• Scragar (unregistered)

    "Cron" vs "chron" is just a matter of convention, it comes from the Greek titan Chronos so with the "h" is more typical, but Unix with it's love for skipping letters made it "cron" fairly early on as a version that stuck when talking about scheduling processes. Outside of tech and the *nix world "chron" or "chrono" are a lot more typical than "cron" so it makes sense it doesn't translate back into the same term since machine translations are infamous for lacking context.

  • blah (unregistered)

    It could be a really stylised depiction of some hills and the sun.

  • Robin (unregistered)

    Re the first one, I wouldn't be so sure the test was successful - maybe the c(h)ron job was to delete the post...

  • Roby McAndrew (unregistered)

    It's a concussed Cyclopes

  • Brendan (unregistered) in reply to blah

    That's what I saw; A more abstract version of the standard 'hills and sun' image placeholder.

  • (nodebb)

    I see a (very) stylized grumpy/frowny face.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Scragar

    To be pedantic, Chronos isn't a Titan - he's time itself, so pre-dates the Titans (and everything else) pretty much by definition. Cronus is a Titan, and doesn't have anything to do with time. Though some people consider them to be the same - which would seem to cause some issues with the timeline, but then if you are time itself you don't have to stick with a linear history.

  • Jumper!! (unregistered)

    I see a figure jumping into the sea, from left to right, feet high. Cannonball! Test in production!

  • (nodebb)

    At least they didn't accidentally replace all the production data with development data

  • erffrfez (unregistered)

    it is one of the testing Imgs

  • RLB (unregistered) in reply to SteelCamel2

    To be fair, the confusion between Χρόνος and Κρόνος goes back all the way to ancient Greece itself.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Scragar

    "Cron" vs "chron" is just a matter of convention

    I've only ever seen "cron" in the context of the Unix utility. I would consider it to be a misspelling in any other context.

    FTR This is the first time in 40 years of Unix use I have connected the name "cron" for the utility with "Chronos". It never occurred to me before it was anything other than some silly name.

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