I created tansqrx while I was in Calculus II. I needed a login for one of the school’s computer systems, and I was giving this some though during the afore mentioned Calculus class. I always liked tangent because it was the oddball function what looked completely different from sine and cosine. I also liked that you could square a trig function and the 2 was directly behind the function, such as sin^2(x).
Thus I created “tangent squared x” or “tan^2(x)” or “tansqrx”.
Well my surname is Bennett (also my nickname) however that name is usually taken on most servers I sign up to, however 8ennett hasn't been used by very many people at all online. My other online alias is Deathmonger (or DeathmongerB more recently) which I use mostly for gaming or hiding my identity. I've had that name ever since I first connected a computer to a phoneline.