Feb 05

Vanity Guids

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Do you notice anything odd about the following list?

00000000-9b6d-4998-9dd7-6026894bdfba
11111111-9022-4400-bac2-8b66a9874443
22222222-a890-4dec-98bc-f41536b760bc
33333333-e361-4239-8d04-3f16f68ad9ce
44444444-d8c2-40ab-91bd-5a84511ed9d3
55555555-447a-4aa9-a51f-35c74a154156
66666666-193b-4ac3-bd92-860b6b49aedb
77777777-49de-4cc5-b9e6-2e5785dd47af
88888888-0d00-4672-933a-d68e240772be
99999999-7d9d-4d77-9e35-5e919db0f7d1
aaaaaaaa-76cd-4d6b-bae2-574e5b57c7ab
bbbbbbbb-6f9e-4d2d-ba11-64df5c7355fa
cccccccc-b897-4b15-9ab3-11b97836ce85
dddddddd-b417-48ad-8b5b-b762df75e03b
eeeeeeee-cc9c-4cb8-bae0-bbd4b10307fa
ffffffff-8d46-4a31-b297-2ac67dda3600

Yes, they are all legitimate Guids (Globally Unique IDs).  But each is also a Vanity Guid, which is a unique ID that has some recognizable pattern embedded in the Guid’s text representation.  A Vanity Guid is like a vanity license plate, only geekier.

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Article published on February 5, 2011




2 Responses to “Vanity Guids”

  1. arath Says:

    damn.. i feel geekier because i actually understood this from the beggining.

  2. Vanity Guids Says:

    […] Guids … [full post] timm DevTopics c#humor 0 0 0 0 0 [05 Feb 2011 […]

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