Ever wondered where that appellation came from? Ok, maybe not, but in the last three years I have often wondered where the different UIDs originated. Names like "allen," "mrainey" and "zridling" are not too tough to guess at but, nicknames like, "Tinjaw," "app103," "f0dder" "Ampa" and "Innuendo" intrigue me. There has to be a story behind those monikers, for sure. Take mine; for instance,... "CodeTRUCKER."
My UID, "CodeTRUCKER" was born because I have been a professional TRUCKER for 20+ years and I own (as in, "paid for") my Volvo VNL770 tractor. I am a degreed Computer Programmer, but I still can do a modicum of "Code"-ing, in spite of the degree.
The only thing is, this has backfired among my associates. Read on...
The world of the Trucker is laden with regulations and "codes" we have to adhere to in order to operate and my fellow-truck drivers ALWAYS read my "CodeTRUCKER" as me being a goody-two-shoes driver that never breaks any law and only does everything "by the book." I have to explain that I "code," as in "program" computers to keep the lynch mobs to a minimum.
Ok, now it is your turn. While I hope no one feels compelled to reveal any deep, dark secrets, I am persuaded that I am not the only one who was curious when seeing a post by "Mouser."