Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Name your GUIDs

Here is a little idea that came to me while waiting for my computer to become responsive again (don't ask):

Wouldn't it be really cool, if there was a name generator for GUIDs? You could submit a GUID and claim a name. That way, people could talk about GUIDs on the phone:

  • Guy on phone: I'm having problems with foobaz
  • Supporter: Oh, you want to check the registry for the GUID "PurpleRain"
  • Guy on phone: (checks up GUID via webservice)
I'll have to think some more about this... You'd want to make sure the names are easy to pronounce, easy to type and hard to get wrong. I'm sure someone has done similar stuff before.