Posted 01 July 2006 - 02:12 AM
I grew up in a highly religious family, we went to church like 3 days a week. I spent alot of time worshipping god. We always went to the same church, The Chapel of St. Ricardo. When I first had to come up with an alias online, I couldnt think of anything, but then my parents wanted me to goto the chapel with them. I guess it just kinda hit a chord and stuck.
I dont know if you believe that or not, but really chapel is my last name, and Im an ex-jock, as you know jocks get called by their last names alot. So after being called chapel ever since junior high, it just stuck. I really like my name. Sorry to anyone that actually believed the above.
Posted 01 July 2006 - 02:51 AM
Posted 01 July 2006 - 04:27 AM
Perhaps my name doesn't need any further explanation. If you don't know Cupertino, you need to seriously read up on Apple Computer. Cupertino is the most amazing place... for anyone who has never seen the Apple campus in Silicon Valley... well worth a ROAD TRIP!!!
You must be the luckiest guy on Earth. I can't wait until I can go there.
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 01:26 PM
Laughs@AppleLegal - nice one...
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:23 PM
First name is Vincent. Last is Betts,V(vincent)betts(Self explanitory.Rofl.)
Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:05 PM
PS: And for those of you who don't know, my avatar is an ARM Commander from TA:Spring, firing his DGUN.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 09:02 PM
Fvr: Stands for forever. I had to add that back in my AOL days.
Ga: Georgia, USA. I had add that when I went back to AOL the second time.
I usually use sandmanfvr on the net. Everywhere. If you see sandmanfvr on forums, that is me. I just used the ga version for the hell of it. heh
Posted 26 July 2006 - 09:26 PM
The tale of the Forty-Seven Ronin (also known as the Forty-Seven Samurai, the Akō vendetta, or in Japanese as the "akō rōshi" (赤穂浪士 Akō Wandering Samurai) or the "genroku akō jiken" (元禄赤穂事件 Genroku Akō Incident)) is a prototypical Japanese story. Described by one noted Japan scholar as the country's "national legend" , it recounts the most famous case involving the samurai code of honor, bushido. The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (became ronin) after their master was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira, who had insulted him. They avenged him by killing the court official after patiently waiting and planning for over a year. In turn, they were themselves forced to commit seppuku for committing the crime of murder, as they had known they would be—the tale being about the honorable fulfillment of revenge, especially for an honorable leader.
For more detailed info, please see: http://en.wikipedia....ki/Ako_vendetta
As for why I chose this nick - well, it is unique, I love Japanese history & Samurai tales, and as a former Netscaper I intend to take my revenge on M$ someday ;-)
Posted 27 July 2006 - 01:55 AM
Hmm...I'm not too sure about my name. All I can tell you is that I invented it, and no-one else has it or anything similar. The root (Xenodite) I made a few years ago, I do not remember how I made it. The Lt. (for Lieutenant) came in about a year after establishing the original. I even my name engraved (by CNC) on a metal plate on my keychain.
I recently (in the last few months) started using the shorthand of my name, LTX or ltx. I am starting to use that mainly for account names and idenfication and such.
Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:32 AM
I originally used the name "Koolaid Man" and did the "wall-busting" thing every time I enter a chat room, but it didn't fit into place with what everybody else was doing. I used Google to find some Japanese names, started scrolling, and stopped with my cursor on a random name. "Takuro" was selected so I went by that alias.
Later I found it was a good alias for other reasons. It's among the most common of Japanese male names, so it does provide some sort of identity protection. Since it isn't an original name at all, doing a Google search would bring thousands of results that wouldn't conclusively track me. At the same time, it's rarely used in chats and messageboards that are predominately English-speaking, so there isn't much chance of finding somebody who already has a similiar name in the places I commonly visit.
Edit I just did a Google search and the 3rd result was a hyperlink to my wiki profile. Ok, maybe its not so secure, but I still like the name. It just stuck.
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