The name game



  •  The company I work for recently moved; and the company has a contest to come up with names for the conference rooms.

    Quoted verbatim from a fellow software engineer:

     

    Here’s
    my submission for the Name Game:

    Old Name

    New Name

    North room

    {3C3C4CA6-F319-46A8-B5AB-DF683CFF9E31}

    B401

    {9F41210D-A3CE-4CA2-B1A8-8AF132CD7FDB}

    B402

    {C54C46EB-2975-48DE-94EE-0E5133866389}

    B403

    {E02D0A25-FA0C-4DA4-9C4E-CBE36E674025}

    B303

    {93B10DBF-BC1D-469D-A14E-01437DC2C3D5}

    South room

    {EDB6D162-EAD9-4460-91E8-68CDD1FD3C8A}

    West 1

    {2F47933F-D2C2-431D-A77E-9E3417DB7EFB}

    West 2

    {D41468DB-8AD9-405E-BDBB-FB86F3F0CFDC}

    Exec conf room

    {3C50D586-67F5-4A81-82E7-35711B75A9B9}

    Next to copier

    {726331F3-DF67-4931-8C5C-98B910262F09}

     



  • A buddy of mine got a conference room named "0 row(s) returned". I thought that was pretty good.



  • If you're going that route, might I suggest some Klingon numeric characters.



  •  I quite like, "Al Qaeda Terrorist Cell", as a name.



  • I vote for naming the rooms after popular exceptions (NullException, StackOverflowException,etc.), because you're only really going to have meetings when something is going terribly wrong.



  • You NEED to make sure one room is called 404.

    And send everybody there when they ask for directions.



  • @dogbrags said:

    Next to copier
     

    Still, this name takes the cake. You should keep it.



  • That's pretty funny.  On first glance I thought it was an actual WTF.



  • @dogbrags said:

     The company I work for recently moved; and the company has a contest to come up with names for the conference rooms.
     

    When we had leased space in a building, the conference rooms were all lettered: Conference Room A through Conference Room G.  Once got tagged in the hall and asked to attend a meeting that was already starting; told them I'd be right there but first I had to go to Conference Room P.

    When we moved into a building that the company owned, the rooms were named after minerals:  The Slate Room, The Turquoise Room, etc.  After our first meeting in The Amethyst Room, I managed to get everybody calling it The Atheist Room instead.



  • @dogbrags said:

    West 1

    West 2

     

    west 3

    West.bak

    West old

    West Copy (3)

    Kopie van West (3)

    West 24 jan

    West_do_not_delete

     West20120206

     West20120207

     West20120207_real

    _West

    /backup_from_live/West 1
    /backup_from_live/West 2
    /backup_from_live/West 3

     



  • Why hardcode names? Hell, why hard code the rooms at all!

     I think you should knock out all the walls between the conference rooms, and install a series of sliding and moving seperators instead. Then people can configure the size and shape of the conference room, and can call the conference room whatever best suites them and their unique need.

    Conference room 2.0, man!



  • Perhaps embed the ascii of some appropriate text (such as the old name, or something rude) into the GUID.  They'll never know.



  • Name them after sci-fi planets! SR-388, Gallifrey, QonoS, Krypton, etc. Though I suppose QonoS would lead to a lot of confusion... "Let's meet in the coneys room!" "The what?" "The coneys room?" "Oh, you mean the chrono room?"



  • @dhromed said:

    You NEED to make sure one room is called 404.

    And send everybody there when they ask for directions.

    I was in an office building a month ago (the kind where they rent small offices to start-ups) and was a "web design" company with their office in suite 403.  I giggled a little to myself when I saw that.


  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    I was in an office building a month ago (the kind where they rent small offices to start-ups) and was a "web design" company with their office in suite 403.  I giggled a little to myself when I saw that.
     




  • @UrzaMTG said:

    I vote for naming the rooms after popular exceptions (NullException, StackOverflowException,etc.), because you're only really going to have meetings when something is going terribly wrong.

