About a name, I agree that connotations (hopefully good ones!) will arise even from an irrelevant name. And a strange name sounds less strange as you get used to it. I'm just afraid that Murphy's Law will make me think of the perfect name after another on is entrenched instead! However, I'm getting tired of searching, so I may just run with "gangplank". It's not a perfect name, but it's distinctive at least. It does sound strange, but there are a LOT of worse names out there. Do you have any thoughts about this specific name? Do you have other suggestions?
mathieu: Happy birthday!
vab: I've got some code that's almost ready to release, but I'm still wavering about the name. Do you have any thoughts about it?