Alger (and Dolly) have finally won out. After a good long while, and way too many suggestions, I have made a small, very slight change to my name.
Gone is the underscore, and the somewhat unnecessary "g". New and improved is the apostrophe. With the combined effect of modernizing (since Blogger doesn't require the underscore anymore) and ties me in more with my Western roots.
Oh hell, who am I kidding? I'm doing this mostly so that I don't ever have to hear Dolly or Alger ever say "Get an apostrophe, Dave! Hey Dave, get an apostrophe! Why don't you just get an apostrophe, Dave?"
I GOT AN APOSTROPHE!