where is Pismo street?

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well, we all know that apple likes to name things with a series of related names. For example, OS X. every version is named after some cat. ex: 10.2=Jaguar. 10.3=Panther, 10.4=Tiger, and 10.5 will be Leopard. Where this also shows up is in thier Powerbook G3 series. the low end 1998 model was called Mainstreet, which is the centeral street in any small town. Am I right?

well, moving on, the later/high end 1998 models are names "wallstreet", which is a real street in New York City.

the 1999 model is named "Lombard" which is that windy street in San Fransisco, California.

the 2000 model is named "Pismo". now, thinking like Apple thinks, this must be a real street, right? well, I cant find anything on it. a google search reveals nothing.

am I blind, not looking hard enough, or does Pismo street not really exist? it must be a famous street, because Lombard and Wallstreet are quite famous.

so, can anybody here help me out? oh, and sorry if this is in the wrong place, but since it deals with RL, I think it is best living here.

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the first Powebook

was named "Kanga" AKA 3500

EDIT: and the September 1998 G3's were called "PDQ"

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Pismo Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Does this count?

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There is no Pismo street. Pis

There is no Pismo street. Pismo is a beach.

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IIRC, the Pismo was named after Pismo Beach, CA.

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Re: the first Powebook

coius wrote:

was named "Kanga" AKA 3500

EDIT: and the September 1998 G3's were called "PDQ"

yeah I know about the Kanga. I was just wondering about Pismo. And if it is a beach, not a street, then apple tripped. Just wondering though. and PDQ was the codename of the Rev. 2 1998 Wallstreet models. But the other names I beleve are the codenames.

thanks guys. Just curious is all.

oh, and damn that was quick!!. -digital Wink

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Having worked at apple and on

Having worked at apple and on many of those projects I can share the origins of many code names.

3400 - Hooper. The name of the dog belonging to one of the design engineers.

G3 (3500) - Kanga. Not to be left out, it was the name of someone's cat.

2400 - Comet, Ice ball, Mighty Kat. I forget.

G3 Series - Originally there were 5. Main Street, lombard street, market street, wall street, and high street. As the names suggest, the features and status of each line scale upwards. This was when The Steve took the reigns from Gil, and his first official act was to reduce to line from 5 models to 3 models. So Lombard and market streets were cancelled. Main street was the 12" passive matrix screen version, wallstreet had the 13" screen, and High Street got the sexy 14.1" LCD.

PDQ's - Speed bumps for main street and high street. Wall street was discontinued.

101 - The machine that everybody mistakenly calls Lombard. This project was *NEVER* called Lombard. It's logic board is a derivation of the failed Lombard street project I mentioned above but bore very little resemblance to it's namesake. 101 was named after the freeway US101 that runs up the west coast. Every times I hear someone call 101 "Lombard" I must suppress a powerful urge to punch them in the face.

P1 - The fisrt ibook, AKA the space toilet. It was decided from this point on that it would be easier to keep things a secret if they had non descriptive project names. Indeed this made it incredibly confusing even for the people working on them. The first G4 tower was P5, the iMac DV was P7 and the cube was P9. Apple ran through P99 and then rolled into Q numbers. They still use this system to this day though I hear they are running out of Q's and are switching to a new number. I don't know what. This also marks the era when we started making up our own names for the projects that were generally not very flattering which really pissed off The Steve and Johhny Ive to no end. A few of these would include Space Toilet, Toilet Seat, iLamp, that gooseneck thingy (never shipped), Wind Tunnel, Quad Nostril (my favorite) and the cheese grater. Many of the P projects also had semi official names because the teams refused to let go of the old ways and it was too confusing.

Pismo - Named after Pismo Beach.

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drbob wrote:

...the iMac DV was P7...

I always heard the iMac DV referred to as Kihei. Was that another internal codename for it, or just something a fanboy made up to put on an Apple rumors site?

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Kihei is real. We even had T

Kihei is real. We even had T shirts. The cube was Trinity, and the G4 tower was Sawtooth, then Mystic, then clockwork, then (I forgot), then BiTurbo. The goose neck iLamp was Tessera and the one that shipped, I forgot.

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ARGH

not to go to far off topic, but having the original question no formally and definitively answered, I like to name my machines after the codename (since I normally only have one of each and my previous attempots to uses people names got confusing.

My Rev A iBook (the toilet seat) is named Bismol. Where did this name come from? Was it a'bysmal' to work on this model, or was it something else?

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m-kay...

so, what about the second release of ibooks (i prefer to call them Audrey Hepburn handbags), the ones with firewire, they were called "p1.5". hmmmm.... so, where is the p1.5 street or beach or whatever, man, what's p1.5 about anyways?

