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Richard Clark
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Jul 7, 2000, 11:49 AM
 
When I was working on a winows Compaq Presario notebook it was named Terok Nor in defiance of that platform. Die hard Trekkers will understand the name (was name of DS9 under Cardasian rule).

Also, do you notice how a lot of folks on Windows machines don't name their machines or know that they can?
"Tough Little Ship" - Riker
"LITTLE?" - Worf after having the Defiant salvaged by the Enterprise (First Contact)
     
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Jul 7, 2000, 01:57 PM
 
Are you sure> you want to know?
Ok:
My G3 hostname is Tetsubo, hard drives are Katana, Wakazashi, Hachiwara, Kusarigama, & Tachi.
My IIci (running NetBSD) is Jitte, hard drive is /dev/sd0.
My 6100/66 is Legomonstre (in light of the fact that it is in a chassis built of Lego bricks), drives are Monstre NO.1 and Monstre NO.2.
Additionally, my Linux/NT4 dualboot PC's hostname is Naginata, and my Cobalt Qube2 is ns1.


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Jul 9, 2000, 05:45 PM
 
I have two main volumes:

"Acme" is my boot volume and has a Tex Avery icon...

XXgig is my new 20gig BellStor Firewire disk.

Zip names are where I get creative. It all started when I found them going out to magazines and certain printers with collected Quark files and never coming back... So I named them, hoping that at least the thief will constantly be reminded that the disk is a stray and needs to be returned to its parent. Current names are Chocolate, Gleemonex, Fluke, Vapid, Ginger, Fluffy...
     
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Jul 10, 2000, 01:27 AM
 
G4 AGP 350..............................G4orce
PowerMac5218CD..................Superior
PowerMac 6100/60.................Cardassian
PowerMac 6100/66.................Borg
Mac IIsi...................................... Work Please...
Mac IIsi......................................Arrghhh! !!

(I had alot of trouble getting the two IIsi's to work once got them.
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Jul 10, 2000, 01:01 PM
 
We had to give network names to machines at work once. After several hours of 'discussion' as to which dodgy sci-fi or fantasy franchise to borrow names from, we resolved it by picking words out of a dictionary at random.
I think I ended up with Syndicate
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Jul 10, 2000, 01:34 PM
 
Blue and White G3:
-AppleTalk name: Crawdad
-HD name: Macintosh HD

Pismo Powerbook:
-AppleTalk name: Xavier
-HD name: Powerbook HD

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Jul 10, 2000, 08:29 PM
 
Say hello to Blackintosh.
     
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Jul 14, 2000, 01:19 PM
 
B&W G3 HD#1-Ash
B&W G3 HD#2-Bishop
Pismo HD - Analee
     
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Jul 17, 2000, 03:38 AM
 
G3 Powerbook - huggermugger
Beige G3 tower - Beige Box
Second drive in beige G3 - too
Firewire Harddrive (when i get one) - Wallace or Gromit
     
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Jul 17, 2000, 03:19 PM
 
My trusty - but aging - 7500/150: "Dexter's Lab"
     
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My trusty - but aging - 7500/150: "Dexter's Lab"

I don't remember when or how I started referring to it as that. I think good names just sort of find your Mac.
     
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Jul 17, 2000, 10:31 PM
 
G4: Appletalk name: Turlingdrome
HD1: Jujuflop
HD2: Swut

TAM: Navi

O/C'd G3: Gossamer's Revenge

     
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Jul 21, 2000, 10:14 PM
 
I have always named my machines after colors:

Amber
Sienna
Grafita
Azzuro
Mocha
Bondi
Plum
Teal
     
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Jul 23, 2000, 01:51 AM
 
g3 350: "One Life Drug Free" with an icon of "ONI"
PM7200:no name required cause linux is lame like that. with no icon because it is too slow using any GUI.
old PM5200: "XVEGAN POWERX" with a storm trooper as the icon.
     
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Jul 25, 2000, 11:25 AM
 
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
DangerMouse, Deep Blue and iClaudius
Hey - I had DangerMouse first pm7200/90
way back in the day...

Maybe his soul has transcended

     
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Jul 25, 2000, 11:36 PM
 
The HD in my original G3 MT is named Gossamer and the HD in the G3 DT I use at work is named Momus.
     
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Jul 28, 2000, 12:56 PM
 
classic: legs

540c: the french (there was a reason at one point)

imac Rev D: they_lion (from a p. levine poem)

Two steps forward (six steps back)
     
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Jul 28, 2000, 04:51 PM
 
30 GB is fatbits
60 GB is phatbits
     
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Aug 20, 2002, 12:27 PM
 
New Jaguar partition on previously OS9 G4 = Kitty
     
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Aug 20, 2002, 01:13 PM
 
Internal Hard Drives always named after great directors...

Welles
Kubrick
Hitchcock
Serling
Gilliam
Whedon

Removable/portable drives named after inventors/explorers...

