October 01, 2012codify - Word of the Day Jargon
Information that is organized or arranged into a code or system.NNCIMINTFZ - Acronym of the Day
Not Now Chief, I'm In The F ***in' Zone
October 02, 2012HUGZ - Acronym of the Day
Hugsdooce - Word of the Day Jargon
The new media term for getting fired for what you write in a blog (or also on a social networking site). It originated by a Web designer, Heather Armstrong, who was fired from her job due to the fact that she was writing about her job and colleagues on her Web site, dooce.com.
Heather's advice is to know your employer's rules for computer use, both in and out of the office. Blogging, even on your own time and with your own computer, may put you at risk for being fired. "Never write about work on the Internet unless your boss knows and sanctions the fact that you are writing about work on the Internet."
Getting "dooced" continues to happen, click on "more info" to read an article below!
October 03, 2012wince derogatory - Word of the Day Jargon
Slang for Windows CE. Anyone who's tried to find something on one of these lilliputian Windows desktops knows why this is funny.pwnt - Acronym of the Day
October 04, 2012coolhunting - Word of the Day Jargon
A market research technique in which a researcher goes out into the real world to see "what's cool" among the younger generation. A person who knows how to unearth new ideas and spot trends before others do is known as an "innovation scout." Check out the links below ;-)ADIH - Acronym of the Day
Another Day In Hell
October 05, 2012MKOP - Acronym of the Day
My Kind Of PlaceDorito Syndrome - Word of the Day Jargon
Feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction triggered by addictive substances that lack nutritional content. "I just spent six hours surfing the Web, and now I've got a bad case of Dorito Syndrome."
October 06, 2012cost per action - Word of the Day Jargon
see: CPADBABAI - Acronym of the Day
Don't Be A Bitch About It
October 07, 2012point-of-purchase politics - Word of the Day Jargon
Politically correct shopping or cause-related marketing, such as that advocated by Benetton or Ben and Jerry's.BIO - Acronym of the Day
Bring It On
October 08, 2012GAL - Acronym of the Day
Get A LifeBlackBerry prayer - Word of the Day Jargon
October 09, 2012SLAW - Acronym of the Day
Sounds Like A Winnerleading - Word of the Day Jargon
Voted the single most overused word in news releases today, it is generally seen in the first or second paragraph and goes something like this: AnyBrandNameHere is the leading TypeOfBusinessHere in the VerticalMarketNameHere. Apparently the companies in second place aren't sending out news releases.
October 10, 2012domain name lookup - Word of the Day Jargon
In the traditional sense, it is the process of converting a numeric IP address into a text name (for example, 126.96.36.199 is converted to www.netlingo.com).
In common usage, to do a "domain name lookup" refers to finding out whether a particular domain name is available for use. One place to find out whether a domain name is available is the link below. If you want to find out who owns a particular domain name, then use the "WHOIS" (pronounced who-is) link.AISE - Acronym of the Day
As I Said Earlier
October 11, 2012hertz (Hz) - Word of the Day Technical
A unit of measurement for vibration, one Hz is equal to one cycle per second. It replaces the earlier term "cycle per second (cps)." For example, in the United States, the common household electrical supply is at 60 hertz (meaning that the current changes direction or polarity 120 times, or 60 cycles, per second).
In Europe, line frequency is 50 hertz, or 50 cycles per second. In general, broadcast transmission is at much higher frequency rates, usually expressed in kilohertz (KHz) or megahertz (MHz). In acoustic sound, the range of human hearing is from 20 Hz to roughly 20,000 Hz (which equals 20 KHz) depending on many factors, including age and how loud the drummer in your high school rock band played. The pitch of Middle C on a piano is 263 Hz.
