The Living Thing / Notebooks : Naming things

Hash
Do some arithmetic on the thingy represented as an integer.
UUID
Universally unique identifier
proquint:

In general what would help the humans would be if IDs were not only unique, but were also that are readable, spellable, and pronounceable and just generally convenient for a human to use — as well as being a reasonably efficient information encoding. We therefore propose PRO-nouncable QUINT-uplets of alternating unambiguous consonants and vowels, or “proquints”, as the solution.

There is only so much Shannon entropy [Shannon-1948, Shannon-1949, Shannon-1993, Shannon-1951] you can get by pushing air through flapping organs originally purposed for eating and breathing. We assume it best to re-use the method to which natural language has already converged.

nom
Naming things
mnemonic

python reference implementation of bip39:

// Generate a random mnemonic using crypto.randomBytes
mnemonic = bip39.generateMnemonic() // strength defaults to 128 bits
// 'seed sock milk update focus rotate barely fade car face mechanic mercy'

online uuid generator