Awasu » Office slang
Sunday 25th September 2005 4:45 AM [General]

One of the benefits of working for yourself is that you probably won't need to worry about most of this stuff, but for the rest of you... 🙂

Some choice snippets:

Beepilepsy - The brief siezure people sometimes suffer when their beepers go off, especially in vibrator mode. Characterized by physical spasms, goofy facial expressions, and stopping speech in mid-sentence.
Blamestorming - A group discussion of why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.
CGI Joe - A hard-core CGI script programmer with all the social skills and charisma of a plastic action figure.
Idea Hamsters - People whose idea generators are always running.
Ohnosecond - That minuscule fraction of time during which you realize you’ve just made a terrible error.
Percussive Maintenance - The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

Ya can really tell when we're nearing the end of a release cycle and I start blogging about stuff like this again 🙄 😀

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I drive a transit bus for a living. I find Percussive Maintenance very useful on coin jammed fareboxes, GPS TransitMaster MDT's, ADA chairlifts, and various other malfunctioning appratus onboard modern transit busses. It floors me that back in the late 70's we had no computerized anything on busses. Today there are over a dozen separate computers on transit busses, not inclusive of the ones that control the engine. Sign O'da times, se la ve.
P.S. Got Laptop!

Beepilepsy and Ohnosecond are daily occourances in the Transit Bus Operators Day/Nightmare. Along with 5150's, desparate housewives, indecent proposals, and various violations or omissions of the Ten Commandments. The occourance of Blamestorming is usuauly inflicted on drivers from the management types when they fail to take the blame for bad policy/protocol. Hey I just drive 'em.
If you think about it, transit bus driving and prostitution have a lot in common. When people board the bus, the first thing they do is pay me. The name of the game in passenger transit is anytime, anywhere, and how fast do you want it baby! And if you are reasonably careful, you won't catch a social disease. Do you see the similarities? I wonder how may people out ther have other jobs that can be compared to prostitution? Any takers?
P.S. Open Source Rules!

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