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Old 02-12-2020, 10:22 AM   #1
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Origin of your ER.org user name?

It's always interesting to see peoples user names on the ER forum. Some are straightforward, some are funny, some leave me guessing. How did you come up with your user name? Does it mean anything?

When I signed up on the forum a few years ago, my life revolved around my business. I live on a mountain and I write computer software, so mountainsoft seemed like a logical choice. No, it has nothing to do with being soft and cuddly.

I would probably choose something different if I were to sign up today, but that's what I went with at the time.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:23 AM   #2
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I was born in Wisconsin and I live in Colorado.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:28 AM   #3
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Biblical reference. I like the verse.

Also, it's unlikely to be a username that someone else would pick, so I can use it anywhere and have the convenience of one username everywhere. So if you see a secondcor521 elsewhere, it's probably me.

Someone once thought I had had a second heart attack on May 21st. Nope.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:34 AM   #4
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When I was very young, I read a book called the ShockWave Rider. Ever since then I dropped the "C" and used the name, first as my CB handle in the UK, then the name of our boat (Long Gone), then my first web site / BBS (Bulletin Board) called "The ShokWave" and so on. I have used it ever since for most things that require such. I would estimate about 52 years.

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Old 02-12-2020, 10:47 AM   #5
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I didn't know I'd stay so long and didn't frequent forums. When it asked for a username I got flustered and decided on "Tadpole" to convey I was highly unsophisticated when compared to the FIRE crowd. I just wanted to ask questions about stuff like paying my mortgage off. That was 2004. I never left and never changed the username.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:51 AM   #6
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This question has come up before, so here are a few old threads. The stories are usually interesting, and some of those folks are probably still here.

2015: https://www.early-retirement.org/for...mes-75853.html

2014: https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ere-72697.html

2012: https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ame-64135.html

2011: https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ure-54294.html
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:53 AM   #7
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The first submarine I served on was the USS Lewis and Clark, SSBN 644.

As far as I know, it was the only ship in the Navy named after two people.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:55 AM   #8
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Mine is obvious.
It is the name I use on 99% of fora that I participate in.

I believe in publicly standing up for your comments.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:57 AM   #9
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The first submarine I served on was the USS Lewis and Clark, SSBN 644.

As far as I know, it was the only ship in the Navy named after two people.
Almost.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:00 AM   #10
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When I joined this forum, I was a few years away from retiring - just didn't quite have the $$$ together yet. So, instead of being SomeDay, I thought I'd be SUMDay, since it was all adding up the $$$.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:06 AM   #11
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Since 1988, I work for a business that makes synthetic latex products for many, many applications, the most common one being house paint. I have been directly and indirectly involved in the design and construction of many plants and dozens of reactor lines around the world.

So, along the lines of Tony Stark, I am . . . Latexman.

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Old 02-12-2020, 11:11 AM   #12
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Mine says it all.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:14 AM   #13
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:19 AM   #14
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Even after all these years...bewitched bothered bewildered am I.
Best username ever, yours is!
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:33 AM   #18
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I have been amused at how long it has taken some member to see the light on the meaning.
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Since 1988, I work for a business that makes synthetic latex products for many, many applications, the most common one being house paint. I have been directly and indirectly involved in the design and construction of many plants and dozens of reactor lines around the world.

So, along the lines of Tony Stark, I am . . . Latexman.

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