What kind of original names do you guys give to computers and devices? I mean the name you assign to a computer in a network. When I was in college, the servers were given names of scientists, like Einstein and Newton.
My computers at work right now have unimaginative serial-number names, unfortunately. At home I have Infidel and Apostate, while at my old job we had a somewhat celestial theme - W2K-Supernova, W2k-Stardust (that was mine) and W2k-Kpax (on the claims that
he was an alien, and thus related to the stars, or whatever. I never approved. ).
I generally assign a location and type in the network name
our school uses a purely number based system , e.g. PC159, and have a big map of where all the PC's are.
My computer name is HH8R9EOZE0A1C3H ... now, the next Noble award winning scientist will be called HH8R9EOZE0A1C3H !
in the house i have
puck, oberon, titania and theseus.
and (lexmark, gateway and xbox, heh)
Well, at home I usually use the name of the room the computer is in + "COMPUTER" or a slight variation on that.
When I worked in the local university they had a naming system which was like this:
DEPARTMENT + "PC" + NUMBER
Computer 123 in the Geography department.
At my school they have a slightly more elaborate system which is like this:
ROOM + "-" + MAKE + "-PC" + NUMBER
Computer 12 sold as a Dell, in the room M4.
I prefer the way the university does it.
Our architect is a marine biologist by trade, so he names them after whales.
I prefer connecting by IP address since I can never remember the correct spelling of
I really only have a unique name for my home network, which is "BigBekly"...I'm using Belkin technology with a rather quick internet connection - hence the name, BigBelky:)
I use names of animals like: rabbit, armadillo, squirrel, aardvark...
I use the names of space missions.
mine its called "eclipse", that my nick/id or something, anyway my university use this system: faculty + lab nr. + pc number.
I use Microsoft codenames for mine
odd. Names from Star Trek
I use the processor name, machine model, or primary application as the name for the machine.
My desktop's name is xeon for the processor, server is hercules since I primarily use it to run the Hercules mainframe emulator, laptop is called x60 since it's a ThinkPad X60, AlphaStation is called alpha, RS/6000 is called aix (slightly breaking the rules).
shorter the better
edit - Norm my friend where the paintings got printed used to call his network shares curly,larry, moe, harpo etc... it was the 3 stooges trying to no what machine was what.
so he swithed it to p3 p4 p42 and it was just as confusing
Cartoon or comic book characters for the office.
For home I just make up whatever, things that resonate well with me are video game characters, Norse mythology, or whatever.
So I have Rexorg (made up evil sounding name), Mjolnir (the hammer of Thor I believe), Deimos and Phobos (the moons of Mars, a reference to Doom video games), Denton, etc etc.
At work.. we name them after sports cars... (yeah original i know)...
At home... I name it usually with the owners nic and its purpose...
Ang3lFir3_Vista (that one's special or summin)
Same goes for the gf's machines.....
my webserver is named SPIDERMAN and one other server is is HAL-9000
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