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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Monday May 08, 2006
10:04 AM


[ #29556 ]
I come up with the best names for things. If you want to write a flexible, dynamic, plugin-full DNS server in Perl, call it "Dense". It's nice and short, it has D N and S in it (in the correct order) and it sounds cool too!
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  • Sure it's got the usual meaning: "Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact". I don't want to rain on your parade but at least on this side of the pond it also means "Stupid; gross; crass".

    Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

  • See also, how the samba [] name come to life: grepping /usr/share/dict/words for words that contain the letters SMB.
  • There's some other idiom with mighty in it. 'That's mighty **** of you.' But I can't remember what it is.