define yourself when everybody has the same name, you know?
Try having Mike/Michael as your first name. :(
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Or Jen. Well, amongst gals born in the mid-70s anyways. :)

One time in high school, my friend Eric walked over to my lunch table...
Eric: "Hey Jen."
All three of us at the lunch table: "What?"
Eric: "Jennifer Anne."
All three of us at the lunch table: "What?"
Eric: "The Jennifer Anne that Ted threw up on in elementary school."
All three of us at the lunch table: "What?" (then turning to each other) "No way! You too?"

Apparently, Ted made the rounds. ;)
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Re: Friday, March 20th, 2009

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Rone Rivendale wrote:
Reïst wrote: It makes it tough to define yourself when everybody has the same name, you know?
Try having Mike/Michael as your first name. :(
If Mike was my first name, I'd change my last name to Hawk.
...and if I had your last name, I'd change my first name to Hairy. :lol:
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Re: Friday, March 20th, 2009

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So, the big pile of Song Fighter CDs arrived yesterday. I have to say I'm pretty impressed with how good everyone else's CD looks/feels. Where does everyone get their CDs made? I feel very underwhelmed by Discmakers in comparison. I see Elaine DiMasi used CD Centric, who I'd never heard of, but most people just don't say (I haven't checked all of them though).

Well, Todd McHatton's is obviously (very lovingly!) home-made, or at least the packaging is. But the rest... there's something a lot more satisfying about how the jewelcases feel in my hands.

Also, I think I really should have sprung for the shrinkwrap, even though it's a huge waste of resources to encase the CD in something which specifically exists only to be thrown out right away.

It also looks like many of these were pressed, not short-run, which might explain the higher quality. I just couldn't justify spending that much money on that many CDs though, especially since it seems like digital downloads are where the future is.
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Re: Friday, March 20th, 2009

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Henrietta wrote:Or Jen. Well, amongst gals born in the mid-70s anyways. :)

One time in high school, my friend Eric walked over to my lunch table...
Eric: "Hey Jen."
All three of us at the lunch table: "What?"
Eric: "Jennifer Anne."
All three of us at the lunch table: "What?"
Eric: "The Jennifer Anne that Ted threw up on in elementary school."
All three of us at the lunch table: "What?" (then turning to each other) "No way! You too?"

Apparently, Ted made the rounds. ;)
Me looking into two mirrors saying: "What?"
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