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Techie terms

I was very amused1 by your interpretations of the techie term "bounce the box" yesterday. I never realized how that sounded to someone who had never heard the term before...

A box2 is a computer. Bouncing is rebooting. Flattening is rebuilding, including reinstalling the OS.

Sometimes, I have to bounce the box. With some viruses4, I have to flatten the box.

1 As you can tell from my current mood7
2 Oooooh3
3 Yeah, inside joke that only a few of you (any GSC4 attendees?) understood.
4 Please note that the plural of virus is not virii but viruses.5
5 Footnotes are fun.
6 Self referencial footnote.6
7 I just renumbered everything to put comment in first. Kinda reminds me of Choose Your Own AdventureTM


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Mar. 21st, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
get off the crack
Mar. 22nd, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
Mar. 22nd, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
If you want to take the candy, turn to page 37.

If you want to throw the candy away, turn to page 45.

If you want to do nothing, turn to page 53.

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Blast you, Carl. I was just thinking about doing a post about all those Choose Your Own Adventure(TM) books from my youth.
Mar. 22nd, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
Ooh. Oh. Please do!
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