Hertz is also used frequently when describing the individual bands of an audio equalizer. To make that Middle C louder, you could use an equalizer to boost other frequencies to around 263 Hz. This unit of frequency is named after Heinrich Hertz, a German physicist.TAM - Acronym of the Day
Thanks A Million
October 12, 2012clustering - Word of the Day JargonNBG - Acronym of the Day
No Bloody Good
October 13, 2012FWB - Acronym of the Day
Friends With Benefitsproverbial wallet - Word of the Day Jargon
Anyone who has ever overdrawn a bank account could soon be in the market for a product now being developed at MIT's Media Lab, said D.C. Denison in The Boston Globe. Called the "proverbial wallet," it literally becomes more difficult to open as its owner's bank account runs low on money. The magnetized wallet uses embedded technology to connect to the owner's bank account via Bluetooth.
The wallets are part of the Media Lab's mission to connect the virtual and physical worlds. Lab researchers are also working on a 3-D printer that can "read" a solid object and produce a 3-D copy. A demonstration version of the printer, called "Eat Your Face," turns an image of a person's face into a three-dimensional scullpture, made of solid dark chocolate! - As seen in The Week, July 2010
October 14, 2012com or .com - Word of the Day Jargon
One of several top-level domains assigned to URLs that are of a commercial nature (for example, www.netlingo.com). Other domain suffixes include .ac, .co, .mil, .gov, .net, .org, and a long list of country codes.
For a list of new domain name suffixes, read the domain name definition. FYI: As of early 2007, there were about 62 million ".com" names in use ;-) Internet trivia!VC - Acronym of the Day
October 15, 2012vanilla - Word of the Day Jargon
In tech talk, it means the standard version of a hardware device or software program, with no extra bells-and-whistles. It is commonly used to describe something plain, as in, "The days of the plain-vanilla car radio are over, now that they've come out with a color TV, a VCR, and Nintendo for backseat passengers."HOYEW - Acronym of the Day
Hanging On Your Every Word
October 16, 2012personal computer - Word of the Day Jargon
A computer designed for use by one person at a time. The term "PC" commonly describes what used to be known as an IBM-PC, as opposed to an Apple Macintosh, but both are personal computers. In fact, it's been said that the entire evolution of the PC can be viewed as an effort to catch up with the Apple Macintosh.
The distinction between PCs and Macs is both technical and cultural: a PC (or clone) has an operating system (such as DOS or Windows) that is written to use the Intel microprocessor; the Apple Macintosh uses a Motorola microprocessor architecture and its proprietary operating system. The PC is associated with business (as well as home) use and is used commonly by programmers; the Mac, known for its more intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), is associated with graphic design, desktop publishing, and home use and is used commonly by graphic designers.
The PC became a communication tool with the invention of networking, which began on a local basis at first (with LANs) and eventually spread to WANs, the basic foundation of the Internet. Now the PC is just one device in a rapidly expanding universe of computing (see: divergence). Most of what we know about computers comes from magazines, such as PC Magazine, PC World, MacWorld, Personal Computing, and New Media (thanks to David Bunnell, who founded all of these magazines).
Commodore released the first personal computer in 1985: the Amiga 1000. It was originally designed as a successor to Atari, but evolved into both a game console and a home computer.IHA - Acronym of the Day
I Hate Acronyms
October 17, 2012^URS - Acronym of the Day
Up Yourspulling glass - Word of the Day Jargon
Laying down fiber-optic cable.
October 18, 2012DL - Acronym of the Day
Down Low -or- Download -or- Dead LinkBCI - Word of the Day Jargon
A system that translates the electrophysiological activity (or metabolic rate of an organic organism's nervous system) into signals that can be interpreted by a mechanical device. The idea of BCI has captured the public interest for a long time and is commercially used in medicine.
