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Mar 29, 2018 12:53 |  #31

RDKirk wrote in post #18589938 (external link)
The various nodes of my home network carry names ofReboot (external link) characters. My laptop is Hexadecimal. My editing desktop is Enzo the Renegade. My cell phone is Glitch. My Canon color printer is Princess Bula. And so on.

Mine are Star Wars based - network is Hoth, server is Red 5, etc.


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Mar 29, 2018 13:32 |  #32

RDKirk wrote in post #18589938 (external link)
The various nodes of my home network carry names ofReboot (external link) characters. My laptop is Hexadecimal. My editing desktop is Enzo the Renegade. My cell phone is Glitch. My Canon color printer is Princess Bula. And so on.

But I just letter my lights.


mike1812 wrote in post #18596425 (external link)
Mine are Star Wars based - network is Hoth, server is Red 5, etc.

Lol. My external drives are "Holy Grail" themed... Tim the Enchanter, Killer Rabbit, Black Knight, Sir Bedivere, Castle Anthrax and The Bridgekeeper.


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Mar 29, 2018 13:35 |  #33

I mark my lights not just to keep track of the groups but also to keep track of the behavior of the lights (and everything else).

Back in my film days, I used a triangular rat-tailed file to notch the "travel" side of the film gates so that I could tell from the negative which camera (or back) shot it. In the same way, I enumerate everything from batteries to lights if I have more than one.

I mean, that's why we name our children...so that when we see something broken we can demand, "Who did this?"




  
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Mar 29, 2018 13:57 |  #34

ThreeHounds wrote in post #18596445 (external link)
Lol. My external drives are "Holy Grail" themed... Tim the Enchanter, Killer Rabbit, Black Knight, Sir Bedivere, Castle Anthrax and The Bridgekeeper.

At the risk of veering too far off topic, John Cleese will be at a local venue next week to do a Q&A after a showing of The Holy Grail. This should be fun!


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Apr 09, 2018 19:03 |  #35

I used a label maker, but found it was difficult to remove them easily. I switched up to colored electrical tape, and match that to the light stand as well. Mine are a, b, c, d.



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Apr 10, 2018 08:31 as a reply to  @ jay125's post |  #36

I got white vinyl letters/numbers set. Looks really good on lights. Time will tell how use and heat will affect it.
Cheers and thanks.




  
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Apr 10, 2018 12:21 |  #37

Angmo wrote in post #18589621 (external link)
Another question is what do you name your lights on that label.

Some Of mine are:
Flash Gordon
Betsy
Suzzy
Annette
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Lucy
Sunny
Specter
Violet
Lumen


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