what’s the best thing from your slack today? screenshot here.
Haha the real credit goes to Tom Hall of id Software, the artist behind Commander Keen, who came up with the concept for Doom: “there are these aliens, and all you know is they’re green, ugly, and pissed!”
A recent conversation (had to redact a couple off-topic work messages lol), with a zinger at the bottom (most of us were WFH that day):
Our team wanted to create a new domain for our internal API. The idea was to use an anagram of our company’s name panya.
We listed all the possible variations and voted for what we liked best. A few days later the team received an email saying that naapy was successfully registered. Little did we know, nappy meant diaper in the UK. shanekins, our Irish developer, was the first to respond:
TLDR; We ended up picking the shittiest domain possible
hahaha. you could always open up a diaper store or delivery service in London for additional revenue?
Haha that’s awesome, I think at this point you should keep the name. It will make an amazing addition to your origin story.
Lol, ! What you didn’t capture was you awake at 4am!
It also didn’t capture that I went to bed before 9pm. Old Man-ing!