Rick Schaut blogged about vanity plates recently, which reminded me of a few fun ones I've seen:
Of course, for any geeky vanity plate, you need a good license plate holder.
<br>54 4A 46
<br>Fastest read was 5 seconds. Takes most people several minutes
Some people really love their work too. Back when I read Essential COM by Don Box I remember reading that he had a plate with "IUNKNWN". That is dedication.
<br><a target="_new" href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/02/12/TalkingTo/default.aspx">http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/02/12/TalkingTo/default.aspx</a>
IMIMC currently, recommended by a friend for my uncanny connection to the internet. I've been debating the future. I think 370455V is the forerunner. But that's not exactly geeky.
My friend, a rabid Star Wars fan, had "SLAVE1". Another fan had "TREKKIE", I think he still does.
Mine says EXXPLOR cause I drive an Explorer.
here are two more geek license plate holders:
<br><a target="_new" href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/stickers/36b7/">http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/stickers/36b7/</a>
<br>and everyone's favorite:
<br><a target="_new" href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/stickers/36dc/">http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/stickers/36dc/</a>
Absolutely bizarre ... I was in the Redmond area on business several years ago and saw the MICROSFT plate (or, as you say, some derivation) while driving in traffic - I believe it was a maroonish clunker of a car, but I can't be certain. I do, however, distinctly recall trying to negotiate my way through traffic in an attempt to see who was driving, alas to no avail. This is probably a good thing, as I would've come as a mighty shock to see Bill G. at the helm!
Last time I was down at UofI I remember seeing an Escort wagon parked outside of DCL with 'RM RF 8' on it.
I always wanted a personal plate so I now have M 500 AMF (it was either that or change my name to S893 UOW which i didn't particularly fancy)
<br>Last time I was at MS Campus in Reading, UK, I saw a land rover parked outside building 2 with the number plate X 80 X.. (I cant remember the last two characters :S)
One of the best ones I've seen was someone had a plate that said WYSIWYG on it. Rock on.