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cdennyb
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I've had cdennyb as a screen name for over 10+ yrs now. all my email and other board names apply as well.

It's just a play off my real name... first initial "C", middle name "Dennis", last name "Boring"...

as in 'dull & boring'

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Twelve years ago .. I had to Quickly pick an aol name with my friend Angel... She was one cool ang.... A version ... So I picked cool pink one..... It has stuck through alot... Even derogatory comments from my mom.. Lol.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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It was a dark and stormy night ...

Reflected in the green glow of the "Trash-80's" monochrome display, my brow furrowed. 

"Desired Screen Name," was the only prompt left unfilled on the registration form to join CompuServe and crack open the doorway to a world of instant information. Clearly, I needed a nom de plume that was both evocative of the authority that I both lacked but conversely desired to project, but also provocative in an easily-misconstrued way.

I thought back to my paternal grandfather, tracing his nails along the brow-ridge of the terrier in his lap. The little dog, Tex, regarded me with a low growl that successfully warned me back from getting too close.

"When he's in my lap, boy, stay back. He doesn't much care for competition for my attention and will even snap at your grandma if she isn't mindful. He thinks he's the head cheese around here - and I guess by the way we treat him - he is." 

"Ah, yes..." I thought, my mind snapping back to the present task. "HeadCheese," that name that evoked images of assumed authority juxtaposed against the repugnance at the thought of a processed cold-cut surely born of desperation or a lost wager.

A mischievous grin cracked at the corners of my mouth as I began to tap at the keyboard...

 

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Now I am confused cdennyb, I thought your first name was Dennis.
HC - I won't tell you what I thought the first time I saw your username.

This is an interesting topic even though it has nothing to do with music. LOL

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but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said
HC - I won't tell you what I thought the first time I saw your username.

This is an interesting topic even though it has nothing to do with music. LOL

Rest assured, I know exactly what your first thoughts were when you saw my user name. This is not the first thread in which I've had to explain its origins...blink

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Well, I wanted a name to reflect whay I play ... more than Irish and Scots and bluegrass, and post-modern industrial noise polka music from Canuckistan, or whatever :)

 ... so I opted for "Worldfiddler". People complained that it was a bit pretentious, but I didn't mean it to be ... like I can play every style in the world? Of course I can't!

No, it was just a name I chose.

People always wondered what my surname was, but they never asked. They just started calling me Mr Jim, and the name stuck ....

Mr Jim  dancing

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Worldfiddler said

Well, I wanted a name to reflect whay I play ... more than Irish and Scots and bluegrass, and post-modern industrial noise polka music from Canuckistan, or whatever :)

 ... so I opted for "Worldfiddler". People complained that it was a bit pretentious, but I didn't mean it to be ... like I can play every style in the world? Of course I can't!

No, it was just a name I chose.

People always wondered what my surname was, but they never asked. They just started calling me Mr Jim, and the name stuck ....

Mr Jim  dancing

And here's me thinking your first name was "World" and your last name was "Fiddler"
The "Jim" bit always puzzled me
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I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

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TerryT said

Worldfiddler said

Well, I wanted a name to reflect whay I play ... more than Irish and Scots and bluegrass, and post-modern industrial noise polka music from Canuckistan, or whatever :)

 ... so I opted for "Worldfiddler". People complained that it was a bit pretentious, but I didn't mean it to be ... like I can play every style in the world? Of course I can't!

No, it was just a name I chose.

People always wondered what my surname was, but they never asked. They just started calling me Mr Jim, and the name stuck ....

Mr Jim  dancing

And here's me thinking your first name was "World" and your last name was "Fiddler"
The "Jim" bit always puzzled me
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It's Mr Jim - show a bit of respect, please!   roflol

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Mine was created from both my first and last name being types of birds.

So "Feathers" was a logical and natural choice.

