[hobbit] Status re. renaming and my health-issue

Josh Luthman josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Mon Aug 25 23:40:46 CEST 2008

Good luck at the hospital.  We'll all anticipate your return!

Josh Luthman
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--- Henry Spencer

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 5:36 PM, Henrik Stoerner <henrik at hswn.dk> wrote:

> To start with the eye-problems I've had, I am scheduled for surgery
> on Wednesday (Aug. 27). It's a relatively simple operation - I'll be
> out of the hospital the same day - but I cannot use my eyes normally
> for a few weeks after the operation. Meaning that I am not allowed
> to read, work with a computer, or drive a car for 2-4 weeks.
> So I'll be completely off-line during that period. Sorry, but that's
> the way it is.
> Now to the grand renaming debate. The last time I mentioned that I had
> another candidate, but I was waiting to see if the domain names were
> going to expire. Alas, they did not. The name I had in mind was
> "Sysdar", being short for "Systems Radar" - but phonetically also
> rather neat, since it brings in memories of "Big Sister" and hence
> "Big Brother".  It didn't quite work out. That doesn't mean I'll
> scratch that idea completely - it's still a good name, and there are
> no trademark registrations or anything else indicating that the name
> is used at all, so we could just work it out with a different domain
> name (e.g. sysdar.eu or sysdar.dk).
> My favourite right now is G-lance. I've noted that HP has the
> "GlancePlus" software, but I hope that won't be a problem due to
> the explicit dash and therefore the very different pronounciation.
> "hobbitmon" and "hobbeat" are outsiders. I'd have to get an OK for
> those from the Tolkien lawyers, and I am a bit sceptical about them
> accepting either. Also, I think they are OK names for people who
> know what Hobbit is about - but they have no meaning what so ever to
> new users (or PHB's).
> Nothing's going to change (obviously) for the next few weeks, so
> feel free to voice opinions and/or come up with good ideas until
> then.
> Regards,
> Henrik
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