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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tails of machines
by xeoron on Wed 4th Feb 2009 01:46 UTC
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At home the server is Thneed (yes, from the Lorax) and Rage (a NAS that loves to store and throw data at things). As for desktops, laptop, n800, vm's etc are named after space related things, such as, starfire, moonlight, starscream, Quasar XP, etc.

The work machines are labeled based on their task. Example Kiosks are named after their creators (Cameo, Kodak, etc), PoS machines are based on where they fall in the order in real life, etc. May not be a fun or silly, but makes things straight forward finding things or teaching new people where things are (main reason for this... since the owner does not want to deal with this stuff, but if he ever does really does not want 1 more thing to go WTF about just by looking at the computer name).

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