How Do You Name Your PCs?

By | November 29, 2008

Last weekend I went out and picked myself up a refurbished HP DX5150 Small Form Factor PC, which I’m planning on turning into a little Media Center. The current PC that’s connected to my TV will now become a network storage server (most likely using Windows Home server). And my main computer will stay as my main computer.

At some of the places that I’ve worked, they’ve usually named their servers with letters to describe the location/city and functionality (production, development, mail, …) of the computer, as well as give it a number to give it a uniqueness. One place that I worked at, they decided to give their servers names, such as “Sunny”, “Shade”, “Dark”, “Mirage”. Another place that I worked at, they used “Dev”, “Prod”, and so on.

So, instead of using the default computer names that Windows likes to generate (COMP-23k4h5g221nlm34), I decided to have a little fun at my PCs’ expense, and give each computer their own name, a name that will attempt to somewhat describe each one, and a name that isn’t so blah.

Here is what I’ve came up with so far:

Maggie: This is my laptop, the smallest of the computers, but not the dumbest (Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.2Ghz with 2GB of PC2 5300 RAM).

Homer: This is by far the biggest (2TB of storage) of all the computers, but is also the dumest (AMD 2400+, 1GB PC3200 RAM).

Krusty: This is an “entertaining” PC, and is my Media PC which is connected to the TV. It’s big. but not the biggest (1TB of storage), and isn’t quite the dumbest either (AMD 3200+, 1.5GB of PC3200 RAM).

Lisa: This is by far the smartest of computers (AMD 64 Dual Core 4200+, 3GB of RAM). This is also no where near being the biggest, but isn’t the smallest either (200GB of storage).

Do you like to have a little fun, and give your PCs a unique friendly name? If so, what are they?

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