Jargons #

This is a growing list of words that I came across and I thought to myself, I’ll probably forget about this but it’s nice, better keep a note somewhere. This list is domain agnostic.

  • Slashdot effect: Also known as slashdotting, occurs when a popular website links to a smaller website, causing a massive increase in traffic.
  • HugOps: It is a way to celebrate the human, empathetic side of building, shipping, and running software.
  • Watchdog timer : Used in Mars Exploration Rover (MER) 🚀 See also Dead man’s switch.
  • Unsolicited daemon : A daemon process that sleeping for a long time, legends say it can sometime have 0 RES memory.
  • opcode : abbreviated from operation code, it is basically the portion of a machine language instruction that specifies the operation to be performed. Apart from ISAs, bytecode specifications also use opcodes.
  • exploratory programming : programming that is not actually solving a problem but primarily aims at finding how things are working, btw the name is self explanatory ;)
  • tarpits : a network service that intentionally inserts delays in its protocol, slowing down clients by forcing them to wait.
  • architecture astronauts
  • complexity merchants
  • SBOM: Software Bill of Materials
  • Heisenbug: Software bug that seems to disappear or alter its behavior when one attempts to study it.
  • Bozo bit - Wikipediaexternal link
  • embrace/extend/extinguish move

Internet Laws #

  • Cunningham’s Law: “the best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it’s to post the wrong answer.”

Neologisms #

A collectionexternal link of interesting words that have recently been coined. In my case, this is just to keep up with gen-z folks.

Other lists #