Without getting into what exactly an i-node is, suffice to say, simply, I chose it as the site’s name for its geek appeal.
“Okay, so what about the snow leopard (panthera uncia)? What the heck does an i-node have to do with a small, endangered Asian cat?” you say. Or, more likely, you don’t say. More like, “Who cares?!“? Understandable. :) The cat is my totem animal, or spirit guide in some lexicons.
The connection between the two? Me. I spend my working days, and a good bit of my personal time, mucking about in Unix-land, being a geek — surviving — teaching the finer points of “Do what I want, not what I say… argh!” to those lovely, hulking collections of fiber-glass, plastic, solder, and silicon. Along the way I try to do some living — carpe diem, etc — and that’s where the snow leopard helps out. Of course, living in California helps, too.
Actually, living in California helps a lot, but that’s another story . . .