While rebuilding my iPad this weekend I noticed that I could name it an emoji. So I named my iPad 📱(U+1F4F1):
While I don’t have any problem using the iPad it basically makes it unreachable on the network via hostname.
From there I renamed all of my lab machines emojis. Mostly variations of 💩 (U+1F4A9) because I am sophomoric:
In case you were wondering this is all totally illegally according to RFC 952 (that was written in 1985) and shouldn’t be allowed but I have not found an OS the enforces it.
While doing some research on hostnames and emojis I read that .ws (Samoa) and .tk (Tokelau) allow emoji domains with the help on punycoder so I registered http://☠💻💩.ws which is either going to be the waste of $6 or the start of a $10B security startup. I have not decided yet.
If all of this isn’t ridiculous enough for you can even name your wireless network with emojis:
…emojis: they just aren’t for 12 year olds anymore. 😎