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Help me Name my (SomethingSomething)!

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
by vortmax
I'm building a new server here at work to centralize my network monitoring. It just sits there and watches the network and attached devices, and sends out alerts if something isn't working right.

(It's going to run distributed Nagios + cacti + smokeping if you wanted to know)

I have the software and the configuration all worked out....but it lacks a cool hostname.

I need something uber geeky that fits the profile of this server....It sees all but is powerless to do anything but report back.

I figure there is no other place on the net geekier, so I'm calling on the xkcd geek collective to name my server!

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:06 pm UTC
by SecondTalon

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:10 pm UTC
by CVSoul
SecondTalon wrote:Uatu


Allright, there's no possible way for me to top that.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:11 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Well, you could find the name of a Watcher who doesn't actually interfere. Unlike Uatu. Interfering bastard.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
by Okita

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:18 pm UTC
by vortmax
SecondTalon wrote:Uatu


brilliant!

I had him in the back of my mind but couldn't remember his name or what series he came from. Thanks

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:21 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Okita wrote:As opposed to Aron the Renegade Watcher?

But at least Aron actively rejected the oaths. Uatu is still all "No Interference! That's the rules! Earth should be left to it's own devices! Incidentally, whoops, the cure for all diseases slipped out of my pocket while I was watching the Invisible Woman take a shower. I guess Reed Richards will find it and cure all diseases. My bad."

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:43 pm UTC
by the_bandersnatch
Ah, I was going to suggest Daedalus but it looks like you've already decided. :cry:

If I'm allowed a second suggestion, then Helios would also be cool.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:53 pm UTC
by semicolon
SHODAN

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:15 pm UTC
by 3fj
GLaDOS?

I mean, she mostly only watched.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:56 am UTC
by '; DROP DATABASE;--
Voyeur. *shot*

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:12 pm UTC
by stockpot
Varanus, the "Monitor." (Oho! Bad pun.)

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:09 pm UTC
by ParanoidDrone
3fj wrote:GLaDOS?

I mean, she mostly only watched.

This. Oh god, this.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:21 am UTC
by andvaranaut
Have you considered Panopticon? Seems to fit the bill and is a really cool-sounding name.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:10 am UTC
by Rippy
3fj wrote:GLaDOS?

I mean, she mostly only watched.

Right. I mean, she was only actively trying to kill you for half the game.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:47 am UTC
by Mr. Beck
Rippy wrote:
3fj wrote:GLaDOS?

I mean, she mostly only watched.

Right. I mean, she was only passively trying to kill you for half the game.

Fix'd. It wasn't her that was killing you, only those turrets and sluge pools that happened to be in your way.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:07 am UTC
by Sir_Elderberry
Mr. Beck wrote:
Rippy wrote:
3fj wrote:GLaDOS?

I mean, she mostly only watched.

Right. I mean, she was only passively trying to kill you for half the game.

Fix'd. It wasn't her that was killing you, only those turrets and sluge pools that happened to be in your way.


And of course,
Spoiler:
She takes up actively trying to kill you near the end, but that's your fault. You're the one who destroyed the morality core, so it's your fault that she's filling the enrichment center with a deadly neurotoxin.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:16 am UTC
by benjhuey
She said their would be cake, so she can't be all that bad, right?

...

Right?

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:40 pm UTC
by Jorpho
We don't get enough Ghostwheel, says I.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:39 am UTC
by Rippy
benjhuey wrote:She said their would be cake, so she can't be all that bad, right?

...

Right?

Yeah, it's just behind the giant furnace pit.

But anyway, I think he's decided his name already. So I can't help but say:

...



This was a triumph

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:24 am UTC
by SecondTalon
I'm going to hunt and kill every one of you Portal quoting bastards.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:38 am UTC
by Sir_Elderberry
SecondTalon wrote:I'm going to hunt and kill every one of you Portal quoting bastards.


Are you sure? Remember, Android Hell is a real place where you wi--

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:49 am UTC
by SecondTalon
One down.

Who's next?

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:23 am UTC
by Mr. Beck
Is ST threatening to stab me!?

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:31 am UTC
by Azrael001
I think that Uatu is probably the most suitable suggestion so far, but GlaDOS is just so much cooler.

Did anyone ride the elevator into the fire in the hopes of getting cake?

...

I did.


The cake was a lie. :cry:









I couldn't resist, I'm sorry.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:24 am UTC
by Xeio
Azrael001 wrote:I couldn't resist, I'm sorry.

I'm not even angry

But I wonder if SecondTalon is....

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:16 am UTC
by Hawknc
You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:33 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Mr. Beck wrote:Is ST threatening to stab me!?

Hunting usually involves rifles, or at least a crossbow or bow. Unless you're wanting me to go oldschool spearhunting on you. I will. Just for you. Because of your hat.

Makes you special. Special.

Xeio wrote:
Azrael001 wrote:I couldn't resist, I'm sorry.

I'm not even angry

But I wonder if SecondTalon is....

I am a furious raging ball of apathy.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:43 pm UTC
by Cheese
SecondTalon wrote:I'm going to hunt and kill every one of you Portal quoting bastards.
Can I help?

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Do I need to smuggle you in some guns, or can you get those on your own?

I mean, what with me being an American, in Kentucky, that obviously means I own 12.75 guns, as that's how many the average person here owns, so I've got a few to spare.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:51 pm UTC
by Cheese
Well, if you can get them past customs, I wouldn't mind a few; I'm a little short on guns at the moment, what with all this haggis and these kilts I'm spending my money on (which just happens to be shiny stones, because I live in a small backwards country). If you wouldn't mind sending me some of that extra .75, I could maybe hack together something from the junk that's lying around in my garage...

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
by Azrael001
You don't need to smuggle anything if you use catapult transport.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:28 pm UTC
by Popidge
Xeio wrote:
Azrael001 wrote:I couldn't resist, I'm sorry.

I'm not even angry

But I wonder if SecondTalon is....


Are you being so sincere right now?

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
by Azrael001
He is, even though I broke his heart.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:39 pm UTC
by Xeio
Azrael001 wrote:He is, even though I broke his heart.

Well, I could have killed you, or torn you to pieces, or threw you in a fire. But luckily I'm not a vengeful person.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:39 pm UTC
by Mr. Beck
Azrael001 wrote:He is, even though I broke his heart.

Did you kill him too?
AHH! ZOMBIE POSTER!

*sounds of a crowbar being sharpened*

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:58 pm UTC
by mat-tina
SecondTalon wrote:I'm going to hunt and kill every one of you Portal quoting bastards.

...except the ones who are dead.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:41 am UTC
by Jorpho
I guess Ghostwheel is just old hat now. :(

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:41 am UTC
by Babam
mat-tina wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:I'm going to hunt and kill every one of you Portal quoting bastards.

...except the ones who are dead.

Theres no sense crying of every mistake you know? You can just keep on going and trying to do things until the Cake Supplies are low.

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:50 am UTC
by Azrael001
And we fill the original request of the OP, and we gave him some good ideas, assuming he's still active.