I like this.
These kind of shortcuts should probably have their own format though, in order to avoid stepping on other nodes with the same name. I think "my://" makes sense. So, your examples, would look like:
[my://pad] => [pad://sauoq|sauoq's pad]
[my://wm] => [http://www.webmonkey.com/|WebMonkey]
[my://pg] => [http://www.postgresql.org/|PostgreSQL]
[my://SoPW] => [Seekers of Perl Wisdom]
[my://sopw] => [Seekers of Perl Wisdom|SoPW]
I like it more the more I think about it. DamnDirtyApe++!
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