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 for Easter egging
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Easter egging
   n.
  
      [IBM] The act of replacing unrelated components more or less at random in
      hopes that a malfunction will go away. Hackers consider this the normal
      operating mode of field circus techs and do not love them for it. See
      also the jokes under field circus. Compare shotgun debugging.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Easter egging
  
      ({IBM, From the custom of the Easter Egg hunt
     observed in the US and many parts of Europe) The act of
     replacing unrelated components more or less at random in the
     hope that a malfunction will go away.  Hackers consider this
     the normal operating mode of field circus techs and do not
     love them for it.
  
     Compare Easter egg, shotgun debugging.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1998-03-18)
  

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