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Comment: Cheese (Score 1) 688

by NaDrew (#29102143) Attached to: Suitable Naming Conventions For Workstations?

In my homenet, I have:

SAKURA - Nintendo Wii (Sakura is a well-regarded Japanese cheese)
EMMANTALER - Apple Airport Extreme-N (Emmantaler is a decent Swiss variety... lots of air in those holes)
MINI-BABYBEL - Apple Airport Express-N (the two Expresses are a pair, Mini-Bonbel and Mini-Babybel. if I get another one it'll be Mini-Gouda)
MINI-BONBEL - Apple Airport Extreme
GRUYERE - Apple Mac Mini (Gruyere is excellent in mac-and-cheese)
EDAM - Maxtor Central Axis (no particular reason for this one)
STILTON - Dell Dimenson 4300 (no particular reason for this one)
BRIE Dell - Inspiron 600m (no particular reason for this one)
GJETOST - Apple MacBook Pro (Gjetost is a Norwegian brown cheese that is really good with sliced apples)
SAGEDERBY - SageTV HD Theatre (SageTV -> Sage Derby cheese)
DOUBLE-GLOUCESTER - Home-built file server [retired] (it had two drives, thus Double)

Naming is extensible practically forever (how many different cheeses are there?) and while some of the names have whimsical meanings, some don't and it isn't necessary. Names are mapped to machines/devices in a spreadsheet. And it's unique among everyone I know. Lots of people use Star Trek or Tolkien or WoW, but I don't know anyone else who uses cheese.

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