13 thoughts on “Okay, laptop all set up

  1. Aimee May 28, 2009 / 12:18 am

    So me and my brother aren’t the only ones who name their laptops! Yay, at least I know we’re not the only crazies!
    My little notetaker-type thingy is called Camille, and my brother’s is Dudley. Full name Dudley Z. Do-Write.
    If you’re going with the Charley theme, how about Carlotta?

  2. Anthony May 28, 2009 / 1:33 pm

    I’m voting OSBERT for that laptop’s monicker—a fine tribute to my late, great cat.


    I like Aimee’s “Carlotta” suggestion too as it also has literary ties: Eugene O’Neill dedicated his ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’—“…this play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood”—to his third wife, Carlotta Monterey.

  3. Aimee May 28, 2009 / 2:08 pm

    I thought about Carlotta when I named Camille too. That and Collette. But Camille just seems to fit her so well, I actually had the name fixed in my mind before she was officially mine.

  4. Donna May 28, 2009 / 3:43 pm

    How about “Homer”? Also I noticed that you have updated Andrew Amato’s disappearence. I lived in the area when that happened, and remember it well. The poor little guy. I hope that his Family can find closure some day. I always thought someone was watching those children while they played in the woods, waiting for an opportunity. I would have called authorities immediatly if someone confessed to this, I don’t give a flip if they were on their death bed. Shame on them, waiting a full FOUR years to provide information that could solve this.

  5. forthelost May 29, 2009 / 12:16 am

    My computer’s name is Uther Pendragon. My flash drive is Excalibur. Yes, I’m a nerd.

  6. Anthony May 29, 2009 / 12:37 am

    I’m back, to campaign for the noble name of OSBERT.

    Think of its many diminuitives, by which, per your mood, the laptop might also be known:


    *as Percy Shelley wrote,
    My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
    Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!

    Yes, happy is she who hath her laptop Osbert named.

  7. Aimee May 29, 2009 / 2:13 am

    But I seem to remember that the line about “look on my works, ye mighty and despair” was carved onto the crumbling and broken statue, and nobody knew who Ozymandias was or what his works might have been that they were supposed to look on. Might be a rather inauspicious name for a piece of equipment you hope will last a long time and work well. lol

    • Anthony May 29, 2009 / 3:42 am

      Details, details!

      I was hoping no one would bother to recall the close of Shelley’s sonnet.

      Aye, but the years will make obsolete even the finest laptop as well! (No need to hasten matters by taking it to a sandy area though.)

  8. Aimee May 29, 2009 / 12:30 pm

    In that case, maybe a good name for the little guy would be Methuselah.

    • Anthony May 29, 2009 / 12:52 pm

      Lazarus, in case repair work was needed on down the line.

  9. Aimee May 29, 2009 / 1:10 pm

    Cal, after Iron Man Cal Ripken, to denote toughness and longevity. And Cal sounds computerish, like HAL.

    • Anthony May 29, 2009 / 1:36 pm

      “Open the pod bay doors, CAL.”

      “I’m sorry Meaghan, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

  10. Aimee May 29, 2009 / 1:40 pm

    The more polite version of “Error! 579@ Operation aborted!”
    Which in turn is computer-polite for “Nice try, knucklehead.”

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