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Renaming the MathLAN

Now that Math/Stats and Computer Science have split, not just in name, but also physically, it seems that we may want to choose a different name to refer to the Computer Science Local Area Network. I have suggested CS-LAN, but people tend to find that too filled with capital letters. Other not-very-good possibilities include The LAN and Geek LAN . -- SamR


Perhaps something farther off the wall is needed.

I recall a time a few years ago when someone who was inspired by my use of "frogs" as a metasyntactic variable for filenames ( frogs.txt , frogs.html , etc.) in documentation distributed several dozen tiny fuzzy toy frogs around the MathLAN lab. We could adopt the frog as the totem animal for our side of the network, give it some Web-2.0-style name like Ribitt, develop a logo with a frog or two in it, call the lab rooms "Lilypond" and "Batrachia", etc, etc. -- Stone 16:39, 30 July 2007 (CDT)

Flickr provides several thousand photographs of frogs that are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. -- Stone 10:44, 2 August 2007 (CDT)

Incidentally, I also use spelvin as a metasyntactic variable for user names and bourbaki as a metasyntactic variable for workstations.

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Now that Math/Stats and Computer Science have split, not just in name, but also physically, it seems that we may want to choose a different name to refer to the Computer Science Local Area Network.  I have suggested CS-LAN, but people tend to find that too filled with capital letters.  Other not-very-good possibilities include ''The LAN'' and ''Geek LAN''.  -- ''SamR''

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Perhaps something farther off the wall is needed.

I recall a time a few years ago when someone who was inspired by my use of "frogs" as a metasyntactic variable for filenames (<tt>frogs.txt</tt>, <tt>frogs.html</tt>, etc.) in documentation distributed several dozen tiny fuzzy toy frogs around the MathLAN lab.  We could adopt the frog as the totem animal for our side of the network, give it some Web-2.0-style name like Ribitt, develop a logo with a frog or two in it, call the lab rooms "Lilypond" and "Batrachia", etc, etc. -- [[User:Stone|Stone]] 16:39, 30 July 2007 (CDT)

Flickr provides [http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=frog&l=1&page=3 several thousand photographs of frogs] that are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. -- [[User:Stone|Stone]] 10:44, 2 August 2007 (CDT)

Incidentally, I also use <tt>spelvin</tt> as a metasyntactic variable for user names and <tt>bourbaki</tt> as a metasyntactic variable for workstations.
Topic revision: r2 - 2010-07-14, JeffLeep
 

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