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Poll Results: What's the best title for my new application? (see below for details on application)

 
  • 37% (3)
    MOTD
  • 0% (0)
    TARDIM
  • 37% (3)
    MARDIS
  • 25% (2)
    None of those are good (something else specified below)
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post #1 of 7
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At my own behest (e.g. my own bright idea) I started writing this utility to help with my work flow at work -- the internal help desk at a small hospital. Help desk in this instance refers to 99% on the phone trying to resolve PC issues and describing how to push shift and 2 to get an "at sign". The hospital name starts with the letter "M" (not mercy).

Anyway the "application" is a small script I wrote in the lost technology called an html application -- it's basically windows script host utilizing HTML and IE's scripting languages/IE's DOM: a single file of HTML and VBScript thumb.gif

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It's currently called "KePD" (Keith's phonecall documenter". I enter in the IP address or host name of the user's PC and it spits out useful information such as OS, SP level, IE version, 32- or 64-bit, laptop or desktop, vendor/pc model/RAM/hdd space... Which I paste into the work order. It can also push shortcuts to various intranet sites and shortcuts to useful thins like the setup file for office 2003 with key filled it and SP3 for xp as a silent install.

Once it became useful on a daily basis I stopped developing it. I never really developed the GUI and there's a whole list of features I'd like to add.

So I'm thinking about a re-write to make the code cleaner and implement some of those features from the start. Just have to decide on a cool new title. Haven't come up with acronyms for these names, I just thought they sounded cool. MOTD already has an M in it so that one is convenient.

Anyone have any opinions one way or another on a new name?
 
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post #2 of 7
Whatever you pick, don't pick TARDIM. The first syllable + medical setting = problematic.
Edited by svenge - 5/26/13 at 3:33pm
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I went with Mardis. Agreed with the aforementioned reasoning for why TARDIS isn't best. Not to mention the pop-culture reference is a little cheesy.
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I didn't think of the non-pc angle of the tardim one. Referencing the tardis seems like it should work to me...highly capable and "bigger on the inside". What better thing to communicate in a utility...right?
 
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post #5 of 7
MOTD == message of the day - a common computing term. So you're better off picking something else. Though I think you're over thinking this name thing. Acryonms are very counter-intuitive and since there's going to be technologically illiterate people using this software, you might be better off picking a descriptive name (like "Troubleshooter")
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

MOTD == message of the day - a common computing term. So you're better off picking something else. Though I think you're over thinking this name thing. Acryonms are very counter-intuitive and since there's going to be technologically illiterate people using this software, you might be better off picking a descriptive name (like "Troubleshooter")

Actually it's just me and a few IT department co-workers who use it. 3 out of 9 people not including myself...that's like 33% penetration rate. I've got a software development future, I just know it. biggrin.gif

Anyway I doubt anybody there would recognize MOTD as an existing thing. I knew that by the way. That's why I chose it. I just liked it because it's kind of cool reference/inside joke and also already has "M" in it so that's convenient. Maybe...M-'s Online Troubleshooting Documenter...I don't know (not sure why I'm keeping the hospital name secret. Because it tells the internets exactly where I live I guess). I'd most likely just announce the new name as MOTD and tell everybody where it was on the network if they wanted to use it. Probably doesn't matter that it's a real acronym to anybody besides me.
 
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Originally Posted by subassy View Post

Actually it's just me and a few IT department co-workers who use it. 3 out of 9 people not including myself...that's like 33% penetration rate. I've got a software development future, I just know it. biggrin.gif

Anyway I doubt anybody there would recognize MOTD as an existing thing. I knew that by the way. That's why I chose it. I just liked it because it's kind of cool reference/inside joke and also already has "M" in it so that's convenient. Maybe...M-'s Online Troubleshooting Documenter...I don't know (not sure why I'm keeping the hospital name secret. Because it tells the internets exactly where I live I guess). I'd most likely just announce the new name as MOTD and tell everybody where it was on the network if they wanted to use it. Probably doesn't matter that it's a real acronym to anybody besides me.

Fair enough then smile.gif
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