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by Rob Friesel

Couple of recent, fairly random conversations recently have me snickering and/or pondering at what our machine host names are and what they say about us. What conventions have we adopted? Scorned? How are our values or senses of humor reflected in the couple of characters before the $ prompt? What face fo you put on for your network (even if it is just a loopback)?

A friend is: [nameWithheld]@slattern$

I am: rob@ketelone$

What about you?

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Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

2 Responses to u@who$

sarah says:

it’s funny. when i got my PB it took me a while to decide what to name the hd. i finally decided on navi. in the lain series when she is kind of freaking out about interacting with the computers – that’s kind of what i felt like starting this program.

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