A piece of hardware that doesn’t function anymore because it was tampered with.
You seriously messed up that upgrade, and now your entire device has been rendered useless.

"I tried to install the most recent version of Windows on my old Mac, but it totally bricked the whole computer."

Added by iamDeveloper iamDeveloper almost 9 years ago



    An acronym used in forums referring to Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator and creator of Hacker news. He spends his time tweeting about how much Y Combinator has grown and describing the perfect founder in a similar way that Cosmopolitan magazine describes the perfect man or woman.

    I read a PG essay talking about how the perfect founder has an engineering degree, is always hungry, and lives with his founders in the same apartment. After graduating from Stanford,, we now live in Palo Alto in a one bedroom apartment without any food in the fridge other than raw ramen payed for using the profits of our company in which we are the only customers of.

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 9 years ago


    Ballmer Peak

    Discovered by Microsoft in the late 80's, somehow a blood alcohol content between 0.129% and 0.138% confers superhuman programming ability.

    Alice: "The Ballmer Peak is a delicate effect requiring careful calibration. You can't just give a team of coders a year's supply of whiskey and tell them to get cracking.

    Bob: "Has that ever happened?"

    Alice: "Remember Windows ME?"

    Added by hunterlane hunterlane almost 9 years ago


      Self made entrepreneur

      A label meaning that an entrepreneur has come from nothing, has not inherited their wealth or startup. A lot of entrepreneurs have found a loophole because while inheriting a lot of money disqualifies one from being self made, receiving a shit ton of money and connections from your parents while they are alive doesn't.

      John: How did you possibly hire 50 people without any VC funding. You told me you were self made?
      Lyman: My dad gave me a ton of money and connections. Does that count?

      Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 9 years ago


        Noncompete Agreement

        Any agreement by which:
        - The employee pretends they won't go work for the competition.
        - The employer pretends it's enforceable in the State of California.

        Engineer #1: "They wanted me to sign a noncompete."
        Engineers: "AHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

        Added by employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne almost 9 years ago



          Generally refers to when you push bad code to production and you want to undo your changes by rolling back to a previous release

          I've made a huge mistake. Do a rollback

          Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 9 years ago


            SWOT Analysis

            SWOT is a planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an idea or decision. Jared is ridiculed by the other members of Pied Piper on Silicon Valley for suggesting SWOT because they think it is corporate and a waste of time.

            "I've booby trapped the house with corporate resources"

            Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 9 years ago


              Beast Mode

              Partially derived from the sports world (Marshawn Lynch going beast mode in the NFL). It is when you are super busy and have deadlines. You put on earplugs/headphones and drink caffeine in an attempt to knock out work/coding.

              Did you see Rohan? He went beast mode on that compiler program today and finished it on time.
              Man! Andrew went beastmode on my escalated technical cases today. Awesome!

              Added by famartinez famartinez almost 9 years ago


                Jack Dorsey

                Founder of Square and Twitter. He reads alot of books on self-improvement and tries to build a zen-like culture within the work place like a poor man's Phil Jackson.

                Jack Dorsey made us hold hands after the meeting today in a circle. It was awkward because I hear Stacy doesn't wash her hands after going to the bathroom.

                Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 9 years ago


                  Junior Software Engineer

                  An engineer that fixes bugs and writes tests.

                  Tim: I've just been fixing typos and writing tests for all the shitty code other engineers are putting out. When will I do real work?
                  Harold: Shut up and keep working

                  Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 9 years ago

                  • memobug memobug

                    the example doesn't use the term

                    almost 9 years ago
                  • chipchop chipchop

                    @memobug true. For some definitions using the actual word made the example flow a little worse so I leave it out if it's obvious. What do you think?

                    almost 9 years ago


                  Quora is a overhyped startup unicorn that is jealous of Reddit's +500 million monthly visitors and was founded by a former Facebook employee. On Quora where you can ask questions about how to get rich, how to pitch investors and gossip about famous companies like Google, Apple and Facebook. Oh, and also stalk Jimmy Wales and Adrian Lamo.

                  Now seriously: A Q&A website where you can ask questions about anything and have article-length answers written by Top Writers or Ph.D.s who spend nearly 2 hours writing superb answers full of images, graphics and details that are above your comprehension and that later will probably be posted to Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Forbes, BBC, The New York Times, Slate, Buzzfeed, Huffington and Washington Post or any other popular news-media website.

