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honey the codewitch2-Feb-21 15:51
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It's not really worth a tip or anything especially since how and where you use it depends heavily on what you're doing but...

I needed a friendly way to name my devices so when they show up in bluetooth or on the home network ready to be connected or paired, and you enumerate them, you can tell each one from the other.

So rather than
Lung Trainer
Lung Trainer

you need something like
Lung Trainer (Foo)
Lung Trainer (Bar)

Where foo and bar, are well known names. Now you could set it yourself but it's a hassle and these devices don't have keyboards.

So I'm using this to get female names for English
Namey - A random name generator[^]

So now it starts out as
Lung Trainer (New)

And whenever one first finds its way online somehow or bluetooth paired to its corresponding app it will use this webservice to pick a name for itself

you have to append /name.json to the above url to access the service. see the script they point you to for the REST URL parameters

The upshot is you'll see things like
Lung Trainer (Alice)
Lung Trainer (Mary)

Of course, the name is then displayed on the device, and you can change them later from the connected app if you like.

I wish Windows would pick defaults like this for computer network names when it goes to install.

I thought it was a neat idea anyway.
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