To name something is to control it. I name my devices after minor (and not-so-minor) characters in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I try to stick to the novels, but sometimes venture into the radio or film series. Names in italics are for devices I no longer own, and so I've re-used the name.



  • Garkbit

      • I can't actually name my Android device (there's no "Device name" setting in the "About device" section), but I'm going with that.


    • Zem: MacBook Pro (no longer own it)

    • Lallafa: my personal 2010-era MacBook Air (also .lallafa is the TLD of my localhost, instead of more common .local)

    • Prak: a previous MacBook Air for work

    • Colin: my current MacBook Pro for work. (Also in honour of a former co-worker, who is a highly unusual person.)

    • Lintilla: my M1 MacBook Air

    • Lintilla II: my M2 MacBook Air

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