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Don't encode information into a string like "AAHD09102008BSHC813" and give that gibberish to people. Don't name your project that, don't give that to me as a value or way to identify something, and don't make humans see or interact with that in any form. (If you are generating something similar and parse it with a program in automated fashion, I don't care what you call it.)

Give it a name we can use while communicating with each other and keep the rest of the information in a database. I can look it up if I need to know it.

Do not use file names, folder names, or project names as your as your database. I don't want to be required to scan each item in whatever set you chose and translate it using a lookup table to find what I'm looking for. I don't want to memorize the lookup table either.

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