Friday, July 25, 2008

Noob guide to Internet slang phrases


1337 (written in ASCII) - From the word Leet, derived from the word elite
2 - too, or to
4 - For


AFAICR/S/T - As far as I can recall / remember / see / tel
AFAIK - As far as I know
AFK - Away from keyboard
ANFSCD - And Now For Something Completely Different. Used to change the subject of conversation.
ASAP - As soon as possible
ASL - Age / sex / location
ATEOTD - At The End of the Day
ATM - At the moment
AWOL - Absent Without (Official) Leave
AYBABTU (also abbreviated as AYB) - All your base are belong to us (from the video game Zero Wing)


B2B - Business to Business
B& and/or B7- Banned
BBIAB - Be back in a bit
BBL/S - Be back later / shortly / soon
BCNU - Be seein' you
Blog - Also known as web log or an online journal
BOFH - ~censored~ operator from hell
Bot - Any type of automated software in chatrooms and web-cataloging software
BRB - Be right back
BSOD - Blue Screen of Death
BTDT - Been there done that
BTW - By the way
Bump - Increment (For example, C's ++ operator.)or a backronym for "Bring Up My Post"


Crawl - To retrieve a web page along with the hyperlinks that reference it
Crapplet - A poorly written computer application
CU - See you (later)
CYA - See ya OR Cover Your Ass
Cyber (prefix) - A term used to connect the subsequent word loosely to the world of computers or the Internet or sex over a computer
Cyberspace - Virtual reality, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other kinds of computer systems. Science fiction author William Gibson popularized the term in his novel Neuromancer. Gibson used the word to describe a virtual world of computer networks that his cyberpunk heroes 'jacked into'


DFTT - Don't feed the trolls
DGAF - Don't Give A ~censored~
DIAF - Die in a fire
DILLIGAF/D/S - Does it look like I give a flip / ~censored~ / damn / ~love~
DND - Do not disturb
DOA - Dead on arrival. Refers to hardware that is broken on delivery.


EOF - End Of File
EOM - End of Message
EOL - End of Life. Device or hardware that is at the end of its product life cycle.
EQ - EverQuest
ETA - Estimated time of arrival


FAQ - Frequently Asked Question(s)
FFS - For ~censored~'s sake
Flamer - Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments. Similar to, but not quite the same as an Internet troll[3]
FMCDH - From My Cold Dead Hands
FOAD - ~censored~ off and die
FOAF - Friend of a friend
FTL - For the loss
FTW - For the win
FU - ~censored~ you
FUBAR - ~censored~ up beyond all recognition / repair (from military slang; pronounced "foo-bar")
FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (the purposeful spread of misinformation)
FWIW - For what it's worth
FYI - For your information


GBTW - Get back to work
GF - Great/good fight/girlfriend
GFU - Good for you
GFY - Go ~censored~ yourself
GG - Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match
GJ - Good job, often used in online gaming when a teammate performs an act benefitting his team, such as killing an opponent or enabling that kill
GMTA - Great minds think alike
Godwin's Law - Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler
Gratz - Congratulations
GTFO - Get the ~censored~ out
GTG or G2G - 'Got to go' or 'Good to go'
GR -Good Race
GR8 - Great


HAND - Have A Nice Day
Handle - Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name)
HF - Have fun
Haxor or H4x0r (1337) - Hacker
Hit - A request made to the web server, (noun) the results of an internet search, (verb) loading a Web page. Hits are not equivalent to visitors of a webpage.
Home page - The website's introduction page, starting point, and guide. The technical term is "index"
Hot list - A collection of publicly available URLs (World Wide Web site addresses), sometimes available as text files.
HTH - Hope this / that helps
H8 - Hate


IANAL - I am not a lawyer
IBTL - In before the lock
IDC - I don't care
IDK - I don't know
IIRC - If I recall / remember correctly
IIUC - If I understand correctly
IMO/IMHO/IMNSHO/IMAO - In my (humble / honest / not so humble / arrogant) opinion
Information superhighway - The Internet (AKA: I-way, infobahn)
IONO - I don't know
IOW - In other words
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
IRL - In real life
ITYM - I Think You Mean
IWSN - I want sex now
IYKWIM - If you know what I mean


Jaggy - Aliased computer graphics
JK or j/k - Just kidding, or joke
JFGI - Just ~censored~/Freaking Google It


k or kk - OK
KISS - Keep it simple stupid.
KS(ing) - Kill-Steal(ing)
KOS - Kill on sight
KTHX - OK, thanks
KTHXBAI or KTHXBYE - OK, thanks, goodbye, used either to cut short a conversation or to express displeasure with being cut short


