Painting the bikeshed

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Or, a list of names for prgmr.com physical servers.

12 labors of Hercules

Beginning with the quad-core Intel machines, we use the Twelve Labors of Hercules.

  1. lion - console from boar
  2. hydra - hydra and older need partitions rather than lvextend for additional disk space.
  3. hind - decommissioned
  4. boar - decommissioned and moved to test.
  5. stables
  6. birds
  7. bull
  8. mares
  9. girdle
  10. cattle
  11. apples
  12. cerberus
  13. council

(Bonus quest from The Onion).

Kaguya's Impossible Requests

Post-Hercules, we're using Kaguya's impossible requests.

That night, Taketori no Okina told the five princes what each of them must bring. The first was told to bring her the stone begging bowl of the Buddha from India. The second was told to retrieve a jewelled branch from the island of Penglai[4]. The third was told to seek the legendary robe of the fire-rat of China. The fourth must retrieve a colored jewel from a dragon's neck. The final prince was told to find the seashell treasure of the swallows.

  1. bowl
  2. branch
  3. robe
  4. jewel
  5. seashell

Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain

Having run through Kaguya, we're moving on to the Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain.

  1. sword
  2. hamper - console from hydra
  3. horn
  4. chariot
  5. halter
  6. knife
  7. cauldron
  8. whetstone
  9. coat
  10. crock
  11. dish - missing many domu kernel mod
  12. chessboard - out of action... bios upgrade badness?
  13. mantle - 32GiB single-socket amd G34

Note that we're coming perilously close to a collision -- I especially like the clothing ("girdle", "robe", "coat", and "mantle") and crockery ("bowl", "cauldron", "crock", "dish"). Weaponry, surprisingly enough, only shows up twice. The preponderance of animals, we may assume, is due to some predilection on the part of the Greeks.

Eight Treasures

Unless someone has a better idea, the Chinese provide the next list:

  1. pearl - 32GiB 8 core amd G34 system
  2. lozenges 1012G-mtf 8 core/32G ram system.
  3. chime 1012G-mtf 8 core/32G ram system. (<1024)
  4. horns - skipping. too much like 'horn'.
  5. coins - 1012G-mtf 8 core/32G ram system. (>1024)
  6. ingot
  7. coral
  8. scepter

Eight Principles of Yong

And the next:

  1. stone
  2. table
  3. pillar
  4. pincer
  5. tooth
  6. (horn skipped)
  7. beak ('bird' is too close to birds, and 'pecking' just sounds silly.)
  8. dao

Chief Justices of the Supreme Court

List of justices

  1. jay (dual qpi xeon with 48gib ram)
  2. rutledge (dual qpi xeon with 48gib ram)
  3. ellsworth (dual qpi xeon with 48gib ram)
  4. marshall (dual qpi xeon with 12g ram, using as test but will upgrade ram in the future)
  5. taney (dual qpi xeon with 12g ram, using as test but will upgrade ram in the future)
  6. chase
  7. waite
  8. fuller
  9. white
  10. mckenna
  11. holmes
  12. taft
  13. (stone already used)
  14. hughes
  15. black
  16. vinson
  17. warren
  18. burger
  19. rehnquist
  20. stevens
  21. roberts

UN Secretaries General

list of secretaries general

  1. gladwynn
  2. trygve
  3. dag
  4. thant
  5. waldheim
  6. javier
  7. boutros
  8. kofi
  9. ki-moon

ICAO Spelling Alphabet

Next, we will go for the ICAO spelling alphabet

  1. Alpha
  2. Bravo
  3. Charlie
  4. Delta
  5. Echo
  6. Foxtrot
  7. Golf
  8. Hotel
  9. India
  10. Juliet
  11. Kilo
  12. Lima
  13. Mike
  14. November
  15. Oscar
  16. Papa
  17. Quebec
  18. Romeo
  19. Sierra
  20. Tango
  21. Uniform
  22. Victor
  23. Whiskey
  24. X-ray
  25. Yankee
  26. Zulu

Test Servers

  1. okubo 8GiB core2quad moved to test from production (was probably hind to begin with, was later dedicated server rashost2, and now is moved to test)
  2. chiron - a 256MIB vm that is the test-puppetmaster
  3. boar 8GiB core2quad moved to test from production


Ten Plagues of Egypt

ten plagues of Egypt:

  1. blood
  2. frogs
  3. lice
  4. flies
  5. murrain
  6. boils
  7. hail
  8. locusts
  9. darkness
  10. firstborn