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target platform - the miniumum playback
platform which your product will support, as in "The target platform
is a Pentium with 16 MB or RAM and a 4X CD-ROM."
TBD - To Be Determined.
TCIITM - The Check Is In
The Mail, an excuse you can't use with e-mail.
See snail mail, USPS,
temporary variable - so-called because
it exists temporarily, specifically only while a handler is being executed.
Synonymous with local variable. See
TEOTWAWKI - The End Of
The World As We Know It.
terminal - 1. not a requirement of your condition
for Dr. Kervorkian to accomodate your suicide request; 2. where you board
a train or airplane; 3. a computer monitor and keyboard oten with a simple
processor, hooked to a mainframe, mini-computer or other server. See dumb
terminal emulation - a terminal
emulator is software that allows a computer to behave like a particular
type of terminal. For example, terminal emulation
software allows a Macintosh to behave like a VT100
terminal when communicating with a VAX.
terminal velocity - the maximum
speed at which your terminal will fall when tonked from
the roof of a very tall building..
TIA - Thanks In Advance 1.
commonly used e-mail abbreviation included at
the end of a question, considered to be proper netiquette;
2. a synonym for "please help me, I am polite and harmless"; 3.
a synonym for "I know you are busy so I won't clutter your in-box
with a separate "Thank You" if you answer my question. (Lengthy
assistance may still warrant a separate Thank You). See YWIA.
Tick, The - superhero, and namesake of his own
TV show, The Tick.
TIF - the TLE for TIFF
TIFF - Tagged Image File
Format (pronounced "tiff"), a common graphic file
format. See TIF, PICT,
Tigger - (Tee-Eye-Double Grr-Ur) - The wonderful
thing about Tiggers, the Tigger's a wonderful thing. Their tops are made
of the rubber, their bottoms are made of the springs. They're bouncy, flouncy,
trouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun fun! But the most wonderful thing about
Tiggers is I'm the only one. See Pooh, Disney,
TLE - a Three-Letter Extension
typically used in DOS file names. Refer to the
Types, Creator Codes and Extensions. See eight-dot-three.
toast - 1. cooked bread, thrown an University
of Pennsylvania football games. 2. to congratulate with words and libations
3. to inebriate 4. What you'll be if you miss your deadline.
Toast - popular software for use with CD-ROM
Burners, made by Astarte.
TOC - Table of Contents
token - 1. adj. describing a single item, individual
or deed, often used for show, such as a token individual of color in an
otherwise homogeneously white organization. 2. a small gift or act to indicate
acknowledgement, as in a "token gesture". 3. an ersatz coin used
to pay for a subway or other toll. 4. an "entity" in programming,
such as the next word being read from a file. 5. a programming "marker"
used to indicate ownership or some sort of state. See cookie.
tokenize - to convert Lingo source code into
a format that is quickly and easily read by the Lingo interpreter
Token Ring - a network topolgy in which
a token is passed among the computers on the network.
tonk - to throw out, especially out of the window
of a tall building, and with gusto.
Tool Xtras plug-ins for Director (and other
Macromedia products) which add functionality to Director's interface. A
Tool Xtra might allow you to examine the properties of sprites during development.
Tool Xtras are not available to Projectors. See Lingo
Xtras, Sprite Xtras, and Transition
TOS - Terms of Service.
- 1. the first full-length computer generated animated motion picture, created
by Pixar, distributed by Disney.
2. one floor of a toy building.
TPFIC - Tongue Planted Firmly
In Cheek, not-so-common e-mail abbreviation,
indicating that a joke is being made.
TPLE - The Problem Lies Elsewhere
indicates that the area which you are examining is not the source of the
problem, and you must expand your search to encompass other possibilities,
as in "Your car won't start, but there is plenty of gas in the tank,
so the problem lies elsewhere."
Transition Xtra - plug-ins for Director
and Authorware which add new visual transitions beyond those that are included
with Director for use in the Transition channel of the score. Zeus's TranZtions
are Transition Xtras. See Lingo Xtras, Sprite
Xtras, and Tool Xtras.
Trash - 1. n. uncouth citizenry 2. v. to deprecate,
often verbally (as in trash-talk); 3. v. to inebriate or otherwise destroy,
as in "This place is trashed"; 4. v. to delete a file, especially
on the Macintosh, by dragging it to the Trach can icon usually located in
the lower right of the desktop, as in "Try trashing your preferences
file"; 5. n. the Trash can icon itself. In one of the worst decisions
in the Macintosh interface, dragging a file to the trash will delete the
file, but dragging a disk to the trsh will dismount or eject the disk.
triple-wuh - the preferred pronunciation
for "www", coined by BAE
on March 27, 1997, 9:32 a.m. EST.
trouble-shoot - to diagnose and fix a
problem. See debug.
TRUE - a Lingo constant
with a value of one (1). See
TrueType - a brand name for a collection of
TSR - Terminate and Stay Resident,
a term used to describe utility software that would remain active in a DOS
session and could be called up quickly from the background. No longer applies
because Windows is multi-tasking.
TTFN - Tah Tah For Now
Tute - Massachusetts
InstiTute of Technology. See IHTFP.
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