Category: jargon

  • RCA = root cause analysis 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_cause_analysis

  • “The Jargon File” in 2016

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jargon_File – that article has links to all generations of The Jargon File https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jargon_File#External_links : https://web.archive.org/web/20130827121341/http://cosman246.com/jargon.html – so far the youngest one

  • the “-P Convention” (quoting “The Jargon File”)

    www.catb.org/jargon/html/p-convention.html

  • IT jargon: ping (quoting “The Jargon File”)

    http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/P/ping.html http://www.catb.org/jargon/jargbook.html – “The Jargon File” resp. “The New Hacker’s Dictionary” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jargon_File – that article has links to all generations of The Jargon File https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jargon_File#External_links : https://web.archive.org/web/20130827121341/http://cosman246.com/jargon.html – so far the youngest one

  • e-mail addresses and “plussing”

    https://www.cs.rutgers.edu/~watrous/plus-signs-in-email-addresses.html https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/65244/what-are-the-security-reasons-for-disallowing-the-plus-sign-in-email-addresses http://www.catb.org/jargon – plussing does not get mentioned in the Jargon File http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/ ??? – …/glossary.html#glossentry-Computers–plussing e-mail messages addressing John.Doe+MailingListName@gmail.com are meant to actually go to johndoe@gmail.com, in other words: “.” characters actually get removed for computing the real mail box everything starting the “+” character and going to the “@” character (not including […]

  • Hackers’s dictionary aka the Jargon File abandoned by ESR

    Looks like the Jargon File got abandoned by Eric S. Raymond.It hasn’t been updated during the last couple of years.I offered Eric to invest time and energy,but I got no answer back. Update 2012-12-25: I once owned a printed copy of this book, but it was one of the many victims of various accidents inside […]