Ohin3 came from a friend of mine. We talk on MSN alot and I have a habit of hitting the 3 while hitting enter. She has a habit of trying to type too fast and a recurring typo that comes out Ohin when typing Phil. There you have it...Ohin3!
I enjoy surfing and mac came from my last name and kinda nick name. My last name is McMinn pronounced MacMinn so all my buddies always called me Mac. Surfmac just stuck as a screen name all through high school.
When we moved across country they lost our furniture . So we had to buy a new computer to look for jobs . My new computer desk was a lawn chair and a igloo cooler .When I purchased a game to play I needed a screen name , hence Igloo .Better than Gott .
One of my other popular screen names is directBooze. Needed a screen name for something one night and I looked down at the corner of my desk to find a direct box ( gear used for recording instruments direct to mixer ) and a glass of scotch. the scotch glass was covering the word box perfectly...so directBooze I became.
I've used "classicgeek" here and there for years. I'm a systems architect/programmer by trade (hence the geek) but I play classical guitar from time to time and between pipe smoking, hot shaving and other pursuits which recall a different age, I like to think I put a classic spin on the stereotype...
But you can all call me Simon. classicgeek doesn't mind.
I’m a fairly flatulent fellow, always have been. Some people can bend spoons with their mind, I can do it by breaking wind after eating strong cheese. One night, I was out with the boys tying one on and eating White Castle hamburgers (forbidden to be sold in Iraq due to their gastronomical potential to be turned into a chemical weapon) and came home and fell asleep on the couch. Well, the body does what it needs to do and I woke with the need to recycle. I was sitting on the can producing a lethal fog in the room (naturally, I am immune to it). I didn’t know grandma was staying over and she wandered into the bath room after I was done with it. The rest of the family knows to hit the venting button (not your average vent, but an industrial one). She lost her sense of smell in the big war and with the lights out, didn’t see the mist hanging in there. Being 97, she didn’t have the strength to make it back out. The EMT’s arrived, put on their HAZMAT suits and dragged her out and sealed the room to contain the environment. From then on, during the middle of the night, you can see grandma’s ghost in there, surrounded by the mist. Hence the name, HauntedMyst.
That's very interesting. Every time I saw your screen name I was reminded of Tolkien's work with creating languages for Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion. dun-adan: "Man of the West", dun-edain plural. Tolkien's languages were based on Old English, which as I understand it is closer to Finnish than Germanic or Romantic languages.
Makes me want to pick up the Silmarillion again.
J Cosmo Asp: Given the name "The Asp"in college in part due to a sharp-tongued, quick wit and partly in honor of one of Daddy Warbuck's (Orphan Annie) scary friends who made people and problems disappear. I added the J Cosmo so I could use it as an alias in the late 60s and early 70s.
From Wikipedia: "Other major characters include Warbucks' right-hand men, Punjab, an eight-foot native of India, introduced in 1935, and the Asp, an inscrutably generalized East Asian, who first appeared in 1937."