I name my computers after Sesame Street and Muppet Show characters. Big Bird has historically been my workstation – at the moment, it’s an Apple Macbook Pro from 2008, the original all-silver design. The rest are a revolving mix:
- Gonzo – a Dell Latitude D830 laptop that acts as a backup workstation.
- CookieMonster – a Dell PowerEdge 1900 server that weighs over a hundred pounds. No, really. Acts as my VMware host.
- SwedishChef – a Dell OptiPlex 755 running Windows and Vizioncore’s vRanger Pro (a VMware backup tool from a Quest subsidiary). The Swedish Chef has long been my favorite Muppet Show character, and I just had to name my vRanger server after him because I rely on it when things are bork-bork-borked.
How do you name your machines?