Naming my mini

by Chris Adamson

So here's the deal with me and partition naming (no, there's no useful point to this blog; it's entirely personal)...


11 Comments

neuwalker
2006-06-07 23:33:38
I my company I named all computers like planets of the Star Wars Universe. The Server is Coruscant, Alderaan hosts the FileMaker Databases and my personal workstation is named Corellia - the homeworld of Han Solo.
I can install some more computers, because the Star Wars Universe is full of interesting planets. Dagobar is as free as Kashyyyk, the Wookie homewore, this time.
Zac
2006-06-07 23:49:18
Characters from Watership Down have been gracing my recent electronics aquisitions. I have Hazel-rah the PowerBook, Thlayli this soon to be purchased PowerMac and Pipkin, the diminutive USB flash drive.
Rick Curran
2006-06-08 01:06:12
Zac, make sure your computers take care crossing the road!
Rick
2006-06-08 01:06:32
Zac, make sure your computers take care crossing the road!
Daniel
2006-06-08 03:44:59
I name my computers after Chinese food but name my partitions after the operating system they contain: Tiger, Panther, Windows. You'd think that this would help me remember what is contained in these partitions except... on my laptop when Tiger went final I wanted the bigger partition for the current OS so my Panther partition contains Tiger. I needed Panther for a while for backwards compatibility testing so my Tiger partition contained Panther. Now it just stores the audio I record on the road.
Matt
2006-06-08 04:22:38
I'm doing the 'My name is Earl' thing right now. My Powerbook is Earl, the drive Nescobar A Lop Lop and so on. Before that my stuff was named after characters in Nemo.
MSchienle
2006-06-08 06:23:33
I was a UNIX admin working on a drug interdiction project many years ago. We named the servers after various drugs. It was mildly entertaining when the client (USAF) came in for demos and we put them on the consoles: Major Smith will be on Cocaine, Captain Jones will be on Marijuana ...
DC1974
2006-06-08 06:33:27
I worked for a company where we named all the computers for street names for illegal drugs. I personally have named all of my Mac variations on Ezekial. (Ezekial, Ezekial, Again; Ezekial, Too; Ezekial the IV)
Adam
2006-06-08 07:38:07
I think the Star Wars analogy works really well. I have a nice network growing at home with a server, but I've been trying to decide on a nice naming convention. I mean, who says Jabba can't be the administrator? You could have guest users as Ewoks lol! And who says that Jabba can't be on Tatoine or Dagobar or Corellia?


I'll be doing all this when I get home - maybe it'll make someone smile in the village when they try and enter my 'Outer Rim Territory' Wifi network lol.

kurisu
2006-06-08 19:17:02
I'm actually also using names taken out of Final Fantasy for my machines. Except that I prefer using vilain names...
My main server is called Gilgamesh (what better description for a server than a character with multiple arms?), my firewall is called Ifrit, my media server is called Shiva, my lappies are Sephiroth, Kefka, Neo-Exdeath...
I can honestly say my network burns in hell ;-)
Mihael
2007-03-03 02:32:20
I personally have named all of my Mac variations on Ezekial. (Ezekial, Ezekial, Again; Ezekial, Too; Ezekial the IV)