GUID Evening

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC), globe.

In computing, a GUID is a common term. A globally-unique ID. It does what it says on the tin – it is a one of a kind, not another one in the world. Make the most of this one, it’ll never be repeated.


Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

2 thoughts on “GUID Evening”

    1. It is generated from several things, but I’m not sure how. One of them is the network card, or these days, the wi-fi card. Every one in the world has a different serial number, which in turn means this id is unique. It must be based on the clock too, because if I generate one in 5 minutes, it’ll be different to the last one. It’s one of these things that has crept in with the internet.


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