While posting to Steffan O'Sullivan's RPG GotW thread, I noticed the following:
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!
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.
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.
As grey traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky, the three travellers, men of Willowdale, emerge from the forest's shadow. Fording the river, they turn south, journeying into the dark and forbidding lands of The Necromancer...
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.
"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.
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.