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Names?

Things around here have a name. On this blog, you'll soon come across that.

To save you wondering "who or what is Marte" or "Felicity?", I've created this page. A quick reference, if you will...

 

 

Alyson (ancient)

My RiscPC.

 

Amy (ancient)

My first RISC OS machine, an A3000.

 

Angela (ancient)

My A5000. And me? If that was '94 then I was 20 or 21...

 

Anna

The noisy moving stomach on legs that is my new kitten.

 

Anna (ancient)

An A310 running Arthur 1.20!

 

Azumi

My EeePC 901. Here, I'm in bed watching a recording of a low budget horror movie... (in 2009!)

 

Beagle

Beagleboard xM, that I was sent as a gift! Not used much in many years due to nothing I had liking its HDMI output; now have a little screen that works, so it can run (from time to time) as a file sharer for backups and such using ShareFS.
It is, however, what got me back into the RISC OS scene, using the S-video output and a video capture card on the EeePC!

 

Felicity

My first car (actually, my third, but this was the first one I drove). An ancient, noisy, horrifically expensive Aixam 400SL. But, she's the car that taught me to dive. And the photo above is me, in Châteaubriant, three days after having received my car, having never driven before in my life.

 

Isabelle

Our reliable Citroën C1 (shown raised off the ground so it doesn't count as a car as a non-licenced driver cannot insure it). Mom named her.

 

Kiichigo / Pi / Pi2 / RaspberryPi

The Raspberry Pi that is my server. Originally a Pi 1, now a Pi 2. My older SD card called the machine Kiichigo (Japanese for <drum roll> raspberry), later versions just call it RaspberryPi.

 

Kiseki

The iPad Mini, originally running iOS 6, updated to iOS 7. Never updated further as mom took it over as her device, and I didn't want to risk messing anything up.
Kiseki is the Japanese word for miracle, because I won it in a competition.

 

Kuroneko

Black cat, in Japanese. It's the name of my desktop PC, the dc7100SFF with a 2.8GHz Pentium4 and some mucked around with version of XP.

 

Marte

An old and capricious ride-on mower that, when it gets itself going, helps me sort out the grass in hours instead of days/weeks.
Marte is the Spanish word for the planet Mars. See, not everything is Japanese!

 

Mom (deceased)

While everybody has a mom, this mom was the only one that matters to me, and is also the most amazing person I've ever met. I don't need to say more, there's commentary here and there all over my site.

 

Nou (deceased)

Nou, or Nounou, is short for Nouradine. A Moroccan name, I think. Mom named him. He was a cat who was fiercly protective of his humans, especially mom, and hated other cats. The neighbourhood cats learned very quickly not to mess with Nou. And I often had to calm him down when he came back home covered in blood and fur. Their blood and fur, not his. If there's a feline equivalent of Chuck Norris, it was Nou.

 

Rick

The twat nice person that writes this rubbish content.

 

(Some) Pig

Some Pig, or just Pig for short, is the walk-behind mower. The serious muncher of weeds and stuff. It's slow, but it can cope with stuff that Marte cannot manage.
The name comes from Charlotte's Web.

 

Tiny (Alice) (deceased)

My (original) cat, sadly deceased (in 2016). She was game for anything, so long as she could then go to sleep. I knew her from a newborn.

 

Wawa

Wawa, a kitten we rescued from the side of the road. Wawa is short for konnichiwa, as in Hello Kitty... okay, I'll go get my coat...

 

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