Marconi
Magellan
     
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Aug 20, 2002, 01:57 PM
 
I have serveral machines with several names each (partitions and such):

QS 933 (Austin_Powers):
- 5Gb OS 9.x partition (Mini_Me)
- 5Gb OS 10.x partition (Shaguar...can't wait to get 10.2 on it...lol)
- 136Gb storage partition (Doctor_Evil)
- 60Gb back up drive (Gold_Member)

Wallstreet II 300 (Panther):
- 8Gb drive (Panther...it's black and powerful =)

Newton 2000:
- beyondesign (after my freelance biz...I have my logo in the bg too!)

Newton 120
- *no name yet*
- Design: QS G4 933 / GF4MX / R7k / 1GB / 160GB RAID / 60GB boot / Jaguar

- Games: Abit KD7-RAID / XP 2200+ / Ti4200 / 512MB GeIL PC3200 / 40GB / XP pro
     
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Aug 20, 2002, 02:20 PM
 
2 drives with a total of three partitions.

Mac Genius, Chemical X, and Audo/Video
Dual 2.0 G5/2.5GB/ATI 9800 Pro | MacBook Pro 2.16 Gore Duo/2GB/ATI X1600
     
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Aug 20, 2002, 02:23 PM
 
MacOS X partition is called: Left Hemisphere
and the
MacOS 9 paritition is called: Right Hemisphere
and the others
Apps, Storage, and Sandbox
     
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Aug 20, 2002, 03:26 PM
 
I use frink for my osX partition and max powers for my second partition
     
Todd Corzett
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Aug 20, 2002, 03:54 PM
 
In my B&W I have a nuclear thing going: Gidget (9GB SCSIU2), Little Boy (18GB SCSIU2), Fat Man (18GB SCSIU2), and The Stockpile (75GB ATA)...

On my PowerBook the drive is still "Macintosh HD", but that is going to change shortly once I get my 4x120GB FW case all setup Anyone have any ideas for these drive names (will need a total of 5 themed names)!?!

-Todd...
     
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Aug 20, 2002, 04:38 PM
 
Good Lord, this thread is old.
     
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Aug 20, 2002, 04:48 PM
 
Hmm. I don't think I've ever posted to a two-year old thread before.

I keep my computer name (for AppleShare) pretty simple: Jake's G4. My two drives are named after the two AIs in William Gibson's Neuromancer (Wintermute and Neuromancer).
     
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Aug 20, 2002, 07:44 PM
 
I went with the drive name play...

Hyper drive
Scenic drive
Chainlink drive

and my personal favorite...

Sex drive
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Aug 20, 2002, 08:01 PM
 
Computer name is Moe's Tavern...

HD Names are:

Homer - OS X
Lisa - Music
Bart - Games/Downloads/Movies

iPod is called Maggie

Printer shared to PC's as Marge

Will probably reformat when I get Jaguar though.

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Aug 21, 2002, 09:52 PM
 
My TiBook is named Shiva, and the hard drive partitions are named Therese and Casta. That is all.

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Aug 22, 2002, 09:27 AM
 
my iMac is Fred, he'ss been Fred for almost two years now.
he used to have other names... but I discovered Macintalk, and Fred is offically the coolest voice!
when I get my iBook it shall be Vicky, after Victoria. And my Power Mac will either be Fred mrk II, or Ralph not sure if I like Ralph though!
We'll see we'll see.

But Fred's name on the message board i admin is Fred The Killer iMac, his little rank picture (I do coustom rank pics for the majority of the reuglars) has an ilistrated iMac with the words under it.
iKill PCs
tis grand fun... infact...



thar ya go
heh

I love my lil iMac, oh and yes he is wearing a hat, that's his supertones Visor. I have an orange one he has a blue one
He likes Band merch, he's acctually gota a sticker for one of my fave bands (who's website I do by the way ) on the side of the case... the band thinks i"m nuts, esspecially when I told them, I needed two more stickers for when I get my Power Mac and my iBook.
hahahahaha

Although their keyboardist/guitar player wants to get a Mac, and they have a Mac talk for part of one of the songs on their new album.
It's a Christian rock band... not sure if you guys would like em, but hey if you wanna hear a band that has good taste in places to record their albums, check out Cadet: The Observatory, it comes out in September on the 24th

But yes, Fred is very well known amoung my friends... my one friend suggest that Fred is really a midget living inside the case who preforms all the functions... I think he's a morn
haha

the rest of my friends... excluding one who just bought a Dell all want Macs now... infact one got an eMac and LOVES it.
He named his Steve the Hyper eMac.
kinda mimicing mine
And we have a friend whohas Kari the Happy iBook... but... yeah... he's not so creative
hahaha
     
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Aug 22, 2002, 09:56 AM
 
Tangerine iMac/266: Network and HD name: Elroy (the iMac is a bit Jetsons-esque)

Indigo iMac/400: Network and HD name: Pusher (from an X-Files episode title)--connected FW drives (both from other episode titles); Unruhe and Erlenmeyer

My GF's dual/800: Network: NCC_1701E, Boot HD: Jean_Luc, 2nd HD: ten_forward, 20 GB portable FW drive: el_baz (an Enterprise shuttle)

iBook/700: saarinen, HD: eero

G4/933: Network: bop, Boot HD: mingus, 2nd HD: miles
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Aug 22, 2002, 10:21 AM
 
