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- Subject: OT: E mail ids
- From: G Vishwanath <gvshwnth(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
- Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 00:15:50 -0700 (PDT)
List, This is to inform those of you who often write privately to me that I now have an additional and "easier to type and remember" e mail id. And that is <vish(--nospam--at)hiqonline.com> Vish is short for the common Indian name Vishwanath hiq is an abbreviation of my company's name ((HI-Q Design & Detailing Pvt Ltd) My official e mail id which I use for all official work is hiq(--nospam--at)hiqonline.com but this is shared with all my staff and I don't use it for personal mails. My present personal "tongue twister" email id, which is over 6 years old and which is still valid is <gvshwnth(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> I have had a problem giving this email id to people over the phone or in oral conversation. It's simply unpronounceable and left my listeners clicking their tongues in sympathy or disgust after they have begged my pardon at least twice as I tried to tell them my email id and they tried to note it down accurately. I would spell out each letter G--V--S--H--W--N--T--H slowly and clearly and they would still get at least one character wrong. The "V" would end up as "B", "T" would become "D" and I have missed receiving many mails from them as a consequence. I have only myself to blame. When I registered for a yahoo email id over six years ago, I tried the usual vishwanath and had no luck. There are just too many of us out there stalking cyber space. Even prefixing G to vishwanath met with failure to gain acceptance. I tried the usual abbreviations : Vish, vishwa, GV. Still no luck. Yahoo would faithfully report like a conscientious clerk that the e mail id I coveted is copyright and not allowed. It would helpfully suggest an alternative e mail id which was nothing but some random number suffixed to my preferred name, and further corrupted by an irritating hyphen or an underscore character. I would have none of that. I hated having some strange number tagged on to my name. That made me an insignificant entity. My desire to have a unique identity was being denied to me. I refused to be recognized as a mere number like some criminal sporting a numbered tag around his neck, or an immature school or college boy identified better by a roll number than by his name. Desperately I tried some fancy names which had nothing to do with my real name but hinted at some traits in my personality. I tried PolarBear(--nospam--at)yahoo.com I tried IceCream(--nospam--at)yahoo.com I tried Igloo(--nospam--at)yahoo.com (I simply love these furry animals and collect pictures of them and have often fantasized getting away from it all and journeying to the Poles and living in an igloo with a couple of Polar bears as my pets, slurping ice-cream all day while these lovable creatures faithfuly stood on guard and scared away any fabricator who came near asking when I am shipping his shop dwgs.) No luck. Even these names were taken. Out of desparation I went back to my name G Vishwanath and stripped of the vowels and ended up with gvshwnth and offered that to the fussy yahoo email id allotting software. I hit paydirt. Yahoo most reluctantly accepted this crazy name. I've been stuck with this name ever since. It's served me faithfully but it's time I had some consideration for others. I now find myself using and quoting my email id more often. In online forms that I fill out (and also in printed paper forms), in polite conversation at parties and gatherings. (Previously I would be giving my telephone number. Nowadays it's my cell phone number and email id). In fact just about any thing now requires me to quote my email id. So its time I had something simple and easy to pronounce, tell and remember. So vish(--nospam--at)hiqonline.com is my new choice. I will continue to use the old faithful gvshwnth(--nospam--at)yahoo.com for some more time and gradually phase it out. My friends on this list are requested to note this and start using this in their future mails to me. Regards Vish =========== __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com ******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* *** * Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp * * This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers * Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To * subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to: * * http://www.seaint.org/sealist1.asp * * Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you * send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted * without your permission. Make sure you visit our web * site at: http://www.seaint.org ******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********
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