Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by calaverasgrande, Jan 8, 2014.
This may be a can of worms.
I name my computers after code names from the TV-show Alias... the nMP will be my new "Mountaineer".
Yeah! 'K9' FTW
If anyone calls it Candice don't ask me for any help!
The Desktop icon is more important.. sadly I won't be able to use this anymore... yeah, it's a G4, but it still sorta worked with the cMPs.. need a new one now.
I got the nMP trash can posted here a few weeks ago and it's great!
Since that ugly incident with a dead hard drive back in '93 (a Mac IIsi !), I've always used the name "the Abyss" for my main Mac.
I didn't realize people named their computers. I must really be old and boring...
Legion vs Dibbley. Legion gets it I think.
You got there while I was typing.
In full knowledge that I am old and boring...I still don't get the whole naming-inanimate-objects thing.
I name my machines after Batman's rogues, and my current Mac Pro is "mrfreeze". The new one will replace the old, so it'll just inherit its name.
I pretty much leave mine at defaults. If I need an identifier to differentiate the machine, it will be the default name-location.
Stumpy The Shadowcan
Darth Vader because it looks a bit like his helmet
It's more about renaming the "Macintosh HD" for variety and security reasons..
how's this? haha
OK...that makes sense to me.
It's useful if you have multiple computers (or other devices or VMs, etc).
You can use the name when configuring a machine's identity on a network or include the name in the name of a backup file, etc.
So I do name my devices, but because I'm old and boring too I use names like "iSee's iMac"... I just try to use the most obvious and straightforward name possible... basically what I would call it even if I never gave it a name.
If I got a new Mac Pro I'd simply call it "iSee's Mac Pro".
I'm keeping my oMP 8 core "mactopus" so I won't be re-using that name. I was thinking "nacelle" but I haven't decided for sure yet.