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- An incoherent line from a Japanese video game called Zero Wing, it became a geek hipster...
angry garden salad
- Slang for a poorly designed Web site GUI with incorrect code behind it (so that if...
- A funny take on emoticons, "assicons" (like boobiecons) involve another body part....
- Another funny take on emoticons, "boobiecons" (like assicons) involve another body...
- A nickname for a person who just has to have a Starbucks coffee or other type of roadie...
- Slang for chilling and relaxing, as in "What up? Not much, just chillaxin."
chips and salsa
- Chips refers to computer hardware. Salso refers to software. For example you may hear...
- When a multitude of things go wrong on a computer system, at the same time, because...
- A visually noisy or over-designed Web site, usually with too many graphics and too...
- A badly written or totally useless Java applet, as in, "I just wasted thirty minutes...
- Gratuitous animated GIFs and other Web special effects that are used to impress clients....
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- When you use two computers at the same time. "Triple-geeking" is using three computers...
- A hidden element written into a program or placed on a Web site. Basically, it is...
eating your own dog food
- When a computer company uses its own software for internal projects, it is said to...
- Traditionally, an "echo chamber" describes a group of media outlets that tend to parrot...
- To make an error in typing, as in, "Oops, I didn't see that misspelling. I must have...
- When an online discussion degenerates into a series of personal attacks against the...
- An inane, witty, or profound comment that can be found around the net. When you come...
- Slang for spam sent to you by your friends or family.
- Slang for a company that hires NCGs, places them in high-pressure positions, but pays...
- To "get it" or to understand something so completely that you absorb it and practically...
- Any tangled mess. Often refers to poorly written computer code with Microsoft's name...
- An acronym, actually an expression, used among tech support personnel to disguise...
- Unlike spam, which is unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE), meatloaf is unsolicited...
middle school dance
- Slang for a situation in which two pieces of equipment are both waiting for the other...
- The fraction of time it takes to realize you've just goofed; for example, right after...
open your kimono
- Silicon Valley slang for revealing your business idea to someone after he or she signs an NDA.
- As in, "What a PITA," it is an acronym used primarily in texting, online chat, instant...
- To kill (or filter-out) a particular person's messages from the newsgroups you read....
- This is what's known as a hilarious acronym to describe "People Over Thirty Acting...
- In geek speak it is slang for when someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube...
- A designer who's become a compulsive digital manipulator or Photoshop abuser, as in...
- The inclusions added to e-mail messages when a server or recipient cannot be found....
- Workplace slang that refers to the experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream...
- Netizens who publish their journals, diaries, and daily ramblings on the Web and organize...
- In general, this is slang for people who find tools on the Internet and use those...
- A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps over everything, and then leaves.
- Office jargon for the coolest girl in the company, the one that all the programmers...
- Nicknames for cities and areas with a heavy concentration of high-tech firms. "Siliconia"...
- An e-mail message sent to a large number of people without consent, also known as...
- "Splogs" are amateur blogs with mostly stolen content that are published by spurious...
- Popular entertainment in general. Traditionally this term referred to TV shows like...
- Based on a phony e-mail message about a fellow named Turklebaum (who allegedly died...
- To cross-post to an excessive number of newsgroups.
- A favorite term by those in the industry, a "walled garden" refers to certain Web...
- Office slang for a person who raises their hip in an effort to swipe their electronic...
- This word is considered by many users to be a catchall term for software which includes...
- Gossip or information spread via the net, usually through e-mail, blogs or newsgroup postings.
- E-mail messages that arrive with no text in the message body.
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