Going rogue - noun phrase - Ignoring the directions Google Maps (or whatever map navigation application you have on your phone) gives you in favor of using the knowledge inside your head and local area expertise. The thing about map navigation applications is that so many people use them, the moment you deviate from the main course you have almost entirely empty streets, with a significant reduction in travel time.
Platypus truther - noun - Someone who doggedly, ruthlessly, and almost to the exclusion of anything else (including good sense) espouses, defends, and picks fights over a position, idea, or hypothesis that is completely and totally around the bend. Even taking into account the context of this person's other activities (social media history, books written, and so forth) it makes absolutely no sense why they would claim to believe such a thing, let alone fight with people over it. There is absolutely no way of telling if they're communicating in good faith or not. It could be trolling, it might be absurdist peformance art, it could even be software mediated madness, or some other combination of phenomena.
The term was coined as a description of a Twitter user who is adamant that platypodes do not actually exist. The individual's claim is that all drawn depictions of the creature are fanciful, all video recordings are special effects, and all live specimens are actually mutilated creatures of other types. Nobody knows what the hell they're on about, so all we can do is shake our collective head and close the tab.
quantum budget superposition - noun - A bank account's state of existence during the time in which you're waiting for your landlord to cash the rent cheque so you don't actually know how much money you have at a given time t. Spend too much and your rent cheque bounces. Spend too little and you put off important bills for too long.
gitmnesia - noun - That feeling when you receive an update email about some ticket on Github from a project that you haven't looked at in so long that you don't recognize its name. Generally a sign that you follow too many projects on Github.
icon blindness - noun phrase - The state of mind in which you search your desktop for minutes on end for one particular application's icon but don't find it. You give up and open it from the application menu, whereupon you have no trouble remembering which category it's in or what the name (in text) of the application is.
kinetic pattern baldness - noun - The characteristic hourglass-shaped pattern of hair loss in both men and women that results from tearing one's hair out in frustration on a regular basis.
debuggery - noun - The unshakable feeling that your code is completely fucked when you spend multiple all nighters in a row tracking down a single annoying bug that winds up not being in your core code, nor any modules you've written, nor any of the libraries you're using, but in a different part of the system entirely. In other words, your code is so poorly architected that you can't tell when problems aren't actually in your code.
High Gibson - noun, genre - Science fiction in the cyberpunk genre that makes no bones about being inspired by William Gibson's classic works. Stylistic influences, tropes, and character archetypes are easily recognized as being inspired by the Sprawl Trilogy and the Burning Chrome short stories. Compare with high fantasy.
JDD (Jenkins driven development) - noun - A development process in which the coder in question has one or two commits to the source code repository adding a feature or fixing a bug, followed by two or three dozen commits to fix things in the comments, unit tests, variable names, or some other such fiddly thing to coax the Jenkins server into actually running the unit tests to exercise the new code and hopefully integrate the new feature. The primary usage of time by developers in DevOps environments. The later commit messages usually consist of variations of "Does it work yet?", "WTF", "Dammit Jenkins", "Editing comments because Jenkins won't test the code", or other combinations of profanity and the equivalent of mumbling to oneself in frustration.
Special thanks to the anonymous cow-orker who came up with the term.
Disk paranoia - noun - That occasionally well-founded sense of creeping dread one feels when repartitioning, reformatting, or clearing a USB drive. The dread stems from the fear that one is not, in fact, doing something terminal to the correct drive and you're actually zorching one of your internal drives (usually the one with all of your data on it). This leads one to recheck the terminal window once every nine or ten seconds to make sure you're messing with the correct drive. This may also include opening multiple other terminal windows to display the list of currently mounted devices, cross-checking the output with the disk manipulation command you're running to make sure you got the right one, and scrolling back to re-re-re-check earlier diagnostic output.