1. <graphics, operating system, jargon> Pixels (usually single) that are
not properly restored when the mouse pointer moves away from a particular
location on the screen, producing the appearance that the mouse pointer has left
droppings behind. The major causes for this problem are MS-DOS programs that
write to the screen memory corresponding to the mouse pointer's current location
without hiding the mouse pointer first, and mouse drivers that do not quite
support the graphics mode in use.
2. <World-Wide Web, jargon> The client address recorded in a World-Wide
Web server's log whenever a client connects to a site.
Users may be unaware that their activity is being logged in this way but the
potential for misuse of the information is limited.
[March 1996 Macworld, p260, Viewpoint article by Larry Irving].
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