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AntonTakk
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Icon 1 posted July 19, 2006 12:40      Profile for AntonTakk   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Computer names... i tend to take mine from either mythology, practicality, or other influences:

router/firewall: Cerberus
DNS/NTP: Chronos
mail: Hermes
Samba PDC: Hrothgar
IDS: Echelon
my desktop: PrimaryHQ
my laptop: MobileHQ
Sun ultra 1: Revenant
Sun SparcStation10: none (atm)
Build Host: Hephaestus
mom's desktop: SilverBox
iMac: Pod
dad's desktop: Phred
web server: Lazarus
irc server: Prometheus
WAP: WormHole

i may be forgetting some, but, you get the idea

oh, and they don't have any genders

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The computers in my house are named after constellations:

Gemini, Leo & Orion.

Previous computers:

Pices, Ares & Draco

My network is Milkyway [Geek]

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I recently set up a new server using one of the systems I got from ms firesnake. I named it merovignian -- I'm curious how long it is before my business partner insists on some sort of alias for it so he can get to it without having to try and remember how to spell it.
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I recently setup two PowerEdge 2850s in my lab.

The first is Server01.
The second is Server02.

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my desktop is named "work, you goddamn piece of junk!" - is that male or female?
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
I recently set up a new server using one of the systems I got from ms firesnake. I named it merovignian -- I'm curious how long it is before my business partner insists on some sort of alias for it so he can get to it without having to try and remember how to spell it.

That's why you make host aliases for SSH in your ~/.ssh/config -- or just tweak /etc/hosts. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
I recently set up a new server using one of the systems I got from ms firesnake. I named it merovignian -- I'm curious how long it is before my business partner insists on some sort of alias for it so he can get to it without having to try and remember how to spell it.

I once worked at a place with a strict "change all passwords once a week" policy. The guy in charge of choosing the passwords for the root account was a fan of Aztec mythlogy. Try typing Quetzalcoatl, Chalchiuhtlicue, or Huitzilopochtli first thing on a Monday morning [crazy]

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My current computer is named Damian because it's black and sinister looking with it's evil green eye. It also has a weird habit of coming out of sleep mode as you're walking towards it. My previous 866 mhz computer was Lone Wolf because it tried so hard to do everything on it's own even when it was no longer up to par for the standards required with my new games. I actually was able to play Guild Wars on it, although badly. [Eek!]
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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
I recently set up a new server using one of the systems I got from ms firesnake. I named it merovignian -- I'm curious how long it is before my business partner insists on some sort of alias for it so he can get to it without having to try and remember how to spell it.

I once worked at a place with a strict "change all passwords once a week" policy. The guy in charge of choosing the passwords for the root account was a fan of Aztec mythlogy. Try typing Quetzalcoatl, Chalchiuhtlicue, or Huitzilopochtli first thing on a Monday morning [crazy]
Despite everything it goes against, those are pw's I'd write down.
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Icon 1 posted July 23, 2006 10:41      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
That's why you make host aliases for SSH in your ~/.ssh/config -- or just tweak /etc/hosts. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by ArcticBlue:
My current computer is named Damian because it's black and sinister looking with it's evil green eye. It also has a weird habit of coming out of sleep mode as you're walking towards it. My previous 866 mhz computer was Lone Wolf because it tried so hard to do everything on it's own even when it was no longer up to par for the standards required with my new games. I actually was able to play Guild Wars on it, although badly. [Eek!]

my desktop is the same way, it lets me play Doom 3, Quake 4, and Oblivion, on it's (now somewhat modest) 2.1 GHz processor, 1g pc 2100 ddr, and geforce fx 5900 ultra. thou Oblivion can get visual lag in some lighted areas of the maps

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quote:
Originally posted by AntonTakk:
quote:
Originally posted by ArcticBlue:
My current computer is named Damian because it's black and sinister looking with it's evil green eye. It also has a weird habit of coming out of sleep mode as you're walking towards it. My previous 866 mhz computer was Lone Wolf because it tried so hard to do everything on it's own even when it was no longer up to par for the standards required with my new games. I actually was able to play Guild Wars on it, although badly. [Eek!]

my desktop is the same way, it lets me play Doom 3, Quake 4, and Oblivion, on it's (now somewhat modest) 2.1 GHz processor, 1g pc 2100 ddr, and geforce fx 5900 ultra. thou Oblivion can get visual lag in some lighted areas of the maps
I bet you have the graphics on quake IIII turned RIGHT down [Smile]
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of corse, but even at the (next to lowest??) setting, it still looks fantastic [Applause]

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I would'nt know, I play with graphics turned right up [Wink]
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Desktop - Ikari
Sisters Desktop - Auska
Server - Ayanami
Laptop - Hikaru
Zen - iWishItWasAniPod
Access Point - m00f
Cell phone's bluetooth - STFUn00b

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The History of CaptMurdock's computer names:

Commodore 64 - Zen
Mac Classic - Questor
Mac IIsi - Kryten
Power Mac 6500 - Kosh
1st iBook - Zathras
2nd iBook - Vasquez
PowerBook G3 - Ozymandias

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I've named my "new" iMac DV SE "Brunnhild", after the character from The Sword of Xanten. Technically, it's "Brunnhilde" it seems, but the film spelt it wrongly. Apart from an obvious reason for the choice, Kristanna Loken's site displays a rather curious take on the WIMP GUI which, while I presume is ultimately impractical, displays a impressive sidestep of convention that I approve of. It's always nice to see fresh new ideas.

