A man is not dead while his name is still spoken.
As many of you already know, one of our favorite authors, Sir Terry Pratchett, passed away on March 12th of this year. For those who haven't read Going Postal, in the story, the operators of a primitive telegraphy system (the Clacks) add a coded message to the system overhead that includes the code G-N-U, followed by a dead Clacksman's name so that he will live on in the technology.
The GNU code stands for
- G: send the message on
- N: do not log the message
- U: turn the message around at the end of the line and send it back again
Since the Web is the effective equivalent of the Clacks in the real world, some of us are adding Terry's name to our HTTP and HTML headers so that, at least in the imaginary world he created, Death cannot have him.
Since we don't control the server HTTP messages here, you can see our Clacks overhead message in the HTML headers if you install a browser extension that looks for them on websites. You can find out how to set that up here: http://www.gnuterrypratchett.com/