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Most Unix machines at the UCC have, for most of the club's existence, been given names of fish starting with M. For some reason, fish and the UCC is pretty synonymous. We even had a mobile (like what you give little children) of cardboard fish hanging from the roof for several years.

Oligoboot: Windows/Linux
Continuing the fish theme, machines owned by UCC that dual-boot Windows and 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.)

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 that are connected to the LocalTalk or Ethernet networks in our club, and they are named after ships that have sunk in terrible disasters.

Our NeXT box, and presumably others if we ever get any, is named after a non-black colour just to confuse the masses when they sit down in front of a black-cased machine.

Any PCs running anything but Linux are given other names. There is nothing special about them! They 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.

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]