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Dog installed

Our new dog is now installed and sleeping peacfully in our kitchen. She might need a firmware upgrade in a few days (stitches have to come out from being spayed). She is performing at or above spec, and the end-users (so to speak) could not be happier. I'll capture some pictures later for posting. Meanwhile, just imagine about 3 lbs of canine cuteness and that's pretty much what we have here.


Congratulations! But you still haven't posted regarding the name of the new dog. I will humbly suggest Princess Calista van Doggingham, but that's just a suggestion...

Posted by: Chris Hill Festival at October 18, 2003 2:52 PM

Hmmm -- good name Chris! I don't know how it will stick though. Right nowt he kids are considering more common names: cocoa, mocha, that kind of thing.

Posted by: rkc at October 18, 2003 3:54 PM

Besides coffee related names, you should do something CS'ish... so I compiled a few names:

1. Bit
2. Byte
3. Dword
4. IP
5. Make
6. Bill Gates

Be sure to tell me if you use one of these gems, I'm thinking about becoming a professional dog namer.

Posted by: Ed at October 18, 2003 11:32 PM

I like "Slappy the Dog", long lost cousin of "Smackie the Frog"...

Posted by: Nathan at October 19, 2003 1:09 AM

Wow, so many good ideas for names; I might have to go get 10 more dogs. "Make" might encourage the wrong kind of behavior. We could change the name from bit to byte to dword etc as she grows, bit by bit. I could use "xor" if I wanted to be exclusive but it's hard to pronounce. My kids briefly thought "data flow analysis" might be appropriate, but they seem to be settling on cocoa.

Posted by: rkc at October 19, 2003 5:31 AM

Cocoa is actually a computer term as well as a chocolate term, and now a dog term. It is one of the API's in Mac OS X. I somehow doubt that your kids were thinking of that when they named him.

Posted by: Nathan at October 19, 2003 12:32 PM