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    What's the name of your machines and home network?

    I've always called my computers by names of fruit. My main laptop is called Orange, Melon is my media center PC, Berry is my NAS and I've got a bunch of other "fruit" for various purposes. They all sit on my windows style home network which is called Orchard. (Although I don't have a computer called Apple.)

    I'm now having the brilliant idea of wanting my build my own servers, a proxy server and file server for starters. So I thought I would buy the domain orchard.??? so it's nice and neat and professional but alias they are all taken.

    So now I have to come up with a new theme and rename all my machines.

    I'm just wondering what everyone else calls their machines and networks? I'm needing some creative inspiration.


    (I know none of this is necessary but we're geeks aren't we?!)

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    Re: What's the name of your machines and home network?

    I name all my operating systems after anime characters.
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    Re: What's the name of your machines and home network?

    I come up with a naming scheme each year and every machine I build in that year follows that rule or theme. This way I can tell how old they are without thinking.

    I have (in chronological order):
    Bumble (This year - lovable children's characters)
    Elsee (2 years ago - a particular comic)
    Firetruck
    Bigby (4 years ago - Animal characters from fiction)
    Peanut (5 years ago - nuts, fruits, berries, similar food)
    Acorn
    ---------- These are gone now but I will list them anyway.
    Megatron (8 years ago - Transformers)
    Cliffjumper
    Sticky (9 years ago - physical characteristics of the computer) [ It was a used laptop someone had spilled pop onto the original keyboard of. I feel that needed explaining.]
    Woglinde (11 years ago - fictional space craft)
    Soyokaze

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    Re: What's the name of your machines and home network?

    When my daughter was young and into Pokemon, I named my machines after Pokemon characters. Snorlax was the name of my firewall. Later when she moved on to Harry Potter, snorlax became fluffy, the name of the Cerberus-styled character in that story.
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    Re: What's the name of your machines and home network?

    Named after Happy Tree friends: Lumby my workstation and laptop Lifty.

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    Re: What's the name of your machines and home network?

    by brand - sony vaio - sova which means "owl" in our language

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    Arrow Re: What's the name of your machines and home network?

    White Box and Revo.
    Other names have been Raven and Dragon's Egg.
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    Re: What's the name of your machines and home network?

    My network used to be named after countries.

    The firewall was "'Merica", cause it protected the rest of my countries / systems from "North Korea" or "China" (Otherwise known as the "Internet"). My router was known as "Switzerland" cause it held all of the "World.local" (my internal domain name) packets. I had other countries which were constantly in conflict and ganging up on one and other. My wireless SSID was "Space" and my phone was "The moon" since it never really connected into "World".

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    Red face Re: What's the name of your machines and home network?

    I just use random names

    My local network is called makkuro kurosuke, from Hayao Miyasaki's "My Teighbor Totoro"

    The main desktop pc is called grond, after the wolf's head from "The Return of the King"

    The media server is called sphynx, mainly because it's the first thing i thought about when i named it.

    Laptop 1 is nazgul, after the wraiths from LOTR

    Laptop 2 is lazarus, because it was dead when i got it for free

    Laptop 3 is punchy, because i'd just watched Rocky.

    The wii is called gandalf, because it's white.

    Phones are walter and waldo, because... well... no reason
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    Re: What's the name of your machines and home network?

    My 3 screened monster build is called Ziggy (Ziggy Marley)
    My Wifes Dell 1501 is called Oprah (Oprah Winfrey)
    My Dell 1525 is called Rita (Rita Marley)
    My Dell Dimension p4 is Called Rosetta (former Girlfriend)
    My Thinkpad x230 is called Mishonne (Walking Dead Character)
    And oh yeah the name of my network is Rastas Pipe
    Last edited by White Rasta; March 27th, 2013 at 02:06 PM.

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