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Terry Yager
April 21st, 2004, 09:15 PM
Do your computers have names? Are they feminine, masculine, gender neutral or what? Care to share some of them with the rest of us?

A few on my computers have names, but most do not. My Kaypro 10's name is "LeatherFace", like in the movie. My ThinkPad goes by the handle "ToiletPaper" (TP, get it?)... I have an HP hand-held named "Merlin", a name it inherited from it's creators. It was HP's codename for it. I call my Z88 "Pandora", just like Sir Clive intended.

I've been thinking about naming my Epson HX-20 "Spock", but mebbe I'll save that one for a different computer instead.

--T

carlsson
April 21st, 2004, 11:42 PM
If I was to network computers, I would name them, but as long as everyone runs on its own, I see little or no need. At least if you only have one of each kind running. I know a lot of bloggers recently have discussed their naming of computers and the frustration one day when you run out of your chosen name space (theme). Some reuse the names of deceased computers and other change to another theme.

By the way, it is interesting to see Internet statistics from 1990ish to now. One thing measured is the most common host names. In the 1990:ies, ancient God names like Hermes, Jupiter etc were dominant, but in the last few years, the most common ones not counting function names like www, ftp are more pc1, pc2, pc3 and so on. Exactly why a lot of these have emerged, I dunno but they may be easier to recognize in a large company than individual naming. I remember at the university, they had to print maps of the computer room to know which workstation was which. Maybe that had been neccessary even with numeric naming, but it would be easier to say workstation-1-1 for row 1, column 1 than quetzacoatl.

CP/M User
April 22nd, 2004, 02:02 AM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

> Do your computers have names? Are they
> feminine, masculine, gender neutral or
> what? Care to share some of them with the
> rest of us?

Yes, isn't it funny. The names I gave my
computers are the same as the ones written
on the boxes! For example, Amstrad CPC6128
is called Amstrad CPC6128, IBM Aptiva is
called IBM Aptiva, DEC Workstation 316SX is
the same as er? DEC Workstation 316SX.

Oh but my Amstrad has another name, which
I believe is Arnold the 3rd, since it was the
3rd decendant! :-)

> A few on my computers have names, but
> most do not. My Kaypro 10's name is
> "LeatherFace", like in the movie. My
> ThinkPad goes by the handle "ToiletPaper"
> (TP, get it?)... I have an HP hand-held
> named "Merlin", a name it inherited from
> it's creators. It was HP's codename for it.
> I call my Z88 "Pandora", just like Sir Clive
> intended.

If anyone called their Amstrad CPC anthing
but Arnold, then they may have problems,
since Arnold doesn't like being called
anything else. Likewise the PCW is Joyce,
so you'd better keep Joyce happy! ;-)

> I've been thinking about naming my Epson
> HX-20 "Spock", but mebbe I'll save that
> one for a different computer instead.

How about er? Epson HX-20! It's original!!

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Terry Yager
April 22nd, 2004, 04:25 AM
If anyone called their Amstrad CPC anthing
but Arnold, then they may have problems,
since Arnold doesn't like being called
anything else. Likewise the PCW is Joyce,
so you'd better keep Joyce happy! ;-)

Yes, I had heard the "Joyce" codename before, but "Arnold" is new to me.


> I've been thinking about naming my Epson
> HX-20 "Spock", but mebbe I'll save that
> one for a different computer instead.

How about er? Epson HX-20! It's original!!

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Epson codenamed it "MOSU", but for some reason, I just don't like that name.

--T

Terry Yager
April 22nd, 2004, 04:31 AM
If I was to network computers, I would name them, but as long as everyone runs on its own, I see little or no need. At least if you only have one of each kind running.

We have 5 computers running on our home network, and 4 of 'em are ThinkPads (including 2 TP 770Es), so simply naming them "ThinkPad" is out of the question.

--T

vic user
April 22nd, 2004, 06:38 AM
I had my opening screen on my Apple II display "VISION I" instead of the manufacturer's name (i think it was peregrine), when i was a teenager, and then my 386-DX 40 was the "VISION II", and now one of my vic's is the "VISION III"

my four newtorked computers are "Solaris" and "Lunaris", and "Dragonfly" and "Ladybug"

Chris

Terry Yager
April 22nd, 2004, 09:04 AM
I had my opening screen on my Apple II display "VISION I" instead of the manufacturer's name (i think it was peregrine), when i was a teenager, and then my 386-DX 40 was the "VISION II", and now one of my vic's is the "VISION III"

my four newtorked computers are "Solaris" and "Lunaris", and "Dragonfly" and "Ladybug"

Chris

Heh! I hacked the BIOS on my K-10 years ago, to make the start-up banner read "The computer is family", instead of the usual "64K CP/M 2.2F for the Kaypro 10"...that's how it came to be called LeatherFace.

