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We're all just a little mixed up here
Tuesday 18 January 2005, 6:34 pm
Keywords: Computer Topics
I renewed the mixed-up.com domain name today for another nine years.
We'll be happily dancing, computing and blowing smoke until at least
We've had this domain name since 1998. It has always been hosted at
Raw Bandwidth Communications,
although in 1998 they were known as Tsoft. Thanks to Chris Songer
for telling me about them (among many other things I owe him thanks for).
Why mixed-up.com? Well, the name goes back to way before the internet.
Around 1989, I had the late Milt Strong make me square dance badges
that said "Mixed-Up Squares." The name comes from the old C2 square
dance call "Mixed-Up Square Thru," which you can look up on the
square dance dictionary
The name is also a commentary on the skills of the square dancers I have
workshopped with over the years. :-) I've enjoyed "inducting" dancers
into the Mixed-Up Squares when I see them flailing in a C2 workshop,
unable to remember how to do "Fan the Top" (a mainstream call).
The mixed-up phenomenon is a little less noticable among round dancers.
It may be that in round dancing one has to work with only one other
dancer (the partner) in order to complete a routine. Thus the chances
of working with a mixed-up person is 86% lower when round dancing (there
is only one other person) than when square dancing (there are seven
This of course doesn't take into account that the person doing the
calculating is the one who is mixed up ... in that case, the chances
of having a mixed-up person in your couple or or square go up to near