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#919311 - 04/21/08 06:40 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Eric Gloo Offline
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I was being creative the day I signed up. :rolleyes:
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#919312 - 04/21/08 06:45 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
keystring Offline
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Registered: 12/11/07
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I was being uncreative and totally lacked imagination the day I signed up. I'm learning piano and violin - keys and strings.

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#919313 - 04/22/08 03:11 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Lessajinomoto Offline
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Registered: 04/18/08
Posts: 95
Loc: Malaysia
We Chinese back in Asia, are very well-known to include food seasonings into everything that we cook...be it a simple side dish...if one were to actually taste it, one can surely tell the number of teaspoon of salt (monosodium glutamate=MSG) added into it...

The culprit is a company by the name of Ajinomoto, which mass produces food seasoning and artificial flavouring in Asia...

My mom was one of those Chinese cook...though not so bad now...I was eating one of her vege side dishes, oozling with salt...when I was trying to come up with a name for my blog...

Hence...Less Ajinomoto...
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#919314 - 04/23/08 12:11 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Kawai, HI Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 200
Loc: Hawaii
Great thread! Kawai is my piano ( a play on words for the island Kauai, Hawaii). Kawai can also mean cute -like the Hello Kitty stuff, but not my intended meaning. My avatar is a picture of my 5-year old son in my cowboy hat.
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#919315 - 04/23/08 01:13 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Ovaltine Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 102
Loc: California
I was asked to give a tutorial on public key cryptography as a lunchtime seminar at my company (that's the basis of the HTTPS protocol, among other things). As an opening graphic I included a picture of the old Ovaltine secret decoder ring which I used to demonstrate a basic symmetric cipher (I'm a big fan of the movie "A Christmas Story" in which Ovaltine plays an important role). After that talk, I still had a copy of the decoder ring picture stuck to my cubicle wall; it stayed there for a few years.

I had to create a login at some other site, and chose "Ovaltine" because that picture of the decoder ring was the first thing I saw when I rolled my eyes around looking for some creative inspiration.

I now use the name as a default whenever I need to create an online identity.
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#919316 - 04/23/08 01:10 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Kawai, HI Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
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Loc: Hawaii
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I'm a big fan of the movie "A Christmas Story
Red Ryder BB Gun? You'll put your eye out kid!
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#919317 - 05/16/08 12:35 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Mr. K Offline
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Registered: 03/25/08
Posts: 84
Loc: Louisville, KY
This is a fun thread...when I first registered, for my login name I chose Albee Bach. It's a cheesy pun on the Terminator tag line, the writer Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), and J.S. the composer. I quickly decided that the joke would get old, so I decided to have my screen name just be my name. But every time I log in, I still have to deal with the joke, and yes, it's still ridiculous and getting a little old.

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#919318 - 05/18/08 08:08 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
billyshears66 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/08
Posts: 84
Loc: Dracut, MA
Billy Shears is the name of the man who replaced Paul McCartney in the Beatles after he "died" in a car crash in 1966... hence the "66". I'm a huge Beatles fan... duh, but I don't believe the story, though it is fun to ponder
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#919319 - 05/18/08 10:57 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Mr. K Offline
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Registered: 03/25/08
Posts: 84
Loc: Louisville, KY
Why, Paul has done well, then. All those tunes since '66, and he gave Larry King a lively enough interview for a corpse a couple months ago...I hope I'm cranking out gems like "Blackbird" and "Maybe I'm Amazed" after I've gone feet-up.

Never heard the "Billy Shears" story before. Whatever floats people's boats, I guess.

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#919320 - 06/07/08 07:52 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Claire de Lunacy Offline
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Registered: 06/07/08
Posts: 2
Hello everyone! I'm new and just delighted to be here!
I've gone crazy trying to play some pieces by Debussy hence the screen name. I know, it's a really bad pun...

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#919321 - 07/26/08 06:04 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ongaku Offline
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Registered: 02/22/06
Posts: 9
Loc: Sandy Ego
Ongaku roughly translates as soul or essence of music or sound. It's Japanese, although I'm not, at least this lifetime. But I do cherish transcendent experiences involving sound and music, live and recorded, including Piano.

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#919322 - 07/26/08 06:10 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Fraggle Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 384
Loc: Nottingham, U.K.
You may know already but there is a valve amplifier named the Ongaku by Audio-Note. It uses all solid silver conductors and cost £55000 in 1995. I don`t own one \:\/
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#919323 - 07/27/08 02:34 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ongaku Offline
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Registered: 02/22/06
Posts: 9
Loc: Sandy Ego
Oooooh, yes. There is a whole realm or world of high end audio analogous to "Grand Obsession"; searching for that certain elusive, hard to describe something that hits the spot. The Audionote Ongaku raised the bar as they say on this side of the pond.

Just for fun: There are two Audionotes, Japan and UK; the UK being the ex distributor for the other...I Heard the AudioNote Japan Ongaku at a hifi show in '93. Amidst the boom and sizzle all the adjacent exhibit rooms were showing off with, the AN room played a variety of LPs quietly. As each selection ended, Piano and Flute duet, Bill Evans, stuff like that, it was apparent that the noise leaking in from the other rooms was about as loud as the music being played, but one only noticed the music while it was playing, as if the the noise went away and only the music mattered. Pleasurable, and mind opening!

I'm enjoying Denon high end audio, the S and SA series, which has some of that elusive Ongaku, with a relatively smaller pricetag, more Yamaha than Fazioli in Piano terms...

