RE: About Themes for Fake Names

Subject: RE: About Themes for Fake Names
From: "Lisa Wright" <liwright -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 08:36:56 -0700


This is common for networks (servers), conference rooms, etc. The
conference rooms on each floor in my building have a theme, varying from
movies to trees indigenous to the Rocky Mountains. A developer I know
once wrote a hilarious, pseudo-serious document about the "Server Naming
Methodology." He wrote, in part:

"The prevailing method of server naming involves advance planning to
select a thematic content area (TCA) sufficient to yield enough
anthropomorphic proper nouns to uniquely identify each new server."

Lisa

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Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 5:52 AM
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Subject: About Themes for Fake Names



At least twice we've had discussions here about people using names along
a theme (like the Three Stooges or members of a famous band) for
examples in screenshots. Apparently, we aren't the only ones who do
that:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=529&e=3&cid=529&u=/ap/2
0020719/ap_en_tv/drainage_simpsons_1

The gist of the article for those who can't check the link: Minnesota
Department of Transportation has started naming their drainage ponds
after characters from The Simpsons, Star Wars, and Happy Days.


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References:
About Themes for Fake Names: From: bryan . westbrook

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