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Curiosity Question: Computer Names?

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:12 am

Completely random thought and questions for y'all.

Who has named their computer(s)? Either out of necessity (got a network and each needs its own name) or just for something to do. What's the name(s)? How'd you come up with such name(s)?


I have three computers in my house, all networked.

Beast: This is my desktop computer, used by the entire family. My first computer that I got new, it was a beast compared to the older one that had been given to me (both in size and in power). This machine is now over 8 years old and still running great. It actually runs NWN better than my laptop, which is 4 years newer. It used to be used for both developing and running the World of Aenea PW.

Alfred: My laptop. It's my go-to computer for pretty much everything, since it sits right on the kitchen counter most of the time and has all of my stuff on it (school, teaching, NWN, and backups of files from the desktop and NWN server). The kids are not allowed to touch this one. The start page for web browsing has a picture of Alfred from the first Batman movies.

Aenea: The machine that is running the game server. Kind of self-explanatory where the name comes from.

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Re: Curiosity Question: Computer Names?

Post by daveyeisley on Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:34 pm

Excelsior. From Star Trek.
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Re: Curiosity Question: Computer Names?

Post by plane_abe on Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:59 pm

Kilishandra is the family computer, and The Basement Box is, well, the basement box.
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Re: Curiosity Question: Computer Names?

Post by Angel of Death on Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:21 pm

Valhalla. (And before anyone asks, no, not because of the recent hollywood movie. Rolling Eyes )

I chose it because I saw it fitting, seeing as my real name is one of the gods'. Cool
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Re: Curiosity Question: Computer Names?

Post by Eric of Atrophy on Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:57 pm

plane_abe wrote:Kilishandra is the family computer, and The Basement Box is, well, the basement box.
He actually meant Killashandra (spelling, Abe, spelling!), which is a reference to the Anne McCaffrey "Crystal Singer" heroine (and for many years a girl's name that I fought for [unsuccessfully, to boot!]) and the other one is as Abe stated, the box that's in the basement (pronounced "mancave").


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Re: Curiosity Question: Computer Names?

Post by MannyJabrielle on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:58 pm

My desktop: Keeper, as in Crypt keeper. Because it's dead now. It's name used to be shotgun, because it would run games and apps it really shouldn't have very well... for a short time, then the framerates and such would drop to a stutter, requiring a reload, er, reboot.

My laptop: Geezer. It's old (6 years old), and still using it's original battery pack... so it likes to go into sleep mode very often. Otherwise, when it's up and running it's quick and quirky like some old geezer razzing you from his front porch.
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Re: Curiosity Question: Computer Names?

Post by Skywatcher on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:33 pm

TimDesktop
VickieDesktop
VickiesToy (Laptop)

I have to keep it simple because I forget what is what while working on network otherwise.

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