What's your computer's name? [OT]

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    Guest Guest

    My current workstation/test environment is called 'Cybertron', after the
    planet where the transformers used to live before leaving to earth. Why?
    uhm... I'm really into the transformers comics ;)

    I'm currently considering buying a new laptop to become more mobile in
    where I can work. The laptop will be called Unicron, named after the one
    robot that was too big for all the Autobots and the Deceptikons to fight ;)
    Guest, Feb 19, 2004
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    Rich Grise Guest

    Just a sort of random thought; my first Linux was Slackware
    2 or 3 or so - downloaded it back in the mid-1980s and it was
    funner than a rat. Had fvwm going, running that era's
    netscape, had apache going, at least locally (I think I
    exposed a virtual host once).

    But the area where I had to make something up was thinking
    up a name for the computer. I came up with "Vehicle," the
    logic being that it's a transport mechanism for information
    back and forth to the outside world.

    My main computer, I called Entheos, because I have a DBA
    of "Entheos Engineering." I came up with "Entheos" because
    I saw some new-age lecture back in the early-to-mid 1990's
    where the guy wrote "entheos" on the whiteboard, and said
    it means "God Within," and it's the root of "enthusiasm."

    I realized recently where I came up with "Thunderbird" for
    the third computer - apparently I had subliminally picked
    up on it while I was either looking for the reset cmos
    jumper on the mobo, or looking for the part no. & stuff
    on one of the ebay adapters, and something called itself
    "T-bird." Oh, well, so much for creativity.

    Anyway, I've seen people talk about their computers by name,
    and some of them are kind of, well, interesting.

    I think it'd be fun if as many folks as feel like it would
    post a little post with the name of their computer, and
    maybe even how did you come up with it?

    To go even further OT, I've heard that some men name their
    penis, and some women name their breasts or their partner
    names them for them, but that would be entirely optional.
    I only refer to "Little Richard," or sometimes, "Wee
    Willie Winkie," but that's really nobody's business but
    my partner. It also gives me something to blame when he
    doesn't want to cooperate. (it might be construed as
    unkind to say, "Sorry, lady, apparently you just don't
    turn me on.")

    Well, anyway, what do you call your computer(s)?

    Rich Grise, Feb 19, 2004
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    Lew Pitcher Guest

    Usually apropos personal names...
    - My Z80 CP/M system is Simon ("Simple Simon", really)
    - My Slackware 9.0 server is Merlin (because he knows everything and does magic)
    - My Slackware 9.0 desktop is Bitsie ("Bitsie Puter", because it's cute)
    - My Slackware 9.0 laptop is Aurora (it's bright and a Northern Light)
    - My wife's Win95 laptop is SuzieQ (it's old and it wobbles, like the dance)

    Lew Pitcher
    IT Consultant, Enterprise Application Architecture,
    Enterprise Technology Solutions, TD Bank Financial Group

    (Opinions expressed are my own, not my employers')
    Lew Pitcher, Feb 19, 2004
  4. Do you mean the hostname? I called mine eden, cos it's a fanless
    silent via eden embedded processor. Did I metion its silent? :)

    At a summer job, my boss named each node of his cluster after an
    egyptian god, which I thought was pretty nifty.
    Laurence Darby, Feb 19, 2004
  5. Hallo Rich
    I'm a cartoon type - @home I have 'oggy' and 'jack' (from 'Oggy and the
    cockroaches'). If I would install one today it would probably become
    'spongebob' :)

    Juergen Frieling, Feb 19, 2004
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    phrag Guest

    angrycow... no logic =P
    phrag, Feb 19, 2004
  7. Slackware 9.0 server - Strauss
    My Win2k PC - Stravinsky
    See the logic? :) No?
    It's named after a horse called Strauss, his dads name was Stravinsky, so I
    decided to go with that for my PC's as well.