Cheers,

H

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#919324 - 07/27/08 03:14 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ongaku Offline
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Registered: 02/22/06
Posts: 9
Loc: Sandy Ego
Than, not that...at similar currency levels.

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#919325 - 07/27/08 06:45 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Fraggle Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 384
Loc: Nottingham, U.K.
Agreed, I use a Denon SACD/DVD player and it`s very nice. No coaxial out but the optical sounds pretty good.

ed: typo
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#919326 - 07/27/08 07:08 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
KaylaX Offline
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Registered: 05/14/08
Posts: 402
Loc: N. Cali
aspenxtreme is taken from the movie "AspenExtreme" wich I liked in college, and my cats name is Aspen, and at times she can be a Asspain, so I like the name aspenXtreme it kinda sums up allot. Aspen, Asspain, Pain in the ***. AspenXtreme!!!!!

He He........And someone nicknamed me AspenX and I liked that so it stuck as my signature.
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#919327 - 07/27/08 07:36 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Little Pianist Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Atchison, Kansas
My login name is kinda cute. Plus I'm one of the shortest people in my family (and I'm even the oldest out of three) and I'm a piano player, and created the nickname Little Pianist. \:\)

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#919328 - 07/27/08 10:16 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
bplary1300 Offline
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Registered: 05/03/08
Posts: 353
Loc: Maine
Bplary is pretty simple, Ben, and my last name Lary, middle initial P!
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#919329 - 07/28/08 01:30 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Bachrocks Offline
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Registered: 01/19/06
Posts: 94
Loc: New England
Mine is just a tribute to my favorite classical composer!

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#919330 - 07/30/08 06:49 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
MmmmBalf Offline
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 64
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
MmmmBalf has been my online identity for a long time for all sorts of things. My nickname has been Balf since I was a kid (derived from my surname). I started out using that, but I found that it was often already taken. One day when I'd had Balf knocked back, I was trying to come up with something else, and considered MBalf, since my first name is Michael. When I went to type it the extra m's just sort of came out ;\) Besides, I'm yummy. \:D (Seriously, not!)

Balf ♫

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#919331 - 08/01/08 12:18 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
PlatonicSolid Offline
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Registered: 04/18/08
Posts: 53
Loc: CT-USA
Wiki definition:[/b]
In geometry, a Platonic solid is a convex regular polyhedron. These are the three-dimensional analogs of the convex regular polygons. There are precisely five such figures. They are unique in that the faces, edges and angles are all congruent.

I'm a graphic artist who didn't want to starve, thus I'm employed as a product design engineer. I've been using this name since the beginning of time (internet time anyway). All the way back to when the most interesting thing to do online was chat on Napster and downloading an mp3 took 25 minutes over a 56k modem.

Avatar Pending . . .
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#919332 - 08/05/08 12:02 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
misslasagna Offline
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Registered: 07/05/08
Posts: 6
Loc: Washington
I'm thinking of changing it to something more...musical. But right now I'm misslasagna because my dear lovely old Grandpa started calling me Lasagna after I requested it for my birthday dinner \:\) He lives a couple of states away so he likes compiling the bits and pieces he knows of me into something coherent.

My avvie currently is Mr. Beethoven, my favorite composer, but looking through this thread I've seen three other people with the same one, mostly with more posts than me (which means they have dibs) so I'll probably end up changing it.

EDIT: Changed avvie to different Beethoven image...hopefully this will help avoid confusion. \:\)
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#919333 - 09/15/08 01:42 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
Jedi Offline
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Registered: 09/14/08
Posts: 25
Loc: Western Australia
Just been my nickname for years, it probably started because my given name is Luke, although almost nobody calls me that, not even my folks any more ;\)

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#919334 - 09/15/08 01:54 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
hopinmad Offline
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Registered: 06/07/07
Posts: 1001
Loc: Eryri/Manchester
I used to be "Chopinmad" - for obvious reasons - but was unable to log in once I changed my password, due to some kind of mix-up. I was therefore quite angry, maybe even "hopping mad", so Chopinmad became without the C: hopinmad \:\) .
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#919335 - 10/01/08 11:55 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
UKM Offline
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Registered: 10/01/08
Posts: 11
Loc: Home
UKM = UnknownKirbyMan.
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#919336 - 10/04/08 12:43 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Horowitzian Offline
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Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
C'mon, take a wild guess!
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#919337 - 10/26/08 10:34 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
pianocruisers Offline
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Registered: 05/20/08
Posts: 52
Loc: Northern Virginia
HAHA!

Mine is pianocruisers because I own a PT Cruiser and drive to all my piano lessons to teach. It's very fitting and I can't think of anything I like better.

just cruisen...
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#919338 - 11/03/08 07:25 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
Samuel1993 Offline
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Registered: 11/02/08
Posts: 351
Loc: United Kingdom
My name is Samuel. I was born in 1993 =]
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#919339 - 11/03/08 07:28 AM Re: Please explain your login name.
BBaker Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 32
Loc: Warren, Michigan
My name is Brian Baker.....I guess i'm not that creative.
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#919340 - 11/05/08 04:14 PM Re: Please explain your login name.
ManyHandedMusician Offline
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Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 71
Loc: North-central Minnesota
Ah, not that creative, but out of a lot of the other login names, mine kinda sticks out like a sore thumb, so far...
Well, I just kinda mishmashed two words of my creation and there you go.
There's a whole story behind 'splendiferous' and 'idiotstick', but ya know...whatever.

I just thought it was kinda funny.
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