My G4
Disc one : Cometodaddy
Disc two : Richard D. James

My iBook : Windowlicker

My iMac 233 : Bondi

My 6100/60 : Aphex

My Dell : Dell (because it means "slut" in Dutch)

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Aug 23, 2002, 04:44 PM
 
7 partitions on 2 disks on Cube:
Orion
Antares
Challenger
Aquarius
Columbia
Spider
Snoopy

3 partitions on 2 disks on PM7600:
Eagle
Falcon
Intrepid

One bonus point to anybody that came identify the common thread in the partition names. An extra bonus point if he/she can name which one doesn't quite belong with the rest, and why.
     
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Aug 23, 2002, 05:09 PM
 
All pertain to NASA Apollo programs.

All are lunar excursion vehicles except Columbia, which is a command module.

To be honest, I did google a few of the names, but I did see a thread on connectivity among them.

Cool names and a worthy homage nonetheless.

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Aug 24, 2002, 02:49 PM
 
Very good - both bonus points!

Most people don't remember Spider and Snoopy (Apollos 9 & 10), since they didn't land on the Moon. Also, nobody remembers that Challenger was the name of the Apollo 17 LM before it was the Space Shuttle that blew up...
     
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Aug 25, 2002, 01:21 AM
 
Mac LC575: Elsie (after LC -- how creative, I know)
PowerMac G4: Max

I have a friend who named his TiBook Iron Giant, and another one who named it Serena ("mermaid" in Filipino).
     
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Aug 25, 2002, 07:55 AM
 
My dual 800 "JJ's Computer"
My Celery machine "JJ's Computer"
My cyrix was "JJ's Computer"
My 486 laptop is "JJ's Computer"
and the 286 before that was also "JJ's Computer"

Now, though I nicknamed them, but I keep having to think of other names:

Dual 800 : JJ's Computer
Celery : either celery, silver computer, blue computer, or silver bomber
P133 : black machine
486 : My laptop


I guess I never liked the idea of permanently giving it a name, because what if I don't like that?!
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Aug 25, 2002, 01:43 PM
 
From EV Nova, Manticore for my OS X partition, Thunderforge for my OS 9 partition, Leviathan for my storage partition.

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Aug 25, 2002, 06:47 PM
 
Main 120GB Drive: Holly ( The computer from Red Dwarf, if any of you should be so fortunate as to know of which I speak )

Backup 20GB Drive: HAL (Originally HAL 9000 and HAL X when I had two separate partitions for OS 9 and OS X; now just HAL).
     
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Aug 28, 2002, 02:11 PM
 
I was prodded into naming my Mac a few years ago by a friend who hassled me like a drill sargeant until I did it.

I named her Yvonne, after my first crush at age 5 on Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl on the 60's TV show Batman. The incredibly sexy Batgirl costume had me riveted to the set, and her secret identity of nice-girl librarian Barbara Gordon is probably why to this day I have a thing for nice-girl librarian types.

I actually got to meet her at DragonCon a few years ago, she was totally nice!
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Aug 28, 2002, 04:58 PM
 
Originally posted by scottiB:
All pertain to NASA Apollo programs.
I like your thinking! I've been on a space theme for years now.

My desktop machines are space centers: Canaveral and Baikonur.

Portables are space stations: Salyut and Skylab. (Using Mir just seemed like asking for trouble.)

Other drives and peripherals are satellites/satellite programs: Corona, Vela, Telstar. The new iPod will either be Sputnik or Vanguard.

-atomium
     
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Aug 28, 2002, 05:02 PM
 
Mac OS X
Fusion_1
Fusion_2

Don't ask why Fusion. Someone else installed them for me and that's how they arrived.
     
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Aug 28, 2002, 08:51 PM
 
I have not named HDDs in a while. the last time was with my dual 450 (a year ago) and they were named:

Linus (30gb)
Snoopy (27gb)
Woodstock (10gb)

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MarX



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Aug 30, 2002, 09:41 AM
 
Originally posted by Rod Martin:
Internal Hard Drives always named after great directors...

Welles
Kubrick
Hitchcock
Serling
Gilliam
Whedon

Similarly (though I might not count Whedon as a 'great' director), I have:

Kubrick (Quicksilver G4/867)
+ Strangelove (60GB internal)

My old laptop, sadly stolen in The Terrible Break-In Of June 2002 :

Scorsese (Lombard G4/500)
+ Kundun (3GB partition)

..my old 8600 was called Chaplin, and my insurance replacement PB G4/667, should it ever materialise, will be Coen. Or Bergman. Or maybe Coppola...
     
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Aug 30, 2002, 10:24 AM
 
G4 - Crunch
iMac - Rhapsody
iBook - Tacit
P233 - Eros
Latitude - Vertigo
5500 - Sig
5500 - Eros
18GB Ext. SCSI - Core
     
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Main HD: Fat Bastard ( cause its a fat bastard )
Data HD: Archie ( for archive )
     
 
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