However, I just popped over to FaceBook (which, to be perfectly honest, I really "don't use") and managed to snag http://www.facebook.com/btripp!
There was this big "land rush" last night and I'd seen enough folks on Twitter posting about getting their preferred name, so I figured I'd drop in and see what was left after all those "cheap imitation" BTRIPPs (and even cheap imitation Brendan Tripps) had been through.
Amazingly, there it was, all nice and shiny, "BTRIPP" mine for the taking!
Now I'll have to add another tab over on my new Ning site (I'm putting together a one-stop-shopping node for all my internet blitherings) for it!
Needless to say, this is just about the nicest thing to happen to me in weeks.