Title text: This hostname is going in dozens of remote config files. Changing a kid's name is comparatively easy!
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Here, given how complex a name change of a server (whose name would be placed in dozens of machines) can be, Cueball wants to make sure that there is a "be all to end all" name that he can give to the server he is running. When Megan quips on how quickly Cueball named his daughter (a living being, that is, the type of entity that would give the server purpose), Cueball mentions that he thinks that it is easier to change a person's name than to change the hostname of a server because of the number of changes that would need to be made to each of the machines that would have saved the old name of the server. However, it seems that Cueball has never had to wait in line at the Social Security Administration office or at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Those two name change processes make finding and changing dozens of hostfiles look like a piece of cake, which the title text alludes to by way of sarcasm.
Then again, Cueball was probably just panicking at the time of naming his daughter on account of Megan's drug high; Cueball references an "epidural" which is a process used during childbirth/labor that blocks both pain and sensation (by continuously injecting drugs directly into the spinal canal). Megan affirms it had her very much pleasantly euphoric (or "out of it", or "high as a kite"), as most painkillers do.
- [A large panel the combined width of the four panels below it.]
- [A blue Linux terminal installer screen with a grey box that is labeled "[!]CONFIGURE THE NETWORK" in red. Below, in black, it reads "Please enter the hostname for the system." Below is an empty blue entry box with a cursor and dashed underscore, and below this it says "<GO BACK>".]
- [Cueball sits at his computer, Megan stands behind him.]
- Megan: You've been staring at that screen a while.
- Cueball: Picking a good server name is important.
- [Megan stares at him.]
- [She continues to stare.]
- [Cueball pushes his chair back, puts one elbow on the back of the chair and points with his other hand at the screen.]
- Megan: And yet you settled on "Caroline" for our daughter in like 15 seconds.
- Cueball: But this is a server!
- Besides, I had to—you were trying to name her "epidural."
- Megan: Those were good drugs.