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This is a discussion on Name Stories within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by webmaster My name came about from the common use of the word webmaster to refer to one ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by webmaster
    My name came about from the common use of the word webmaster to refer to one who runs a site.
    I still think you should go with something along the lines of that dark war-lord thing I had going.

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    *remembers back to old post of what we thought the webmaster looked like...hehe*

    my name's kinda easy to figure out, I actually got the name from my dad when he was signing up for a C&C account (another really good strategy series) and his name was rverkoey, so we figured it would be fitting if mine was jverkoey.

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    The Webmaster, and what we think of him.

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    > *remembers back to old post of what we thought the webmaster looked like...hehe*

    I hear he's 9 feet tall and shoots lightning bolts out his ass.

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    You don't have to be so disrespectful about his "condition"...

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    Stories behind our names?

    What are you talking about? My parents named me this!

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    Well, my story is simple and short.

    I ran into alot of these in my early years of programming.


    - Stack Overflow
    Segmentation Fault: I am an error in which a running program attempts to access memory not allocated to it and core dumps with a segmentation violation error. This is often caused by improper usage of pointers, attempts to access a non-existent or read-only physical memory address, re-use of memory if freed within the same scope, de-referencing a null pointer, or (in C) inadvertently using a non-pointer variable as a pointer.

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    I'm sure no one will ever guess the story behind mine!
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach L.
    I'm sure no one will ever guess the story behind mine!
    I suppose not, Mr. Zachery L.
    Segmentation Fault: I am an error in which a running program attempts to access memory not allocated to it and core dumps with a segmentation violation error. This is often caused by improper usage of pointers, attempts to access a non-existent or read-only physical memory address, re-use of memory if freed within the same scope, de-referencing a null pointer, or (in C) inadvertently using a non-pointer variable as a pointer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach L.
    I'm sure no one will ever guess the story behind mine!
    Yeah, but what's with the toaster?
    "Think not but that I know these things; or think
    I know them not: not therefore am I short
    Of knowing what I ought."
    -John Milton, Paradise Regained (1671)

    "Work hard and it might happen."
    -XSquared

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    Muahaha! You have been fooled! It is Zachary.

    Ever seen Red Dwarf? It's got Talkie the Toaster (my avatar). "You know, I've been thinking -- maybe there's more to life than just heating bread." Talkie is awesome.
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    >.I hear he's 9 feet tall and shoots lightning bolts out his ass.<<

    hehe

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

    there are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - franz kafka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach L.
    I'm sure no one will ever guess the story behind mine!
    isn't b/c of the crush you had on the zach character from saved by the bell? well that's what i thought anyway.

    mines from a feist book.
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    No idea.
    Visit entropysink.com - It's what your PC is made for!

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    My name is Adrian. Back in about 1977 the colleges computer system asked me to enter my initials. I don't have a middle name so entered AW - it burped and said, no, include your middle initial. It would not let me go further without putting a middle initial in, so on a whim, I entered X for the unknown.

    I have been known as AXW or adrianxw ever since.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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    That's pretty cool, adrian. I had no idea.

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