"Music is what feelings sound like." ~ Author Unknown

 

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Saw Pierre mention this thread in another post. Never saw it, so thought I'd search it out and give it a bump 

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My username is after the boat, The Damfino, in this old Buster Keaton 2 realer of "The Boat":

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OK, I'll give it a roll.  First, as you probably guess, I have a Private Pilot Certificate.  I actually spent some time flying in the Alaska and Yukon bush.  Next, I am a guitarist and my favorite amps are my Dr. Z's.  I don't fly much anymore and, until I took up fiddle, I spent a lot of time playing guitar.  So zpilot made sense to me, especially since I originally chose it as my user name for the Z-Talk forum.  I now use it for almost everything. 

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I... kinda failed at this thread :)))) as this is simply my name... however.. what I CAN tell you is that it's a Hungarian name and Ferenc is my first name, which may be shortened to 'Feri' in Hungarian :)   

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James Ryan Stephan Smith Jr...    I have been using my given name on the internet since the mid 80s'....  Even though dad passed two years ago, I will continue to use the JR, to honor him..

To play a wrong note is insignificant;  To play without passion is inexcusable.  - Ludwig van Beethoven 

 My journey began on Aug 3 2017

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You've been using the internet since the mid-80's?  Heck, I'm impressed.

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ohh love this post :D My username is RockingLR33. Rocking LR is actually my family's ranch brand. I think when I signed up either the name was taken or maybe i was in a habit back then but 3 is my favorite number so tad da...a user name was born lol. 

Most people thing it stands for Rocking Girl...but alas that is not the case hahah. This is what Rocking LR looks like as a brand on a piece of saddle leather.

edit: helps if I upload the picture hahahah.

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zpilot said
You've been using the internet since the mid-80's?  Heck, I'm impressed.  

Yup, on a Commodore 64 via NETSCAPE, before they did away with usage limits..

Once I got a real machine (an XT, woowee), I'd dial up (yes actual dial a phone number) to work on a 2400 baud modem.  Used to watch the text based editor write a line at a time, but I was paid by the hour so...  Fun times..

Heck, in the late 60s we used to save our programs on 1/2 yellow teletype punch tape..  THEN we got the 80 byte cards and wow, technology (just don't drop the deck).

All it means is I am getting old (naa, better :) )

To play a wrong note is insignificant;  To play without passion is inexcusable.  - Ludwig van Beethoven 

 My journey began on Aug 3 2017

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Uhhh... lack of imagination :)

Bob (BobbyB on StreetJelly.... inspired by BillyG!)

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JamesRSmithJr said

Yup, on a Commodore 64 via NETSCAPE, before they did away with usage limits..

Once I got a real machine (an XT, woowee), I'd dial up (yes actual dial a phone number) to work on a 2400 baud modem.  Used to watch the text based editor write a line at a time, but I was paid by the hour so...  Fun times..

Heck, in the late 60s we used to save our programs on 1/2 yellow teletype punch tape..  THEN we got the 80 byte cards and wow, technology (just don't drop the deck).

All it means is I am getting old 

@JamesRSmithJr  @ rockinglr33 Wow, I started the Internet in the 80's as well! Taught computer literacy to grade schoolers on an an original Apple. Also played the original rpg on the Apple. Zork! All text and you had to right down how many steps you took and what direction or you got lost! Not to mention the computer rejecting words with a "does not compute" message! You needed a thesaurus to find the word the computer would recognise! I love the ranch brand!

Rockinglr33 you have not only a user name but a brand name lol.

So, as to my Username, I was at the time discovering my Ancestral Tree. Learned that my grandfather was not 100% English! His mother was from Ireland, and her last name in Gaelic was Cearbhael (Carroll in English) and yes, that is how it is pronounced. I thought it so cool, I used it as my first Username, and as my email name! No one else uses that name, so rather unique! Mine and mine alone.

"Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one".- Albert Einstein 

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I drive a Toyota MR2. On this forum I dropped the 2. Yikes is what my wife calls me sometimes. My name is Bob.

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My actual username as registered is "MadBill" - it was never intended to reflect my sanity (or lack of it), rather it was denoting the fact that I was being driven mad by the continually drifting SkyLark "violin" I started with......   (now fixed and has become my almost-viola)

But BillyG is a slightly better "stage name" :) so I changed my nick....

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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