The internet is a terrifying place, filled with weirdos and freaks. I know, because we can smell our own. A long time ago, I switched handles from fraggle to fwaggle, because there were in excess of a thousand “fraggles” on IRC and only two fwaggles. It’s seemed like a pretty good way to stand out from the crowd.

Unfortunately there’s now lots of other folks out there also using the handle now, so I figured I’d sort out which ones were me and which aren’t and publicly disavow any knowledge of the ones that aren’t. Let’s start with the obvious:

Lots of other accounts out there are me, including some really regrettable posts on Usenet, archived for eternity. C’est la vie.