    Unless you're doing agile, of course.  In which case I would name the room: "Scrum Bucket".  Guess what I'd name the hot receptionist?

     



  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    I was in an office building a month ago (the kind where they rent small offices to start-ups) and was a "web design" company with their office in suite 403.  I giggled a little to myself when I saw that.
     

    Our suite is 410. I guess I should update my resume. :|



  • @hoodaticus said:

    Guess what I'd name the hot receptionist?
    What, "Officer, she TOLD me she wanted me!!!"?  Or maybe "Her mouth said 'no', but her eyes said 'no', too. No matter, that's what we have roofies for".

    Seems kind of drawn out to me...



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    I was in an office building a month ago (the kind where they rent small offices to start-ups) and was a "web design" company with their office in suite 403.  I giggled a little to myself when I saw that.
     

    Our suite is 410. I guess I should update my resume. :|

    Well, at least you got to work next door to your wife in Suite 411.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    Our suite is 410. I guess I should update my resume. :|

    Well, at least you got to work next door to your wife in Suite 411.

    I went to look at [url="http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html"]the other response codes[/url] to come up with an equally "appropriate" response, but after reading that list, I'd be here all day.

    Goddamn filthy-minded geeks, they are.




  • You should just buy a bunch of these, and tack them on the doors.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    Our suite is 410. I guess I should update my resume. :|

    Well, at least you got to work next door to your wife in Suite 411.

     

    I went to look at the other response codes to come up with an equally "appropriate" response, but after reading that list, I'd be here all day.

    Goddamn filthy-minded geeks, they are.

    300 (Multiple Choices) - YAY!
    305 (Use Proxy) - If you're into that sort of thing...
    307 (Temporary Redirect) - Her monthly "friend" is visiting... Again, YAY!
    402 (Payment required) - Just make sure she's not a cop
    406 (Not Acceptable) - It was worth a try...
    413 (Request Entity Too Large) - Fine, I'll just put it back in it's holster, and LEAVE!
    417 (Expectation Failed) - Never happened to me... Honest!



  • I used to work for a company that made a habit out of naming conference rooms after popular cities and other place names. Quite a common thing to do, I guess. I'm a big fan of Iceland and I always thought it funny to assign Icelandic place names to all the rooms. Like, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Svínafellsfjall, Eyjafjallajökull, Hraunsfjarðarvatn, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður and the like. Would be quite funny to listen to people trying to even pronounce those names. (No, you won't get it right without serious study of the pronunciation rules.:-)



  • Mental note for the evil annoying lair: give several conference rooms the name "the other room."



  • @dhromed said:

    @dogbrags said:

    Next to copier
     

    Still, this name takes the cake. You should keep it.

     

    but in that case you definitely have to make sure there's no copier nearby it

     Edit: and have the copier right next to some unrelated conference room.



  •  As it doesn't seem to have been suggested yet, how about room 101 for one of them? Probably more culturally relevent for the UK though...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_101



  •  @SEMI-HYBRID code said:

    but in that case you definitely have to make sure there's no copier nearby it

     Edit: and have the copier right next to some unrelated conference room.

    Put the copier on a wheeled platform.

     



  • @dhromed said:

     @SEMI-HYBRID code said:

    but in that case you definitely have to make sure there's no copier nearby it

     Edit: and have the copier right next to some unrelated conference room.

    Put the copier on a wheeled platform.

     

    ...then change its position every week and swap the conference room names so the one named "Next to copier" is always furthest away from it?

     



  • @dhromed said:

     @SEMI-HYBRID code said:

    but in that case you definitely have to make sure there's no copier nearby it

     Edit: and have the copier right next to some unrelated conference room.

    Put the copier on a wheeled platform.

     

    Put a copier next to each room.

    Or put a copier next to one room, and a large printer that isn't a copier next to each of the others. 

