Commit 7f776128 authored by David Gow's avatar David Gow
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Fix some glossary things: \server{}, more snark, etc.

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Dr ACC Murphy &
A Computer Called Murphy. Dr ACC Murphy is infamous around the UCC. He even receives mail! \\
BSD &
Berkeley Systems Distribution -- a UNIX developed at Berkeley, now better known through the FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD UNIXes. musdea runs FreeBSD. \\
Berkeley Systems Distribution -- a UNIX developed at Berkeley, now better known through the FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD UNIXes. \server{musdea} runs FreeBSD. \\
blog &
aka. weblog -- sort of like a journal on the Internet (you don't have one?). Think of it as a tumblr for grown-ups. Syndicated by a Planet. \\
Coke credit &
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Debian &
a Linux distribution popular in the UCC due to its community nature. \\
DEC Terminal &
A dumb serial terminal, useful for plugging into the serial console on servers (possibly via a terminal server). Has a model number like vt100, vt200 or vt420. There's one in the corridor you can log into mussel and dispense drinks from. \\
A dumb serial terminal, useful for plugging into the serial console on servers (possibly via a terminal server). Has a model number like vt100, vt200 or vt420. There's one in the corridor you can log into \server{mussel} and dispense drinks from. \\
dispense &
dispense started off as a way to dispense Cokes from the online Coke machine, and has since grown into the way UCCans think the world should do business. \\
Door Group &
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OCM &
Ordinary Committee Member -- the worker drones of the UCC Committee, they do lots of work, for little reward. \\
Oligoboot &
boots more then one operating system (selectable when you boot). \\
boots more then one operating system (selectable when you boot). These all end up booted into Windows. \\
OpenSolaris &
A UNIX developed by Sun Microsystems, and abandoned by Oracle. \\
NeXTStep &
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Planet &
A web page that syndicates blogs. UCC has one at \url{http://planet.ucc.asn.au/} \\
Secret Wheel Song &
The song that is supposedly sung at the beginning of each Wheel meeting. \\ % Elitism alert...
The song that is supposedly sung at the beginning of each Wheel meeting. \\ % Elitism alert... (It's tradition!)
SLA &
A Service Level Agreement. A document describing how reliable services are. UCC does not have one, and you should not ask Wheel members about it. \\
terminal server &
Sort of a router for serial ports, allows you to connect to one serial port from another. Usually connected to DEC Terminals, servers and dispense. (It can also refer to other sorts of servers which provide login sessions over the network). \\
theft book &
this is where you write down that you borrowed tools from UCC. It is not for borrowing books; you mail [email protected] to do that. \\
this is where you write down that you borrowed tools from UCC. It is not for borrowing books; you mail \href{mailto:[email protected]}{[email protected]} to do that. \\
TLA &
Three Letter Acronym -- a way to refer to UCC members, often used in the minutes of meetings. Use the tla program or visit the UCC website to decode them. \\
Ubuntu &
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UniSFA &
the University Science Fiction Association, the ones down the hall. \\
VM &
A VM or Virtual Machine is a computer emulated on top of another computer. Many of the UCC's servers run inside VMs. The claim is that UCC's VMs are not a ``single point of failure.`` That's the machine they are all running on (medico). \\
A VM or Virtual Machine is a computer emulated on top of another computer. Many of the UCC's servers run inside VMs. The claim is that UCC's VMs are not a ``single point of failure.'' That's the machine they are all running on: \server{medico}. \\
WAIX &
WA Internet eXchange -- a group of ISPs and interested bodies who peer resources on the Internet for mutual benefit. \\
Wheel Group &
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