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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 08:05 am
farewell, underscores

"littlebluedog" has been my online handle, in some form or another, since about 1990, when I got my first email account in college and started goofing around on BBSs and Usenet.

I never bought into any of the early online service providers, because I had Internet access during college, and afterward, because I worked at one ... not that there was much to see that wasn't completely text-based, or so I thought; I didn't find Mosaic until about 1995, and then I was hooked.

When the first messaging clients showed up, "littlebluedog" was already taken on AIM, so I became "petitbleuchien" instead. I did manage to snag "littlebluedog" on Hotmail, my first web-based email account, then when Yahoo! email got popular, I switched over. However, "littlebluedog" was not available, so on December 10, 2001, I grabbed what I figured was the next best thing: "little_blue_dog."

I try to claim it whenever something new pops up, so I'm "littlebluedog" here on LJ, on gmail, Wiki, PayPal, eBay, del.icio.us, digg, and a host of other websites.

I don't know how often (if ever) Yahoo! purges inactive accounts and frees up potential usernames (I check every few months), but I mistakenly tried to login this morning with "littlebluedog," forgetting the underscores. Instead of the standard "incorrect password" message I expected, I received an "are you trying to set up a new account?" query.

OK, sure!

So I'm now "littlebluedog" on Yahoo! email.

gmail is slick, but I have some issues with the interface and still prefer Yahoo! email, so for now, I'll stick with it. Seven years is a long time, and it'll take some effort to change a lot of my site reg info. I'll keep checking the l_b_d account, pretty much because I get a perverse joy out of being in the vanguard of spam and hoax mail recipients.

So, wOOt!

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emakelle
Erin
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)

Guess it's too bad I never got around to the NGT.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)

TYHI.


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sistermaryeris
sistermaryeris
Bake, Love, Kickbox.
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)

I hear ya. :)

Congrats!


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drjeff
drjeff
Raoul Duke
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)

THIS IS HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)

EPIC.


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glowing_fish
glowing_fish
Matthew Harris
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)

I think you are the first person who I have heard say they prefer yahoo mail over gmail

Do you have an account on everything2?

You should go pick littlebluedog up on there.


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(Anonymous)
Friday, June 13th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)

It's the little things in life.


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