L2P - Learn to play; an admonishment to MMORPG players who are incompetent and/or whine
L8R - Later, L8R also sometimes abbreviated as L8ER is commonly used in chat rooms and other text based communications as a way of saying good bye.
Lag - Slang term for slow Internet speeds or high Internet latency; Lag is sometimes due to a server problem, but more frequently due to the connection between client and server. A slow or intermittent connection may often be referred to as laggy
Lamer - A know-nothing, one who is lame.
Leet - Often spelled as l33t or 1337 in ASCII form. It originally meant elite
LFG - Looking for group
LFM - Looking for more
LM(F)AO - Laughing my (frigging) ass off
LMIRL - Let's meet in real life.
LMK - Let me know
LOL - Laughing out loud, laugh out loud
LTNS - Long time no see
Lurker - Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions


MMORPG, MMO - Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game
MMOFPS - Massive Multi-player Online First Person Shooter
MOTD - Message of the day
MS - MapleStory, an MMORPG
MTFBWY - May The Force be with you
MUD - Multi-User Dungeon
MUSH - Multi-User Shared Hallucination
MYOB - Mind your own business
M8 - Mate


NE1 - "Anyone"
NFI - "No ~censored~ Idea"
Newbie, noob, or n00b - An inexperienced user of a system or game,or an annoying person.
NIFOC - Naked In Front Of Computer
NM - (Sometimes written N/M) Not much, Never mind or no message, used on message boards or in e-mails to indicate that everything is already said in the subject line.
NP - No problem
NSFW - Not safe for work. Warning about content that may get the viewer in trouble with his employer or co-workers.
NVM, NVMD, or nm - Nevermind, not much


O RLY - Oh really?
OIC - Oh, I see
OFN - Old ~censored~ news
OMG - Oh my god
OMFG - Oh my ~censored~ god
OMW - On my way or Oh my word
OP - Original poster / Operator / Outpost
OS - Operating system
OT - Off topic
OTOH - On the other hand
OTP - On the phone or One true pairing


P2P - Peer to peer, or pay to play
PAW - Parents are watching
PEBKAC/PEBCAK - Problem exists between keyboard and chair
Ping - From the popular network monitoring tool, used as a greeting similar to "Are you there?".
PITA - Pain in the arse / ass
PLMK - Please let me know
PMSL - Pissing myself laughing
POS - Piece of ~love~, or parent over shoulder.
POTS - Plain old telephone service
POV - Point of view
PPL - People
PTKFGS - Punch the Keys For God's Sake
pr0n - Intentional misspelling of porn
PW - Persistent World (gaming)
pwned - Intentional misspelling of owned


QFT - Quoted for truth. Used on internet message boards to show agreement from a previous message


Rehi (or merely re) - Hello again
RL - Real Life[3]
RO(T)FL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing
RO(T)FLMAO - Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off
RO(T)FLOL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing out loud
RSN - Real soon now (used sarcastically)
RTFB - Read the ~censored~ binary (or book)
RTFS - Read the ~censored~ source
RTFM/RTM - Read the (~censored~) manual


SCNR - Sorry, could not resist
sk8/sk8r - skate/skater
Smiley - Another name for emoticons
SMH - Shaking my head
SNAFU - Situation normal: all (~censored~/[3]fouled) up
Snail mail - Normal paper mail service
SOHF - Sense of humor failure
Spider - The program behind a search engine
STFU - Shut the ~censored~ up
STFW - Search the ~censored~ web


TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
TBF - Time between failures
TBH - To be honest
TG - That's great
TGIF - Thank god it's Friday
TH(N)X, TNX or TX - Thanks
TIA - Thanks in advance
TINC - There Is No Cabal, a term discouraging conspiracy theories
TMI - Too much information
TOS - Terms of service
TTBOMK - To the best of my knowledge
TTFN - Ta ta for now
TTT - To the top, used in forums to bump a thread
TTYL - Talk to you later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL)
TTYTT - To Tell You The Truth
Tweedler - One who has deep love for all computer related technology and gadgets
TWIMC - To Whom It May Concern
TY - Thank you
TYT - Take your time
TYVM - Thank you very much


U - You
UTFSE - Use the ~censored~ search engine


w00t, w00T or WOOT - First two express exuberance, the latter is a backronym for the term "We Own the Other Team".
W/ or W/O - With or without
WB - Welcome back
W/E - Whatever
WRT - With respect / regard to
WTB - Want to buy
WTF - What the ~censored~
WTG - Way to go
WTH - What the hell
WTS - Want to sell
WTT - Want to trade
WUG - What you got?
WoW - World of Warcraft (game)
WUBU2 - What (have) you been up to?
WUU2 - What (are) you up to?
WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get
W8 - Wait


YARLY - Yeah Really
YHBT - You have been trolled
YKW - You know what?
YMMV - Your mileage may vary.
YTMND - You're The Man Now, Dog
YW - You're welcome.
YOYO- You're On Your Own.


