Why is the logo for Octoprint an Octopus? I'm interested in the history there.
From her own words foosel wrote about this earlier.
Yea, the origin story on that link is dead. Is it preserved anywhere else?
I made a copy before G+ went the way of the dodo but I can't find it at the moment.
In a nutshell: I asked for suggestions for a name and a logo, a fellow open source dev and good friend of mine suggested "Pick a cute animal, preferably with tentacles, ...", my best friend jumped in with a picture of a very early version of the octopus, I objected to calling it "OctoPrint" as immediately and enthusiastically suggested by the other dev, said that I wanted to somehow add a crystal ball to the mix because remote monitoring, my best friend stuffed the octopus into a crystal ball:
and then I felt bad for the little guy and he was allowed to stay, together with the name.
"A cute animal, preferably with tentacles" - So your choices were JellyPrint, SquidPrint and OctoPrint?!
So you were basically bamboozled into OctoPrint
I actually suggested Surricatus Tentaculus, the cthulian meerkat, but it didn't gain any traction
Oh my. I finally see the crystal ball in the OctoPrint logo. All this time I thought it was a pearl!
This is all the Interweb coughed up when I searched for that.
Great, now I want that.
And @kurtnelle, glad we could clarify that XD
Is there a 3d model of the Octoprint logo that we can print?
- eight; having eight.
Octopus .. strings attached like tethered arms of a octopus - i.e.,
Octoprint tethered to do different things for you and the 3D Print world ..
Someone just like the looks of an octopus .... he he!