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housekeeping

Computing the general maintenance of a computer storage system, including removal of obsolete files, documentation, security copying, etc.
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housekeeping

[′hau̇s‚kēp·iŋ]
(computer science)
Those operations or routines which do not contribute directly to the solution of a computer program, but rather to the organization of the program.
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housekeeping

The instructions that are executed at the beginning of an application. It resets all counters and flags to their starting values and readies the program for user operation. See counter and flag.
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I don't understand her wishing to conceal her visit to this place from Sir Percival's knowledge, and I don't feel half so sure, as the housekeeper seems to do, that her daughter Anne is not in the neighbourhood after all.
Fairmont Dubai 's executive housekeeper, Lea Ruhimbaccus who is also a judge at the competition this year said: "Participating in the Housekeeping Challenge boosts the entire housekeeping team's morale; the challenge will help housekeepers to step out of their comfort zone and to further develop a strong rapport with their peers across various properties.
Before joining Copthorne Hotel Dubai, he was the Executive Housekeeper at Tamani Hotel Marina in Dubai.
Meanwhile, the assistant housekeeper only needs to work 40 hours per week.
Angela Lemus, a housekeeper at the Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill who makes $19.91 per hour, said through a translator that in addition to scrubbing tubs and taking out trash, she sometimes has to clean blood or other medical waste from rooms.
One housekeeper said, "I was inspecting the rooms once when I heard an unusual sound - a lady crying loudly, seeking help.
"I haven't seen him, I'm sitting in the car, his housekeeper came out and said she found him dead.
The author describes how the women coped with their duties as well as their isolation, as the head housekeeper was often hated by the crew of servants under her charge, and reveals scandals such as unwanted pregnancies, secret affairs, thefts, and court cases.
For the past 16 years, Susan Brougham, from Newcastle, has been head housekeeper at Matfen Hall Hotel, Northumberland.
"We're pushing our housekeepers too hard," is what I had said to the Executive Housekeeper.
The man, a Saudi Arabian, was in his villa in Jebel Ali in March earlier this year, the court heard, when he asked the housekeeper to go with his driver to collect some goods.
A source said: "They needed a new housekeeper and, hands down, he was the best applicant.