Most of you know me as Double-O (and some of you poor souls have even tried to pronounce my whole gamertag in party chats), but the name most people in my "real" life know me by is Paul. OO111111 is one of many pseudonyms I've come up with over the years, and it's one that's stuck because of what it means. I've explained it to a few of you, but for all those who don't know, it means "?" in binary. Why a question mark? Why in binary?
Simply put, I treasure and applaud curiosity; in myself, and especially in others. Unfortunately, curiosity is something I seem to see less and less of as I get older. The desire to question, the desire to explore, to learn, to attempt to understand are all profoundly beautiful things, especially in consideration of the finite lives we all live. The question mark, at least to me, is the ideal symbol to represent the beauty in curiosity. It's also part of a tattoo I have on the back of my neck, although the tattoo is a hybrid symbol I came up with years ago: ".?." There's a story behind that as well, but I'll leave it to you to find out. You're welcome to ask, and like I said, I applaud curiosity.
As far as the binary goes, well, it's partially out of necessity (because most websites and online services won't allow you to simply have a question mark as your username), and partially out of my love for the digital realm. When you consider the utter simplicity of binary code along with the fact that humanly unfathomable complexities can be interpreted, and expressed to us coherently, and in aesthetically pleasing ways through mere 1s and 0s, it's astounding that we live in such times where we can take such things for granted.
Incidentally, I've had to substitute letters for zeros numerous times due to the aforementioned website username restrictions. I'm not sure why a solely numeric username is seldom ever allowed, though I imagine it might have something to do with reducing the numbers of bot-generated usernames that might be used for spam.
Anyway, that's the story of my name. If any of you would like to know me further, feel free to ask questions, obviously.