Jim Nielsen’s Online Handles blog post caught my eye. I figured I would share too.

Recently I started using jthingelstad just for clarity. However, decades prior I always went by thingles, which was my very first Unix account username at the U of MN. It was just my last name truncated to eight characters, but the list had misspelled and transposed the e and l in my name.

I embraced it, but it aggravated even more the most common misspelling of my name.