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Brian Bankler
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While posting to Steffan O'Sullivan's RPG GotW thread, I noticed the following:
Me wrote:

Did you know that if you Google "Steffan o" then "O'Sullivan" is the first choice it offers? (Given cookies, I wonder if that's true for other people? Anyone?) Now I'm wondering how many geeks (BGG, RPG, etc) that's true for. Not many.


Google recognizes me only when my name is missing two letters!
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I share Google with a state representative, a school of self-defense, a famous rock groupie, a law firm, a construction management/land development company, and a cell phone fiend.

Oh, and I found this picture associated with my name:
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hamzy wrote:
Oh, and I found this picture associated with my name
You're a weird guy!

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hamzy wrote:
I share Google with a state representative, a school of self-defense, a famous rock groupie, a law firm, a construction management/land development company, and a cell phone fiend.

Oh, and I found this picture associated with my name:

Back in the good old days when dancing meant exploding, the idea was simple for a decent overloading. And with a multiple flash with no cords attached he came up with a more remote flash trigger. Its connected to an accessory to his hip and automatically fires in perfect synchro. But perhaps his more exciting development is his ANGLE. They call it The Dance.
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And for special effects he has six filters: three colored red with the others pilfered. If you really want to know what that means, he could throw a blue flash from 85 feet. But you might want to check out your own little output, so we devised a few simple and easy to crack contortions so you can bump and scrape all day through...with The Dance.
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I was surprised I only got as far as "ed h" when my name popped up. Only it wasn't me. Apparently, these is a somewhat well known (at least to others) softcore porn director named Ed Holzman. surprise
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I want one of those belts.
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There's a fairly famous US comedian with the same name as me. I think my faccebook is on the first page of search results though.
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"Luke Mo" brings up Luke Morris as the ninth option down.

The 19th suggested site is my Boardgamegeek designer page. Can't complain I suppose, it's hardly an uncommon name.

It just irks me that some other British Luke Morris mid-20s guy always seems so show up before me with his facebook, twitter etc etc. The swine.
There's also a jockey with my name, someone who works in movies and a couple of sportsmen so I've definitely got competition for name superiority.
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Mine doesn't ever come up...
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I got some Facebook and MySpace hits for my name--which isn't me since I'm not on either site. Some interesting photos of NOT ME women.

I had to type in my entire first name and 3 letters of my last name before it suggested me.
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"Mike Chapel"

GIS #2(playing D&D of all things, and it includes Hamzy!).:



Sadly I share a name of a murdering Marine who takes all the first couple of pages of Google, and the first GIS...

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Interesting. I think I should close down my Facebook account.
I have tried this previously and had zero results (I have an unusual name). Now I get 6,600 results, all of the early responses being deemed unsavoury by WOT (Web Of Trust, get it on either Firefox or IE). The only place I have used my real name has been Facebook (and I now wish I hadn't) and occasionally an online store (where I usually only use my initial, not my name). Facebook is clearly the difference this time, despite my enabling every security feature they have.
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This may be influenced by your browser history, etc.

At home, I come up first, with just my last initial - ahead of two current Major League Baseball players...
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I had to get to "Jason Spea" before it suggests me, but searching for "Jason Spears" the 1st, 2nd, 5th & 6th are all me. In order of topic, its Lego, Lego, Lego then my BGG game designer page.
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As Steve, I'm second, after a Toronto industrial designer and before an trucking co. account exec. in Texas.
As Stephen, I get all the "Steve" results.
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Wow, some guy named me has his own website called me .com

Hey, look, I'm a Spanish teacher! And there are 25 me's on LinkedIn.

I'm in the news in Australia, because, apparently, I play rugby for Fremantle.

And, you heard it here first, folks, I'm the "hottest property in the VFL".


In goes the middle name. Now I'm a doctor, Member of Anesthesia Services.

Wow, I'm everywhere!

Geez, where's me? Oh, wait, I'm a "Mike" to you guys... Hang on...

Right on! I have a baseball card! He doesn't look like me though. Still, I should pick that up.

And there I am playing cricket in '92.

Nope, I'm obscure, even if my namesakes ain't!!
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I'm glad google doesn't suggest me
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Google didn't suggest me at all, although I only checked 4 pages.

Yahoo on the other hand had me on the second page. For a geeklist no less.
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