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Thursday, August 07, 2008


Warning... computer talk here...

I was in a meeting today, talking about how to set up a parameter in an application that I was using. My colleague gave me the text string in words, saying something splat dot all. I understood the beginning and the end, but splat?

I looked up the word, and the definition that matched my understanding of the word was "a sound made by splattering or slapping", or "A smacking or splashing noise". Hmm... that didn't help.

Yes, I did ask my colleague what splat meant. It means an asterisk, the wild card character. So something splat dot all translates to something*.all.

I like that! I think I'll add splat to my vocabulary.