I got an invite during the early beta stages of Gmail so for one of the first times in my life I got email@example.com as opposed to having to go with some randomized variant (like, Huerta88 thx. Hotmail).
Except there are apparently a lot of firstname.lastname guys out there with my moniker. I’m intimately familiar, now, with the travel schedule of some suit in Phoenix, and know more than I ever wanted to about the alternative life style among South Beach realtors. There are a few others. Plus, I’m an obvious choice for randomly assembled spam lists.
It’s easy for my friends and family to remember, I guess, but I’m beginning to wonder if I don’t want to transition to something a lot more arbitrary and hard to stumble on (I kind of doubt it as even the somewhat-randomized Huerta88 dealie has me more plugged in to various Mexican and Colombian social circles and glurgey e-mails in Spanish than I have a real need for).
Anyone else have a similar Phyrric victory in firsting a username?