Heimdall Application Dashboard

There have been a few questions about the name, so I thought I’d give a bit of insight into why it was chosen.

Heimdall (pronounced “HAME-doll;” Old Norse Heimdallr, whose meaning/etymology is unknown) is one of the Aesir gods and the ever-vigilant guardian of the gods’ stronghold, Asgard.

There are a few projects that use the name, which is why Application Dashboard was added to the name.

The reality is, picking names for projects is hard, you have to get a decent domain, a good icon, and a name that has some meaning, so I started off thinking about names of gatekeepers.  Heimdall popped up, there was a decent domain available, I could see how a decent icon could come from a helmet, and so I jumped in with both feet.

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