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  • Why are you called what you are called?

    Regulars will know why i'm called Tonyyeb (despite my being Chris) but why are you called what you are called?

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  • #2
    long story but i will keep it short...

    about 10 years ago, i started with computers. i told my friends that i would following a study, while i never ever used a computer.

    on a day, before school, i went to a friend of mine, and he was chatting on IRC. Well, i never done that, and he asked me of i wanted to take it over.

    Well, so we changed our position, and i wanted to start typing (with one finger). Then he suddenly logs it off.. i was not allowed to chat under his nickname. I should choose my own one... While i was thinking, he suddenly thought on my next education (computers) and because i never touched a keyboard, hey was appearently thinking that it was dumb. So, the nick Dumber was born....

    And it still remains...
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    • #3
      The inpronouncable 'wkasdo' is actually a combination of my first and last name, truncated to six characters. Those were the restrictions of the first UNIX machine where I ever got an account, 20 years ago! I still carry it with me.


      • #4
        Somewhere around the end of the previos millenium (early 1999) I began my first job in IT field as junior sysadmin in a brokerage firm. Startups were popping up all around and anyone who invested in stocks in the firm, made money.
        Being young and stupid (or maybe not ?), I did nothing about it and soon the buble blew up high sky and most of the people with investments in hi-tech lost quite a fortune. From there, as a reminder to myself, came "Antidot".
        Now that made a lot of confusion, as people thought that the intension was "antidote" and that I had a spelling mistake, while the original intension was "anti-dotcom". To clear the confusion, I flipped the "o" to 0 the script-kiddie style and was left along.

        Recently I got tired of that nick as I came to conclusion that I have outgrown it and not long ago I just switched to "guyt", wich is quite obvious (hint: Guy Teverovsky), though still there are some places on the web where I have kept the old nick - mostly out of sentimental reasons (or because I did not want to rename my home AD )
        Guy Teverovsky
        "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"


        • #5
          I like cruising the Hitrack......


          • #6
            I'm new, but this seems interesting so I'll post here... My nickname...
            Well, all of my friends had nicknames to do with their first and last names, but me well I couldn't do that because my nickname would be DvL, or in terms of pronounciation Devil , or Drivel ... So my good pal Louis Decided to be clever and took the first letter and last letter of my first name Dirk, to make DK... Anyway thats a waste of a good few seconds of your time. -Thanks