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  1. May 2020
    1. To follow conventions of naming across GitLab, and to further move away from the build term and toward job, some CI/CD environment variables were renamed for GitLab 9.0 release.
    1. revenue

      Why not just call it "total"?

    2. category

      Category sounds like something broader that would contain this product, not a variant of this product (and therefore more specific than the product 'name').

      "variant" would have been a better choice

    1. A "tag" is a snippet of code that allows digital marketing teams to collect data, set cookies or integrate third-party content like social media widgets into a site.

      This is a bad re-purposing of the word "tag", which already has specific meanings in computing.

      Why do we need a new word for this? Why not just call it a "script" or "code snippet"?

    1. Customizability is a popular word that arose of jargon in software and computer related circles . It is not yet a formally recognized and would not be correct utilized it is not yet a formally recognized and would not be correct utilized in formal writing outside of its common reference to the flexibility of a design and it's ability to be altered to fit the user.
    1. The folks at Netlify created Netlify CMS to fill a gap in the static site generation pipeline. There were some great proprietary headless CMS options, but no real contenders that were open source and extensible—that could turn into a community-built ecosystem like WordPress or Drupal. For that reason, Netlify CMS is made to be community-driven, and has never been locked to the Netlify platform (despite the name).

      Kind of an unfortunate name...

  2. Apr 2020
    1. The common law—so named because it was "common" to all the king's courts across England—originated in the practices of the courts of the English kings in the centuries following the Norman Conquest in 1066.[10] The British Empire spread the English legal system to its colonies, many of which retain the common law system today. These "common law systems" are legal systems that give great weight to judicial precedent, and to the style of reasoning inherited from the English legal system.
    2. the body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts and similar tribunals.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The defining characteristic of “common law” is that it arises as precedent.

      The way "common law" sounds and is used, I would have thought it meant law that is common (in common between) many countries, laws that can be found on the books in all of these many places. (Kind of like commonwealth.)

      But, although it is common to many countries, that is not its defining characteristic. Its defining characteristic is actually something quite different.

      Since the term is so far removed from what it actually means, I would even go so far as to say it is a mild euphemism.

      Much better names for this exist: judicial precedent or judge-made law are the clearest options. But even "case law" is a better term.

    1. I also host a weekly podcast called The Console Log.
  3. Mar 2020
    1. A safe name

      "a safe name" could mean that the name was used to protect her for discrimination, A name that they see as is safe to use in their eyes.

    1. Google Analytics Premium (later to be renamed Google Analytics 360)

      Google Analytics Premium was a better name, because it is very clear what it is.

      Google Analytics 360 sounds dumb to me. What does 360 have to do with anything?

      Reminds me Xbox Live 360 (and, though an unrelated number, Office 365). Are they copying Microsoft?

      Reminds me of YouTube Red. Where do they come up with this stuff?

  4. Jan 2020
  5. Dec 2019
    1. Please don't name binstubs common executable names. It just creates a whole bunch of shadowing issues. Granted, I also have an npm issue at hand, but I do think naming your binstubs webpack and webpack-dev-server is asking for trouble. Why not webpacker and webpacker-dev-server?
    2. The global executables are removed in latest release.
  6. Nov 2019
  7. Sep 2019
    1. yonder argent fields above, Why Jove's satellites are less than Jove

      Referring to the stars in the sky. Specifically the planet Jupiter, since Jove is another naeme for the Roman God.

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  13. Aug 2018
    1. his former name

      I've read in some places that Satan's former name was Lucifer (Bearer of Light), and in other texts that Lucifer was NOT Satan's former name but has sometimes been confused with Satan. So what then was Satan's former name?

  14. Mar 2018
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    1. Κηΐας
    2. Ἱέρων
    3. Μοῦσά
    4. Φέρη[τος
    5. Ἀπόλλων
    6. Μαλέᾳ
    7. Μουσᾶν
    8. Διὸς
    9. Λοξί]ᾳ
    10. Ἱέρων
    11. Ἑλλάδ᾽
    12. Πυθώ
    13. Ἀπόλλων
    14. Δαλογενὴς
    15. Περσᾶ[ν
    16. Ζεὺς
    17. Πακτωλός
    18. Ἀλυάττα
    19. Λατοίδας
    20. Ἀπόλλων
    21. Κροῖσον
    22. Σάρδιες
    23. Ζηνὸς
    24. Λυδίας
    25. Δελφοὶ
    26. Κασταλίας ῥεέθροις
    27. Φοίβου
    28. Ἑλλάνων
    29. Ζηνὸς
    30. Δ]εινομένεος
    31. Ἀλφεόν
    32. Ἀγ]λαΐᾳ
    33. Νίκᾳ
    34. Ἱέρωνος
    35. Κλειοῖ
    36. κούραν
    37. Δάματρα
    38. Συρακοσίῳ
    39. Ἱέρωνι
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  18. Feb 2017
    1. she adopted his middle initial as well as his surname

      The middle initial seems unusual. A half-step more liberal than "Mrs. Husband's Name," but not as far as just taking the last name. It seems like an unusually specific level of semiotic change with marriage.

      There's a similar trend with Douglass, who had to define his own last name, a move that involves constructing his own semiotic identity. It certainly seems like something that would go double for a Womanist perspective, due to misogynist and racist pressure against them having a stable name-identity.

  19. Oct 2016
  20. remikalir.com remikalir.com
    1. (Holden, 2016a; Kalir, forthcoming)

      Might be a good time to ask about the name change. Hope it’s not too indiscreet.

  21. Sep 2016