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Sayings

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See also: Philosophies

This is means to be the launching point to various other pages which discuss various acronyms and sayings.

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Acronyms

  • 24/7 - 24 hours per day, 7 day per week
  • AFAIK - As Far As I Know
  • AFK - Away From Keyboard
  • ATM - At The Moment
  • AYSOS - Are you stupid or something
  • BOFH - Bastard Operator From Hell
  • BRB - Be Right Back
  • BIAB - Back In A Bit
  • DIY - Do It Yourself
  • FLOSS - Free Libre Open Source Software
  • FUBAR - Fucked Up Beyond All Repair
  • FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
  • FYI - For Your Information
  • GMAB - Give Me A Break
  • GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
  • IANA - I Am Not A ...
  • IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
  • IMO - In My Opinion
  • IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
  • IMPE - In My Personal Experience
  • IRL - In Real Life
  • IVL - In Virtual Life
  • KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid
  • KISASS - Keep It Simple and Secure, Stupid
  • LOL - Laugh Out Loud
  • MTBF - Mean Time Between Failure
  • NOFI - No OFfense Intended
  • NW - Name Withheld - Not committing either one's real name or Pseudonym. Compare Anonymity.
  • OMG - Oh My God
  • OTOH - On The Other Hand
  • PEBKAC - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
  • RL - Real Life
  • RTFA - Read The Fucking Article
  • RTFM - Read The Fucking Manual
  • SNAFU - Situation Normal - All Fucked Up
  • SOHO - Small Office, Home Office
  • STFU - Shut the Fuck Up
  • WTH - What The Hell
  • WTF - What The Fuck
  • WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
  • YMMV - Your Milleage May Vary

Sayings and Concepts

  • Borg - To completely absorb and integrate something, often with callous disregard for the uniqueness of that something.
  • Brain-Fart - A form of writer's block which prevents a person from forming the right word or remembering their original train of thought.
  • CamelNotation - Smooshing together a phrase of words and capitalising the first letter of each word. Comes from Wikis that don't allow spaces in page names.
  • Cruft - lack of maintinence
  • Dangerous - Dangerous topics are those which are both discourse-wise difficult to discuss and are politically-incorrect-sounding. These topics are often at least bordering on Offensive to one of the listeners/readers.
  • DOH - Exclamation of frustration.
  • Fat Pipe - a fast network/internet connection
  • Flamebait - Inflamatory message, sometimes with controversial ideas which some might find offensive.
  • Googling - to search for something via Google.
  • ^H - Used for humor, a poor-backspace character, openly illustrating a self-corrected error.
  • Hacking Around - Semi-constructive play.
  • Hunam - A detached reference to people in general.
  • Holy Grail - Best possible scenario.
  • Lag - Network slow-down
  • Meatspace - The real world. Opposite of Cyberspace.
  • Meh - An expression of dismissive unconcern.
  • Newbie - Someone who is obviously not in the know.
  • Online / Offline - status concerning availablility
  • Pro-sumer - Something riding the line between the professional level and regular home user.
  • Pseudonym - An alias or screen name.
  • Sharpening The Saw - A form of practice by the repetition of a mostly-mastered skill.
  • Train Of Thought - A line of thinking with multiple related topics.
  • woot - An exclamation of joy

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