* The reason I came up with "iSteve" back in the 1990s is because so many people get wrong the spelling of either my first name ("Steven," not "Stephen" as in Stephen Jay Gould -- why did his Marxist dad name him after the most notorious robber baron of the 19th Century, anyway?) or last name ("Sailer," not "Sailor" or "Saylor" or "Sayler" or "Seiler" or whatever). It was more reasonable for me to change to something easy to remember how to spell when searching on Alta Vista or Yahoo than for me to expect everybody else to remember how to spell my name.
P.S. I appreciate commenters who have taken the time to give Erasmussimo's real name, but I won't approve them because I don't like to out anybody. So, if you were planning to write a long comment on the subject, let me point out that nobody will read it except me. (This is not to imply that I don't like hearing gossip about who is really whom, but I try not to pass it on.)