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Updated: Sunday, July 4, 2021


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delphi method

experts answer questionnaires in two or more rounds. After each round, a facilitator or change agent provides an anonymized summary of the experts' forecasts from the previous round as well as the reasons they provided for their judgments. Thus, experts are encouraged to revise their earlier answers in light of the replies of other members of their panel. It is believed that during this process the range of the answers will decrease and the group will converge towards the "correct" answer. Finally, the process is stopped after a predefined stop criterion

Delphi method - Wikipedia


Latin for 'the same'. In prose, this is used to reference the last definition on a list without having to copy the definition verbatim.


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I wanted a word that meant "replicate an API using JavaScript (or Flash or whatever) if the browser doesn't have it natively".

["Poly"] meaning it could be solved using any number of techniques - it wasn't limited to just being done using JavaScript, and ["fill"] would fill the hole in the browser where the technology needed to be.

For example, if some feature is available in a newer browser, a polyfill would provide that same feature in an older browser by reimplementing it in a programming language supported by the older browser.

This isn't the same as a framework which can provide a compatibility layer for older browsers. A framework is a finished product delivered to developers. A polyfill would describe a small piece of that framework: a piece used to provide compatibility in a specific instance.

What is a Polyfill?

pulse survey

Employee Pulse Surveys

It’s time to do away with complex and lengthy annual engagement surveys. Track and measure employee sentiment on a more regular basis with Pulse Surveys. Ask questions, assess results and track improvements over time - all from within your intranet.

Pulse Surveys | Interact software

service mesh

A service mesh concerns the authorization, routing, policies, and logging between microservices. In practice, we're talking about applying advanced management to containers in one or more Kubernetes clusters.

What is a Service Mesh? - Why You Need It |

What is Istio? | IBM

Istio / What is Istio?

HashiCorp and the Kubernetes Ecosystem - YouTube


A family of cryptographic hash functions. Ex. SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512.

SHA-2 - Wikipedia

under color of law

legal phrase that refers to an action being performed that is allegedly based on an enforcement statute or legal right when no such statute or legal right exists. Basically, it is an abuse of power in which an agent of the government, including police officers, other law enforcement officials, judges, government employees, under the guise of legality commits an action that violates your legal rights.

Actions Under Color of Law | The Sanders Firm, P.C. | New York Civil Rights Lawyer