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Comment: LotR, authors (Score 1) 1397

by jbgreer (#26713589) Attached to: Why Do We Name Servers the Way We Do?

For my personal machines I've long used the last names of my favorite authors: Eco, Calvino, Borges, Pavic....

At a startup we used names drawn from Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' to name practically everything. Unfortunately, I think that only really made sense to me. Servers were named after rivers (Anduin, Rauros, ...), the wireless GWs after wizards (Gandalf, Ragadast). The biggest problem I had was that most of the names were too unfamiliar to the rest of the office for them to remember or spell correctly.

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