A cool word to use just to indicate that you're severely, extremely, totally bored. Wordnet defines it as "being bored by something tedious," but it's more than that. It's being bored because your whole life is nothing but tedium. Yesterday I was suffering from ennui. In the vain hope of entertaining myself, I took my IBM Thinkpad downstairs, with my Orinoco 802.11b card, and decided to test the effects of my microwave oven on the noise level reading of the wireless networking card. Since both use the 2.4 GHz band, and the microwave must have some leakage, something should happen, I reasoned. And something did. The noise reading occasionally jumped from -95dB to -94dB. I was not impressed.