Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 19:06 UTC
In the News If you were to break into my network, getting to the contents of the right computer would be easy. I facilitate digital burglars by naming my computers according to what they actually are; my main desktop machine carries the label "Desktop", my Aspire One is imaginatively named "One", and this trend continues down to "PowerMac G4", "Ultra 5", and "T2". I always found giving computers real names was a tad bit wacky, but as it turns out, it can actually be very useful to give your servers and computers whimsical but meaningful names.
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by bobbo on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 23:08 UTC
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I use "animals" as my naming scheme. There are a few rules:

1 - Must be short (2 or 3 syllables)
2 - Should somehow represent the computer

For instance, my old desktop (now "media center", ie. it has a big screen plugged in and stream movies to it) is called "penguin" because it is the first computer I used Linux on. My newer desktop is "Tiger" because compared to penguins, tigers are faster at running (I also like Tiger beer, so double-win). My Eee PC is "Koala", because it is small and lightweight (compared to Tigers, Koala's are on the small side) and it is also white.

A name I am saving up is "rhino", for a crap P2 computer that someone at my LUG gave me and I have yet to find a use for.

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