Acronyms & Glossary Of Terms

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Acronyms

ABC

All Been Changed

Usage: When those well laid plans of mice and men all falls to pieces...

AFK

Away From Keyboard

Usage: When you have to leave a chat session...

AFKGFC

Away From Keyboard Gone For Coffee

Usage: When you have to leave a chat session for the most important of reasons; coffee.

AOOTD

Another One Of Those Days

Usage: When everything starts to go to hell in a handbasket. See also OOTD

BRBS

Big Red Button Solution

Usage: Similar to 'Have you tried turning it off and on again?', when all else fails BRSS.

CBA

Can't Be A***d

Usage: When you just could not be bothered to do something.

CUB

Completely Useless B*!#):d

Ronseal

DTAYQ

Does That Answer Your Question?

Usage: When somebody asks you for proof you've done something.

DYHI/DYHA

Do You Have It/Any

Usage: Mainly for when you are too lazy to type it in a text and you are on the cadge...

FFM

Funny Five Minutes

Usage: That short period of time when your brain (or a computer/device) decides to go completely off the tracks before rectifying itself.

FPE

Fat pFingers Effect

FUBAR

Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition

Usage: Used when a previously well behaved piece of equipment just goes potty and stops working...

GBG

God Bless Google

Usage: They do good s**t, so why not?

GD

Good Dog

'Usage: Unconventional praise.

GSD

Getting Stuff Done

Usage: Well pretty self explanatory really...

HYTTIOAOA

Have you tried turning off and on again?

USAGE: Do I really have to explain?

HYWI

Have you wiki'd it?

Usage: You learnt something helpful that you may need to know again, so put it on the wiki.

IDKWTM

I Don't Know What That Means

Usage = Ronseal

IIF

It Is FUBAR'd?

Usage = Ronseal

IIIY

Is It Installed Yet?

IKR

I Know Right

Usage = Statement of truth

IMAC

Installs, Moves, Adds and Changes

Usage: What some IT engineers do for a living, goes along with Break/Fix.

INKWTM

I now know what that means

Usage = Ronseal

ISJLH

Insert Sid James Laugh Here

Usage: For when you've read or made a double entendre

JFGI

Just Flipping Google It

Usage: Before asking someone a question, go to Google; do a search. If you do not understand the answers then ask the question.

JFLOE

Just Flipping Look On eBay

Usage: Before spending time looking for that obscure item all around the internet, first try eBay.

JTO

Just The One

Usage: Not two fingers...

LMGTFY

Let Me Google That For You

Usage: The reply you give when someone asks you a question they just cannot be asked to find the answer for.

LOTUS

Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious

Usage = Don't even ask because it's going to be bad news.

Alternate = Women

MBORC

Matters Beyond Our Reasonable Control

Usage: Your broadband service has gone down due to someone stealing copper cabling, the ISP would list this as MBORC.

MMM

Monday Morning Mayhem

Usage: The usual s**t that happens to I.T. geeks after the weekend... nothing works and no-one is happy.

NCIG

New Computer Installation Guide

Usage: Ronseal

NGO

Never Gets Old

Usage: When you crack the same joke time and again.

NSFW

Not Safe For Work

OADS

On A Different Subject

Usage: Especially good in text/twitter messaging to show change of subject.

OGAAIHTR

Oh God Another Acronym I Have To Remember

Usage: People keep making up more acronyms...

OOTD

One Of Those Days

Usage: When everything starts to go to hell in a handbasket. See also AOOTD

PEBKAC

Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

Usage: When the fault with the system/software/hardware is actually the soft and squidgy thing operating it.

PICNIC

Problem In Chair Not In computer

Usage: See PEBKAC

RTFM

Read The Flipping Manual

Usage: Before asking someone a question about a bit of software/hardware etc if it came with a manual refer to it. If you do not understand the manual then see JFGI.

RTFW

Read The Flipping Wiki

Usage: Before spending time looking for an answer (see JFGI) check the company wiki and see if you have already run across the problem and added the solution!

SLAP

Sounds Like A Plan

TFN

Too Flipping New

Usage: Normally uttered after updating software and then finding a previous feature/program no longer performs as normally expected.

TMHID

Too many Human Interface Devices

Usage: Many used by engineers working on multiple systems on one desk. You start typing away on a keyboard and nothing appears on screen, because its the wrong keyboard for the system you are looking at.

TMLHW

Too Much Like Hard Work

Usage: When something really is not worth the effort.

TTD

Taste The Difference. (you know, the Sainsbury's brand)

TTTSSO

Time to throw some stuff out.

TOSSIC

This open source stuff is claptrap

Usage: When you find another cool feature in a piece of software that you (legally) did not pay for.

TWaB

Tweet'd, Wiki'd and Blog'd

Usage Post your stuff online and let someone know.

WWYST

Why Would You Say That

Usage What? No, wait. What?!

Glossary Of Terms

Firmware = Software used by the piece of equipment it is installed in to, i.e. an optical drive has firmware used to run it, but is not accessible by the end user or the operating system.

Hardware = Physical equipment, i.e. keyboard, laptop etc

Software = Programmes used on a computer system, usually installed to a hard drive or flash media

Squidgyware = The human element..... See the acronym PEBKAC and PICNIC