I have no idea what I'll name any replacement to Brunnhild/Firetrack. Maybe, like with Spire (the PII) I'll think of something on the spot completely at random and with no real reason for the choice. (If I was going with tunes from Straylight's Unreal soundtrack, Spire would not be my first choice ... But it's a good "name" name; a PC called "Erosion" or "Nali Chant" would suck.)

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I'm actually planning on changing my naming convention soon... Presently though I have Cheeze (win xp) and Condor (Debian linux).

At work we name the laptops after the users first initial lastname (flast, trad, etc)

The servers at work are typically named after what they do preceded by csi (cornerstone solutions, inc). A few servers have other names though such as gimli and gladius. BigBro is my favorite name on our servers, it's our monitoring server.

My VM computer names I have set up are shit (windows) and fuck (linux). Just because I was having a hard time thinking of names for them...

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and a deep-necropost from the local n00b...

I named my machines based on savegame names I had from Starfleet Command. My Macs don't follow that naming convention, but instead go by D&D characters.

Tracius: HP Pavilion 4455 (400MHz Celeron, 256 MB RAM, ATI Rage Pro Turbo integrated graphics, Win98, died with/because of WinXP)

Maxillius: Toshiba Satellite 1505-S151 (1.2 GHz Celeron, 512 MB RAM, WinXP)

Lethyyrah: Compaq 5000 (600MHz Celeron, 256 MB RAM, shipped with WinME, upgraded to WinXP, died with Mandrake Linux 10.0)

Korgath: HP Pavilion 725n (2GHz Athlon 2400+, 512 MB RAM, nVidia GeForce 4 integrated graphics, WinXP on hda1, Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on hdb1)

Riker: Apple Mac Mini (1.25 GHz PPC G4, 512 MB RAM, MacOS 10.3.9 (Panther))

Neelia: Apple iBook G4 (1.33 GHz PPC G4, 512 MB RAM, MacOS 10.4.8 (Tiger))

Vendemiatrix: "home built" (Duron 800MHz, 512 MB RAM, came with Win98, now running Mandrake Linux 10.0)

EDIT: I forgot Keelie! Apple Mac Mini (1.67 GHz Intel CoreDuo, 1 GB RAM, Mac OS 10.4.8 (Intel))

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OK so since someone dug up this necropost I might as well mention that I name my computers and gadgets after characters from Lord of the Rings.

A brief history:
My iMac G5 inherits the name Legolas because I have transferred that idenity from computer to computer over the last 4 Macs.

My old iBook was named Aragorn because it was older than the rest and traveled a lot.

My Windows computers used to be called Merri and Pippin because they got into trouble all by themselves.

I gave the name Gandalf to my friend's PowerPC which he then transferred to an Intel iMac. (The PowerPC was grey and the iMac is white so they were called respectively Gandalf The Grey and Gandalf The White, for you LOTR fans).

I have a new Windows PC and it is named Sauron.

My 3rd generation iPod is named Gimli because it is the companion to Legolas.

Finally, I reused the name Merri for my new iPod nano. [Big Grin]

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Mine are based on Greek theology -

G4 MDD (my old primary system) - Apollo
12" G4 Laptop for wife - Artemis
15" G4 Laptop for wife - Athena
15" MBP Laptop for me - Helios
Mac Mini music server - Dionysus
My iPaq - Bellerophon
My phone - Pegasus
Her phone - Iris
Printer - Homer
Her iPod - Calliope
My iPod - Marsyas
Wireless is Aura

That covers most of it lol

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Since this was necroposted, I figured I'd share the new laptop's names. Mom, Grandma and the little sibling all got new laptops for Christmas and I set them up, they're all named after the Morrigan.

Mom's: Badb
Gran's: Macha
Little Bro's: Nemain

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I officially have the most boring device names, yay!

G3 iBook: Book1
Mac Mini: DeskPrime
40g External: Sparta
250g External: Phix from a character in 'Wapsi Square'.

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My MacBook pro is named Ravel because my friend thought it sounded werewolf-y. I had a widget that made howling noises every day around sunset, but I didn't know that so the general consensus was that I had a were-laptop. Then I figured out where the sound was coming from, but the name stuck. Ravel the Were-laptop.

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So far I have gone mostly with mythological names ex:

Cerberus - firewall/router
Chronos - DNS/DHCP/NTP
Hermes - Mail
Hrothgar - Samba 3 PDC
Echelon - IDS project
Prometheus - IRCd
Lazarus - HTTPd

Some names, thou have just been what ever:

Revenant - SPARCStation 10
Spirit - Ultra 1
Fireball - Ultra 5
TheBeast - E450
Phred - Dad's PC
SilverBox - Mom's PC (Guess the color)
PrimaryHQ - My Desktop
MobileHQ - My old laptop (now Mom's)
MobileHQ - My new laptop
Beowulf - Novell 3.x
I forget what the names of the Windows server was, thou when I re-build my network I may mix in names from some other interests

As for gender, for the most part I don't assign one. Thou going by names, the vast majority of them would be male, I guess

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