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  • winkey
    n. (alt. `winkey face') See {emoticon}.


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  • interrupt
    1. [techspeak] n. On a computer, an event that interrupts normal processing and temporarily diverts flow-of-control through an "interrupt handler" routine. See alsoFULL DEFINITION

  • miswart
    /mis-wort/ [from {wart} by analogy with {misbug}] n. A {feature} that superficially appears to be a {wart} but has been determined to be the...FULL DEFINITION

  • spiffy
    /spi'fee/ adj. 1. Said of programs having a pretty, clever, or exceptionally well-designed interface. "Have you seen the spiffy {X} version of {empire} yet?"...FULL DEFINITION

  • since time T equals minus infinity
    adj. A long time ago; for as long as anyone can remember; at the time that some particular frob was first designed. Usually...FULL DEFINITION

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  • Right Thing
    n. That which is *compellingly* the correct or appropriate thing to use, do, say, etc. Often capitalized, always emphasized in speech as though...FULL DEFINITION

  • DP
    /D-P/ n. 1. Data Processing. Listed here because, according to hackers, use of the term marks one immediately as a {suit}. See...FULL DEFINITION

  • toaster
    n. 1. The archetypal really stupid application for an embedded microprocessor controller; often used in comments that imply that a scheme is inappropriate technology...FULL DEFINITION

  • Wizard Book
    n. Hal Abelson and Jerry Sussman's `Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs' (MIT Press, 1984; ISBN 0-262-01077-1, an excellent computer science text used inFULL DEFINITION