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    Names for ICT suites

    Our two new suites will soon be finished. I've already started assembling the computers in one suite. I want to give the new suites appropriate names and I thought we could have a competition for the kids. But I thought we could also have one for the staff to come up with some comical names. For example, the basement suite could be Wuthering Depths. What would you call them?

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    ICT 1 & 2

    Famous people in IT would be appropriate for example:

    Kilby
    Berners-Lee
    Babage

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    I knew a firm that caled their servers Homer, Marge, Lisa etc... didn't have the guts to do it myself.

    Ours are LRC1 LRC2 etc.. and ITE1 ITE2

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    ours are the room names :P Room 30, Room 31 .. how boaring are we

    but the computer naming side is for example Room 31 --- RM31-ST-01
    Last edited by EduTech; 24th November 2008 at 06:44 PM.

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    We changed the old naming convention of C + number between 1-10 for our rooms to C + letter for each department so CH(Hums) CE(English) etc. But then we got a second room in Design so lesson learnt there.

    I've seen some interesting naming conventions over the years, workstations being named after disney characters (was ok for 30 Cobalt RAQ boxes mind ...) amongst others.

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    I think you should name them after porn stars

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    Our rooms have numbers here, so the IT rooms go by these. However, our science labs have "unofficial" names of famous people on the door, although officially (and generally) they are referred to by their room number.

    As for the computer naming conventions, we use DEPT + ROOM + COMPUTER (so, computer #27 in Design Tech room 48 would be DT4827); allows us to identify it immediately and also find it quickly

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    Ours are called room 9, room 24, room 25, room 26, junior ICT and The Wolfson Suite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    I knew a firm that caled their servers Homer, Marge, Lisa etc... didn't have the guts to do it myself.
    I have a server called Bart. Which caused some fun when somebody decided to name all the new Exchange servers after Simpsons characters without checking that nobody else had already had the same idea.

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    We're very dull. Ours are named after the room so J19-001 to J19-030 etc. The servers on the other hand are much more amusing (well to me at least) in that they are named after Muppets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    The servers on the other hand are much more amusing (well to me at least) in that they are named after Muppets.
    We name our teachers after Muppets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    We name our teachers after Muppets.
    You got that wrong they are muppets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    You got that wrong they are muppets.
    Sure put a smile on my face

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    C1, C2, C3 and C4, with machine names C1-01 - 32 etc. etc.

    Boring, but it makes sense.

    I quite like the idea of "key IT people" - Babbage and Berners-Lee especially.

    Dare I suggest "Gates Room"? Even "Torvalds Room" ?

    I'd love to have suites named after cartoon characters, but it'd get old pretty quickly I guess.

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    Dare I suggest "Gates Room"?
    I have spoken to someone who had a room named that. A few years later they changed the computers in there for Macs!

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