August 01, 2013IDC - Acronym of the Day
I Don't Careclick fraud - Word of the Day Jargon
The deceitful practice of posting as pay-per-click (PPC) traffic for the purpose of generating false revenue by the affiliates serving the ads. In PPC advertising terms, it generates a charge per click without having actual interest in the target of the online ad's link.For an eye-opening list of terms that contain "click" do a search on NetLingo in the upper right search box for click!
August 02, 2013IPSec - Word of the Day Jargon
Protocols in development by the IETF to support secure data exchange. Once completed, IPSec is expected to be widely deployed to implement Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). IPSec supports two encryption modes: Transport and Tunnel. Transport mode encrypts the data portion (payload) of each packet but leaves the header untouched. Tunnel mode is more secure since it encrypts both the header and the payload. On the receiving side, an IPSec-compliant device decrypts each packet.SHID - Acronym of the Day
Slap Head In Disgust
August 03, 2013dirty connection - Word of the Day JargonTISNT - Acronym of the Day
That Is So Not True
August 04, 2013BZ - Acronym of the Day
Busywhack - Word of the Day Jargon
Online jargon used to describe a forward slash in a URL. When describing an Internet address at Microsoft, for example, you will commonly hear "http colon whack whack dub-dub-dub dot microsoft dot com whack partners" which translates to "http://www.microsoft.com/partners". Apparently it is also used, at times, to describe a back slash as well.
An older definition of "whack" according to arch-hacker James Gosling, is "To modify a program with no idea whatsoever how it works." In this definition, it is a "whacker" who is doing the "whacking."
Thirdly, another definition of whack as specified in M$spec, refers to the path name on a server, which leads to a UNC joke of server Patty having a resource named GiveYourDogABone: What's the mapping to it? PattyGiveYourDogABone} (That should give you a real taste of geek humor.)
August 05, 2013NOYB - Acronym of the Day
None Of Your Businessreal-time enterprise - Word of the Day Jargon
Companies whose information systems function like a 24/7 live camera on operations, where managers are instantly alerted to changes in inventory or to the availability of supplies, for example, based on current customer demand. Derived from the notion of "real-time computing," the concept of a real-time enterprise leads some companies to ditch proprietary interfaces and let customers access the actual storeroom of goods and services.
August 06, 2013tourists - Word of the Day Jargon
People who take training classes just to get a vacation from their jobs. "We had about three serious students in the class; the rest were tourists."WTS - Acronym of the Day
Want To Sell
August 07, 2013technology gone awry - Word of the Day Jargon
A phrase to use when something electronic isn't working. Since most bugs can be totally frustrating, it's suppose to help make light of the situation and provide some comic relief. For example, "Dude, I tried your cell phone all morning, and I kept getting the Department of Defense. Talk about technology gone awry."IASAP4U - Acronym of the Day
I Always Say A Prayer For You
August 08, 2013kernel - Word of the Day Jargon
The central module of an operating system, it loads first and remains in memory to control memory management, disk management, and process and task management. It's called a kernel because it stays as small as possible while still providing all the essential nutrients required by other applications.YAHOO - Acronym of the Day
You Always Have Other Options
August 09, 2013sideblog - Word of the Day Jargon
A term used for a smaller blog that is usually placed in the sidebar of a blogger's main weblog. In essence, a sideblog is a blog within a blog. Sideblogs are used in a variety of ways, some of the most common uses are:
- Sharing recommended links without annotations
- Listing 'what's new' or 'what's hot' on one's site or blog
- Creating wish lists or media lists
- Writing short commentaries, notes or quotations
- Guest or public blogging (i.e., allowing other people to blog on one's weblog)
There are several ways to incorporate a sideblog in your blog. If you have a Movable Type, TypePad, or Blogger.com powered weblog and you wish to create the sideblog yourself, you will need to know (1) how to manipulate the code in your blog template, and (2) how to use either PHP, SSI (Server Side Includes), ASP (Active Server Pages) or CF (Cold Fusion).
Not Much Here, Just Chilling
August 10, 2013DGTG - Acronym of the Day
Don't Go There Girlfriendmemory card - Word of the Day Jargon
A small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices. Most of the products use flash memory, although other technologies have been developed. There are a number of memory cards on the market, including the SD card (secure digital card), the CF card (CompactFlash card), the SmartMedia card, the Memory Stick, and the MultiMediaCard (MMC). These cards are of varying sizes, and each is available in a range of storage capacities.
Most cards have constantly powered nonvolatile memory, which means that data is stable on the card, is not threatened by a loss of power source, and does not need to be periodically refreshed. Because memory cards are solid state media, they have no moving parts, and therefore, are unlikely to suffer mechanical difficulties. Earlier removable storage media, such as the PC card, the smart card, and similar cards used for game systems, can also be considered to be memory cards. However, newer cards are smaller, require less power, have higher storage capacity, and are portable among a greater number of devices. Because of these features, memory cards are influencing the production of an increasing number of small, lightweight and low-power devices.