    And put them all on wheeled platforms and switch them around every day.

     



  • @SEMI-HYBRID code said:

    @dhromed said:

     @SEMI-HYBRID code said:

    but in that case you definitely have to make sure there's no copier nearby it

     Edit: and have the copier right next to some unrelated conference room.

    Put the copier on a wheeled platform.

     

    ...then change its position every week and swap the conference room names so the one named "Next to copier" is always furthest away from it?

     

    ... And then buy a second copier.

     



  • @dhromed said:

    Put the copier on a wheeled platform.

    Schedule several conferences concurrently. While the one in "next to the copier" is on its lunch break, move the copier one door down.



  •  After a month, add a second copier.



  • @dhromed said:

     After a month, add a second copier.

    A month later, remove all the copiers from the floor.



  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    @dhromed said:

     After a month, add a second copier.

    A month later, remove all the copiers from the floor.
     

    And put them next to the loading dock next time FedEx stops by, and see how many managers you can ship cross-country.

     



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    @dhromed said:

     After a month, add a second copier.

    A month later, remove all the copiers from the floor.
     

    And put them next to the loading dock next time FedEx stops by, and see how many managers you can ship cross-country.

    And see how many will notice they're in a cargo van. Hmm, you wouldn't have too many manager left...



  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    @dhromed said:

     After a month, add a second copier.

    A month later, remove all the copiers from the floor.
     

    And put them next to the loading dock next time FedEx stops by, and see how many managers you can ship cross-country.

    And see how many will notice they're in a cargo van. Hmm, you wouldn't have too many manager left...

     

    then gather in the conference room not next to copier and watch profit and productivity figures double almost instantly

     



  • @SEMI-HYBRID code said:

    then gather in the conference room not next to copier and watch profit and productivity figures double almost instantly

    The profit figures looked good until the copier service sent their bill.



  •  I put down my sandwich for this thread.



  • @dhromed said:

     I put down my sandwich for this thread.

    I didn't even know he was ill.



  • @dhromed said:

     I put down my sandwich for this thread.

    Why on earth would you insult your sandwich?

    Edit: Curse you morbs, and your reliable Internet connectivity ...



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @dhromed said:

     I put down my sandwich for this thread.

    I didn't even know he was ill.

     

    I entered the creation code incorrectly.

    It longed for death.

     



  • You accidently the code?

    All you base!



  • @dhromed said:

     I put down my sandwich for this thread.

     

    I moved your sandwich.  It's next to the copier.

     



  • @RTapeLoadingError said:

    @dhromed said:

     I put down my sandwich for this thread.

     

    I moved your sandwich.  It's next to the copier. Pray I won't move it any further.

     


    UMTFY



  • @bannedfromcoding said:

    @RTapeLoadingError said:

    @dhromed said:

     I put down my sandwich for this thread.

     

    I moved your sandwich.  It's next to the copier. Pray I won't move it any further.

     

    UMITFY
    FTFY, PIDFIAF


  •  "Denny's" "Applebee's" "TGIFridays" ...

     



  • @bgodot said:

     "Denny's" "Applebee's" "TGIFridays" ...

     

     

    You broke the joke.

     



  • @RTapeLoadingError said:

    @dhromed said:

     I put down my sandwich for this thread.

     

    I moved your sandwich.  It's next to the copier.

     

    I'll  just make a new one, and move the copier next to it.

     



  • @dhromed said:

    @bgodot said:

     "Denny's" "Applebee's" "TGIFridays" ...

     

     

    You broke the joke.

     

    Please show some sensitivity. My son broke a joke once and I can assure you it was no laughing matter



  • @dhromed said:

    @RTapeLoadingError said:

    @dhromed said:

     I put down my sandwich for this thread.

     

    I moved your sandwich.  It's next to the copier.

     

    I'll  just make a new one, and move the copier next to it.

     

    I'll just move it into the copier, and "make" you a new one.

     


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