2009-07-02

email address changing pain

On Jul 2, 2:13 pm, Tim Bradshaw wrote:
> On 2009-07-01 10:07:38 +0100, r...@rpw3.org (Rob Warnock) said:
>
> > But to do this "properly" would require starting with a *very* much
> > longer list, and then aggregating all of the obviously-identical people.
>
> Yes, for instance I had different addresses before around 1999, and
> after around 2004 as well.
>
> And of course Xah is actually me.

Thank you.

To add me too, me too have changed my address although i really don't like that.

from 1995 to 2000, i'm xah@best.com in newsgroup posts, before i had my own domain name.

from 2000 to about 2008, i'm xah@xahlee.org.

When google mail (gmail) came out, i have a account xahlee@gmail.com. But didn't use it until 2 or 3 years after. When google group came out, i have xah@xahlee.org as the account name. Over the past decade, google gradually rolled out now their tens of online services. (gmail, blogger, orkut, picassa, google code, web master services, igoogle, analytics, youtube... almost all doesn't provide a account merge at least in the early years of the service. Sometimes, when there's a major upgrade such as happened with blogger, they require you to create a new account.) So, i end up with xah@xahlee.org or xahlee@gmail.com or others when using various google services, and has to remember which is used on what, quite confusing and a pain in the ass.

but got tired of switching or relogging my google group accounts, and tried to consolidate it. So now my google newsgroup post is mostly xahlee@gmail.com.

Some misc notes regarding this:

Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 01:02:48 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: merge google accounts
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Accounts-API/browse_thread/thread/a179b4fd348900aa?tvc=2

Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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