Many computers at the UCC have been given names of fish. For some reason, fish and the UCC surreally synonymous. We even had a hanging mobile of a carpet fish hanging from the roof for several years. If the m-fish aren't appropriate, consider another letter. Alternatively, a number of other naming schemes appear below with various degrees of adherence.
Use FishBase or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fish_common_names for a list of fish.
- Unix Servers
- Most Unix servers at the UCC have, for most of the club's existence, been given names of fish starting with M.
- Oligoboot: Windows/Linux
- Continuing the fish theme, machines owned by UCC that boot Windows and/or Linux are named after fish starting with C. (There are a few other Windows machines in the clubroom, but they are owned by members, rather than the club.)
- Named after cute fluffy animals. Because why not.
- ARM Architecture Machines
- Regardless of operating system, ARM machines are named after weapons.
- Thin Clients (thinterms)
- In contrast to our NeXT boxes (below), the thinterms - also in black cases - have been named after different shades of black. This has provoked several arguments over whether there are, in fact, shades of black.
The UCC has a number of X-Terminals, but originally two. Naturally, they were named after the lead characters on The X Files. Subsequent x-terminals have been named after other series characters, specifically The Lone Gunmen.
- We have a few Apple Macintoshes in the clubroom, and they are named after Italian cities.
- Unix Workstations
- NeXT machines came in black cases, and SGI workstations often came in colourful cases, so they are named after a colour different to the case just to confuse the masses when they sit down in front it.
- PCs used to be named after things hellish, but recently they are being named after dogs (well, those running the evil MS-DOS are).
- Cooling devices
- Any air-conditioners, freezers or fridges are being named after deserts.
- Printers are named after types of light.
- Are named after types of oil (Blame cisco and crisco).
- Wireless Access Points
- Named after flying fish.
- Storage devices and controllers
- Are named after companies that failed spectacularly
- New Machines outside of the clubroom
- Are named after fictional or mythical animals.
- Are named after nuclear disasters. This seemed appropriate given the state of our microwave and kettle.
The majority of the UCC's machines have been donated to the Club from various businesses and University Departments. Others have been bought from these groups at minimal prices. Some of these groups have supplied parts for our machines also. A list of these groups can be found on our sponsors page