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Re: Name Space

by jynx (Priest)
on Oct 09, 2002 at 17:19 UTC ( #203999=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Name Space


i've debated signing on as jynx_d_mouse for the purposes of this post, but have eventually decided against it. i will still explain the mouse bit though (since that's where you'll find me in most other places)...

First of all, jynx comes from way back when i was first starting junior high. The person i was carpooling with and i got along great for the first few weeks, and then things exploded. We started calling each other names. Eventually he realized that a bastardization of one of my names (not mentioned here to support anonymity) was the word 'jinx'.

The following year he left, but my nickname stuck. Except that instead of being dirty it was used as a pseudonym, and my friends used it frequently in good sport. When i went to highschool i tried to keep it, but to no avail. So it got shoved in the background. Then when i got to college i started getting into computers and my online moniker became 'jynx'. The explicit typographical error was to display that the name has become my own instead of the insult that it was originally intended. When making usernames for new accounts i always try jynx first, and if that's taken i use jynx_d_mouse.

Mouse came later during college, when i discovered that my favorite author is Dostoyevsky. The man is genius (but i'm biased). In particular in Notes From Underground he states what defines a man as a mouse. At the time i fit the description perfectly. i would like to say i still do, but things have been changing, so i don't know at the moment. i'll have to reread it and rethink it and find out soon...

nuf evah,
jynx

PS A fairly complete listing of those who have registered their name space can be found here on my perlmonk.org account (thank you, jcwren!)...

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