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Posted on 01-24-18 05:14:56 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by xdaniel
My naming scheme's very boring, if you'd even want to call it a "scheme" - anime characters! (+ recently a suffix of some sort)


I name all my computers the same way, minus the suffix.
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Posted on 01-24-18 05:16:17 PM Link | Quote
Neon Genesis Evangelion characters.

It's still the early 2000s in my apartment.
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Posted on 01-24-18 05:23:32 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kazinsal
Neon Genesis Evangelion characters.

It's still the early 2000s in my apartment.

Fine with me. I was actually kind of annoyed when my husband started naming his stuff after NGE because I wanted to do it.

But I also love Watership Down to bits, and in particular it's based on the rabbit mythology. So, because my iMac is awesome, it's Frith. That makes my laptop El-Ahrairah, my trusty phone Rabscuttle, and my iPad Pro the Black Rabbit of Inlé.
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Posted on 01-24-18 06:07:33 PM Link | Quote
our home file server is named "caroline" - she's a raspi with four external drives named "atlas", "pbody", "wheatley", and "bird".

also our wireless ssid is "aperture", and the ssid for my phone's hotspot is "borealis".

i, uh, i really love portal 2.
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Posted on 01-24-18 07:20:41 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by 00dani
our home file server is named "caroline" - she's a raspi with four external drives named "atlas", "pbody", "wheatley", and "bird".


Somehow you have four external drives and yet still managed to run out of SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE.
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Posted on 01-24-18 08:29:18 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper

Somehow you have four external drives and yet still managed to run out of SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE.



oh my gosh :3 not quite yet, but we're getting there! :O

$ df -h /mnt/*
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1 1.8T 1.7T 67G 97% /mnt/atlas
/dev/sdc1 916G 441G 429G 51% /mnt/bird
/dev/sda1 1.8T 1.7T 96G 95% /mnt/pbody
/dev/sdd1 1.8T 1.5T 321G 83% /mnt/wheatley
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Posted on 01-24-18 10:58:46 PM (last edited by SC at 01-24-18 11:27:56 PM) Link | Quote
I name my OS's hard / external drives after obscure webtoons/webcomics.
  • C: - Marcus (Brother Marcus from Crow Cillers)
  • D: - Dawson (Joel Dawson from Bonus Stage)
  • E: - Eduardo (Eduardo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) wait. that's not a webtoon. OR OBSCURE. D'OH.

I don't really name anything else at the moment, though. Heck, my VPSes have remained un-named for quite some time. I should really get on that.

EDIT: I've decided I'm naming my XP Dell Dimension 4600 "Baja," after the Baha Men. Because the PC was made in 2003, when the Baha Men were still vaguely relevant. [shudder]. Plus the name is short and cute and reminds me of Super Mario Sunshine. And Baja Fresh. [licks lips]
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Posted on 01-24-18 11:00:50 PM Link | Quote
I name everything after ponies and fantastical beasts.

And Dwarven Fortresses.
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Posted on 01-26-18 11:04:59 AM Link | Quote
Ah, I forgot hard drive names were a thing!

That's how the whole naming thing started, actually - I'd recently hackintoshed my netbook, and "Macintosh HD" felt like a misnomer. So I named it after what I was listening to at the moment.

Later on down the line I popped a new hard drive into the iBook, and again, named it after what I was listening to.

I ended up doing this one more time when I briefly installed Snow Leopard on my desktop. Unfortunately, I think a slight hardware issue ended up killing this and I just stuck to running Windows 7 on that machine.

I never really named my hard drives outside of Mac OS, for some reason. I know I named a virtual BasiliskII disk "terrible carpet" or something, but I'd have to dig all those files up to recover their names.
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Posted on 01-26-18 02:04:43 PM Link | Quote
I don't have a habit of naming devices, although I feel like I should. I did name a USB stick after lamprey.
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Posted on 01-26-18 02:14:18 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by SC
obscure webtoons
*snip*
Bonus Stage

god i feel old
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Posted on 01-26-18 03:09:16 PM Link | Quote
I've never actually owned more than one (usable) computer at the same time, so I've never really had to come up with interesting names for them. Now that I have some network storage at home (that I don't actually use) maybe I should, though.

Closest I've probably come was when I used "polaris" as the name of a web server I was running on the family desktop for a while. Also, my phone is "the mystery phone" for reasons I don't really know (maybe that is the reason?)
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Posted on 01-26-18 07:40:29 PM Link | Quote
After Marathon, I name all my laptops Durandal, all my desktops Leela, and all my phones Tycho.

I'm currently up to Durandal II, Tycho III, and, well, I don't actually have a Leela yet.
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Posted on 01-28-18 11:59:19 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Q
and, well, I don't actually have a Leela yet.

Poor Leela. She deserved better.
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Posted on 02-08-18 12:45:00 AM Link | Quote
This reminded me that I had yet to name my new laptop.

I decided, in honor of retro computerage, I'd name it Husktop 8k. (My original laptop was Husktop, and I don't even know if I actually named my computer before that)
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Posted on 02-15-18 04:02:17 PM (last edited by eifie at 03-13-18 01:36:38 PM) Link | Quote
i name all of my devices after birds~ it started with my old laptop blackbird and my iphone owl. my new pcs name is grackle and my current android phone is nightjar. i think my tablet is starling or something like that :p

edit: correction, my androids name is starling. i remember doing this now because its gold-flecked! nightjar must be my tablet in that case~
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Posted on 02-15-18 06:43:03 PM Link | Quote
I've mostly named my devices after various elements.

My mac mini was Manganese, for instance.
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Posted on 03-01-18 09:01:46 PM Link | Quote
My old computer was named after my mother's favorite Pokemon, Celebi. Thus, I named the beefy new computer CelebiPrime.


Meanwhile, my two favorite USB drives are named after battleships in Star Fox 64: Dorisby and Grazan. Naturally, when I got a third USB drive, I named it... Fluttershy.
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Posted on 03-12-18 01:19:53 AM Link | Quote
My computer names are really boring, but they're easy for me to remember and come up with.

viv-pc: it's my pc
vivtop-x: it's my laptop (i used to have vivtop but I replaced it with this)
vivtop-g4: it's my powerbook g4


... alright, there's one fun one. my Intel NUC is named "knucles"
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Posted on 03-12-18 07:17:22 AM Link | Quote
I usually name my HDD's after worlds, my old disk that isn't connected currently have a partition for each of the Zelda Oracle game's setting. The Equestria disk is still plugged in currently, I have actually yet to name my new one. My USB stick is called The Moon, which, uh, is mostly a majora's mask reference/joke. Though, I have yet to name my latest disk, hmmm, I should get to that.

As far as computers go I have been kind of lazy? I just name them after myself.
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