Archive for the ‘Definition’ Category

The Meaning of Cloud

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Cloud is an exciting discussion topic nowadays so it is an imperative to understand what it really means. The deep meaning surfaces when we apply reversing to it and get duolC. We interpret it as dump of leaking Computer (or long Computation if you prefer). Some would also argue that a defect crept in into dualC (means dual computer as clouds always involve more than one computer).

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Dialognomy (Dialognomics)

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Extending channeling to user interfaces. From the domain of Physiognomy to the new discipline:

Dialognomy or Dialognomics

From “dialog” and Greek “gnomon” (’interpreter’). Assessment of a computer program behavioural characteristics and internals from its user interface appearance.

More to come.

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Introducing Opcodology

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Opcodology /ɒpkɒˈdɒlədʒɪ/, noun

1: relationship between numbers and software behaviour. Derived from opcode and ology.

2: software codology. Derived from operation and codology (Irish slang).

Date: 21th century

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Astrology of Computation

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

The post title is yet another definition of software astrology to help search engines to catch up with this new discipline. For other definitions see Astrology of Software post.

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Astrology of Software

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

The post title is another definition of software astrology to help search engines to catch up with this new discipline. Since the division between software and hardware has blurred with the advent of virtualization and mass of embedded software the notion of hardware astrology (astrology of hardware) is similar and assemble date astrology corresponds to build date astrology. To generalise, any artifact has its corresponding astrology, the so called artifact astrology (astrology of artifacts) and creation date astrology.

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Software Astrology Depicted

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Star and planet arrangement in cosmos influences organisms (including humans) and through them cosmic influence channels to written software. As a result, humans observe software defects, anomalies and features which are reflections of their own behaviour and personality traits. This is shown on the following simplified picture:

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Welcome to Software Astrology!

Friday, December 5th, 2008

It all happened at once when I was analyzing a memory dump from one computer system. The horrors of that computation were haunting me since I visited an astrology section in a local bookshop and conceived the concept of build date astrology. It was still haunting me when I suddenly realized the hidden meaning of astrology. The result of this haunting is the concept of software astrology and the following book is planned to address this gap:

Software Astrology: An Introduction (ISBN: 978-1906717414)

Please do not mistake software astrology with astrology software. This the same difference as software science vs. science software.

Some might say that software astrology is pure anthropomorphism. I would say this is the other side of applying a computer metaphor to human brains and a machine metaphor to Life. This is just one example of the so called metaphorical bijections. If we can go in one direction why not to try the very opposite and apply human characteristics and relationships to software? And have some fun…

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