Joe Ganley

I make software and sometimes other things.


Due to Blogger's termination of support for FTP, this blog is no longer active.

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Years ago, the first time I worked at Cadence, my username was "ganley". I left to go to a startup, where my username was "joe", and when Cadence acquired that startup I kept the username "joe". I quickly discovered that this was a mistake, since spammers send to name@domain for every common name. Only much later did I discover that "ganley" would have been better for another reason: I worked on an open source project, and my username still appears in some of the CVS tags in the source code. It would be much cooler if it was "ganley" instead of "joe" - after all, "joe" could be anyone, right?