By the time you read this, I will have become LJ user "yakshaver". (For those who don't know the term, the jargon file definition is reasonable, though flavorless. The GSB announcement in which the term first escaped the AI lab provides much more flavor.[1 Why I chose this to be my new LJ username is left as an exercise for the reader.
I would like to assume that changing one's username on LJ is seamless and I won't fall off of anyone's friendlist, nor vice versa. But I've made my living from computers for over 18 years now: Murphy's law is my guide.
1 GSB (Girl Scout Benefit) is, or at least used to be, a regular weekly gathering at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Some people claim that GSB really stands for "Grad Student Beer"; I have no idea how such scurrilous rumor could have gotten started.