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Computer Names

Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:34 AM

This one's for you Marko

Ok, so everyone has a system for how they name their computers, what is yours?

I've had a space theme going on since my first computer


Jupiter - my first computer, it was in a server case and it was HUGE, excessively large in every way, thus, Jupiter
Neptune - it was blue! made sense to me
Io - replaced Jupiter, but also cannibalized many of it's components, and it was normal sized, so it was named after one of Jupiter moons.
Pluto - replaced Neptune, it's tiny as fuck (12 inches), and silver, so Pluto made sense to me.
Black-Hole - Io's replacement and my current box. It's got a sexy black finish and is a beastly box, so this made sense to me.


so what's your system? former girlfriends? superheroes? do it to it ladies and gentlemen.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:43 AM

ty_old - hand me down from dad
ty_new - first bought comp
ty_lappy - first lappy
ty_awesome - second bought comp
ty_new_lappy - second lappy

thats how i roll.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:45 AM

Sports teams that I like.

ie, Hurricane is the main system
Chiefs, Yankees etc...
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:47 AM

We use Lord Of The Rings (not sure how it started but it did)


Mine: Aragorn
Wife: Galadriel
Son: Legalos
File Server: Gandalf
Print Server: Gimli
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:01 AM

Good, for a minute there I thought you were going to name them after past idol winners. :D
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:17 AM

Most of mine are inspired by P.J. Wodehouse:

Main machine: Bertie
Windows server: Jeeves
Linux Machine: Agatha

My laptop is called James, from the phrase "Home, James".
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:26 AM

View PostNykc, on 26 Mar, 2008 - 10:01 AM, said:

Good, for a minute there I thought you were going to name them after past idol winners. :D


,,!,, :P

So what if I watch American Idol, whats the big fucking deal??!!?? I don't watch a lot of TV but this is one show I watch with my family so the flamers can STFU :) At least I don't spend my life sitting around drinking and playing video games, at least Ive found an activity that I can do with my family that doesn't cost $$ and gives us time together
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:32 AM

Wow I don't even know, I'll have to work on that. I'm thinking a chemistry theme though.

I'll have to rename my current one (I think it's currently "Eric's Computer" or something like that) Seaborgium. It goes with the fish, is big, bulky, and unstable. :)

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:48 AM

For the home boxes I usually just use my initials or some identifier of the user. In other venues I borrow from mythology a lot; routers are things like Bifrost, Heimdal or Tyr for a firewall, Munin for a database. Unfortunately, such names often find their way out into projects; can't really use Kerberos anymore.

Our network boxes at work are Star Trek characters. We have some consitency, too. Captains are file servers, vulcans for databases, Worf is a firewall, etc. One of our departments standardized on Wizard of Oz characters for their servers.

For large enterprises, a long running TV series offers of lot of material. :P
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:52 AM

View PostPsychoCoder, on 26 Mar, 2008 - 01:26 PM, said:

View PostNykc, on 26 Mar, 2008 - 10:01 AM, said:

Good, for a minute there I thought you were going to name them after past idol winners. :D


,,!,, :P

So what if I watch American Idol, whats the big fucking deal??!!?? I don't watch a lot of TV but this is one show I watch with my family so the flamers can STFU :) At least I don't spend my life sitting around drinking and playing video games, at least Ive found an activity that I can do with my family that doesn't cost $$ and gives us time together


Good point.

Hey look at the bright side, you didn't name them after "Packers" players. You would have had to retire Favre! lol :bananaman:
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:08 AM

This computer : SlackwareWorkstation
Servers are named after what they do: Web, Net (network storage server), & Mail.

Boring, I know.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:16 AM

I dont really have a theme

gateway – wow now thats a name :)
bigblue – my first computer that i built and this thing was BIG and blue (Thermaltake Xaser III case man I loved that case)
number2 – some old dell that we got for free
Johnny5 - yes its named after the robot from Short Circuit
Nightwing – my current system

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Re: Computer Names

Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:34 AM

View Postsupersloth, on 26 Mar, 2008 - 11:34 AM, said:

This one's for you Marko


:wub: :wub:



Alright, right now at home I have -

Starscream - My Dell XPS M1330 notebook
Riken - My Dell Dimension 5150 desktop
Novalis - Linksys NSLU2 1TB NAS (File Server)
Osiris - A desktop upstairs.
Ixia - Mom's Notebook
Ursa Minor - Mom's Mac Mini

The names are pretty random now, Novalis and Osiris are both ships in The Matrix, Starscream is a badass Decepticon, Ursa Minor because it's small, Riken is from my old naming scheme, named after a supercomputer same with Ixia.

Also found on the network is my Tivo and the Xbox 360 which don't have names...

Old computer names include -

Titan Blue - My previous file server, now it's my PC at work.
White Space - Mac Mini before I gave it to my mom, used as a file server for a while.
Cerebellum - My first file server, named after the server in the movie Antitrust.
Deep Blue - My old Dell Inspiron 5100 notebook, later sold to my mom, now I think my grandfather has it.
Black Hawk

Can't think of any others off the top of my head, when I first got into naming computers I used a phonetic scheme for a while, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta etc.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:25 PM

My rig is in a black CoolerMaster WaveMaster case, so it has been dubbed Sable.

My wife won't really name her computer. I have it listed as Trotter-1 in the network, though.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 05:50 PM

@ no2pencil : Why have a newtork storage server, why not just set up a NAS(network attached storage) drive.

Wow well here are my comps names
Apevia - The rig i'm currently on that is the most powerful machine ive ever used. Its only a $600 comp I built, so as you can imagine, I haven't used too many comps in my life. The ones at my school just suck nuts, my next door neighbors comp was $2000 and is about half of what my system is.

Shit - my Dell Dimension 2350 that has a 20GB harddrive, 256MG of SLOW ram, a passive heatsink for the 2.0GHz Celeron, and a 220W(yes, thats a whole 220W, can you believe it even has power to turn on??) PSU.
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