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  • display hack
    n. A program with the same approximate purpose as a kaleidoscope to make pretty pictures. Famous display hacks include {munching squares}, {smoking clover},... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: creeping elegance 

    creeping elegance


    n. Describes a tendency for parts of a design to become elegant past the point of diminishing return. This often happens at the expense of the less interesting parts of the design, the schedule, and other things deemed important in the Real World. See also creeping featurism, {second-system effect}, tense.