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Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006, 04:05 pm

I need a name for my powerbook and I'm having trouble coming up with anything that suits. cartographer calls hers "Matchbox" and thats a fine and cutesey name and all but I need something a bit more me. For that matter, as lovely as the brushed silver finish is on those things, I fancy slapping a few stickers or stencils on it to make it a bit less eminently nickable and again, a bit more me. Not that I'm regarding the thing as a fashion statement or anything but I have a certain look that makes me feel comfortable and brushed silver isn't it.

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
cliph

Do you have it yet? I find I can't chose a name for a machine until I have it in my hands and have a feel for it.
My current personal naming scheme is four letter (made-up) words that end in a vowel. I like them, they're distinctive and unique.

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Oh I've had it for a couple of days now, I've been getting a feel for the OS and downloading the applications I figure I need and can use. I like giving a good name to a computer, it helps me to enjoy using it more, like some sort of creepy geek symbiosis or connection. My desktop machine is called Monster, my last laptop was called "Tiny God" - its a strange anthromorphisising thing.

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
cliph

Computers don't like to be anthropomorphised :)

I've got a list or two of applications I consider worthwhile or indispensable that I've sent to switchers in the past, let me know if you want a look.

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Honestly? the best PCs I've ever had are the ones I treated a bit more personally. Call it crazy or superstitious but it works for me. I'd be interested in that list, I'm not entirely using the machine as a unix learning tool so much as a lightweight computer capable of playing games and letting me be online and do stuff out and about so I can leave the house on my own and not be bored but I'm sure theres something on it I could use.

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
cliph

Oh, I was joking about the anthropomorphism really :)

Here's the list I refer people to. Ignore the first few paragraphs of banal-bloggyness :)

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Yeah, I see now I had a retard moment there. Thanks for the list though, a lot of people would have assumed that my inability to spot subtle quips would mean I was an unsuitable mac owner :)

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
iresprite

Ah! With that theme in mind, how about:

chimera
loa
wyvern
archon

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
cliph

lilith :)

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

All damned fine names, but "Internet Batman" is still riding high as a favourite :)

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
iresprite

Great! Now you can get an ipod, name it Robin, and the two can have an ambiguous relationship!

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
iresprite

gunslinger
headsplitter (for when the zombies invade)
miss kissy unicorn, esquire

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
spod

My iBook is lola.

She was a show girl...

Now she's a battered first generation 12" G4 iBook who is sorely in need of a RAM upgrade and a fresh install of OS X.

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
utterlymundane

bile
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