Category Archives: Silliness

Of Flying Pigs

A number of the specifications for how things work on the Internet begin life as an RFC, or Request For Comment. For example, RFC 2616 lays out the basis for the HyperText Transfer Protocol or HTTP which controls how a web browser downloads pages from a web server. (That’s what that “http://” is for at the beginning of all web page addresses.)
Today I became aware of RFC 1925 which discusses “fundamental truths of networking for the Internet community.”
My favorite part is section 2.3 which reads:

With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

Swinging on a Star

I watched Hudson Hawk a couple weeks ago, and I just can’t get this song out of my head!

And all the monkeys aren’t in the zoo; every day you see quite a few. So you see it’s all up to you… You could be better than you are! You could be swinging on a star!


In a conversation with my boss this morning, I announced my plans to take the rest of the year off from work. He fully supports this decision; as he said, you have to stick to your principles.
He left 30 minutes ahead of me!