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What's in a name, anyway?

D-DTM wrote:

My Rev A iBook (the toilet seat) is named Bismol. Where did this name come from? Was it a'bysmal' to work on this model, or was it something else?

I just make up names as I go along. Originally, I just named my machines after, well, their names. eg. PowerMac 7200/90 was named 7200/90 - #001. Eventually, I figured that was kind of a pain in the posterior so I decided to use the greek alphabet to name my machines. I got as far as Beta and that idea got chucked. Although, my PM9500, which I use as my main file server, is still called Beta and one of the hard drives now in it, still has some roots from the Alpha machine.

Since I've started messing with NetBSD and Linux, I've become concerned with hostnames once again. Although, this time I'm going to use names that are a little more descriptive. For example, my Q700, which will soon serve as a firewall, will be named 'Discriminator', the LCIII which is going in my bedroom, is called the 'Sleeper'. My main computer is simply called 'Control'.

I'm thinking that my 7200/90 will adopt the name 'Renegade', as it will be my only Linux box for the time being. My iMac is simply called iMac. (I don't have anything too descriptive for the iMac because it is pretty much relegated to sending faxes. Although an apropriate name might be something like GreenPiece)

I have a bunch of other machines that still need names too. No rest for the wicked, I suppose.

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Re: ARGH

doug-doug the mighty wrote:

not to go to far off topic, but having the original question no formally and definitively answered.

I think it's quite clear the original question *is* definitely answered.

There is no Pismo street. The machine is named after a beach, not a street.

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Re: ARGH

drbob wrote:
doug-doug the mighty wrote:

not to go to far off topic, but having the original question no formally and definitively answered.

I think it's quite clear the original question *is* definitely answered.

There is no Pismo street. The machine is named after a beach, not a street.

I apologize for the typo, it should have read

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now formally and definitively answered.

I was not careful in my typing and did not fully proof before posting. I apologize for the confusion I instilled.

So where did the name 'Bismol' come from?

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Computer naming

I've always had an odd naming convention for my computers and networks. They're named for pets or characters/things from tv and movies. For example, my 15" 1.5 ghz AIbook is "Ace Rimmer", my wireless network is named Priscilla for my favorite of our two cats. (Yes, I know it's wrong to pick favorites with pets, but well, it's hard not to be partial to the one that's more pleasant to me) My iMac is Indigo Montoya, a lame effort at a Princess Bride joke. (it's an indigo summer 2000 iMac DV). My blue and white was named Blueberry Hill before I retired it and sold it. It's all about what keeps us amused I guess. When I was in high school, I referred to my PB 180 as Romana, one of Doctor Who's traveling companions. (I loved the Tom Baker years)

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doug-doug the mighty wrote:

My Rev A iBook (the toilet seat) is named Bismol. Where did this name come from? Was it a'bysmal' to work on this model, or was it something else?

I would suggest that it's "Pepto"-bismol. I'll let y'all connect the dots, lest my post descend to potty humour.

I also have to say that the design of the toilet seat iBooks, while noteable at the time, have not aged well.

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Computer Names

I think I might have some of the weirdest computer naming conventions out of all ya'll:

I name my machines based on Russian/Soviet cities. My iBook is Czarskoe Selo (the Czar's personal village - I'll let you all make the connections there Wink), the Quicksilver G4 is Chernobyl (cause she runs really hot!), my PC server is Moscow (no real reason).

Within each machine (except the iBook), each hard drive is named after streets/places within those cities (in Moscow, for example, the drives are Kremlinsky Prospekt, Red Square, etc.).

I have 4 routers: the wired main router is Vladivostok, the wireless routers are Stalingrad, Leningrad and Kiev.

Its quite funny when my neighbours ask "Do you know who the freak is with all the Russian wireless access points?!?"

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That's pretty funny! I like

That's pretty funny!
I like to give my devices interesting names.

iMac: Caviglia, like an old lady with a refined style that isn't quite current.
Mac Mini: Glenda, the good witch. Quite tempermental (needs more RAM!)
Powerbook 540c: Vyvyön, no particular story.
Colour Classic: Slice, I liked the codename.
WAP: 101, don't remember why...
Treo 650: Melange, for spice.
TG-50: Chibi, because of some reason or another. The current owner (Token) will hopefully see fit to make up an interesting new name for it.
Newton 2000: Pinot, another mystery.
iPod: PiePod, for Weebl & Bob!

About the only devices I haven't named are my DS and my camera.

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