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Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Checked in at Queen's Park. Getting some fresh air — with Jessica map

Checked in at Queen’s Park. Getting some fresh air — with Jessica

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Checked in at The Hartington. Last chance for some tunes? map

Checked in at The Hartington. Last chance for some tunes?

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Tunes! 🎶🎻🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Tunes! 🎶🎻🎶 — with Jessica

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

A curl in every port

A few years back, Zach Bloom wrote The History of the URL: Path, Fragment, Query, and Auth. He recently expanded on it and republished it on the Cloudflare blog as The History of the URL. It’s well worth the time to read the whole thing. It’s packed full of fascinating tidbits.

In the section on ports, Zach says:

The timeline of Gopher and HTTP can be evidenced by their default port numbers. Gopher is 70, HTTP 80. The HTTP port was assigned (likely by Jon Postel at the IANA) at the request of Tim Berners-Lee sometime between 1990 and 1992.

Ooh, I can give you an exact date! It was January 24th, 1992. I know this because of the hack week in CERN last year to recreate the first ever web browser.

Kimberly was spelunking down the original source code, when she came across this line in the HTUtils.h file:

#define TCP_PORT 80 /* Allocated to http by Jon Postel/ISI 24-Jan-92 */

We showed this to Jean-François Groff, who worked on the original web technologies like libwww, the forerunner to libcurl. He remembers that day. It felt like they had “made it”, receiving the official blessing of Jon Postel (in the same RFC, incidentally, that gave port 70 to Gopher).

Then he told us something interesting about the next line of code:

#define OLD_TCP_PORT 2784 /* Try the old one if no answer on 80 */

Port 2784? That seems like an odd choice. Most of us would choose something easy to remember.

Well, it turns out that 2784 is easy to remember if you’re Tim Berners-Lee.

Those were the last four digits of his parents’ phone number.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Checked in at Cartwheel Cafe and Roastery. with Remy map

Checked in at Cartwheel Cafe and Roastery. with Remy

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Checked in at 200 Degrees Coffee map

Checked in at 200 Degrees Coffee

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

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Checked in at The Winding Stair. Lunch in Dublin — with Jessica

Checked in at The Salt House. 🍺 — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Salt House. 🍺 — with Jessica

Checked in at Cava Bodega. Scallops with black pudding — with Jessica map

Checked in at Cava Bodega. Scallops with black pudding — with Jessica

Checked in at Tigh Cóilí. 🎶🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Tigh Cóilí. 🎶🎻 — with Jessica

Checked in at The Crane Bar. 🎶🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Crane Bar. 🎶🎻 — with Jessica

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Checked in at Hooked. with Jessica map

Checked in at Hooked. with Jessica

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Checked in at Coffeewerk + Press. with Jessica

Checked in at Tigh Cóilí. Afternoon session — with Jessica map

Checked in at Tigh Cóilí. Afternoon session — with Jessica

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Checked in at wa cafe. Sushi — with Jessica

Checked in at Ard Bia at Nimmos. Black pudding hash and a pot of tea — with Jessica map

Checked in at Ard Bia at Nimmos. Black pudding hash and a pot of tea — with Jessica

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Checked in at America Village Apothecary. with Jessica

Checked in at The Crane Bar. Great tunes! 🎻🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Crane Bar. Great tunes! 🎻🎶 — with Jessica

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. 🎻🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. 🎻🎶 — with Jessica

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Learning a tune — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Learning a tune — with Jessica