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Naming NMS

by davorg (Chancellor)
on Sep 18, 2001 at 13:46 UTC ( #113073=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I've always realised that Not Matt's Scripts is a temporary name for the NMS project. It's really not a good idea to name something as negatively as that.

However, the NMS abbreviation seems to have stuck so I'd like to come up with an alternative name that retains that abbreviation. I'm not very creative, so I'm open to suggestions.


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Re: Naming NMS
by Petruchio (Vicar) on Sep 18, 2001 at 14:16 UTC

    If you're really firm about retaining the abbreviation, I'd say:

    Net Muggle Sourcery

    The idea being that Wizards have woven spells for use by Net Muggles, who cannot cast spells of their own.

    I came up with the double entendre 'Sourcery' (a misspelling of 'sorcery', as well as 'a source of source (code)', as a bakery is a source of baked goods). davorg himself suggested 'Muggle', which should be familiar to anyone who's read the Harry Potter books, the slang usage of which is described here. I provided 'Net', and there it was.

Re: Naming NMS
by ChOas (Curate) on Sep 18, 2001 at 14:11 UTC
    Non Menacing Scripts


    print "profeth still\n" if /bird|devil/;
      Newly Munged Sources Nicely Munged Scripts
      No More Shit! - No more Spam!
Re: Naming NMS
by VSarkiss (Monsignor) on Sep 18, 2001 at 19:08 UTC

    Well, I don't know that I'm very creative either, but here are a few ideas:

    • Nicer Matt's Scripts
    • Net Master Scripts
    • Not My Stuff!
    • Newly Minted Sources
    • Naturally Moist Services
    Of course I have to sign this Never Mind Silliness.

Re: Naming NMS
by clemburg (Curate) on Sep 18, 2001 at 20:01 UTC

    No More Searching?

    Christian Lemburg

Re: Naming NMS
by buckaduck (Chaplain) on Sep 19, 2001 at 03:01 UTC
    Nonproprietary Monger Scripts


Re: Naming NMS
by graq (Curate) on Sep 18, 2001 at 18:48 UTC
    You could try to convince people that it doesn't stand for anything, like the roleplaying publisher TSRŪ
    You might get away with it.


      Tactical Strategies Rules, for those of us who've been customers of theirs long enough to remember.

      As for the question at hand, how about:

      • Newly Minted Security
      • Never More Secure (as in, "You've NEVER been MORE SECURE")
      • Nudging Muggles Securely
      • New Mexico Scripts (since Matt is, IIRC, from South Texas, he should find GREAT offense at this!)
      • Newer More Secure (Archive)
      • Needling Michael Schwern ("This Archive is my Bitch!")

      Spud Zeppelin *

        I thought it was Tactical Studies Research.
Re: Naming NMS
by Zaxo (Archbishop) on Sep 18, 2001 at 14:32 UTC

    Newly Merchantable Scripts

    That said, Petruchio's entry seems way superior to this or anything else I heard in CB.

    After Compline,

Re: Naming NMS
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Sep 19, 2001 at 01:07 UTC
    See here.

    I think "Network Management Services" and "New Management System" are inspiring. How about "Network Movers and Storers"? "Net Munitions Storage"?

Re: Naming NMS
by hatter (Pilgrim) on Sep 20, 2001 at 18:42 UTC
    Nicely Made Scripts
    New Modern Scripts
    Neil Morrisseys Sideburns

    the hatter

Re: Naming NMS
by dws (Chancellor) on Sep 21, 2001 at 06:26 UTC
    A little late to claim "new", but since you're replacing stuff written in the last century,
    • New Millenia Scripts
Re: Naming NMS
by ad (Initiate) on Sep 20, 2001 at 18:20 UTC
    Newly Made Scripts Nearly Made Scripts Nill Mayhem Scripts Never Matted Scripts :) Net Magic Scripts
Re: Naming NMS
by Nitsuj (Hermit) on Sep 21, 2001 at 12:37 UTC
    Heh, well, if you ever close the project, you could call it.

    No More, Sorry


    No More Stuff

    Just Another Perl Backpacker
Re: Naming NMS
by suaveant (Parson) on Sep 25, 2001 at 04:15 UTC
    How about Free Perl Code :)

    seriously... Nifty Monk Scripts or Nifty Modern Scripts...

    Nah... NFree MPerl Scripts... silent n silent p :)

                    - Ant
                    - Some of my best work - Fish Dinner

NMS Matt's Scripts
by zachariah (Initiate) on Sep 18, 2002 at 03:09 UTC

    If the N already doesn't mean anything and these are the NMS Matt's Scripts, then NMS already stands for NMS Matt's Scripts.  

    recursively like:
    GNU - GNU's Not UNIX
    LAME - LAME Ain't an Mp3 Encoder

    The words in parenthesis need not be used:
    NMS - NMS (version of) Matt's Scripts

Re: Naming NMS
by belg4mit (Prior) on Nov 18, 2001 at 22:19 UTC
    Not Merely Scripts

    Reflecting the desire that they also be used as tutorials / learning aids.

    Not Meager Scripts

    Featureful, robust and ironclad.

    perl -p -e "s/(?:\w);([st])/'\$1/mg"

Re: Naming NMS - with attitude
by iamwm (Initiate) on Aug 18, 2002 at 23:28 UTC
    Not My Source - to help us remember to be greatful :-)
    Nip My Scripts - expressing surprise at the improvements.
    Nod More Silently - encoraging aproval of the wise :-)
    Now Made Silver - implying improvements
    Nominal, Minimal, Simple - which is why MSA is popular.
    Notice My Scripts - calling for attention

    -- My favorite --
    Notice My Source - explains the difference.

    © Scripting Biz - just kidding :-)
Re: Naming NMS
by jeorgen (Pilgrim) on Sep 22, 2001 at 19:43 UTC
    Change the name to DIRMS - Drop-In Replacements for Matt's Scripts.


Re: Naming NMS
by BrentDax (Hermit) on Jan 14, 2004 at 20:00 UTC
    A little late, but I suggest "NMS is More Secure".

    --Brent Dax
    There is no sig.

Re: Naming NMS
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 09, 2003 at 22:53 UTC
    why no just-- New Matt's Script? or as an homage to the "Matrix" ---Neo Matt's Script?
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