Memory cards offer a number of advantages over the hard disk drive: they're smaller, lighter, extremely portable, completely silent, allow more immediate access, and are less prone to mechanical damage. The most popular flash memory cards are for digital cameras and other mobile storage. Introduced in 1999 by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk, cards up to 128GB are available with huge capacities planned for the future (see SDXC below). SD Cards use the same 32x24mm form factor as the earlier MultiMediaCard (MMC), but are slightly thicker (2.1mm vs. 1.4mm), and SD Card readers accept both formats.
- Fast Storage - Although SD Cards support encryption and content protection (the "Secure" in SD), they have been mostly used for regular storage due to their small size and fast transfer rate, which started out at 10 MB/sec and has steadily increased. SD uses NAND flash technology (see flash memory).
- Smaller: miniSD & microSD - Introduced in 2003 and 2005 respectively, the small-footprint miniSD and microSD formats are electrically and software compatible with the regular SD Card. They can also plug into full-size SD slots via adapters (see microSD).
- SD High Capacity (SDHC) - Based on the SD Card Association 2.0 specification, SDHC cards do not work in SD devices, because SD uses the FAT16 file system, and SDHC uses FAT32. However, SDHC devices support both SDHC and SD Cards. SDHC also comes in miniSDHC and microSDHC formats. See Video HD.
- SD Extended Capacity (SDXC) - Introduced in 2009, and available up to 128GB, SDXC cards raise the future maximum capacity to two terabytes (2TB) by using the exFAT file system. SDXC cards are compatibile with SDHC. A microSDXC format is also available. See Eye-Fi, gruvi card, SDIO card and MultiMediaCard.
- UHS-I and UHS-II - In 2010, the Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) interface was introduced for SDHC and SDXC cards at 104 Mbytes/sec. In 2011, UHS-II tripled the rate to 312 MB/sec to support reading and writing high-resolution 3D HD content.
August 11, 2013Valley - Word of the Day Jargon
Most generally, when you hear someone talk about "the Valley" it is no longer San Fernando Valley near L.A., but rather it refers to Silicon Valley. On a local level, "the Valley" can refer to the nearest Siliconia center in that area (for example, "Philicon Valley").CYO - Acronym of the Day
See You Online
August 12, 2013clear-text password - Word of the Day JargonLSB - Acronym of the Day
Life Sucks Balls
August 13, 2013deep linking - Word of the Day JargonJSYK - Acronym of the Day
Just So You Know
August 14, 2013affiliate marketing - Word of the Day Jargon
A revenue sharing arrangement between online advertisers or e-commerce merchants and online publishers or Web site owners, whereby payment is based on performance measures, such as the number of sales, clicks, or registrations that the affiliate refers. In other words, two companies agree to link to one another; if someone clicks from site A to buy something at site B, site A gets a commission on the sale. Affiliate marketing is a marketing channel used to generate leads or sales, whereas affiliate software provides the tracking and reporting of these commission-based activities (the sales, clicks, or registrations). Amazon.com pioneered affiliate marketing by getting as many other Web sites as possible to join its affiliate network and sell its products, thereby greatly extending its marketing reach.TOON - Acronym of the Day
short for cartoon
August 15, 2013flooding - Word of the Day Jargon
To send a large amount of e-mails to one recipient. As with mail bombs, this can block the recipient's mailbox and crash the mail server. Once the recipient's mailbox is full (and its disk quota is used), the mail is then stored in the spool-directory; after that, it will block (or crash) the server when the disk reaches its limit.YNGBT - Acronym of the Day
You're Not Gonna Believe This
August 16, 2013AGKWE - Acronym of the Day
And God Knows What Elsecold transfer - Word of the Day Jargon
Office slang for an incoming phone call transferred without notice or explanation from the transferring party. For example, "Someone in customer service cold transferred the call to me - by that point the guy was ready to crawl through the wire and kill somebody."
August 17, 2013integrity - Word of the Day Jargon
Commonly referred to as "data integrity," this form of cryptography makes sure that the data you receive has not been modified since it was sent.IWSN - Acronym of the Day
I Want Sex Now
August 18, 2013legacy business - Word of the Day Jargon
Slang for a traditional brick-and-mortar firm. Accurate or not, anything characterized as "legacy" is perceived to be old or outdated (as opposed to a new economy company, for example).SM - Acronym of the Day
August 19, 2013nipple - Word of the Day JargonQL - Acronym of the Day
August 20, 2013defenestration - Word of the Day Jargon
The act of throwing someone or something out of a window. In 2004, Merriam-Webster's dictionary users named it as one of their favorite words of the year. "Whoever wrote that project proposal should be defenestrated."some1 - Acronym of the Day
August 21, 2013splash page - Word of the Day Jargon
An introductory first page or front page that you see on some Web sites, it usually contains a click-through logo or message or a fancy Flash presentation with some kind of announcement. The main content and navigation of the site reside "behind" this page (on the homepage or welcome page).
