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[–] [email protected] 120 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Everyone give it up for the fella who ran a webserver on a teapot

[–] [email protected] 86 points 1 month ago (2 children)

I like returning 418 instead of 404 or 403 on the files the script kiddies are hunting for on my web servers. I'm sure it does nothing but I'd like to think I've wasted some of their time at least once.

[–] [email protected] 27 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I'm glad that error exists.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

I'm pretty sure it exists because of RFC2324 hyper text coffee pot control protocol

[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Fun fact, first webcam was a series of updating stills of an actual coffee pot so some engineers would know if there was coffee made.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Technically, all video is a series of updating stills.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago (1 children)

True, but most streaming media now is a bunch of stills with the changes for each individual frame between them.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

True, but webcams still just deliver raw frames (or compressed frames in the case of MJPEG).

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago (1 children)

With that, plus image recognition, plus a control system, you could use rfc2324 to implement the digital control side

Though I think I'd use weight, temperature, and flow sensors for easier service implementation

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

And then plug those values into a image generation service to give users a visually intuitive way to see if there's cooffe or not!

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Necessity is the mother of invention

[–] [email protected] 23 points 1 month ago (3 children)

You had one chance to use 420 and you squandered it.

[–] [email protected] 36 points 1 month ago

HTTP 418 is the "I'm a teapot" code

[–] [email protected] 25 points 1 month ago

Oh I get plenty of chances to use 420. But I think you might be missing the joke. 😁

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (1 children)

420 is still avalable. Not sure what you would put there ("Server too high?") and given the controversy over 418 I think its best to leave that one blank instead of making a weed joke.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

There was an attempt by Twitter at one point to use "420 Enhance Your Calm" as a code to indicate you're being rate limited.

[–] [email protected] 63 points 1 month ago (6 children)

200: "I gotchu, bro. Here you go. Have a good day."

401: "You're not on the list. Get lost."

402: "Pay me or get lost."

403: "Everyone get lost."

404: "You are lost."

500: "Ooopsss."

501: "Knew I forgot something..."

504: "I can't do this shit all day."

[–] [email protected] 34 points 1 month ago (2 children)
[–] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

Serving multiple data streams

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Thread safe pouring

[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

I love the whimsy of developers.

[–] [email protected] 23 points 1 month ago

429: "Please stop trying"

[–] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago

401 is "I don't know who you are. Get fucked"

403 is "I know who you are and you're not allowed here. Get fucked"

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

502: "I'm fucked, you're fucked, but most of all the developer trying to solve this is super fucked."

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

451: “The law says get lost.”

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

401 is more like “Tell me who tf you are or get lost”, while 403 means “You're not on the list, get lost”

[–] [email protected] 31 points 1 month ago

Surprised no one's mentioned HTTP Cats yet:

https://http.cat/

Personally, HTTP 405 (Method not allowed) is my favorite:

An image of former US president George Bush eating a cat. The text below the image reads, "405. Method Not Allowed"

[–] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago

Why do these feel like the 5 stages of grief 🤔

[–] [email protected] 22 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

MS Teams does this unironically

[–] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago

As a software developer / network admin, all of these are almost always "I fucked up configuring the web server".

[–] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago

200: Here you go (secretly still an error)

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

These are pretty good as an overview tbh. I like it when teachers have a sense of humour at least.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago