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Names of login: Why "you-are-PK"?

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Dear friends,

I'm delighted with the names people use here to be "present virtually", as "Freak", "Libervis", "I-am-PK", "Cianuro", etc, etc.

Maybe I'm too old to understand them. I preffer simply to use my own nome, as I'm used to and people here in Brazil usually call me: "Monserrat"!

My family calls me "Rijik", which means 'red hair' in Russian, in that I was born in Moscow. (though my parents are Brazilian and I'm not Russian).

By the way, why are you "I-am-PK"? Are P and K the initials of your name?

See you,

Rijik.

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Re: Names of login: Why "you-are-PK"?

You haven't specified my name in your post, but I feel like giving away the explanation.

When I was young, I used to play Counter-Strike a lot, and I had the habbit to change my name for each game I joined.

Some day, I was pretty boring and the other team had someone named IceSoul that was killing everything, so I decided to change my name to WindSoul. It had great success. But I didn't really like wind, and I used to spend all the summer in my pool (when I had one :shake: ) so I decided to take 'WaterSoul' as a nickname for most of my stuff. Years after years, the name stayed. And I'm proud of it...... even if there is some french joke about it that I'm pretty tired to hear now ;-)

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Re: Names of login: Why "you-are-PK"?

PK is short for yet another nickname. I chose this so people who already knew me would understand:

PK + likes QNX + likes OpenLook = "oh, it's him"

but anyone knowing me only here would not be able to google the crazy things I said with that other name. This site did not accept a two character user name, so I put "I-am-" in front of "PK".

My real initials are T B .

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Re: Names of login: Why "you-are-PK"?

Okay, i guess i should say something about my nick then..

Libervisco is not the only nick i had or gave myself online, of course :-) If i'll go some time back i was first "doxy" which was short from "Digital Oxygen" which was my artistic name for my electronic music i've been producing (and still do) and putting online at sites like former mp3.com and now soundclick and so.. Until November 2003 all of my nicks were mainly "doxy" and it's variations. Then i change the artistic name to "Cosmicall" which automatically became the succesor of "doxy". Then in 2004 i started thinking of starting a new and serious online project. I once came to the potential name for it: "Xeliber" which means "X of Electronic LIBERty". So i registered with it at sitepoint.com forums (where i am under it now).

But then i found even a better name for my online project which had all the ingredients i wanted. It resembled my nefounded passion and ideology, free as in freedom software. I wanted the name with words that represent freedom in some way.
This is the page where i found the name for this site: "libervis" meaning "most freely" (translated from latin) and at the same time being short from Liberty Vision (and i sometimes do consider myself a bit of a "visionary"). It was perfect! :-)

I founded libervis.com and named myself "libervisco" by it. Now i am using that nick wherever i go (and it's variations) which may automatically connect me with this site which i actually wanted. :-)

Thanks
Daniel

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Re: Names of login: Why "you-are-PK"?

My nick is my name... I am M. J. Johansen.
But this is the last nick in a long list.
Back when I was the university, a guy I studied with (I hesitate to call him a friend) complained that I influenced a lot of decisions being made around the department, without my name actually being seen, like some kind of grey eminence (you know, like Richelieu in Dumas' The 3 Musketeers) - so, obviously, I had to become GreySpeaker for a while.
I played a role playing game for a short time as Enso Dan. As this was the time when I was becoming a heavy chatter, it evolved into e-dan... a lot of the old IRC people still know me by that name, even IRL. Since this period expanded to many hours online every day, I was Netizen for a while - probably one of the most common nicks on the web, which sort of defies the purpose of having a nick.
This and that happened, and eventually I ended up reading Eric Raymond's How To Be A Hacker. This made it clear to me 1) that I'm not one, and 2) that one should not should use overblown nicks but rather stand by one's not own name. Though there are some rather basic principles in which I don't agree with Raymond, this one was a sound one. Especially in a society with guys like RMS and Linus. Never heard anyone ask "Linus who?"- so the principle should be: One's achievements should lend an effect to one's name, not the other way around.

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Re: Names of login: Why "you-are-PK"?

Hmm...

I don't even know where I started using the name freak. It is unoriginal, but I am too lazy to think of one to stick to.

Started using freak in place of a four letter word beginning with F when I was young. Freak You, Freak off, You Freaker etc.

I guess somehow, I just stick to the name...

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Re: Names of login: Why "you-are-PK"?

I carried a lot of differnt handles when I was involved in "black hat" activities, but since going legit I have pretty much stuck to my own namesake...

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Re: Names of login: Why "you-are-PK"?

Well, although kinda new, it struck me as remotely odd that we have someone here with my initials... ...as part of their username. My full name is Pascal Klein - thus PK... so yea... :-)

Enjoy the festive season.

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Re: Names of login: Why "you-are-PK"?

Incinerator is one of my favourite songs from Napalm Death. It is on their "Leaders Not Followers" album which is a collection of cover songs. The original song is from Slaughter.

I even got me a personalised baseball cap with almost proper modern spelling: [email protected]
The real netizen spelling should probably be something like: [email protected] *ggg*

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Re: Names of login: Why "you-are-PK"?
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Incinerator is one of my favourite songs from Napalm Death. It is on their "Leaders Not Followers" album which is a collection of cover songs. The original song is from Slaughter.

I even got me a personalised baseball cap with almost proper modern spelling: [email protected]
The real netizen spelling should probably be something like: [email protected] *ggg*

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid. My father's favourite motto. Creative though.

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