I’m in the process of provisioning yet another new server, so I decided to confront the challenging issue of what to name the server.
Interestingly enough, I’m not the only one who has wrestled with this problem. There is even a service which tracks naming schemes (http://namingschemes.com).
What did I choose? Football teams, Mythological deities? Planets? Cartoon characters? Presidential pets? James Bond movie villains?
No, I decided to use the periodic table of elements. Servers are stable noble gasses while test machines are unstable elements.