from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling or characteristic of a hacker (technically skilled computer enthusiast).
- adj. Resembling or characteristic of a hacker (malicious user who breaks into computer systems).
I truly believed that even in the biggest and most-corporate security company there are people with hackerish instincts, people who will do the right thing and blow the whistle.
Of course, hackers have been running Linux on the PS2 for ages, but here's an example of a company that is capitalizing on the efforts of its hackerish userbase.
Hosting your site in your sketchy friend's basement might seem like a great way to save a hundred and twenty bucks a year, as well as making you feel all edgy and hackerish, but when your sketchy friend doesn't pay his electric bill and gets cut off your site goes down.
My guess is that hitters are generally a little bit more hackerish up there in spring games.
Cal: This is sort of the height of unnecessary life hackerish geekdom, but I'll explain: all of my mail gets filtered into one label or the other, so my "inbox" is always empty.
A lot of people will be wanting to broaden their skills, or spryly cross over to wherever there is a demand for hackerish minds (I remember well the great Perl hacker bioinformatics migration of 2001), so crossover technology like a chemistry lab and dark room is useful.