in reply to Name Space

Well, us people from Berne, Switzerland, are generally known to be slow, so no wonder I only just now stumbled over this node...

My last name is Schumacher, and sometime back in school (way back really...) someone started calling me Schumi. To think that the nickname that stuck to me for the rest of my school career and beyond that was created by someone I didn't even like very much. Oh well...

For all those who are either living in Europe or know otherwise about a rather famous Formula One driver called Michael Schumacher, let me make two points:

With a famous namesake like this, try to find a domain name still available... :-/

So this is the rather boring history of my nick. Thanks to George Sherston for this node. As I don't have the time to read all the replies right now, this is going to be a place to come back to for some time... :-)


There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. - George Carlin

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Re: Re: Name Space
by tretin (Friar) on Jan 01, 2002 at 11:22 UTC
    tretin is a shortening of the medication Tretinoin (I hope I spelled that right). I saw the med on a pen at the hospital a few months back (I'm invovled in a clinical rotation program geared towards those interested in medicine, only I decided halfway through the year to switch career paths and go comp. science, but that's another node altogether...) and I thought it sounded cool so I started using it as my nick on several different platforms (email addresses to video games). Before that I was using the name Haldol (which is an anti-physcosis drug I think) and before that I was using the nick azch which is a combination of my first and last name.