A slang term used to describe a blog that is created only to handle a business public relations crisis. Crisis blogs enable a company to immediately respond to an allegation or rumor.
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A Unix command for scheduling jobs to be executed sometime in the future. A cron is normally used to schedule a job that is executed periodically – for example, to send out a notice every morning. It is also a daemon process, meaning that it runs continuously, waiting for specific events to occur.
In computer graphics, to cut off the sides of an image to make it the proper size or to remove unwanted parts. Most graphics applications allow you to crop images with a clip feature.
- crop marks
Printed or drawn lines indicating where the paper should be cut to produce the correct page size. Crop marks are necessary for offset printing because the original paper that goes through the printing press is usually larger than the final page size. Many desktop publishing systems are capable of automatically printing crop marks for camera-ready […]
A compiler that runs on one computer but produces object code for a different type of computer. Cross compilers are used to generate software that can run on computers with a new architecture or on special-purpose devices that cannot host their own compilers.
Refers to the capability of software or hardware to run identically on different platforms. Many applications for Windows and the Macintosh, for example, now produce binary-compatible files, which means that users can switch from one platform to the other without converting their data to a new format. Cross-platform computing is becoming increasingly important as local-area […]