Even though I’m not writing much Perl code these days, I have to admit that the whole Perl 6 thing has been going for years now and I’m one of those many people who were confused by it. In my opinion, Perl 6 is not a continuation of Perl 5 as a version bump (like in Python or PHP), but it is a different language. And as a different language, it should have a different name.
Of the ones mentioned in the blog post, I like the “Raku” the best. But given the negative connotation in some countries, cultures, and languages, “Camelia” seems like a better option.
Regardless of the alternative names, I want the change from “Perl 6” to anything else the sooner, the better.
There are numerous tools online that help companies and teams with their design and branding. But I don’t remember seeing anything as simple and as impressive, in terms of both the process and the result, as My Brand New Logo.
Pick a company name, a slogan, provide three keywords describing the company, and you’ll instantly get a rich selection of automatically generated logos. You can further customize the ones that you liked with layouts, colors, and more.
If you are a startup on a budget, give them a try – no need to spend big coin on a designer just yet.
I’m not considering a change of my Twitter account, as I’m using my surname all over the place and the only person it ever conflicts with is my brother. But I’ve heard of people trying to rename their accounts or re-brand their activity on Twitter, so I think is article – How to change your Twitter username – is useful.
Here’s a synopsis:
create a new Twitter account with a @JunkName handle you don’t care about
change your @OldName account to @NewName, keeping your followers and tweet history intact (releasing your @OldName into the wild)
use the new Twitter account you made to quickly grab @OldName before anyone else has a chance to take it
One thing to note: Because of the way Twitter handles conversations, changing your username won’t retroactively change @mentions directed toward you from other people. This means that people you’ve conversed with will seemingly be talking to a ghost at @OldName instead of you at @NewName. Considering the “in-the-now” nature of Twitter this isn’t really a showstopper, just a mild inconvenience that’ll lessen over time.