Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Space and Windows and Java...Oh My!

Computer Lingo = A Lost MyADHDMe.

Chatty Kelly and I were talking about a video clip from You Tube the other day. She commented that it had gone Viral.


She explained to me what it meant in computer terms. I also looked it up on Wikipedia, "A viral video is a video clip that gains widespread popularity through the process of internet sharing." it became well-liked, popular, trendy, famous, faddish.

It made me start thinking of all of the computer lingo that has, quite often, left me staring at the person talking about it, with a glazed zoned out look on my face (unlike the typical zoned out look)....completely oblivious to what they are talking about.

It all started back when people started talking about computer viruses. My dictionary defines a virus as "an ultramicroscopic (20-300 nm in diameter) metabolically inert, infections agent that replicates ONLY within the cells of living hosts, mainly bacteria, plants and animals; composed of an RNA or DNA core, a protein coat and in more complex types a surrounding envelope"

(I think I need a dictionary for my dictionary)

So, ok, I guess it makes sense to call "a segment of self-replicating codes planted illegally in a computer program, often to damage or shut down a system or network", a virus.....even though it makes me nervous because virus' ONLY replicate within the cells of living hosts.

OK, I'm completely confused now just from reading what I've written so far.

Monkeys Are Funny.

I'm switching channels here. My main idea here (and you thought I didn't have one) is that if the world of computers is so advanced and savvy, then why can't they come up with new words to describe things. It isn't just computers either. I'm talking about technology in general.

A few examples:

A mouse = a small rodent that scurries around looking for bread crumbs.
My Space - My Room
Hardware = Purchased at a HARDWARE nuts, bolts, screws.....
Java = Coffee
Dial-Up = What you did on grandma's rotary phone.
RAM = What my son did with his car when he hit the other car(s).
Disk = Frisbee
Windows = Glass covered holes in the walls of your house to look outside, (remember outside?)
Server = The girl or guy that brings you your food at a resturant.
Menu = What you looked at so you could tell the "server" what you wanted to eat.
Blackberry / Blueberry = Same family as Raspberry and Strawberry
Cut & Paste = Scissors and Glue
Cookies = Dessert.
Motherboard = I'm not quite sure but it sounds like a word from Star trek or a major insult.
Home = Your House.
PDF = Pretty Darn Funny
Twitter & Tweet = The sounds the birds are making outside the "WINDOWS" .

I'm sure the list goes on, but you get my idea...don't you? Of COURSE you do!
you silly goose......hhhmmmm....

Goose = Internet jargon for posts that don't make sense.

(ok, maybe not)



2Thinks said...

I love it when you post. I regain my sanity for a few minutes when I read yours.

Did you mention megabytes- that's what I'm off to have right now. I'm hungry!

Jenny wren's nest said...

you are so funny, and I wonder the same thing why cant they make up their own lingo. OK lets find new words for computer lingo like instead of mouse we could call it, Oh I dont know maybe a,
click & scroll.
Hope your felling better

Mocha with Linda said...

So funny. And I bet you could have quite a bit of fun with my post today.

I'm kinda scared to even tell you about it! :-0

Sue J. said...

Well done!! Such fun!!

Remember when 'PC' was "politically correct"?

'Networks' were a series of TV stations.

'Hubs' was slang for a group of husbands.

'Mouse pads'--where mice lived in the late 60s/early 70s.

'Office' was where you went to work. Nowadays, that's often home.

I think you're on to another something, as if the word verification thing wasn't funny enough.

Rock 'n' scroll, babe!

samurai said...

I loved it today... especially the pencil! 8)

KrippledWarrior said...

Thanx for the follow & kind words.
You forgot DRAG-N-DROPS. It depends on what the dragon had for lunch...
The REAL first digital computer was the fingers we used when learning too add.
We computer NERDS chose familiar terms so as to not alienate the new users. Too much insider lingo and jargon makes it harder for newbies. We were lonely and hoping to attract friends. And look what happened next.
Real virii and computer virii, share the same traits. Neither will do anything unless they can get inside a live(in computer terms EXECUTABLE CODE or Program) host. A really affective virus will not harm its host. It will only replicate and spread to new hosts. Some virii do kill the host. But then they can no longer spread or replicate.
Thus endeth the lesson. Hopefully it was helpful.

My ADHD Me said...

( oh )

Kelly Combs said...

I loved this post. Great job! LOL!

I'd write more but I just got home from Busch Gardens and I am exhausted. So I'll talk to you tomorrow.

Edie said...

Apple = The fruit that the serpent enticed Eve with and caused the downfall of man. (Actually the bible doesn't say what kind of fruit it was but we all know it was an Apple.)

I was just reading your comments and cracking up at the explanation that KW left because I was sure you got lost in there somewhere. Then I read your response. Still laughing. LOL!

The original computer cracked me up!

If it makes you feel any better, I didn't know that was the meaning of Viral either. I thought it was a bad thing like going Postal, only on video. :)

You're so fun!

Edie said...

I suspect you got lost here...
"in computer terms EXECUTABLE CODE or Program".

Sorry, visualizing that dazed look on your face and still laughing.

HisPrincess said...

You've done it again!

What a crack up!


Kelly Combs said...

Just having a little java in myspace this morning. :-)

Pinkshoelady said...

You are still one of the funniest people I have ever met.
I love you so much my BFFFBL(best friend forever from blog land) LOL (*_*)!

KrippledWarrior said...

I apologize for using insider jargon. By program I mean Microsoft Word.exe, as opposed to one of the documents you create using that program. Or Firefox.exe, not the page you read it with. I will try to be more sophomoric when explaining technical info. Chalk it up to revenge of the nerds.
pardon mon français, s'il vous plaît.

KrippledWarrior said...

Sorry I couldn't leave well enough alone.
Virus, worms, Spam, trojans, phishing, hooks, monitor, bits, bytes and nibbles are also part of the lexicon of computerdom borrowed from reality. it really is a conspiracy and I was sent to add to the confusion.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I hate talking to the IT guy at work because I feel so dumb. I don't speak his language. and he knows he's superior.

My ADHD Me said...

KW- lol. It's ok, you have now entered the world of ADHD.
My domain.
I suspect there will be a glazed look on your face at some point or another.

(just don't start on Lenux....puts me in a coma)

Mocha with Linda said...

Your mcgstudmuffin comment cracked me up! I was wondering who that was! And your explanation was hilarious!!

Beverlydru said...

I stopped by for a smile and you delivered! Happy Saturday to you my friend.

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

vinegar really does work! apple cider keeps them from biting, tried and tested on my very own 3 year old. he took a spoonful at night. plain distilled will make the bite stop itching, also tested....