GNU Terry Pratchett HTTP-Header

terryIn Terry Pratchetts Discworld gibt es die Internet-ähnlichen Clacks, und in seinen Romanen wird toten Clack Operators gedacht, in dem man ihren Namen in den sogenannten „Clack Overheads“ ewig im Netz hält, von Redditor pocketknifeMT:

This is done on the discworld for clack operators (a network of semaphore towers), and mentioned in particular for John Dearheart, a clacks innovator.

His name, however, continues to be sent in the so-called Overhead of the clacks. The full message is "GNU John Dearheart", where the G means, that the message should be passed on, the N means "Not Logged" and the U that it should be turned around at the end of the line. So as the name "John Dearheart" keeps going up and down the line, this tradition applies a kind of immortality as "a man is not dead while his name is still spoken".

Und das funktioniert natürlich auch prima mit HTTP-Headern und deshalb schickt Nerdcore ab jetzt einen X-Clacks-Overhead "GNU Terry Pratchett":

For anyone that either controls their own apache webserver or has access to the apache .htaccess file for their site

<IfModule headers_module> header set X-Clacks-Overhead "GNU Terry Pratchett" </IfModule>

If you have permission to add HTTP headers, that will add it. If adding headers isn't enabled at all, the "if" statement should mean you don't get an error, it'll just not work. If it's enabled but you don't have permission to configure in your .htaccess file, you might get an error.

[update] Github: „A simple gem to include X-Clacks-Overhead headers into any rack (rails, sinatra, etc) application.“

[update] GNU Terry Pratchett has a Website.