October 19, 2012microbrowser - Word of the Day JargonIITLYTO - Acronym of the Day
If It's Too Loud You're Too Old
October 20, 2012access control - Word of the Day JargonSSC - Acronym of the Day
Super Sexy Cute
October 21, 2012node - Word of the Day JargonDARFC - Acronym of the Day
Ducking And Running For Cover
October 22, 2012day 2 project - Word of the Day Jargon
Slang for a task that ranks low on the priority list, and perhaps takes the back burner to other items at hand. For example, "Don't worry about getting to that task today, that's a day 2 project."NNR - Acronym of the Day
Need Not Respond
October 23, 2012mystery house - Word of the Day Jargon
Slang for a high-profile dot-com start-up that seemingly has no announced products. This term also refers to office layouts that are difficult to navigate due to haphazardly placed cubes and partitions.AEAP - Acronym of the Day
As Early As Possible
October 24, 2012open network - Word of the Day Jargon
Instead of going through an intermediary to buy or sell goods online, users of this type of network get in direct contact with one another, thus bypassing the destination sites (or portals). Using the power of distributed computing, an open network is created by a host company that sells access to Web tools (such as chat, auctions and polling); interested Web sites subscribe to these tools and become affiliated with each other. Then, any user who can type a URL into their Web browser can access these affiliated sites (even if they're in a walled garden). Even users who do not have a browser can participate. For example, visitor A e-mails chat session access information to friend B; once friend B opens the e-mail, the chat is launched, and he or she can participate from within the e-mail program.GGN - Acronym of the Day
Gotta Go Now
October 25, 2012webster - Word of the Day Jargon
A denizen of the World Wide Web.AWHFY - Acronym of the Day
Are We Having Fun Yet?
October 26, 2012DWBH - Acronym of the Day
Don't Worry Be Happyhardlink - Word of the Day Jargon
A hardlink is a method of hyperlinking objects in the real world, including graphical tags (QR code), SMS tags, and RFID tags. The hardlink method establishes a reference link between a physical world object and a .mobi web page, just as a traditional hyperlink establishes an electronic reference to information on a web page.
A cell phone is the medium of this information exchange that is initiated whenever a user makes a connection with a hardlink database and enters an alphanumeric sequence found on the target object. As of 2009, unlike Japan, few U.S. cell phone providers offer graphical tag readers or other support for hardlinking methods.
October 27, 2012DLL or .dll - Word of the Day Jargon
A file extension for a library on your hard drive that links to application programs when they are loaded. It stands for "Dynamic Link Library" and it is a Windows platform file that is an executable mini-program itself. Primarily a behind-the-screens operation, it needs to be of a version that's compatible with the executable programs (otherwise, you'll get an error message).
For a list of file extensions click here!FYI - Acronym of the Day
For Your Information
October 28, 2012friend - Word of the Day JargonB&F - Acronym of the Day
Back and Forth
October 29, 2012JPG or .jpg - Word of the Day Jargon
A standardized image compression mechanism, JPG is named after the original name of the committee that wrote the standard, the "Joint Photographic Experts Group." JPG is designed for compressing either full-color or gray-scale images of natural, real-world scenes. It works well on photographs, naturalistic artwork, and similar material; not so well on lettering, simple cartoons, or line drawings. JPG handles only still images, but there is a related standard called MPEG for motion pictures. JPG is "lossy," meaning that the decompressed image isn't quite as sharp as the one you started with. (There are "lossless" image compression algorithms, but JPG achieves much greater compression than is possible with lossless methods.) JPG is designed to exploit known limitations of the human eye, notably the fact that small color changes are perceived less accurately than small changes in brightness. Thus, JPG is intended for compressing images that will be looked at by humans. If you plan to machine-analyze your images, the small errors introduced by JPG may be a problem, even if they are invisible to the eye.
On the Web, there are image archives set up for Web designers to acquire graphics easily. These sites usually display thumbnail versions of images that may be GIFs or JPGs. Clicking on these thumbnails will usually link you to the larger, higher-resolution version of the same image.
For a list of file extensions click here!KOTL - Acronym of the Day
Kiss On The Lips
October 30, 2012P2C2E - Acronym of the Day
Process Too Complicated Too Explainblacking out - Word of the Day Jargon
Slang for turning off any device that people can reach you on (like a cell phone, two-way pager, computer, home phone, etc.) in order to avoid a certain person. For example, "Hannah is blacking out Tucker because he was acting like an idiot to her friends. She doesn't play that way!"
October 31, 2012net.god - Word of the Day Jargon
Slang for someone who has been online since the beginning, one who "knows all" and has "done all."ne1er - Acronym of the Day