Soul of the new machines - Journal of Omnifarious
May. 10th, 2004
05:28 pm - Soul of the new machines
Well, I set up my two new servers this weekend. I had some difficulty, but I think I've got a handle on it all now. My network setup is going to be rather complex, and I think I will have to somehow code up a custom startup script to make it all run right.
I've been naming my machines boring or redundant things, and I
decided to stop that. The names for my current workstation and servers
are monster, wall (the firewall), and
omnifarious.omnifarious.org is just
silly though, so omnifarious is an ill-considered name. And
wall is just plain boring. monster is kind of stupid.
I just named it monster because it was a monster of a machine
at the time I bought it. Lastly, there's no theme tying them all
together. Any naming scheme should have a theme.
So, I've decided on a new naming scheme. Since my current workstation isn't changing, it's still going to be called monster. So, I had to pick a naming scheme that fit with that, and I've decided on childhood fears.
So, my new firewall is called dark, and the webserver is called clown. I have another IP address that doesn't point at anything yet, but it'd be neat if I had a pool of names to draw on.
See here, a chance to respond even if you're not a computer geek!
So, if you know of any good childhood fears that have short, simple names, I'd like to hear them. :-)
To give you an idea of what I mean by short and simple... boogeyman may be OK, bumpinthenight probably isn't. Names can contain numbers or dashes. bump-in-the-night is a valid name. So is car-55-where-are-you, though it doesn't fit with the scheme. (Maybe you were afraid of car 55 when you were a kid, but I'm looking for fears everybody will recognize.)
Heck, if you can come up with any names I really like, I may drop dark and clown in favor of new names.