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Ever since I encountered my first Unix hosts (Ask and Embla) at the University of Copenhagen and I learned about the concept of host names I have always put effort into naming my hosts with good poetic and in my opinion cool names. I recall Rosenkrantz being my first private Linux server, I cannot remember what my first Linux workstation was called - perhaps I should dig into this. Later I have had Golem and Shelob running as FreeBSD servers on an intranet. My public server Leela suffered a disc crash, the other day (more on this in another journal entry) many hosts and many good names from many different resources.
Back when I was working at DTV I was once travelling with the train when I heard two guys about my own age discussing the naming policy of the servers at their place of work, I think they might have been students at DTU. The naming policy was the known planets, but one of them wondered why they had a machine named LV-426. They simply could not figure what it was and whether it was a moon or something - I remember smiling to myself, because I knew what LV-426 was.
Anyway for a long time used the name Hyperstation, taken from a song by Sonic Youth. I gave new host names to the machine I no longer used. Picking names from a accumulated list of good names taken from novels, movies and diverse other places.
But after changing to a 17" inch Mac Book Pro. I gathered it was time for a host name change also because Hyperstation is still in use, being a fairly new machine.
So I looked at my Sonic Youth song collection and hoarfrost stood out, so my new workstation has been named Hoarfrost.