Back in the 1990’s, I signed on with AOL for Internet access. I forget exactly when, but I think it was probably 1997.
A couple years later, Comcast introduced broadband to my area, and I jumped on it.
But I kept AOL, because my wife liked it, and I figured it would be a backup for when Comcast Internet went down, which was fairly often back then.
Over time, I added a couple accounts to it for AIM: affiliateninja and later affiliatetip
Finally, my wife became a Gmail convert and closed the AOL account for good recently. And with it went my AIM names.
I figured they would stick around, since they were free to people now. I was wrong.
So anyway, if we were AIM buddies, I lost my buddy list and don’t have your user name.
My new name is affsum.