Previously thought of as superfluous, the use of splash pages may see a big return for the following reason: it used to be that search engines would classify and retrieve Web sites based primarily on meta-tags, but now each search engine has it's own set of criteria if you want to try and get your site listed near the top. Simply inserting "help, Internet terms, online jargon" in the header doesn't cut it anymore. What WILL work is the use of a splash page or "doorway page" that complies with EACH search engine's criteria, therefore, if you want to target top listings in 10 search engines for 10 keywords, you'll need to create a few splash pages. The only time the user will see these pages is when they click on your link from the particular search engine. It has to do with writing a paragraph of text about 100-120 words with the keyword 8-10 times in the paragraph and a headline with the keyword. This way the pages are optimized for each keyword for each search engine. We recommend paying a search engine consultant to do it for you (see: SEO).YB - Acronym of the Day
August 22, 2013content conundrum - Word of the Day JargonTNX - Acronym of the Day
August 23, 2013orphan annie - Word of the Day JargonYAJWD - Acronym of the Day
You Ain't Just Whistling Dixie
August 24, 2013nar - Word of the Day Jargon
According to netizen D.H. Bianchi, this term refers to several things:
(2) grating, out-of-tune music;
(3) bad vibes or bad blood between two or more people, or between a person and some aspect of western civilization;
(4) ill feelings stemming from a small incident or misunderstanding (for example, "It turned out the nar was caused by something I said that I meant to be funny but she took seriously");
(5) ensuing trouble created when one doesn't resolve conflicts or when one tries to restrain his true feelings (for example, "He didn't want to rock the boat, so he kept quiet; but in the long run, keeping quiet created worse nar than anything he might've said");
(6) a disturbing atmosphere that appears after an event or encounter (frequently in distinct contrast to what one feels during the occurrence) or something that goes unnoticed at the time but comes to dominate in the end (for the worst);
(7) mysterious energy that produces "that sinking feeling" for no apparent reason (like when someone tells you to "try again").TCB - Acronym of the Day
Trouble Came Back -or- Taking Care of Business
August 25, 2013spamdexing - Word of the Day Jargon
Submitting multiple, yet slightly altered, Web sites to a search engine, in hope of getting listed at the top of the results. Spamdexing is considered an online marketing strategy by misguided execs who also use word stuffing and bait-and-switch tactics.UG2BK - Acronym of the Day
You've Got To Be Kidding
August 26, 2013reach - Word of the Day JargonCOD - Acronym of the Day
Change Of Dressing
August 27, 2013third millennium - Word of the Day Jargon
According to the Gregorian calendar, the new millennium actually began on January 1, 2001.WUF - Acronym of the Day
Where You From
August 28, 2013agreeance - Word of the Day Jargon
This term is a spin off of "agreement". It was created because it sounds more important and official, and now is a common word used in the industry and corporate world.CLM - Acronym of the Day
Career Limiting Move
August 29, 2013Net head - Word of the Day Jargon
A nickname for IT professionals or any person who is so passionate about the Internet that he or she knows how to operate almost all of the programs and uses them for business or pleasure on a daily basis. There are a lot of heads hanging around, including bellhead, chiphead, gearhead, gopherhead, modemhead, penguinhead, propellerhead, and Web head.TBH - Acronym of the Day
To Be Honest
August 30, 2013shipper - Word of the Day Jargon
A term used on fan sites, a shipper is a fan fiction writer or fan of a TV show, movie, etc. that writes or views the principals (the main or secondary characters) as having a romantic and/or sexual relationship that is not within the boundaries set by the particular movie or TV show. Fan fictions written by shippers contain varying degrees of sexual content and varying degrees of slash content (M/F, F/F, M/M, see below).
Known primarily as an "X-Files term" (from the popular TV series) it refers to people who believe there is a romantic relationship between Scully and Mulder. You see this term a lot in chat rooms as there are many X-Files Web sites (known as "XF") even though the show has been cancelled and only reruns are on the air.
This term is also appropriated by other fandoms. For example, a shipper is a viewer of a sci-fi or fantasy TV show (such as Star Trek, Babylon 5) who writes erotic fiction about fantasized relationships between the show's stars. It is similar to the older fan-fiction term "slash" for the imagined homoerotic pairings (as in Kirk/Spock).PRT - Acronym of the Day
Partial ReTweet -or- Partial Retweet
August 31, 2013shortcut - Word of the Day JargonAFAIC - Acronym of the Day
As Far As I'm Concerned