--T

Thomas Hillebrandt
April 23rd, 2004, 03:35 AM
:shock: I have no names for my machines...Of course, with the amount of machines in my collection, it would be a feat to name them all, let alone remember those names afterwards...

I do from time to time refer to any Amiga as "Amy", since that's the common nickname for that model.

Network-wise, the name of my stationary PC is "Intergraph TD-225" and the name of my Laptop is "Compaq Armada 7730M" - which is also what it says on their respective badges.

I do, however, generally refer to my computers in a feminine form - they're ladies, and must be treated as such, because otherwise you get to have no fun with them at all :lol:

Terry Yager
April 23rd, 2004, 04:41 AM
I do, however, generally refer to my computers in a feminine form - they're ladies, and must be treated as such, because otherwise you get to have no fun with them at all :lol:

I tend to go both ways. I think of some machines as male while others are female. I guess it has to do with the individual characteristics of each machine.

--T

barryp
April 23rd, 2004, 06:47 PM
Do your computers have names?

I often swap drives & software between machines (a lobotomy?) so their persona would become strange: If I removed "Gertrude", installed her in with Nostradamus; made her slave to him; then added Buffy and Biff as master and slave on the other channel...

DoctorPepper
April 23rd, 2004, 07:23 PM
If I was to network computers, I would name them, but as long as everyone runs on its own, I see little or no need. At least if you only have one of each kind running.

We have 5 computers running on our home network, and 4 of 'em are ThinkPads (including 2 TP 770Es), so simply naming them "ThinkPad" is out of the question.

--T

Well, the machines I have running on my home network do have names, but I'm afraid I "borrowed" them from a famous movie and theme park company.

My FreeBSD file and web server is named "walt", our two iMacs are called "tigger" and "pooh". Mine is tigger ;-)

My Linux workstation is called "sleepy", my Windows 2000 workstation is "piglet", my test machine (removable hard drives, thus multiple operating systems) is "huey".

My Linux database server is "doc", and the two notebooks are "arial" and "tnkrbell".

Hey, what can I say, we live in Florida, less than an hour and a half away from Walt Disney World! :-)

CP/M User
April 23rd, 2004, 10:25 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

>> If anyone called their Amstrad CPC anthing
>> but Arnold, then they may have problems,
>> since Arnold doesn't like being called
>> anything else. Likewise the PCW is Joyce,
>> so you'd better keep Joyce happy! ;-)

> Yes, I had heard the "Joyce" codename
> before, but "Arnold" is new to me.

Arnold was the name given to the CPCs &
since you're not as familiar with the CPCs
to the PCWs, then you may not be familiar.

Joyce I believe was the name of Alan's
Secretry & where he got the name from.

>>> I've been thinking about naming my Epson
>>> HX-20 "Spock", but mebbe I'll save that
>>> one for a different computer instead.

>> How about er? Epson HX-20! It's original!!

> Epson codenamed it "MOSU", but for
> some reason, I just don't like that
> name.

I'd change it to Moses! ;-) (Moses is a good
name!)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

CP/M User
April 23rd, 2004, 10:32 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

> I do, however, generally refer to my
> computers in a feminine form -
> they're ladies, and must be treated
> as such, because otherwise you get
> to have no fun with them at all <LOL>
> tend to go both ways. I think of some
> machines as male while others are
> female. I guess it has to do with the
> individual characteristics of each
> machine.

That mean's IBMs running Windows,
Apples & anything else that crashes
frequently is 'er?!?' well you know!
;-)

However my IBM can have a sex
change & go back (to what it was)
depending on the OS it runs! ;-)

What would the world do without
people! ;-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Terry Yager
April 24th, 2004, 08:45 AM
I'd change it to Moses! ;-) (Moses is a good
name!)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Yes, Moses is a Very Good Name, I think I will use it. TNX, CP/M U!

--T

CP/M User
April 24th, 2004, 07:27 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

>> I'd change it to Moses! ;-) (Moses is a good
>> name!)

> Yes, Moses "is" a Very Good Name, I
> think I will use it. TNX, CP/M U!

That's the only name I could think of when you
said Epson called it "MOSU"! :-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

carlsson
April 25th, 2004, 05:50 AM
Another alternative to MOSU is Sumo, but maybe the HX is not big enough to be called a sumo computer.

