Acronyms

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Various acronyms (and backronyms?).

  • 2STGNB: two-spirit, trans, and non-binary
  • AM = amplitude modulated/modulation
  • AML = anti money laudering
  • BAU = business as usual
  • BDFL = benevolent dictator for life
  • CYA = cover your ass
  • EBITDA = earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization
  • ERS = Egyptian Rat Screw; Elevator Repair Service
  • EVOO = extra virgin olive oil
  • FM = frequency modulated/modulation
  • FP&A = financial planning and analysis
  • FTFY = fixed that for you
  • FUD = fear, uncertainty, and doubt (as in, FUD-sowing)
  • GOS = general operating support
  • IANAL = I am not a lawyer
  • KYC = know your customer/client
  • LGTM = looks good to me
  • MVP = minimum viable product; most valuable player
  • NOTAFLOF = no one turned away for lack of funds
  • OC = Open Collective, OnlyConnectOpen Collective, OnlyConnect
  • OSPO = open source program office
  • PITA = pain in the ass
  • POA = power of attorney
  • SEPA = single euro payments area
  • SSDD = same shit, different day
  • TIL = today I learned
  • TOC = table of contents, theory of change
  • TPU = tensor processing unit
  • UHF = ultra high frequency
  • USP = unique selling point
  • UTFS = use the fucking search
  • VHF = very high frequency