23 March 2009

No relation

Separated at birth?
We get questions, asking about the use of the 'orc' moniker, in IRC and at this blog.
  • Tolkein inspired?
  • World of Warcraft?
  • some older mythology?
  • None of the above
Nothing so derivative.

When first using IRC, the Freenode 'nickserv' wanted a userid not in current use, and the 'usual suspects I prefer to use were long locked up; so: orc_orc and the related variants I use. The 'Blogger' software added a later constraint to the DNS character set, causing the drop of the Underscore to form a valid domain name.

This pair of latecomers pictured above may be related to one another, but I have to disclaim any connection.