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D* = Maintenance

Is there a word that is synonymous with maintenance and begins with the alphabet d?

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

destructive maintenance :)

MX
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

looking for a new product name heh?? :)

Tapiwa
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

whatever it is, i bet it rhymes with "orange"

useless
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Not according to dictionary.com.

sgf
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

I don't think there's one. The OneLook reverse dictionary gives me the disposition as the closest match, but the word tends to falls out of the context.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Sorry Sathyaish, but I can't help you.  My wife's name begins with a C.

Nick
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

>My wife's name begins with a C.


ha...ha...ha..., cute!

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

>gives me "the" disposition as the closest match

Sorry for an inappropriate insertion of the article. It was unintentional. These days, I am usually editing sentences while I am typing them, even before I have finished with them.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

'deployment' is in the same approximate time frame of an application lifecycle.

So 'Deployment -> Maintenance', which is close enough for me.

pds
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Yup! thanks. Deployment was my first bet, but it is not a continous occurance and is usually an activity with a clearly identifiable start and end point.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Use "deployment" as a synonym for "release".

njkayaker
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Hmph. I came to this thread to complain about the D* pathfinding algorithm and maintainability. What a letdown, I tells ya.

anon monkey
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Ditchdigging

Capn' Kirk
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Why????????????????????????????

Gwyn
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Diva.

Philo
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

>Diva

Philo, if you are relating to Nick's comment, then this is going to be too oblique to be quoted in formal communication.


[WIKIPEDIA]
Diva
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Diva is the Latin and Italian word for "goddess", the feminine form of the Latin word divus (= "god").

Time Magazine observed in its 21 October 2002 issue: "By definition, a diva is a rampaging female ego redeemed only in part by a lovely voice." The word was originally used of great female opera singers, almost always sopranos (like Maria Callas), but is now used to describe any female celebrity, whether a female singer, movie actress, or athlete.

There are many women who are world famous divas, among them Madonna, Cher, Britney Spears, and among athletes, Lisa Leslie and Brandi Chastain.

A less-used Italian word, Divo, describes male super stars.
[/WIKIPEDIA]


[M-W]
Main Entry: di·va
Pronunciation: 'dE-v&
Function: noun

Inflected Form(s): plural divas or di·ve  /-(")vA/
Etymology: Italian, literally, goddess, from Latin, feminine of divus divine, god -- more at DEITY
: PRIMA DONNA 1
[/M-W]

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

BTW, dear Philo, here's a small request. If and when you do find yourself willing, I would love to hear from you, on your blog, some experiences of working at Microsoft. Better if it were a diary of everyday experiences.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Dmaintenance.

Jimmy Jo-jo
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

>Dmaintenance.

LOL

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

DoItToLast(tm)... it's a good thing

Joe Hendricks
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

detritus

Interaction Architect
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Drudgery

DJ
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Debugging

Ali
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Doctor
Do Over
Damage control
De-Flaw
disimperfectorize (or should that be disimperfectionize)
Do Corrections
Definitivate
Doubt, Dispute, Deny -- well, that is how I handle bugs ;)
Defect handling

Keith Wright
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Thank you, all. While there's no exact synonym, I think I'll go with the word "doctor" in the verb sense of the word. Doctor as in watch over, comes close. Not sure if it is going to get away without sounding mildly queer, given the context of software maintenance.

Ten brownies to Keith.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Thursday, April 01, 2004

I say the word "duty" would be a contender for the occasion. If we were to talk about stages of SDLC, it would not be out of tune dovetailing delivery and duty, where duty implies upkeep.

What say you?

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Thursday, April 01, 2004

I thought for sure you would go for disimperfectionalization

Keith Wright
Thursday, April 01, 2004

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