                  Now seriously, seriously: A Question and Answer website where you can ask and answer questions about any topic and interact with highly intelligent people from all over the world and get happy when your content is sent on their daily email called "Quora Digest" to over a million people.

                  Tired of that shit, now for real: Quora is the best place on the internet to find the best answer for your questions. (It'd certainly be if it had more users).

                  Lisa: Hey, Jon, today I got over 200,000 views on my answers on Quora!
                  Jon: Quora? What's Quora?
                  Lisa: Quora is a website similar to Yahoo Answers where you can ask and answer a lot of interesting stuff!
                  Jon: Oh, cool.
                  Jon: Well, being relevant to that number of people on Twitter or Facebook is a different story, isn't it?

                  Added by Sau010 Sau010 over 8 years ago

                  • charlesjo charlesjo

                    Quora is an excuse for bloggers who don't want to admit they blog.

                    over 8 years ago
                  • ybfishel ybfishel

                    pity you can't post this to Quora.

                    over 8 years ago

                  This is Uber

                  What a passenger will say to turn down their Uber driver when he attempts to start a conversion or expects a fist bump. This happens because of the high percentage of Uber drivers that also drive for Lyft.

                  Driver: Man the weather is really nice today. Where are you headed?
                  Chris: This is Uber.

                  Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 9 years ago


                    Code Couple

                    Programming partners (in work or school) that are also involved with one another romantically.

                    Jeremy and Liz are the hottest code couple at Stanford. I hear after finishing their compilers projects they hold hands and read quantum computing books until both their bodies are exhausted.

                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 9 years ago


                      CS Fix My Shit Fallacy

                      The false assumption that anyone who can code or has a computer science degree can fix your computer or any household electronics.

                      Marco: Hey you study Computerz at that fancy university don' you? Could you fix my toaster?

                      Julian: Hell no. Why would I know how to do something like that.

                      Marco: Because computerz are basically more advance toasterz.

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 9 years ago



                        FOMO = an acronym for "Fear of Missing Out"

                        The team was exhausted from attending/pitching at multiple conferences during the same week, but pressed on- motivated by FOMO that their dream angel investor might be present.

                        Added by StephanieG StephanieG almost 9 years ago

                        • @WeTeachGeeks @WeTeachGeeks

                          So many events to attend....so many clients to find...

                          almost 9 years ago

                        Brain Rape

                        Intellectual property robbery thinly disguised as acquisition talk. Usually committed by a big company on a startup. Yelp got brainraped by Google back in the day.

                        Erlich: They're brainraping us right?
                        Gerald: They definitely are.
                        Erlich: Shit!

                        Added by svhunt svhunt almost 9 years ago


                          This Guy Fucks

                          Made popular by Russ Hanneman on the Silicon Valley show. It is just something to say when you want to mess with somebody. Meaningless. Could also mean this guy has a lot of sex but its impossible to tell.


                          Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 9 years ago


                            The Rift

                            A title given to denote virtual reality. Popularized by people who have spent immense amounts of time in an Oculus Rift headset and were unable to fully communicate the things they had seen and experienced while present in what they consider a different realm.

                            Recruiter: Why should we hire you for our VR division?

                            Jack: Aye. In my time I have seen many things in the Rift. Things the likes of you, could never imagine...

                            Recruiter: Why are you crying?

                            Jack: I held my virtual daughter in my arms as the light vanished from her eyes. I fought dragons in Russia trying to protect the refugees of a city that's now burnt to the ground. I spent almost two years in isolation in the Rift reading about the ancient tombs of Java Script and Lisp. I'm hoping that this position will help me forget about my past. My time in the Rift.

                            Recruiter: Why am I crying...

                            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 9 years ago


                              Man Jose

                              Man Jose refers to the city of San Jose, located within Silicon Valley, which contains a large number of male Software Engineers.

                              Sam: Why can't I find a nice girl to go out with?
                              Mark: What did you expect? You live in Man Jose.

                              Added by xmangoslushie xmangoslushie almost 9 years ago



                                Social + Local + Mobile; interachangeable with LoSoMo, LoMoSo, MoSoLo, MoLoSo or SoMoLo.

                                In other words - a company who's product is generic as fuck!


                                Added by tosfan4ever tosfan4ever almost 9 years ago