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From: Eric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net>
To: mongrel-unicorn@rubyforge.org
Subject: the naming of "Unicorn"
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:29:16 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20101211012916.GA23201@dcvr.yhbt.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20101210190448.GA6534@dcvr.yhbt.net>

In case more people are interested, I originally posted the following to
ruby-core: http://mid.gmane.org/20101210190448.GA6534@dcvr.yhbt.net

Eric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net> wrote:
> zuerrong <zuerrong@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2010/12/10 Tony Arcieri <tony.arcieri@medioh.com>:
> > > And Unicorns are fantastical mythical creatures!
> > >
> > yep that indicates it's not prepare for the actual use.
> There's no shiny website, commercial support, or even a web-based
> bug tracker, so of course it's not ready for actual use! :>
> Anyways, in case somebody wanted to know how I named it:
> I originally wanted to call it "Unicron", in honor of a track posted by
> a Kiwi[1] many years ago to a Usenet group we frequented:
>    http://unicorn.bogomips.org/unicron.mp3
> I swapped the "ro" for "or" because:
> a) it might be confused as a "cron"-workalike
> b) I could get sued by whoever owns the rights to the name (Hasbro?)
> The "Uni" has two meanings:
> 1) it signifies "one", being single-threaded compared to its ancestor
> 2) it shares 3 characters with its intended platform: UNIX
> Of course, unicorns are awesome, too :)  It's also a constant
> reminder to never take things too seriously ;>
> [1] - It's been many years, but I could try getting in touch with him
>       if you guys like it :)
> -- 
> Eric Wong
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2010-12-11  1:29         ` Eric Wong [this message]
2010-12-11  1:38           ` the naming of "Unicorn" ghazel

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