ZOMG - An intentional misspelling of the acronym shorthand for "Oh My God/Gawd" and pronounced "Zoh My God/Gawd" This version is mainly used in jest or to ridicule people who use abbreviations like OMG and OMFG

Monday, June 16, 2008

Opera 9.5 Review

I'm noticing a speed increase. This is a big bonus, as long as it's not delusional.
UPDATE It seems faster cause they turned caching on full blast.
Reading the Opera help forums, people are complaining because Opera doesn't work properly when people browse forums. (Caching is dumb because you need to see the lastest updates).
Nice programming trick Opera Programmers, but looks like it backfired. A little bit of testing would have determined that.

Had to get mouse gestures working again.
go to Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Shortcuts -> check the "enable mouse gestures".
They're the best thing since sliced bread.

Another bug is when I click 'edit' to edit a post in tv, an older version of the post is showing up.
It's a caching issue. Pressing F5 brings the most recently posted content.
This might help: go to Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> History -> "Check if cashed page is updated on server"
I changed it to update every 5 minutes.

I'm not a big fan of the new look of the tabs. Not as readable.
The skinning is too dark. I changed to the lighter skin look, it's more natural:
go to Tools -> Appearance -> Skin tab -> Windows Native.
You can revert back to the old 9.27 skin look if you want to also.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Watch videos in high quality on Youtube

Ok you all know that we have problems with youtube's poor quality of videos . Sometimes it's just annoying and it's getting on your nerves . It's so stupid when you upload something and youtube reduces it to poor quality.

Well those days are over , finaly something new on youtube. High quality videos!!!

Now you can watch your videos in good quality just by entering a simple code at the end of the URL of the video.
Just add this:




at the end of the URL.
You will notice the difference right away.
Note that the videos should load 2x slower , but who cares you get better quality!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Mac Osx leopard Server: 240 pages guide on security

Apple has just made available a reference guide on the Security of Mac OS X Server 10.5, aka Leopard Server.

Unix structure, access permissions, network management ... Everything is detailed. A reading recommended to everyone, even those who uses the desktop version of Mac OS X Leopard.

Get it here >> Leopard Server Security Guide

Monday, June 2, 2008

Throw your eggs at Steve Balmer

Remember the egg attack on steve balmer at the hungarian university?

Now it's your turn.....
If you have 5 minutes minutes to waste on a monday afternoon, have a swing at Steve Balmer with this free game.

Click here to test your skills....

Friday, May 23, 2008

Installing Torrentflux-b4rt on Ubuntu/Debian

Torrentflux is an excellent torrent creation, downloading, and seeding program that is used in Linux, and is especially helpful in a multi-user environment, as it maintains separate directories for everyone with an account. That being said, let's get started! In order to have a working install of torrentflux, you need a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) installation (I should note that lighttpd will work in place of Apache, but for this guide, we're going to use Apache). Let's start with that. (NOTE: if any commands come back with permission problems, simply add sudo to the front of the command, e.g. sudo apt-get rather than just apt-get).

Before doing anything, you should do this:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

This will bring your install up to date on all of the installed components (chances are, any box you've gotten from a provider is not up to date, so this is a necessary step).

Now, installing a LAMP.

apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-mysql mysql-server php5-cgi

Now that we've installed a LAMP, we need to set up MySQL. First, we create the root password for MySQL.

MYSQL_PWD=putapasswordhere (I strongly suggest not using your machine's root password)

To verify the entry of the password, we type:

echo "Your password for the root account of MySQL will be : '$MYSQL_PWD'."

What's echoed should be what you put in above. Next, we tell MySQL what password to use.

mysqladmin -u root password "$MYSQL_PWD"

Now that we have that all taken care of, we need to create a database for torrentflux to use. We do this by naming the database:

MYSQL_DB=putadatabasenamehere (I normally just use torrentflux as my database name, but you can choose whatever you want)

and then creating it:

| mysql --user=root --password

The password that it will ask for above will be the root password you defined in the first step of setting up MySQL.

Now, we need to actually create a user (and their subsequent password) to use the database. We do this by:

MYSQL_USERNAME=putausernamehere (up to you what to use, but remember what you put here)
MYSQL_USERPWD=putapasswordhere (again, I strongly suggest a different password than what's already in use)

To make sure the information you've put in is what you want, we'll ask the system to echo it back to us:

echo "The user account allowed to manage the '$MYSQL_DB' database is '$MYSQL_USERNAME' with password '$MYSQL_USERPWD'."

Now that we've created a user and password, we have to create that user in your new database.

