Note: you will not lose any critical information by not reading this stupid story.
The name chosen for the site – only slightly bent – has both a wide range of meanings and some history. It all started a long time ago when a friend introduced me to the author Iain Banks and thus, the culture ships. The culture ships eventually became a convenient source for the extremely difficult task of choosing names for unix/linux-computers.
As it turns out, the name that my homepage had for the first 10 years of it’s existence – You have a choice – was not particularly well understood but instead sparked a lot of confusion. Confusion is good, so I decided it was time to come up with another confusing name for this new site. And so the name of one of my Linux-boxes came to the rescue.
That’s really all there is to it. But when you start thinking about it further, the name can be thought of having links to various things, even the state of the world. (Okay, so that’s no longer merely slightly bent, but you get the drift). I could go on, but won’t.
Update: It seems that the name has indeed sparked some confusion – apparently bent has some meanings I wasn’t aware of before..