Introduce Yourself: What's your User Name based on?

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Re: Introduce Yourself: What's your User Name based on?

Postby joshuadenmark » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:49 am

Welcome to Denial Digital Steve :D
Kind regards, Peter.
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Re: Introduce Yourself: What's your User Name based on?

Postby Floopy » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:50 pm

I noticed that I fully introduced myself in the community. So this look like the right place

I am French, my name is Paul, and I live in USA, I have been using my vic-20 for about 1 year now, and this is one of my favorite hobbies.
I also have a C64 but I prefer to use my VIC.
I go to college and it leaves me not much time to do computer work.
I like the community on this forum which is why I prefer to publish here.
I am always interested in learning the people who have used such computer.

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Re: Introduce Yourself: What's your User Name based on?

Postby bdk6 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:50 pm

I created the name when I was a squad leader in the army. I needed a better name that first squad, so we became the BDK squad. Being squad leader, I got the suffix "6." I've been using it now for about 15 years.
I will leave it to your imagination what BDK stands for. :shock:

I bought my VIC-20 new as an upgrade from my Sinclair ZX-81 when I was 17. I intended to build a home automation system or a robot with it. I've drug it around the world a few times in the last 34 years or so and hope to soon build that robot.

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Re: Introduce Yourself: What's your User Name based on?

Postby Radical Brad » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:49 pm

I almost missed this thread!

"Radical Brad" was given to me by my grade 9 computer teacher.
Back in the 80's, you had 4 basic groups; nerds, jocks, bangers, and preppies.
Being strange, I was active in the first 3 groups.

As a nerd, I helped others with coding (PET Basic), and had an electronics club going.
As a Jock, I was right into motocross racing and extreme stunt sports.
As a banger, I was lead guitar in a heavy metal band.
Never did break into the preppie group much back in the day.

So one day for Halloween, I dressed in my metal gear and came to computer class a bit late.
Sat down with my fellow nerds looking like something from Motely Crue, and started coding.

That is when the teacher started calling me Radical Brad.
They day after, I started using the name on any game I cracked.

My other name "AtomicZombie" was given when I started building many strange vehicles and robots.
This eventually stuck as well, and I made a business out of it...

Have been doing that for over 17 years now.
I also hack together solutions for complex problems during the day... R&D.

Glad to find this site... it brings me back to the good days of computing!

Radical Brad

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Re: Introduce Yourself: What's your User Name based on?

Postby siccoyote » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:31 pm

Hi, a couple of weeks ago I just had the urge to try out my Vic 20 which I had bought about 20 years ago for £5.

Once I hooked it up I was surprised it worked traight away and I eventually got all my carts to work and even a couple of cassettes.

Now I'm quite interested in this system and what it can do.

I now have an SD2IEC so looking foward to exploring this computer's software library.

Oh yeah and my username is based on my actual name mixed with a certain looney toon. Made it up about 25 years ago and stuck with it.

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Re: Introduce Yourself: What's your User Name based on?

Postby orion70 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:22 am

Welcome and have fun with your Vic! Oh, that Looney tunes cartoon! I used to laugh with dad watching it on a b/w TV.. Sweet memories.

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Re: Introduce Yourself: What's your User Name based on?

Postby Leviset » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:50 pm

I played blues guitar for 2 years in the 60s with a band called The Leviset Blues Band. One of the members who I went to Grammar School with in Lichfield was Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac). I was also offered a job with The Bakerloo Blues Line alongside Clem Clemson (Humble Pie, Ginger Baker's Army which I turned down. I carried on playing as a Session Guitarist for many years.
When I first opened an EBay account many years ago I chose the name Leviset as my username as it was available (sorry Jeremy).

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Re: Introduce Yourself: What's your User Name based on?

Postby VanishingPoint76 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:27 pm

I had recently been turned on to a few youtube channels (8-Bit Guy, LGR) by an old work colleague and found they had at some point both reviewed my very first computer, the VIC-20. It brought back a wave of nostalgia and I became interested in re-acquiring one (along with the various accessories and games).
After perusing ebay for weeks I decided to pull the trigger on an older unit (2 prong power supply) and begin my trip down memory lane.
I am very interested in seeing what I can do with it from an adult perspective rather than an 8 year old. Probably much of the same ;)

My username is something I've had since my BBS days...One of my favourite movies (at least it was when I was 14) and the year I was born.

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