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A and R
Artists and Repertoire department of a record company,
whose job is to find new musicians and music.
creative professional generating less than 50% of their
income from the sales of creative production or creative
is software supported by advertising revenue.
Anonymous file transfer protocol
Abbreviation: anonymous FTP; AFTP. A system for using
the standard FTP without requiring
a user ID or password.
logical arithmetical or computational procedure that if
correctly applied ensures the solution of a problem.
alt tag is a label describing an image. It appears when
the mouse is rolled over an image on a webpage (text within
a small yellow window in Windows, white in Macs). It is
particularly helpful for people who view pages in text-only
mode and/or who have special software that converts the
text to an audio equivalent.
file transfer protocol
anonymous FTP; AFTP. A system for using the standard FTP
without requiring a user ID or password.
national standards institute.' The organization that defines
standards for certain aspects of computer operation including
the ANSI standards for programming languages, the control
codes used by terminals, and the ANSI character set.
software is used to scan files for possible rogue instructions
that may have been attached to them. These instructions,
if run by an application, might perform unwanted actions.
Java programs that 'auto install' when browsing (given
the browser has Java enabled). Applets are designed
to run on any system. Unlike an application, applets
cannot be executed directly from the operating system.
Sun Microsystems certifies applets or applications
written in 100% pure Java will run in all systems equipped
with a Java Virtual Machine, not just in Microsoft
Those applying to become
Clients, Members and Partners of AbleStable®.
searchable part of a website where non-current information
products of human creative activity which often hold special
that is not folk, jazz, or other types of popular music,
and is more likely available to an elite within society
(sometimes called serious music). Art music is also referred
to as classical music, although in western art music history
the term 'classical' refers to a particular period of
western art music.
A person who practices
or is skilled in an art and one whose profession requires
artistic expertise (a painter, designer, illustrator).
which has a coating usually of china clay. It can be gloss
or matt and is suitable for jobs requiring a fine finish
such as colour brochures and annual reports.
the physical art (Sometimes referred to as Camera-Ready
Artwork or Mechanical) prepared by the designer and including
type, graphics and other originals. This was used by the
printer to produce the printing plates.
standard method for encoding characters as 8-bit sequences
of binary numbers, allowing a maximum of 256 characters.
Text files are customarily called 'ASCII files'. ASCII
also includes control characters such as carriage return
ASP stands for Active
Server Pages. A blend of traditional HTML and database
server language. When a server accesses an active content
page, the requested page is passed through the database
server where the code is processed, and a new HTML page
is generated. This page is then returned to the regular
web server and sent on to the user.
Association of Shareware Professionals was formed in
April 1987 to strengthen the future of try-before-you-buy
software as an alternative to conventional retail software.
Its members, all of whom subscribe to a code of ethics,
are committed to the concept of shareware as a method
of marketing. http://www.asp-shareware.org
To learn and understand
thoroughly; to absorb and incorporate; to become absorbed.
From the Latin name assimilãre to make one thing
like another, similus, like, similar.
The ratio of height to
width of a rectangle. Applies to monitor screens, slides
and paper. The aspect ratio of most standard paper sizes
is approximately 1.5:1.
Describes a file that may only be read. Devices such as CDROM can be read but
changed. This attribute can be assigned to a file or a folder. Read only files
or folders cannot be
modified or deleted, but a readonly folder may have its contents modified or
The file is an archive file. Applications use this attribute to mark files for
backup or removal.
The file is hidden. It is not included in an ordinary directory listing.
The file is part of the operating system or is used exclusively by it.
The file is being used for temporary storage.
The data of the file is not immediately available. This attribute indicates that
the file data has been physically moved to offline storage.
Not indexed attribute (not content
The file will not be indexed by the content indexing service.
The folder or file is encrypted on a NTFS volume. Encryption is provided by the
System (EFS). Detailed information about encrypted file attribute.
File that is made generally much smaller than the original size of file. Supported
volumes (Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 2003).
Creation date attribute
Specifies the original creation date and time of file or folder. When the file
or folder is created / newly made, creation date and time are recorded in file
Last modified date attribute
Indicates on the file systems level when the file or
folder was modified last time. When the files
contents are modified and saved, last modified date
and time stamp is set to correspond with the time of
Last accessed date attribute
Indicates on the file systems level when a file was
accessed. If the file is only opened for viewing, copied,
moved, etc., last accessed date is changed
to current one.
A file which is 'attached'
and sent as part of a standard text e-mail message.
Any process that ensures
that users are who they say they are. When you type your
name and password, you are authenticated and allowed access.
New. unusual or experimental, usually used to describe
the 'cutting edge' of an art form.
(Audio Video Interleave)
A common format on the
Internet for small movies and videos (Windows based).
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