3 definitions by markfromhouston

Top Definition
The arthritic fatigue or hand and joint pain specifically felt during and after construction/assembly of IKEA furnitue, directly caused by the use of awkward tools at impossible angles.

Pronunciation: "eye-key-are-pull"
My typing was for crap the day after my wife went on a shopping spree at IKEA - the ikearpal tunnel syndrome set in sometime after the third önÿttïg säk.
#ikea #arthritis #carpal tunnel #ikeamotion #ikeaphile
by markfromhouston April 19, 2009
A person's normal speaking voice, without any change in volume, stress, "tone" or emphasis placed upon any of the words.

Antonym of "upper case voice".
"If you want to continue this discussion, I need you to stop yelling and speak calmly. Use your lower case voice."
#etiquette #digital age #upper case voice #uppercase voice #lowercase voice
by markfromhouston September 25, 2009
A "system failure" which occurs when an in-progress DVR recording "runs over" and catches up to the live, on-air broadcast, leaving the viewer to suffer through commercial breaks and other moments typically advanced past using the fast forward feature. Recovery can be attained by postponing the live review, or through the use of the pause and replay features, to refill the "buffer" of recorded content.

Can also apply to streaming video and related live-playing internet media, such as a YouTube video, when hampered by a sluggish download speed.
"Even though I set my DVR to record the finale, I just couldn't wait to watch it. So rushed home, got there about 20 after, and hit play, but after zipping though the first two commercial breaks I hit a buffer overrun and now I'm stuck watching the stupid commercials! Grar!"
#dvr #tv #youtube #digital age #modern problem #buffer overun
by markfromhouston September 24, 2009
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