42... What is it?
Published November 14th, 2003
I was reading through modauthdigest today and found an odd comment:
/* XXX: WHAT IS THIS CONSTANT? */ t.time = 42;
I didn’t understand what it mean at all. I looked in the Digest RFC, looked in the Squid Proxies implmentarion of Digest and couldn’t figure it out.
I figured it out a couple hours later. 42 is the The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.
The Wikipedia has some nice info about it: http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheAnswertoLife,theUniverse,and_Everything
Some Apache coders crack me up.
Also found out that Carroll is hiring a “Nicole Swan” to work as a dedicated Coder for the Carroll Website.
Her blog is over at http://www.nicoleswan.com/
Hopefully she is pretty good with PHP. It sounds like we will get todo a complete site redesign from scatch soon. Should solve many of the problems that the site currently has.
Written by Paul Querna, CTO @ ScaleFT. @pquerna