    Morten Lundstrøm, Feb 19, 2004
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    full time job - maya

    part time job - thunder, jungle

    home - moya

    client's servers: dynamite, mephisto, liberty, frodo, gandalf, matrix,
    freestyler, xr6, cooler, twice

    servers at work: tealc and will be two more, soon (I don't know what
    name I'll give to them)

    They are more deployed, but I don't remember them. All runs Slackware as
    - -current as posibile :)

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    Claudiu Cismaru
    Network/System Administrator
    RoEDU Net - Tg-Jiu POP

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    Claudiu Cismaru, Feb 19, 2004
  9. Home, Linux: hellport (my first experience with Unix: Slackware in -97)
    Home, Powerbook: bloodpool (named by a death metal fan)
    Home, Windows: war (it's a constant struggle)
    Work, Linux: toolshed (full of chainsaws and stuff)
    Work, Linux server 1: greed (stole all the good stuff from Envy)
    Work, Linux server 2: envy (looking upon its tougher, evil brother)
    Jens =?ISO-8859-1?Q?B=E4ckman?=, Feb 19, 2004
  10. Wife's Mac @home -- just Mac
    @home aeriman
    @work sandbox(the devel machine)
    server N1 -- akella (named after Kipling)
    server N2 -- "morda" (face)
    CISCO PIX -- "koshak" (cat in Russian based on similar pronunciation)

    Alexandre E. Solokow, Feb 19, 2004
  11. So anyway, it was like, 15:49 CET Feb 19 2004, you know? Oh, and, yeah,
    Rich Grise was all like, "Dude,
    Home -
    cheesy feline theme: lynx, panther, tiger and whisker

    Work -
    workstations: single malts (mine's laphroaig in case anyone cares)
    servers: lost cities
    printers: historical generals (please don't ask me why)
    Johan Lindquist, Feb 19, 2004
  12. For clients, I generally try to give the hosts names that are related to
    either the work being performed or the person using it.


    On my home lan, they're named according to their location.

    Jefferson (as in Airplane - a wireless laptop)

    Jacob Westenbach, Feb 19, 2004
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    phrag Guest

    On my home lan, they're named according to their location.
    You have on in kitchen ? =P
    phrag, Feb 19, 2004
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    Dave Guest

    Linux: Steinbeck
    FreeBSD: Hemmingway
    Dave, Feb 19, 2004
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    +Cibao+ Guest

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    Rich Grise tempted the fates in alt.os.linux.slackware
    by rushing in here and proclaiming the following to be true:

    I've named all of the machines here after my children-
    (who, incidentally, are all named after animals, spirits, or ancient

    However, I've got a few clunkers lying around that don't have hostnames
    yet, and I have no idea of what I'm going to name my G5 once it gets here.

    I'll prolly pull something of of my ethnic heritage (p'haps Yaya or
    Yaya-El), but so far I'm simply happy to call it "mine". ;)

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    +Cibao+, Feb 19, 2004
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    Dave Guest

    You guys have good names, mine are "winbox" and "linbox"... and the one in
    the other room is "thedell"
    Dave, Feb 19, 2004
  17. My servers are the only ones with interesting names - I let the
    clients name their own and the workstations are all named boring
    descriptive things, like mwcdt,ehsdt,ewcdt, and T22. Except for Fred,
    which handles the cooling system in my office.

    badlands - firewall, DNS, mail & webserver

    squirrel - file server (1.4 TB)

    moose - connected to the stereo, to interface the family moosic
    library. <groans optional>

    Boris & Natasha - Digital VCRs.


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    Michael W. Cocke, Feb 19, 2004
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    Alan Hicks Guest

    In alt.os.linux.slackware, Rich Grise dared to utter,
    All mine are named after birds. No, I'm not a bird watcher; I just
    decided to name all mine after birds.

    My gateway is barnowl. Why you might ask? Well the first thing that
    sees you when you walk into the hog bard at night is naturally the
    barnowl. At least it is in our barn.

    My primary desktop is redtail. It's the only AMD machine I've got, and
    the fastest machine. Since the redtail hawk is the largest avian
    predator here, it made sense.

    My dualie is the LAN's NFS server, and is named carrier after the
    extinct carrier pidgeon, because it carries information for other

    FInally my Laptop is crane. It's an Apple iBook G4, and solid white,
    like a crane.
    Alan Hicks, Feb 19, 2004
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    Jeff Collins Guest

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    mine are not that original but somewhat function related:
    firewall is Drawbridge
    server is Castle
    workstation is Dragon
    wife's laptop is Lapdancer

    Oh and my server at work is Ramblingwreck

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    Jeff Collins, Feb 19, 2004
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    David Stites Guest

    Do you mean the mid-1990s? My first Linux was Slackware 3.0 with kernel 1.2
    and 1.3 in 1995.

    rocky, boris, natasha, sherman
    David Stites, Feb 19, 2004
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