in reply to Name Space
Somewhen in 1995, I needed a nickname for IRC. As I liked to play with my E-guitar (a Fender Stratocaster) very much, my nick became Strat, first on IRC, and then in RL, too, when I got to know more and more people from IRC.
A short explanation is also on my homenode...
perl -le "s==*F=e=>y~\*martinF~stronat~=>s~[^\w]~~g=>chop,print"