Naming schemes (was upcoming classiccmp wierdness)

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Sat Oct 18 10:18:24 2003

Rumor has it that Vintage Computer Festival may have mentioned these words:

>My naming scheme is easy:
>Main desktop PC: "Piece of shit running Windows XP"
>Laptop: "Piece of shit running Windows 2000"
>Backup PC: "Piece of shit running Windows 98"

I concur... ;-)

The machine names I used to use were generally pretty bland; but start with
a 'z':

zmerch = main work machine
zhome = main home machine
Secondary name for my home machine: zgoon = dual Athlon MP 2600+'s,
         dual 3COM NIC, dual SCSI onboard, special 460W PS, 2.5G RAM,
         3 HD's, CD-R, DVD-R, firewire, and prolly soon have SATA ;-)
zmaggie = wife's machine
zkids = kid's machine
zfudge = Fujitsu laptop, hate the spelling, so...
zms = If I'd ever gotten my DECstation 3100/m38 on the network with TCP/IP,
that would have been it...
zqms = QMS magicolor2 color laser printer
zivo = my TiVo

... however ... It's getting to the point that it's easier just to remember
the IP addresses (especially when I tape a label with it to the machine...)
so I don't name them anymore.

Oh, and I only have one 'full-time' POS (kids machine for kids games) - I
usually keep a small Win2K partition for work on most of mine, but they
usually spend most of their time in Linux... Wife's machine has *only*
Linux, so I'm working on eliminating what I can... ;-)

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

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