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What is an Oqqer?
It’s a name I made up, for years I was using a different domain name and I was tired of it, time for something new.
There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.
~ Phil Karlton
One of my favorite historical figures, George Eastman, said (according to his Wikipedia page): there were three principal concepts used in creating the name [Kodak]: it should be short, easy to pronounce, and not resemble any other name or be associated with anything else.
There wasn’t really a great source of him saying that so I’m not totally sure it’s true, but those are good requirements for a name and I’m happy to give him credit.
Now, that being said, not sure that having 2 Q’s in a name makes it easy to pronounce… but my intended pronunciation would be ‘AH-kǝr’ (I had to google how to write out pronunciations and I don’t know if I did it right, if the upside down e ‘ǝ’ is confusing, think letter)
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