I saw this on Hacking Hat (an interesting blog written by Steve Knight – an old mate from Uni’ who I haven’t seen in years) and it seemed to ring true somehow (even though I’m not a programmer):
Main Entry: proÂ·gramÂ·mers bladÂ·der
Pronunciation: \ËˆprÅ-ËŒgra-mÉ™rs Ëˆbla-dÉ™r\
Function: noun phrase
Etymology: Birmingham, Richard Pinchin
Date: circa 1994
1 : A condition that requires the victim to sit at their terminal for extended periods. The condition denies the victim their normal bodily functions until: that [f***ing] thing compiles, or more caffeine is required.