The email from my “space” on Windows Live came as a complete surprise, as I had no advance notice that Microsoft was killing the whole “spaces” thing. I had mixed feelings about dropping my “Okanagan BC Guy” in favor of my name, but it seemed prudent to register my name before someone else took it. Same reasoning behind grabbing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and so on. There’s no shortage of we Joneses in the world. I accept that by going public I open myself up to being attacked by people who I have wronged, but I feel that it may also allow my kids to find me if they want to, and this is the most important thing. The good outweighs the bad, at least I hope so.