Here’s a fun hack for your Wednesday morning, because why not?
Ricky Robinett, API architect of food ordering service Ordr.in, is a bit of a hackathon legend, it seems. He’s built Worldof4craft, a site that turns the world into a game of Risk using Foursquare, and Happstr, a StartupBus project that helps you track, understand, and anayze your happiness. He also made IsItCookieTime.com (Answer: HELL YES!). And of course, FakeGirlfriend.co, the online tool that lets you create your own unique FakeGirlfriend and use her to fool your friends and family.
His latest does not disappoint — it’s a rapper-themed set of HTTP statuses. (Stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. For the non-technical among us, let’s just say these response codes are the online equivalent of “10-4″ and “Roger that.” Coders, please don’t attack me for over-simplifying.)
Check it out to see rappers all up in our Internet. Nicki Minaj is 101 – Switching Protocols, 2pac is 410 – Gone, and The Fresh Prince is 301- Moved Permanently. My favorite is probably HTTP Status 200 – OK, featuring (duh), Lil Jon.
Here’s where I should probably make some sort of a joke about having 99 problems and 404 Not Found ain’t one, right? Or about Robinett not being a player, he just hacks a lot? Yeahhhhh, nevermind. Back to work, everyone.