IDENTIFIED BY '$MYSQL_USERPWD';" | mysql --user=root --password

This will again prompt for that password we created when we first started setting up MySQL. Now, our work with MySQL is pretty much done. Now we move on to installing torrentflux itself.

First, we start off with installing its dependencies:

apt-get install bzip2 php5-gd php5-cli unrar-free grep python \
net-tools mawk wget unzip cksfv vlc-nox uudeview python-psyco python-crypto \
libxml-simple-perl libxml-dom-perl libdbd-mysql-perl libdigest-sha1-perl \
bittorrent bittornado

Once that's done, we can get to the nitty gritty install. First, we want to download torrentflux-b4rt:

cd /tmp/

Now, we need to extract it:

tar -xjf torrentflux-b4rt_1.0-beta2.tar.bz2 (alternatively, you can type torrent and press tab, and it should autocomplete the whole name of the file for you, assuming you don't have any other files in the /tmp/ directory with similar names

Now, we need to move torrentflux to its home:

mv torrentflux-b4rt_1.0-beta2 /opt/torrentflux

Now, we want to create a symbolic link from it's home to a place where the web front-end is visible and available to the HTTP server:

ln -s /opt/torrentflux/html /var/www/torrentflux

Now we need to make the configuration file writable by the webserver:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/torrentflux/inc/config/

Now we need to create the download folder for torrentflux. Some things should be considered before doing this:

1. Are you going to be running an FTP server on this box as well? If so, you should make the torrentflux download directory the root of that FTP server
2. Are you going to be using glftpd as your FTP server? If so, I strongly suggest using /glftpd/site/ as your download directory.

That being said, let's assume you're not using any FTP server at all.

mkdir /var/lib/torrentflux

Now, we need to make it writable by the HTTP server:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/lib/torrentflux

Most of the work through PuTTY is done. Now, we need to go about configuring it.

Before we do that, we want to restart apache to make sure it has everything loaded that it needs to.

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Once that's done, go to your web browser and type:


This should forward you directly to setup.php and you can begin there. If it doesn't, simply add setup.php at the end of the above url.

For the most part, the web interface is self explanatory:

When prompted for what type of database you're going to use, use MySQL.
When prompted for the database information for your MySQL database, remember what you named the database, the user you created for it, and the password you created for that user.
[1*]Uncheck the box for "Create new database"
When asked what the Download location will be, use the directory you specified above (this guide has /var/lib/torrentflux as that directory)
On the software dependencies screen, you may have an error for unrar. That's ok, as we'll just adjust that after torrentflux is running. On Debian, VLC may show an error as well..this is ok, as you likely won't be using VLC.
At the completion of the configuration, it will tell you that it could not delete setup.php. This is normal. We'll be doing that manually.

Now, we remove setup.php.

rm /var/www/torrentflux/setup.php

Then, we make it so that the HTTP server can no longer right to the config folder:

chown -R root:root /var/www/torrentflux/inc/config/

We're just about done! Go back to your browser and type:


This should autoforward to login.php. If it doesn't, simply put login.php at the end of the url.

The first account you'll create is the superadmin account. This account is the only one that has all the features in it. I suggest using admin as the username, and a strong password for the password.

Once logged in, there are a lot of things to play around with, and ultimately, it's up to you to adjust as you see fit. The first page you'll want to look at is the server page, and adjust the unrar dependency. Simply add -free to the end of it, and you'll be fine with that.

Secondly, you'll want to look at the transfer page, where you'll want to adjust the max bandwidth for your connection (e.g. 12500 for a 100Mb connection). Alternatively, you could just put 0 and let it use the max available bandwidth. The rest of the settings are really up to you (I also strongly suggest using bittornado as yoru default torrent client).

That pretty much sums up this guide for installing torrentflux-b4rt.

Thanks to Lone Wolf

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Speed up downloads - increasing the half-open TCP limit in XP SP2 and Vista

Now if your new to BitTorrent, you might be new to downloading. If so you should know that Microsoft introducted a limit to stop many TCP connection attempts in XP SP2. This well-intentioned modification came as an attempt by Microsoft to limit the speed at which malicious worms (such as the infamous ‘Blaster’) could spread.

However, for software that relies on many connections such as bittorrent applications, this limit has the potential to cause slowdowns in certain situations. So what you want to do is change the half-open limit to a higher number.

For Windows XP SP2:
unzip it to your desktop and then run the .exe file. Follow the instructions and then change your limit to 75 or higher. Make sure you restart your computer immediately after it is finished--like it tells you.

For Windows Vista:
choose the right fix depending on your version of your tcpip.sys file.

There, now you will certainly increase your download speed, and possibly your upload speed as well.