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Crumble – not blackberry nor apple 

Crumble – not blackberry nor apple 

Crumble – not blackberry nor apple 

Isn’t it funny how some computing words are just so food orientated?  There’s Apple (the computer manufacturer), Blackberry (brand of interactive pagers, smartphones, and tablets), Crumble (a programmable controller), but that’s not all.  Oh no, there’s the words associated with cooking and baking.  I’ve checked through just some of them.  Maybe you could add your own 

Term  Kitchen use  Computing “definition” 
batch  how I prep meals, putting some in the freezer.  (IEEE) Pertaining to a system or mode of operation in which inputs are collected and processed all at one time, rather than being processed as they arrive, and a job, once started, proceeds to completion without additional input or user interaction. 
breadboard  that’s for your bread  Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope 

A white board with holes that allow circuits, wires, and other components to be interconnected without soldering. A breadboard is often used as an education tool and as a method of prototyping an idea before soldering anything onto a circuit board. The picture is an example of a breadboard with interconnected components. 

breadcrumb trail  the mess around the breadboard – or what Hansel & Gretel left behind  Updated: 10/07/2019 by Computer Hope 

A breadcrumb trail is a list of web pages, often located at the top of a page, that helps a user orient themselves to the site. 

Byte  how I taste my food – in bites  A sequence of adjacent bits, usually eight, operated on as a unit. 
chip  fried chunks of potato  An integrated circuit. 

Technically speaking, a computer chip is a piece of silicon with an electronic circuit embedded in it. However, the word “chip” is often used as a slang term that refers to various components inside a computer. It typically describes an integrated circuit, or IC, such as a central processor or a graphics chip, but may also refer to other components such as a memory module. 

coffeeScript  coffee menu perhaps  Updated: 06/27/2017 by Computer Hope 

multi-paradigm programming language that can be converted into JavaScript when it’s compiled. This ability allows developers to create JavaScript programs as their final product, but to write the programs in a language that uses a more convenient and robust syntax. 

cookies  yummy biscuits  Cookies are small amounts of text websites often store in your internet browser to identify you when you return to their sites. 

What about “enable cookie?  What, like the gingerbread man was enabled?  And look what happened to him! 

Easter egg  chocolate shaped egg  Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope 

A term used to describe hidden code within a software application or DVD that only runs if a special procedure is run. For example, holding down Shift while clicking on an icon in a program. 

frozen  the food in the freezer is frozen  An unresponsive computer. When a computer does not respond to any user input, it is said to be frozen. When a computer system freezes, or “locks up,” the screen stays the same and does not change no matter what buttons you press on your mouse or keyboard. 
fry  cooking process for sausages and eggs  Updated: 06/30/2020 by Computer Hope 

Fried or fry is a term used to describe damage to an electronic component by allowing too much electrical current to pass through it, usually through ESD. Overheating can also cause an electronic component to fry. 

function  a big do, like Christmas, or our next BBQ 


(ISO) A mathematical entity whose value, namely, the value of the dependent variable, depends in a specified manner on the values of one or more independent variables, with not more than one value of the dependent variable corresponding to each permissible combination of values from the respective ranges of the independent variables. 

A specific purpose of an entity, or its characteristic action. 

In data communication, a machine action such as carriage return or line feed. 

Gnutella  Nutella, a chocolate hazelnut spread  A file sharing network that allows users to send and receive files over the Internet. The first part of its name comes from the GNU General Public License, which originally allowed the source of the program to be made available to the public. Apparently the developers ate a lot of Nutella while working on the project! 
hamburger menu  seen in many fast food establishments  Updated: 10/07/2019 by Computer Hope 

The hamburger menu or hamburger icon is a name given to the menu icon found in newer programs and websites that hides the traditional file menu. Alternatively referred to as the hotdog menu, three-line menu, or menu button using the hamburger menu makes it easier to view program options on mobile devices. The icon gets its name because it looks like a top and bottom bun with a meat patty between them; a hamburger. 

JavaBean  a particular coffee bean  Updated: 06/30/2019 by Computer Hope 

Aka a bean, a JavaBean is a reusable class in the Java programming language that often contains numerous objects. A JavaBean allows objects to be contained within a single object, called the bean, which makes it easier to share and reuse the code. 

kebab menu  seen in kebab establishments  Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope 

The kebab menu, also known as the three dots menu, and the three vertical dots menu, is an icon used to open a menu with additional options. The icon is most often located at the top-right or top-left of the screen or window. The picture shows an example of the kebab menu icon in Google Chrome. 

nibble  just a taste of something  Half a Byte (4 bits) 
PICNIC  Eating lunch outdoors, perhaps on a mountainside or on the beach  Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope 

Short for problem in chair not in computer. PICNIC is a term used by IT support technicians to imply that the user, not the computer hardware or software, is causing a technical problem. 

Raspberry Pi  raspberry pie is a yummy dessert served with custard, cream or ice cream  Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope 

First released in 2012, the Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer created by the Raspberry Pi foundation in the United Kingdom. It was designed to be a small, cheap computer that could be used in schools to teach science to children. 

salami slicing  slicing salami sausage  Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope 

In general, salami slicing refers to anything cut into small actions or fractions. For example, with electronic transfers salami slicing is the action of taking tiny fractions of every transaction that builds into a large sum of illegally gained money. If you stole fractions of a penny on a transaction, this small amount from thousands of transactions can quickly add up. 

spaghetti code  like alphabetti spaghetti  Program source code written without a coherent structure. Implies the excessive use of GOTO instructions. Contrast with structured programming. 
tablet  medicine in small capsules  A flat, portable computer with a touchscreen interface. 
YottaByte  Y’otta bite this = You ought to bite this!!  YottaByte is the largest unit of measurement for computer data. It consists of 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 Bytes (or 2 to the 80th power). It may also be estimated as 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bytes (which is 10 to the 24th power). 

Example: “A YottaByte contains 1,024 ZettaBytes.” 


Did you know that the Google Android phones all had their own food related names?  Here are some of them: 

Android version 1.5 (Cupcake) released on April 27, 2009. 

Android version 1.6 (Donut) released on September 15, 2009. 

Android version 2.0 (Eclairreleased on October 29, 2009. 

Android version 2.2 (Froyo) released on May 20, 2010. 

Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread) released on December 6, 2010. 

Android version 3.0 (Honeycomb) released on February 22, 2011. 

Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) released on October 8, 2011. 

Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) released on July 9, 2012. 

Android version 4.4 (KitKat) released on October 31, 2013. 

Android version 5.0 (Lollipop) released on November 3, 2014. 

Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) released on October 5, 2015. 

Android version 7.0 (Nougat) released on August 22, 2016. 

Android version 8.0 (Oreo) released on August 21, 2017. 

Android version 9.0 (Pie) released on February 27, 2019 

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Websites referred to for definitions: 

https://pc.net/glossary/ on 06/01/2021 

https://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/inspection-guides/glossary-computer-system-software-development-terminology-895 on 06/01/2021 



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