I was thinking about usernames today. Choosing a username is a surprisingly difficult task; first, you have to think of something you like enough to have associated with your online identity, and then you have to hope that what you came up with is not taken. I thought it might be fun to explore how we each came up with our usernames.
While I am not particularly fond of my own username, it does show a few things about my personality. I can’t recall the first place I used the name RubyMineshaft, but it was ultimately the result of every better version I tried being already taken. I knew I wanted something containing the word “Ruby” (my favorite programming language ) and relating to natural rubies. Thus, I was eventually stuck with Mineshaft
I think the fact that I settled for something I wasn’t completely happy with is pretty telling, as I tend to do that in many areas of my life.