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    Posted: 19 October 2005 at 12:31
This topic came up in another thread, and I thought that it could be interesting what your stories is behind your nicknames. So what´s yours?!

Here´s mine:

Many years ago (10-12 years), I read a magazine about PC games, and there was a review of some kind of game, that was based upon you being a manager and creating a band, and get gigs, records deals and such. It didn´t get such good reviews so I never bought it. But in this game you were (of course) able to decide what the name of the band would be. And the reviewer in this magazine named the band "Indigo [something]". I thought the word Indigo sounded nice.

So later that week a friend of mine introduced me to the chat system, IRC. And there, I needed a nickname. I thought of Indigo, and since then I´ve always used it.

That was a long one, hehe. Now let´s hear yours!
/Jonatan Tjäder

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--> http://jonatan.sallyproductions.com <--

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nightfall Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2005 at 12:37
I've been listening to Rock/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal for many many years (I'm 28 now so for at least 15 years).
Nightfall is a word I always liked. Plus it is my favourite album of a great band (Nightfall by Candlemass) and also the name of my favourite greek metal band. I've been using it for ages.

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I did choose kiklop as my nick name because it was very easy and fast to enter it on a keyboard :):)
Kiklop is also a croatian name for an ancient creature with only one eye (from ulysses). I don't know the english translation :)


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indigo here too !..

back in 2000 i read an article about some new Microsoft technology replacing COM+ ... indigo technology.

sounded good so adopted since then as my nickname..

by the way..
indigo is colouring substance produced in India :
http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/eclectic/bpc1911/indigofera.h tml

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Kiklop = Cyclops in english.
Comes from the greek word kiklopas (Κύκλωπας) which was a mythical creature that Ulysses encountered.

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Thank you Nightfall !!
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2005 at 12:47
brettania came about when I was trying to get a web name. DPR would not allow my variant of Cameron (can't remember what I actually tried now) so I went to one of my middle names, Brett. I like Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance marches as played at the Proms in London each year, hence brettania, as in bretannia rules the waves (I was also in the Navy for four years).
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I am a big fan of Kurosawa, the japanese film director and Sanjuro is the name of a samurai in a couple of movies.
By the way if you like movies and photo you have to see RAN or KAGEMUSHA.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote natamambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2005 at 15:40
Cam, I figured it was your kid's names (Brett & Tania), but I did also get the "rules the waves" bit.

I've been using my nickname on the web since it was Aarnet in the late 80's. It's is the island (ie local language) name for the island in Vanuatu where my mother was born. Malo is just off Santo, and even today still has no running water or electricity and somehow the contrast with this new fangled technology (this was nearly 20 years ago remember) seemed fitting. It is believed that Malo was the first island settled in Vanuatu, about 1400 years ago. Santo, the nearest large island, was the US base for the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942.

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Hmmm,
Well, my story isn't all that cool. I used to do a fair bit of online gaming (my first two years of college weren't a huge challenge). I guess that is why I use 0 in my name instead of o or O, its a little bit of gamer geek in me. Then, I just thought of it one day after I lost my log-in info for DPR and had to come up with a new nick.
Pretty lame, but it works.
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What a great idea for an off-photo thread!

I'm cap! Short for Captain. If anyone has seen Captain Scarlet (the puppet TV series from, er, the 1970s I guess). Well, hopefully this will get some laughs.

There is a character in that called "Captain Black", and he has short hair and has like 1-day unshaven facial stubble.    Just like me.

But also, and a bit more relevant, he is known as: Captain Black, evil misteron bastard! I have a bit of a ruthless reputation with my women, so that is why my work colleagues decided that I would become "captain black, evil misteron bastard" .... none of my doing, it was given to me. I love it. This was all about 7 year ago now.

First time I ever when onto a forum on the internet, I just hit 'cap' as my tag. Then when I went digital in Jun-03 with the Canon EOS D30, I renamed myself "dcap".

It was, d for digital, but as of last Friday I had a brain wave, its www.DynaxCap.com! dcap

kiklop - that's a great reason, i bet you key it in one-handed too.

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natamambo, one of my dreams is go to Vanuatu, you are the first person I chat or know or speak that is from there.
When I was little I saw a documentary of Vanuatu and I got fascinated by the beauty of the place.

Well, it is funny how things go around, someday I will go there.

PD: another dream is go to Tokyo.
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I became Farmer very early on, like Natamambo it was the early days of internet here in Australia ("Extro" accounts were rather easy to get a hold of) in late 1989. Carried over into Fidonet and then again the Web when it came to be. I remember when IRC was one network :-)

My surname is Brown, so Farmer came from Farmer Brown, which may not make much sense outside of Oz, NZ or the UK :-)
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Hmm. My nick.... Sore point, really.

My nick is really "Ged", but the powers that be at this brilliant place have decreed that I cannot use it. Too short. Go figure. Any chance of the admins bypassing that rule for me?

I chose "Ged" in the 80's, when I used to play those coin-operated video games. Once you got the high score, you had to enter your initials. "TCS" just didn't have the right ring to it. At the time, I was reading Ursula K. LeGuin's "Wizard of Earthsea", and the main character's name was Ged.

It was kind of cool to have the whole top-10 list read "GED, GED, GED, ...".

Ged also became my unix user name, and I was the first to use Ged on IRC. How do I know? Well, IRC was created in Finland, and I was among the first on the (only) ircnet at the time.

Oh, and Camillo is my real name. No nick.
http://www.iki.fi/ged/
http://flickr.com/photos/ged/
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