What's the deal with the name hockeybuggy?

Whenever I tell someone what my email is, I get asked about the name hockeybuggy.

Back in the day

At the beginning of time1, gmail did not exist. On April 1st of 2004 Google announced the Gmail beta. At first the beta was invite only. Once you were invited to get a Gmail account, you received 10 invites you could send others.

On January 31st 2005, I received an invite from my older sister. I discovered the day that I created my account using the helpful advice of this page.

Being young I foolishly did not get douglasanderson@gmail.com. Instead, I got hockeybuggy@gmail.com, a combination of my favourite sport at the time: hockey and a modification of a nickname: buggy2

Why Keep It?

I have the name just about everywhere on the web. Since I have the .com as well as the same username on Github, Google, and Twitter and just about everywhere else, I don't think I will be changing it any time soon.

  1. >= 2003

  2. My family sometimes calls me 'bug'.