The One with a Renamed Project

Two days in and I’m already annoyed with my project’s working title. It was called Pensieve and that’s from the Harry Potter world, and according to Fandom’s wiki, it’s

a magical object used to review memories. It has the appearance of a shallow stone or metal basin, into which runes and strange symbols are carved and precious stones are fitted. It is filled with a silvery substance that appears to be a cloudy liquid/gas; the collected memories of people who have siphoned their recollections into it.

That’s what I thought of when I needed a name to give to mix in order to start the project. Something where I can store what I learned and review it later. But to be honest, the memories one stores in a pensieve are usually a little bit more ‘heavy’ than “I learned this thing at that date”. And I don’t think the name makes sense for many people. And it looked weird when typing it.

So I renamed it to SoCraTemps for now. Software Craft at Studitemps. I’m not sure how long this name will last, but it’s better for now than the old one. There was a handy shell script in one of our old applications that I could use to rename all the modules, files and config stuff, but then the application told me that the database did not exist. I briefly thought about just creating a new one with the new name (because there’s not really much in it right now) but then I thought this might be an opportunity for a little learning.

I now know how to rename a PostgreSQL database. And then I also learned how to quit psql’s command line. Oops.