Casting The Runes: N. What A {guru} Does When You Ask Him Or Her To Run A Particular Program And Type At It Because It Never Works For Anyone Else

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:casting the runes: n. What a {guru} does when you ask him or
her to run a particular program and type at it because it never
works for anyone else; esp. used when nobody can ever see what
the guru is doing different from what J. Random Luser does.
Compare {incantation}, {runes}, {examining the entrails};
also see the AI koan about Tom Knight in "{A Selection
of AI Koans}" ({Appendix A}).
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary