The Big ACL Opening

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Sat Oct 18 20:39:01 UTC 2008


On Sat, 2008-10-18 at 10:09 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-10-18 at 00:51 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> >> On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 18:31 -0400, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> >>> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 03:54:25PM -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> >>>> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Alan Cox <alan at redhat.com> wrote:
> >>>>>> FWIW, I really don't care, and am fine with uberpackager, ultrapacakger,
> >>>>>> and superpackager.
> >>>>> Super is probably sane enough but English has a long and distinguished
> >>>>> history of stealing other peoples words and using them wrongly so uber- in
> >>>>> English [ab]use is not atypical ;)
> >>>>>
> >>>> or adding them together... super-ultra-ginormous packager.
> >>>>
> >>>> super was used a lot so it was no longer super. I think that is when
> >>>> Ultra was the new super.. Uber was the 80's new Super since it 'should
> >>>> have' umlauts like any 'proper' Germanic word. I mean how else can you
> >>>> have a rock band name without umlauts.  I think gi-normous  is the
> >>>> current generations super...
> >>> How about a more neutral term?
> >>>
> >>> experiencedpackager
> >>> trustedpackager
> >>>
> >>> Here's some that imply scope rather than "l33tness"? (no, lets not use 
> >>> l33tpackager as fun as it sounds).  Since those packagers can touch 
> >>> (almost) all packages how about:
> >>>
> >>> globalpackager
> >>> universepackager
> >>> everypackager
> >> "Allpackager," kind of like "allspice."
> >>
> > 
> > OdinPackager? 
> > WednesdayPackager?
> > 
> Okay but then I insist on renaming the intro level Packager group to
> PugsleyPackager. :-)


Oh my god, we've tangentially referenced three cultural concepts away:

Allpackager -> all father (by pun)
all father -> odin (by norse pantheon)
odin -> wodin (nick name)
wodin -> wednesday (nick name)
wednesday -> pugsley (addams family)

our ability to make subtle references that even we eventually don't
understand kicks ass. :)

-sv






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