Terry Yager
April 25th, 2004, 06:35 AM
Yes, Sumo works too, (in a reverse-slang kind of way) but I really like Moses better. Mebbe it's the biblical connotation; the Giver of Law, (it brought about the Law of Laptops by setting the standard for all future laptops); Leader of it's "people" (it led the field by right of being the first of it's kind), etc. Yes, Moses it shall be...

--T

CP/M User
April 25th, 2004, 02:18 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

> Yes, Sumo works too, (in a reverse-slang kind of
> way) but I really like Moses better. Mebbe it's the
> biblical connotation; the Giver of Law, (it brought
> about the Law of Laptops by setting the standard
> for all future laptops); Leader of it's "people" (it
> led the field by right of being the first of it's kind),
> etc. Yes, Moses it shall be...

WOW!! 8-) You really like Moses then?

Sumo is clever (I was never much for anagrams -
so Sumo didn't pop up, even though rearranging
the letters makes Sumo). Sumo maybe a good
name for a big computer too, say Harvard Mark I.

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Rick Ethridge
May 2nd, 2004, 12:58 PM
I named my computers as most are networked. I used mostly astronomical names.

curtis
May 2nd, 2004, 01:59 PM
I've obviously named the computers on my home network.

Other than that, the only time my computers get names is when I'm working on them and things aren't going so well.

Of course, the names aren't repeatable, except in the presence of sailors! :lol:

DoctorPepper
May 10th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Of course, the names aren't repeatable, except in the presence of sailors! :lol:

Hey! I resemble that remark! :lol:

(ex-sailor, U.S. Navy)

Terry Yager
May 20th, 2004, 01:23 PM
Got a new pet today. His name is Logos.

http://pws.chartermi.net/~tyger69/default.htm/logos.jpg

--T

CP/M User
May 22nd, 2004, 01:50 AM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

> Got a new pet today. His name is -"Logos"-.

Looks like "Logos" has a few problems, unless he's
mean't have a square face with a red cross enbedded
in him! ;-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Terry Yager
May 22nd, 2004, 08:55 AM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

> Got a new pet today. His name is -"Logos"-.

Looks like "Logos" has a few problems, unless he's
mean't have a square face with a red cross enbedded
in him! ;-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Hmmmn, that's funny, it was working before. Wonder if it's a problem with my webpage?

--T

EDIT: Ha! That's better, try again. (I used the wrong URL. The other one pointed to my editing page, which of course, had expired).

--T

carlsson
May 22nd, 2004, 11:39 AM
Logos looks like he's dressed up for Halloween.

Terry Yager
May 22nd, 2004, 02:06 PM
Logos looks like he's dressed up for Halloween.

Nope! No costume, that's his real self. Actually, I brought him home mostly to keep Ozzie (the Australian mouse) company. Logos is a serial mouse and Ozzie is PS/2, but they seem to get along just fine despite thier apparent incompatability.

--T

CP/M User
May 22nd, 2004, 03:48 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

>> Got a new pet today. His name is -"Logos"-.

> Looks like "Logos" has a few problems, unless he's
> mean't have a square face with a red cross enbedded
> in him! ;-)

> Hmmmn, that's funny, it was working before. Wonder
> if it's a problem with my webpage?

> EDIT: Ha! That's better, try again. (I used the wrong
> URL. The other one pointed to my editing page, which
> of course, had expired).

I liked the first one more! ;-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Terry Yager
May 22nd, 2004, 09:07 PM
I liked the first one more! ;-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Aaawwww... You mean you don't think he's just as cute as a button?

--T

CP/M User
May 22nd, 2004, 11:38 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

>> I liked the first one more! ;-)

> Aaawwww... You mean you don't think he's
> just as cute as a button?

Yeah, it's not bad, it just had to alter the screen
size! ;-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

carlsson
May 23rd, 2004, 01:32 PM
Logos looks like he's dressed up for Halloween.Nope! No costume, that's his real self.
I'm sorry to say, but he's not very photogenique.


Logos is a serial mouse and Ozzie is PS/2, but they seem to get along just fine despite thier apparent incompatability.
Some PS/2 mice came with a serial adapter, but I think each brand worked slightly different (at least there was a difference between Logitech and Microsoft) so the adapter may not work on other mice.

Classicsat
June 3rd, 2004, 06:19 PM
Heck, even the cats don't really have names, let a lone my computers and other inanimate stuff (except I almost address the Tivo in the second person)