Naming of RAC

eli at media.berkeley.edu eli at media.berkeley.edu
Fri Sep 12 16:29:32 UTC 2008


I like it. Very playful, much like Fluid.

My negative connotations are more like coyote (if you know native american
tales) than, well, I'd make a usa-centric political smear that would
probably add an inch to my FBI file, so I'll leave it to your imagination.

- Eli

> Hello,
>
> I just did a quick look up of the meaning. There are some negative
> connotations to the word RASCAL. Not sure if you are worried about
> that or not, but provided a link to the definition just in case.
>
> http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50197524?query_type=word&queryword=rascal&first=1&max_to_show=10&sort_type=alpha&result_place=1&search_id=yYlo-YKeroA-3804&hilite=50197524
>
> Thanks
> Justin
>
> On 12-Sep-08, at 10:16 AM, Ron Owston wrote:
>
>> You'll recall we had a discussion a short time ago about the
>> possible re-naming of the remote recording component of VULab.
>> Currently it's called RAC (remote activity capture). I liked Mike
>> Elledge's suggestion of RASC (remote activity screen capture). This
>> made me think of calling the tool RASCAL (remote activity screen
>> capture and logger)! My logic is that future releases of RAC will
>> add keystroke and other activity logging. A quick google search
>> showed a few other software applications with this name including
>> one called Rythmn Rascal. So my thought was to call our application
>> Screen RASCAL. Any other thoughts about this or other names?
>> Ron
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