The time between the instant at which information is called for, and the instant at which management expects the final report.
One who drops his card deck.
Assumed Decimal Point
Located two positions to the right of a programmer’s current salary in estimating his own worth.
The increment by which programmers slowly go mad.
The point at which programmer increments past last bit available.
A method of attaching programmers to desks to speed up output.
The location from which a programmer draws his salary.
A receptacle for the center section of apples.
A device over which martinis are served.
What a detached (q.v.) programmer would dearly love to do, for at least eight hours.
De line west of which de state of California will float off to sea at de next major quake.
What programmer becomes after third day without sleep.
Medieval torture instrument such as thumbscrew, iron maiden.
An unattended five year old child.
A group recently formed from old members of the rockettes.
A manual which tells you how to use a program, system, or utility one version ago, and which is now unsupported.
What someone else has made when he disagrees with your computer output.
Fixed Word Length
Four-letter words used by programmers in a state of confusion.
A characteristic exhibited when you have to go to the restroom but cannot leave the computer.
The absolute limit before floating control is lost.
A graphic representation of the fastest route to the restroom.
Nuts, bolts, and circuit boards “left over” after repairman has reassembled cpu.
Person who insists on keeping visiting programmer up until 4 am with trivia.
Note you sign for the bank in/order to get loan for new (old) car.
Food, whiskey, beer, asprin, etc.
An organized collection of obsolete material.
What you dump after reaching floating point.
Low Order Position
The programmer’s location in the chain of command.
The last half of an expression of surprise: “Holy Macro”.
Primary person who just got set up for the blame of the system crash.
Amount of time needed for a program to bomb.
Uncharitable remarks programmer makes to wife or husband upon being phoned at 9pm to come in because system just crashed.
Programmer trying to deal rationally on phone with management at 9pm.
Now you see it, now you don’t…
A document to verify data you know is wrong anyway.
A red-eyed, mumbling mammal capable of conversing with inanimate objects.
One which was “appropriated” from one of the competitors.
When management changes its mind.
Condition of detached programmer three days further along.