This is why we can't have nice server names

Management gives this IT pilot fish responsibility for naming the new server that runs a real-time operating system for control software -- and fish has an idea.

"I decided to let the programmers decide what to name it," says fish.

"One programmer got his buddies together and they stuffed the ballot box with 'Mongo,' the guy in the movie Blazing Saddles who rides an ox and punches out a horse -- very strong and not very bright. So that's what we wound up calling it.

"Then every time any issues or comments about the Mongo server came up in team meetings, we had to put up with the same tired jokes and quotes from the movie: 'Mongo good,' 'Mongo like candy,' 'Mongo only pawn in game of life'..."

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