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9:00 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No matter how many times I do it, whenever I have to name a machine I have a block... like I'm naming a kid or something. Right now, I'm sitting here trying to come up with new names for 2 servers and I'm stuck.

Talking to my friends, I've heard some interesting themes come up.
examples:
pair of servers called Ike and Tina... collectively called the 'Turner Cluster'
Lab named with characters from GI Joe.

Anyway, I'm looking for some ideas on themes.

Anybody got any?

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9:18 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Laurel and Hardy?

When things go wrong you could stand there and either scratch your head in tearful angst, fiddle with your tie (real or metaphoric) in frustration, or cry, "That's another fine mess you've got me in to..!"

;-)

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10:36 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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pair of servers called Ike and Tina... collectively called the 'Turner Cluster'

If something fails on Tina, you can slap it around with Ike until it starts working again.

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Scott Adams rulez! :-)

Our first server was called Dilbert, shortly followed by Catbert. Then we became a bit more inspired so we had Routebert, Webbert, Mailbert...

Another group sticks to a Star Trek naming scheme. They have Riker, Worf, Seven and a machine called "TheDoctor".

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10:54 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>and a machine called "TheDoctor".

which isn't really a machine at all, just a picture of one you flip up when server load gets a bit heavy... ;)

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Greek and Roman Tragedy? My machines are: antigone, orpheus, prometheus and sisyphus. :)
11:07 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I saw a documentary on PBS or Discovery channel where they showed a bank of supercomputers at the CIA named Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, Doc, and Dopey.

Personally I use mythological gods, demi-gods, and heroes.

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I used famous surf beaches around the world -- which can also help with clustering by breaking down the beaches by continent or country.

Another good one is car mfgs (Honda, Volvo, Suzuki, etc.)

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Home server is called Starfleet, workstations are Enterprise, Voyager, etc.. and the laptop is Shuttlecraft
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The person who set up our servers (before my time) must of been, uh, well, a unique individual because they're all named after natural disasters... Blizzard, Twister, Earthquake, Cyclone, Tornado, Avalanche and even a Tsunami.
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I called my computer name "The Bolloks" that seems to be my fav. word these days...
6:29 pm on Jan 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Home server is called Starfleet, workstations are Enterprise, Voyager, etc.. and the laptop is Shuttlecraft

Haha. One of our NOC's uses the S.T. names, another uses Star Wars names. Can't be specific as a security precaution.

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Go with a Mayberry theme. Andy, Opie, Barney, Otis, etc. :)
10:47 pm on Jan 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My Simpsons character farm was my favorite.

MrBurns - webserver
PostmasterBill - mail server
QuickEMart - database server
Otto - DNS

Client machines were the simpson family members, flanders family members, etc.

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The search for intelligent (or at least original, please) life goes on. The imagination of (hopefully) well-paid individuals is depressingly constrained to the following:

Star Trek
Simpsons
Dilbert
7 dwarves
Ancient gods/characters
Weather features

The worst:
One of our NOC's uses the S.T. names, another uses Star Wars names. Can't be specific as a security precaution.

A security precaution?

Oh dear...

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Well, I was told to never reveal our server names so I won't. :D It's nice to know you are above us all, it gives us something to aspire to.
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how about casey and ryan. that way regardless of what goes wrong, it all points back to you:) or, regardless of what goes wrong, it has your name written all over it;)
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@TheVisitor:

And I thought we were original when we came up with Routebert, Webbert, Mailbert, ...

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Otto - DNS

LOL! Hope it's not that bad ;)

We use animals, bear is the fad now, My Mac is called Papa Bear, the laptops are Yogi & Boo Boo & have a server called Grizzly

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>>>It's nice to know you are above us all

Sorry, not trying to ofend, it's just the computer geek/Star Wars fan thing is a bit, y'know, depressing somehow!

Last place I worked (believe it or not) used parts of a toilet for machine names. The mailserver was 'cistern'.

Some wierd people worked there...

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>>>It's nice to know you are above us all
Sorry, not trying to ofend, it's just the computer geek/Star Wars fan thing is a bit, y'know, depressing somehow!

Last place I worked (believe it or not) used parts of a toilet for machine names. The mailserver was 'cistern'.

Some wierd people worked there...

Those people weren't wierd, they were AWESOME. Parts of the Toilet?!?! That's freaking hilarious and inventive! I mean, here you are talking about them now... it obviously changed your life.

But, anyway Mr. "TheVisitor", why don't we hear some of your themes? Please enlighten us.

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There is a cluster of US military servers that use the names of Simpsons characters. I used to see it is my refers.
8:41 pm on Jan 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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We are all Nerds after all. No sense in denying it.

What have expected? Naming them Beethoven, Tolstoi, Rachmaninov, Goethe, Bronte, Sokrates... or what?

A friend of mine works in a company, where the main server is named Bill and the tape backup server is called Monica. Because it had swallowed the tapes once. Um. You call THAT original?

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pmkpmk - LMAO!
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How about exotic dancer names? Candi, Bambi, Raven, Mercedes, etc. :)
9:03 pm on Jan 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I knew there all ready had to be a list out there.
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heh, portable was "theportabledarkelement". :)
10:09 am on Jan 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Inspired by this thread I'm renaming my home machines. Here's what I've got so far:

Bob
Doug
Hosehead
BeerHunter
Back Bacon
Elron MacKenzie
Jelly Doughnut
Beauty eh?
Take Off
A beer

9:50 pm on Jan 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It took 2 days of thinking and I decided to go with breweries/beers. I named one server Guinness and the other Pilsner.

Names of future machines will be Newcastle, Pabst, Latrobe, Miller, and of course my personal favorite (saving for my machine when I rebuild): Anhauser-Busch or maybe just Budweiser.

As you can see, the possiblities are vast and nearly everyone here has been involved in the naming process. There's also implied hierarchies with Breweries and the Beers they make.

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Sounds like a solution (pun intended)
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