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  • Rebooty
    that uncomfortable feeling in your booty when you keep rebooting a server/workstation and your problem doesn't go away... (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Degrading
    what happens the first time you run an upgrade - one step forward, two (or more) steps back... (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Accessed
    When DBAs get stuck with working with/supporting an Access database (or even an Excel spreadsheet) as an enterprise application (Rick Obsitnik).


  • SQLed
    When an "accessed" DBA is required to move the "back end" of an Access database (or Excel spreadsheet) to SQL and end up supporting both as an enterprise application (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Backender
    Another slang for a DBA... (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Backended
    When a DBA gets politically screwed, such as, having a majority of databases taken out of their control and placed with SAs. (OK that one was a rant. The 64 bit SQL installs were taken out of my hands and given to a young SA.) (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Gobble-de-geek
    When techies talk rubbish... (Rachel Clements).


  • Fence-broncing
    The sport of being on the fence in a political situation, voluntarily or not, where one side or both tries to buck you off (Rick Obsitnik).


  • SQLING
    THE STYLE OF WRITING EMAILS, IMs, DOCS IN ALL CAPS, WHILE WORKING IN TSQL, PL/SQL OR ANY OTHER QUERYING LANGUAGE AND BEING TOLD YOU'RE YELLING. I.E. YOU'RE RESPONSE BACK IS SAYING YOU'RE "SQLING." (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Dreamline
    The dream of have a streamlined process that runs with 100% efficiency and effectiveness with no detractors such as scope creep or funding cuts or micromanagement by non-technical managers (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Mini Fires
    Low priority issues that can generally be resolved quickly (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Wild Fires
    When multiple related issues blow up about the same time generating many emails, phone calls and trouble tickets that require individual attention AND management turns these mole hills into mountains creating meetings all of which consume the time needed to resolve these issues! (Rick Obsitnik)


  • Virtual Fires
    Issues that resolve themselves prior to attempts at reproducing such as network hiccips causing web apps to hang or drop (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Restroyed
    The deliberately unconscious act of trashing, rebuilding and trashing a database or server or application or heck, even a career, which usually follows the preceding objects... (Rick Obsitnik)


  • Granularity
    The measurable volume of debris found on a desk after a keyboard, and yes, a mouse is shaken upside down! (measured in grams and some cases kilograms!!!) (Rick Obsitnik)


  • Suspended Automation
    The time period that drags on as you close out all apps, shut down your PC, gather your things and close out the office between when you stop your work and walk out the door because you're running late (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Giglets
    Sniglets that make you giggle (Rachel Clements).

  • DBFlating
    When a transaction log balloons in size to the point it fills and renders useless the drive that its on and the subsequent act of shrinking/truncating it (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Unspun
    The state of a website when it is repaired so that it becomes nonfunctional (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Freebooting
    The act of randomly rebooting multiple servers in the hope that your problem will go away (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Freebooter
    One who frequently commits this act in order to save their job... (Rick Obsitnik)


  • Rebug
    To restart your debug in Visual Studio (Rachel Clements).


  • DWORD
    Four letter words used by IT people in a state of confusion/panic/anxiety (Rick Obsitnik).


  • Burned Out

  • When you attempt to burn something to disc several times unsuccessfully and you give up (Rick Obsitnik).

  • Breadboard

  • What you get when sandwiches over your keyboard (Bob Jackson).

  • Flaptop

  • What you get when you break the hinge on your laptop (Bob Jackson).

  • Spannerger

  • A manager who doesn't know what he's doing (Bob Jackson).

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