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Help Me Name My New Computer

Ryan Palo
Ryan is an engineer in the Sacramento Area with a focus in Python, Ruby, and Rust. Bash/Python Exercism mentor. Coding, physics, calculus, music, woodworking. Message me on DEV!
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Calling all DEV's, funny people, and general creatives! I need your help!

I'm getting a new computer.

It needs a name.

Background

For my current CS class, one of the projects is to install some kind of Linux on something and document the process. I could have used a Virtual Machine of some kind, or maybe a Raspberry Pi. But I've done that, and I wanted the full experience. Also, I think I can write it off under books and supplies. 😬

So, I bought this little friend (heads up, shameless affiliate link). 11.6" screen, 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, and 32GB storage + a SD slot. Comes with a year of Office 365 which is a neat bonus. But, it needs a name. And I'm enlisting your help to do it.

Requirements

Feel free to make it gendered or not. Keep it PG. For reference, my Macbook is named janice because naming things and pets with generic human names is funny to me. Also, it seems like the name of a librarian or some other person who is generally dependable and knows a lot of stuff.

One thought I've already had: I'm going to be installing Debian on it, and, while it's not super clever or original, I'm kind of liking the name debbie. Let me know if you like that. Otherwise, let me hear your suggestions!

Thanks, friends!

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Nicky Hajal

How bout Dellroy?

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Ryan Palo Author

Ooh also a good option!

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Emmanuel Arias

I like this!

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Quentin Sonrel

NotJanice

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Ryan Palo Author

Ha! Effective and efficient 😁

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Jack Harner 🚀

Computer-McComputerFace

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Ryan Palo Author

Always a classic.

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Stephen E. Chiang

Tappity McTapface

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p-mcgowan

For linux distros, I always pick a name based on that. My server at home is called debbie, I had another debian box called dave.

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Alejandro Bonilla • Edited

Devv.ie? Devvie, Devv-ie

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Kwabena Bio Berko

Lisa

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Ryan Palo Author

Definitely a solid option!

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David Amunga

Excelsior!!!

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Vlastimil Pospichal

I use the names of heroes, constellations, stars and satellites.

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Ryan Palo Author

Nice!

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tiso • Edited

Dee Dee, as it is Dell computer with Debian.

Funny thing: Your name is Ryan Palo and you programming in Ruby and Python... Coincidence?

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Ryan Palo Author

And then if it breaks, I can yell: "DEEE DEEEEEEEE!!! Get out of my labor-a-tory!" Excellent.

And yes! I've never noticed that before, but it is funny. :)

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Renan Lourençoni Nobile

LiquifiedAlpaca

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Ryan Palo Author

I’ll feel right at home on Heroku!

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Lawal rahman

janice Jnr

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Ryan Palo Author

I had considered something like Lil Jan 😀 nice one!