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ABBR
Abbreviation
AJAX 
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML = A means to exchange data with a server without loading a whole new page.
API 
Application Programming Interface
APT 
Advanced Package Tool. Created by the Debian project.
ASP 
Application Service Provider
Application Server Pages - an old technology by Microsoft
ATM 
Automated Teller Machine (please don't call it an 'ATM Machine', that's redundant)
BLU 
Boston Linux & Unix = a Linux User Group in Boston, MA, USA with roots that go back into the days of Unix before Linux was a thing
BMW 
Bavarian Motor Works = German car company
coax
coaxial cable
CNCF
Cloud Native Computing Foundation https://www.cncf.io/ - a sub-foundation of the Linux Foundation.
CSS
Cascading Style Sheets = A technology that deals with the presentation of content on the web
DKIM
DomainKeys Identified Mail = An IETF specification that combats SPAM on the Internet
DNS
Domain Name System. An Named Host to IP Address lookup system
DPL
Dynamic Page Lists = Like a Cuisinart food processor, it allows you to slice and dice the contents of your wiki.
DRM
Digital Restrictions Management = Electronic methods to control what you can and can't do.
EFF
Electronic Frontier Foundation https://eff.org
FOSS
Free Open Source Software. An attempt to communicate the 'freedom' aspect of free software de-emphasizing the price connotation of 'free'.
FLOSS
Free / Libre Open Source Software = Another attempt to de-emphasize the price connotation of 'free' and instead recognize that free means liberty.
FSF
Free Software Foundation. fsf.org
FUBAR
F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition
FUSE
Filesystem in User Space
GAFYD
Google Apps For Your Domain
GNHLUG
Greater New Hampshire Linux User Groups = an association of User Groups in and around the state of New Hampshire, USA of people interested in Linux technology and/or those who created it in the first place; and continue to this day.
GNU
Gnu's Not Unix, because Unix is proprietary software while Gnu is software that respects your freedom.
GPL
General Public License = A sane copyright license
HHVM
HipHop Virtual Machine = a PHP interpreter created at Facebook as an alternative to the Zend Engine interpreter. http://hhvm.com/
HTML
HyperText Markup Language = structured text that uses logical links (hyperlinks) between nodes containing text.
HTTP
HyperText Transfer Protocol = the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web. See HTML
HTTPS
HTTP Secure = HTTP using SSL or the newer TLS
IANAL
I Am Not A Lawyer = but I'll play one on the Internet
IETF
Internet Engineering Task Force = organization to make the Internet work better
IP
Internet Protocol. An IP Address is a host or device name in numeric form.
IPv4
Internet Protocol version 4
IPv6
Internet Protocal version 6
IPR
Intellectual Property Rights = A crazy idea that nonetheless is pervasive in the global legal system. See Also: GPL
IRL
In Real Life = A TLA used when 'virtual' was a thing. Now the virtual has permeated 'meat space' and so the two are not so distinct.
ISBN
International Standard Book Number = 10-digit or 13-digit codes used by the publishing industry to uniquely identify individual book titles and editions. Some 10-digit ISBNs may end with an "X" instead of a digit.
JS
JavaScript = A computer language.
JSON
JavaScript Object Notation = A data representation format in JavaScript
KIO
KDE Input/Output slaves
LUG
Linux User Group = a general term whereas a specific LUG will often have a geographic focus
LXC
is a userspace interface for the Linux kernel containment features. Through a powerful API and simple tools, it lets Linux users easily create and manage system or application containers.
LXD
is a next generation system container manager. It offers a user experience similar to virtual machines but using Linux containers instead.
MOTD
Message Of The Day = MOTD
node
nodes
A worker machine in a Kubernetes cluster.
NPM
Node Packaged Modules = a package manager for the Nodejs system
NSFW
Not Safe For Work
OASIS
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards = a global standards organization
OOP
Object Oriented Programming = hard to define. See OOP.
OOUI
Object Oriented User Interface mw:OOUI
ORM
Object Relational Mapping = a database approach
PDF
Portable Document Format = a widely used standard for representing documents electronically and print. PDF
PEAR
PHP Extension and Application Repository = a collection of code started in 1999 to enhance the utility of PHP.
PHAR
PHP Archive = a distribution format. See https://secure.php.net/manual/en/intro.phar.php
Phishing
attempt to acquire sensitive information such as passwords or credit card details by masquerading as a trusted party.
PHP
PHP is the HyperText Preprocessor = the most popular programming language for the web
Pod
Pods
A Pod (as in a pod of whales or pea pod) is a group of one or more containers , with shared storage/network resources, and a specification for how to run the containers. https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/workloads/pods/
POTD
Picture Of The Day
POTY
Picture Of The Year
PRURL
PRURLs
Protocol Relative URL. Starts with '//' instead of 'HTTP(S)://'
PSR-1
PHP Standard Recommendation 1
PSR-2
PHP Standard Recommendation 2
Regex
Regular Expression = a search and replace syntax that allows for powerful pattern matching
RSS
Really Simple Syndication = a syntax for sharing data across the web.
SCM
Software Configuration Management
SEO
Search Engine Optimization
SPAM
unsolicited bulk email
SPF
Sender Policy Framework
SME
Subject Matter Expert
SMW
Semantic MediaWiki = See Metadata
SRE
Site Reliability Engineer
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer = secure (encrypted) underpinning for HTTP
TLA
Three-Letter Acronym
TLS
Transport Layer Security
UOP
User Operation Prohibition = things you're not allowed to do with a DVD, like skip the FBI warning w:User operation prohibition
UPO
User Preference Option = things that you can set in your "preferences". Special:Preferences
URL
URLs
Uniform Resource Locator = an address of a web page or other component, including the protocol.
VCS 
Version Control System
VE
Visual Editor
WMF
WikiMedia Foundation = the organization which runs various projects including Wikipedia.org
WOFF
Web Open Font Format
WWW
World Wide Web = the part of the Internet where websites and documents can be found via HTTP or HTTPS.
XML
Extensible Markup Language = a system for markup such that you can create your own 'schema' of terms rather than a specific markup language.