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Wikipedia Kid

That co-worker who doesn’t really know the job, but pretends to by just slapping together everyone else’s contributions.

Illustration of a Wikipedia Kid (from “The IT Crowd”):
Mr Reynholm (the big boss): Jen, did I just see you googling “IT manager”?
Jen (the IT manager): Um…

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Marketroid

The smooth-talking member of the marketing department who signs up users by promising that the next version of the product will have features which are unplanned, extremely difficult to implement, and/or in violation of the laws of physics. By Thursday.

Dave: Did you see that Tom promised the client that end-to-end encryption would be in the next release?!
Larry: But we don't control the user's operating system - how is that even possible?
Steve: Somebody better give that marketroid a crash course in reality.

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Lemming Clicker

Someone who will click on any link they are sent, often happily entering their banking passwords as well.

Dave: So how do we leverage our mailing database to drive adoption?
Larry: We could email them an invitation link.
Steve: That will get the lemming clickers, but the majority won't click through.

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Code Grinder

A suit-wearing, cubicle inhabiting minion who is one of thousands of identical minions hired to write banking systems or payroll packages in RPG and other unspeakable horrors. See BFI operator.

Dave: Hey, my friend Tom over in Seattle said he's been working 6 years on the same reporting module but never seen the whole project.
Larry: Let's take a minute's silence for all the code grinders out there.
(brief 5-second pause)
Larry: Ok, enough of that, let's get to the boardroom - they've got macarons from Tout Sweet.

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BFI Operator

Brute Force and Ignorance. A BFI operator is someone (usually in a corporate software development environment) who uses set policies and methodologies fanatically while studiously avoiding any rational thought. BFI operators do not last long in the Valley.

Dave: Did you see how Tom re-instantiates the same class each time he uses it, rather than referencing it? A total BFI operator!
Larry: That's how he used to do it at Redmond.
Steve: What's he doing in the Valley?

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Microserf

An individual so utterly loyal to a particular operating system or platform that they have achieved a state of religious zeal. Microserfs typically drool in response to a rigged demo.

Dave: How did it go over at the DMV, are they interested?
Larry: No good, their guy Tom says they don't "believe" in Open Source. Says they want us to do it in Silverlight.
Steve: They're all a bunch of microserfs over there!

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DMS

Drunk Mouse Syndrome. A condition afflicting some users, causing them to be unable to follow the simplest of instructions.

Dave: How did that guided demo go with the founders?
Larry: Not so good, Tom kept closing his browser.
Steve: Yep, he's got DMS.

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404

The lights are blinkenflashen but nobody’s home. This is usually applied to a vacant person who has no clue, with no clue that they have no clue. Named after a server response code issued when you try to visit a webpage that simply isn’t there.

Did you see Tom's last tweet? He clearly thinks UX stands for Undeniable Expert. What a 404!

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