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Sivar
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 5:01 pm    Post subject: What did you name your computer(s) Vol. I Reply with quote

In the past, I've named my FreeBSD and Linux servers after Interplay/Bioware games: Neverwinter, Icewind (a game which I found boring, but makes a good server name), and Planescape. I've also used "Deep thought" from Douglas Adams "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." In the story, Deep Thought was an extremely powerful computer that, when initially turned on for testing (without any attached data banks), it began with, "I think therefore I am." and by the time anyone managed to turn it off, it had deduced the existence of rice pudding and income tax.

My current Gentoo system is named "Tiamat" after a dragon in AD&D, and my FreeBSD server is named "Blackstar" after a ship from Babylon 5. I've also used "Crusader" after an Army artillery project (which in turn was named after the crusaders of midievil Europe) and "Palladium" after a very nice audio receiver made by Klipsch. Thanks to handsomepete for the topic idea.

So, what interesting system names have others come up with? Hopefully more interesting than one friend's: "System1," "System2." :)


Renamed title from So, what did you name YOUR computer(s)? --pjp
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina, Armanda, Melissa, ... after the girls of some old C64 strip poker game.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the various doctors that worked on my dad during his heart transplant
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: So, what did you name YOUR computer(s)? Reply with quote

Sivar wrote:

So, what interesting system names have others come up with? Hopefully more interesting than one friend's: "System1," "System2." :)

My desktop system is called Shadow (Crime does not pay! The shadow knows! ;-)); the other one will be called kane (Karl Edward Wagners sword & sorcery kind-of-anti hero). I'm afraid my gateway is called, hmn, gateway...,

a friend of mine named his gateway zerberus, nice but common..

Oh, at university we had joyce, beckett,..

I could go on forever, stopping now :-),

interesting topic

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't do anything quite as creative as System1. I used pc1 :D
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Home Network:

Linux Workstation= Thoth
My main Mac= Krynn
My mom's PC= Zelda
Server= Zaphod
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At home, computers have the name (or nick) of their main user.

At work we use animals names for workstation (dolphin, tiger, ...)
and volcano names for servers (soufriere, fournaise, ...)
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toaster, scutters, smeg, kryten, rimmer, kochanski.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

router - envy
slow computer - sloth
my desktop - pride
other desktop - gluttony

when i get more boxes they'll get the rest of the seven deadly sins.. then i get to move on to the seven virtues :).
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greek:

cerberus = firewall
ares = notebook
hades = desktop


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my router/server setup as a DNS server so they are named <host>.home and I have DNS on each comp setup to search the home domain. So ping viper pings viper.home... kinda stupid, but I thought it was cool. :)

  • Server/router - viper
  • My P4 - flex
  • Family computer - office
  • P180 wannabe - shadow
  • Laptop - craptop


I remember a post @ DSLR that had the same question, one guy had all his computers named stuff that meant "nothing", for example: zero, null, zip, nada, zilch.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty random:

Milhouse
Lydia
Ender

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Gina, Armanda, Melissa, ... after the girls of some old C64 strip poker game.


That's hilarious.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not very imaginative:
  • decoy
  • cax
  • mob
  • meat
  • fish
  • pop

I like short names... 8)
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my main computer is omega
and my two nodes when I"m fineshed with them will be psi and chi
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 9:14 pm    Post subject: names Reply with quote

donald - my laptop
dagobert - my desktop machine
clever - my gateway at home
tick - vmware 1
trick - vmware 2
track - vmware 3

idefix2 - server @ school
gro - my personal server

greets philipp
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have skynet and hagnet as computer names but right now im reworking my computers and probably changing names when i make a DNS server. Thinking about greek mythology names, Aegis, Athena, Amaltheia, Apollo, Hephaestus etc.. Im especially fond of Athena after reading Cryptonomicon :D.

oh and, here is a post about Server naming conventions on Slashdot. Gives some good ideas to those without.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xbradx wrote:
router - envy
slow computer - sloth
my desktop - pride
other desktop - gluttony

when i get more boxes they'll get the rest of the seven deadly sins.. then i get to move on to the seven virtues :).


Wow, that was the name of the database servers when i worked at American Express lol
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, sounds like my setup here at home is kinda dull now that I look at everyone elses names!

My Sparcstation-10 is called (surprisingly) sparc10
My Celeron 450 is called (surprisingly) celeron
My laptop is called... dum dum de dum! laptop
Anyone guess what my router is called?
lol

cirius

guess I was feeling kinda wild that day :P

I think once my 1.8ghz machine gets here (piece by piece through the mail) I'm going to restructure.
considering the temperature of the newer processors, I'll probably name that one Agigi.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went with the Greek Gods too:

Firewall=Aries
Mail Server=Hermes
My PC=Hephaestus
My Development PC=Hades
Samba server=Zeus
Roomie PC=Artemis (hey I built it so I named it)
Laptop=Aphrodite
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 2:30 am    Post subject: machine names Reply with quote

I have three machines.

Router = master
Server = norad
windows = winblows (hey, i own a stupid licence so I might as well use it :(. But at least I named it appropriately )
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

junk - my main box; named because it is not exactly cutting edge anymore
smokey - firewall box
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Random words that came to me, mostly as a description of the system or it's job...

Home desktop = fringe [no idea. my first 386 DOS system was named this too]
Home devel www server = ordeal [first time I ever tried linux.]
Work desktop = manic [heh. its helps describe work]
Work helpdesk/netmon server = trenchant
Work DNS server = resolve [least "creative" I guess :)]
Main www/mail server = caustic
Backup mail relay = burnt [my assistant fried the processor when he forgot to put the cooling fan on it correctly. seemed fitting :)]
Laptop = roam
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naming mine after stars, Sirius and Vega currently with the next desktop being Betelgeuse.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

main system
linux boxen


BTW, this should probably go into OT forum...
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