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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Several years ago I assembled what I thought were the cool sounding names from the set of all Crayola colors, and these are what I use for larger-project codenames. Still, within that set I try to obey the old hacker traditions in naming: multiple levels of meaning, and whenever possible, really horrific puns.
    • I've recently decided to name all my machines after the fight "sounds" (onomatopoeia) superimposed on the fight scenes of the old Batman [geocities.com] serial.

      And now I own:

      • splatt (the firewall)
      • klonk (the old laptop)
      • zowie (the machine hosted by an ISP)

      I can't wait to get new machines to name! ;-) I might even rename machines named after another scheme...

      Here's a page that list them all [usfamily.net]. And here's a oneliner to fetch those names:

      links -dump http://www.usfamily.net/web/wpattinson/otr/batman/batfight.htm
      | grep -E '^\|  '
      | cut -d'|' -f3
      | perl -lne 'print join$/,split/ +/'
      | sort -u
      • I've recently decided to name all my machines after the fight "sounds" (onomatopoeia) superimposed on the fight scenes of the old Batman serial.

        Very cool. I spent an hour or so trying to think of a naming scheme for our computers at work. I ended up using hobbit names for Macs and orc names for the Wintel boxes. :-) IIRC, frodo was the most common host name in a survey done a few years ago.
      • All our boxes were named /^flr[1-6]$/, and I demanded that the sysadmin come up with something new going forward. He's a sports guy, so I said "all sports names, please." So now we have blitz, divot, dinger and pigskin.
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        xoa