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Jan. 24th, 2008 @ 09:16 pm I dub thee... "triffid."
Current Mood: calmcalm
It's taken some thought, but I've decided that "triffid" (24" iMac, 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB ram, 500GB HD) shall be the name of the successor to "godzilla" (Dual 2.5GHz G5 Mac tower, 2GB ram, 250GB HD, 23" Apple Cinema) as my school machine.  Other contenders for the name were "dalek" and "chupacabra".

Past and present machine names in chronological order:

  • boojum: 233MHz P2 desktop, main college machine

  • grue: 100MHz P1 desktop, toy linux server

  • jabberwock: 800MHz P3 desktop, first work machine

  • wumpus: 1.8GHz P3 laptop, second work machine

  • trogdor: 2.4GHz P4-M laptop (Dell Inspiron 8500), third work machine

  • moogle: 3.06GHz P4 Northwood desktop (Dell Dimension XPS Gen 3), old home desktop

  • domokun: 624MHz XScale Pocket PC (Dell Axim x30)

  • godzilla: 2.5GHz dual-G5 Mac tower, first school machine

  • sphinx: 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo, 17" iMac ([info]sonetka's current [edit: now old] machine and choice of name)

In other news, my SIGGRAPH paper is done and off to the committee.  Much thanks to [info]tollingbell for his assistance with writing it up and to [info]sonetka for putting up with the insanity that a paper deadline involves.  Wish us luck!

Update: Newer machines since then are...

  • triffid: 24" iMac, 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo, second school machine

  • basilisk: Linksys WRT-54G, old router

  • psammead: 1.6 GHz Atom netbook, old home portable (2009-2016)

  • rusalka: 2.833 GHz dual-Xeon E5440, old work machine (2009-2012)

  • huginn: 3.07 GHz Core i7-950, current home desktop

  • shoggoth: 2.80 GHz dual-Xeon X5660 (HP z800), old work machine (2012-2016)

  • cetus: 2.20GHz dual-Xeon E5-2699 v4, current work machine

  • chupacabra: current router

  • amphista: Surface Pro 4, i5 / 8GB / 256GB, current home portable

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Zen-chan (smoothed)
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Date:January 28th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
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Nice machine... too bad it wasn't there before siggraph but that's the beauty of c++, it compiles pretty much anywhere :)

We should get together for MST3K or a movie night sometime, what do you guys say?