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    So what do you name your stuff?

    I always want to come up with clever names for my new laptops and such but it never happens. Actually I just named my 3.0 TB External HDD MARDIS for media and relative data in storage. What'd you name your stuff?
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    Re: So what do you name your stuff?

    I used to call it M78 (for the model number), but that sounded too much like a weapon, so I changed it to MissionControl. I name my USB sticks by their capacities....16G, 32G, 64G. etc.. That's about the extent of my naming stuff.
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    Re: So what do you name your stuff?

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    Re: So what do you name your stuff?

    I name my machines after Pokemon, oddly enough.

    My current roster of machines includes Gardevoir (the fifth such machine to bear that name), Hydreigon, Salamence (my laptops), Deoxys (my server) and Flabebe (my Raspberry Pi, running as a SSH server.)

    In the past I've also had machines named Altaria, Skarmory, Latias, Gallade, Flygon and Mesprit.
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    Re: So what do you name your stuff?

    I name my computers (including mobile stuff) after ancient Egyptian places; i.e., Memphis, Karnak, etc.
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    Re: So what do you name your stuff?

    My devices are named for opera composers: puccini, beethoven, mozart, verdi, bizet, ...

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    Re: So what do you name your stuff?

    server - pluto
    backup server - backup
    ssid 2.4ghz - skynet
    ssid 5.0ghz - area51
    desktop - jason-desktop
    laptop - jason-laptop
    wife laptop - kristi-laptop

    I lost interest in making witty names for everything when I began to have a hard time remembering what was what. Now I just kind of roll with the above.
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    Re: So what do you name your stuff?

    The strangest names have been Locutus & Quazmoripper . Loctutus has been recycled and the other ,a home build desktop was renamed when the operating system was reinstalled.
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    Re: So what do you name your stuff?

    Computers: dieties from some specific mythology. Every subnet is a different mythology.

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    Re: So what do you name your stuff?

    I never have used clever names. I guess that is because I was a system admin for a very large company for many years. I got accustom to using IP Addresses and UUIDs. I knew several hundred of them and didn't have to look them up. Clever device names don't work very well when the DHCP and DNS servers go down

    I did name my home wifi networks "Not_Yours" and "Not_Yours_Too", just to be nice to my wife, children, grandchildren, and neighbors.
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; February 17th, 2014 at 11:08 PM. Reason: typo
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