Farty's Fortunes

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Computer Terms Illustrated

Seems I've still got a few of these to write up. Honestly, dozens. Maybe I could do one of these a day for a month?

HTTP Error 502 - Bad Gateway
502

Connected to host
Alien

DM
DM

Static Ram
Ram

Garbage Collection
Garbage

Authoring Tools
Tools

Memory Leak
Braaaaaains!

MIME
MIME

Crop
Crop

Tweetie
Tweetie

12 comments:

booshy said...

Even with your illustrations...I'm still confused.

KAZ said...

You have a picture of my boots - but DM?
Even after Googling I'm confused.

Liz said...

Kaz - I'm so glad you said that. There is always at least one of these that I've never heard of. On this occassion, it's two - I don't know what DM or MIME mean in computer terms. Please enlighten me Farty.

Mr Farty said...

Booshy - Pooters are scary things. Just cross your fingers and hope for the best.

Kaz - Obviously you don't do Twitter.

Liz - And obviously you've never heard of email. Aren't you glad I'm here to illustrate it all for you?

Liz said...

I learn something new every day!

Any chance of illustrating how to put links into blog comments? My abilities don't extend any further than adding bold text.

Welsh Girl said...

I know no more about computers than before but I love the Gateway to Hell, particularly the way it looks as though it zips up!

Mr Farty said...

Liz - It's much the same as <b>bold</b> text except that you use <a> instead of <b> and you use href="url" to indicate where the link points to.

Cut and paste this: <a href="http://liz-ordinary.blogspot.com/2009/10/and-wye-not.html">click here<a>

I leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out how I got the html source to display in this comment. Me so clever.

Taffeta - I kept getting Error 502, so I looked it up: bad gateway. First thing I thought of was "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here". Sounds just like Twitter on a bad day.

Lesley said...

"Connected to host" is both disgustingly foul and wondrously fantastic.

#Debi said...

I would have called that one "sucking face". Not a computer term (that I know of), but still...

Liz said...

Thank you Farty; I have learned two things from your blog this week.

Read 'Better Oot Than In' - it's more worthwhile than going to work!

Mr Farty said...

Lesley - *takes a bow*

#Debi - You could probably call it an interface, of sorts.

Liz - Anything is more worthwhile than going to work.

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