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code grinder
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jargon, abuse A suit-wearing minion of the sort hired in
legion strength by banks and insurance companies in the RealWorld to implement payroll packages in RPG and other such
unspeakable horrors. In its native habitat, the code grinder
often removes the suit jacket to reveal an underplumage
consisting of button-down shirt (starch optional) and a tie.
In times of dire stress, the sleeves (if long) may be rolled
up and the tie loosened about half an inch. It seldom helps.
The code grinder's milieu is about as far from hackerdom as
one can get and still touch a computer; the term connotes