Archive for the ‘unique names’ Category

A great user generated video about Naque for Unique Names

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

We were absolutely floored to stumble upon this great video about the Naque for Unique Names website!

This clever young fellow, DamageTutorials, seems to really enjoy creating his usernames with

Not only is it a better quality video than we would ever be able to make, coming from us it would literally be self-promotion. When this fellow does it, it’s much more believable.

Thanks DamageTutorials! You made our day.

Update: Rats, it appears that DamageTutorials’ YouTube account has been deactivated. We’re hosting the video here on the blog, we can’t find contact information for DamageTutorials… so if you happen to see this, drop us a line.

[hana-flv-player video=””
description=”DamageTuturials’ video about”
autoload=”true” autoplay=”false”
loop=”false” autorewind=”true”

Here’s the original YouTube video embed, though, it probably will never work again:

Check out the video DamageTutorial’s – Unique names – Thinks of a username for you in seconds on YouTube. Make sure that you turn on your speakers, the narration is quite good.

I hate banning IP addresses…

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Today I noticed that one IP address has been using wget, a command line tool for grabbing web pages, to get random words from’s random word fetcher about once per second.  I’m not sure how long this has been going on, but I have stopped it today.

The way to ban an IP address on a single website on an Apache web server turned out to be easier than I expected.  Just edit .htaccess and add two lines similar to this:

# banned IPs
deny from

Actually, the line starting with a # sign is optional, that’s a comment in the .htaccess.

That’s it.

As for who was trying to use the Naque for Unique Names nefariously?  I’m not sure who it was, or what was the purpose.  Whoever it is, if you read this, and if it was for something reasonably worthwhile (i.e. not SPAM), then drop me a line and ask for permission.  Until then, you’re banned from the site.

Fixing list indent in CSS

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

A very quick post for today.

I was tweaking the layout of Naque, our unique names generator.  It took a bit of fiddling to eliminate the indentation of the list elements in an unordered list.

E.g. <ul><li>first item</li></ul>

For some reason I couldn’t remove the ident.  Margin (left) was the obvious thing to change.  However, you also have to change the padding!

CSS, so nice, yet so confusing sometimes…

Naque for Unique Names (finally) Gets a Domain

Monday, March 10th, 2008

After at least a couple years of neglect, we’ve decided to touch up our fun little website for creating unique names.

The first step was to finally move the site to it’s own domain name, no more piggy-backing off of our corporate domain,!

The Naque for Unique Names has moved from it’s old address at to

It’s a small step, but it’s the first of many. Anyone with links to the old site are encouraged to update them.