What does r937 mean, anyway?
Received the following email today:
I wanted to know what does your domain “r937” represent? I thought it is peculiar and thought provoking. But, for the most part, I am just bluntly curious!
Here's my reply:
thanks for the kind words
937 is just my favourite number, that's all (it's a long story)
when i first got my email address in 1996, it had to be at least 4 characters long and start with a letter -- firstname.lastname@example.org was already taken, so email@example.com seemed a natural
then when i went to get a domain name, 937.com was already taken so r937.com seemed a a great second choice
luckily, i was later able to snag the rudy.ca canadian domain, eh!
thanks again for writing
Update June 2003
Here's more about me and 937 in my interview as Member of the Month for May 2003 at Sitepoint Forums.