wave a dead chicken
You are here: irt.org | FOLDOC | wave a dead chicken
<jargon> To perform a ritual in the direction of crashed
software or hardware that one believes to be futile but is
nevertheless necessary so that others are satisfied that an
appropriate degree of effort has been expended. "I'll wave a
dead chicken over the source code, but I really think we've
run into an OS bug".
Compare voodoo programming, rain dance.
Nearby terms: WATFOR « wav « WAVE « wave a dead chicken » wave division multiplexing » Waveform Generation Language » wavelength division multiplexing
FOLDOC, Topics, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, ?, ALL
©2018 Martin Webb