Oh neat, my new license plate came!

RFC 2324

Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0)


L. Masinter

1 April 1998




2.3 HTCPCP return codes



418 I'm a teapot


   Any attempt to brew coffee with a teapot should result in the error

   code "418 I'm a teapot". The resulting entity body MAY be short and



(And behold: the dreck that gets spewed up by a Michigan winter road)

  • gregory jaffe 5y

    This is so nerdy it's beyond my realm of comprehension
  • m0o 5y

  • Colleen Hill 5y

    ^ what greg said
  • Tracy27 5y

    Haha! You and my husband should definitely meet sometime, Phil Dokas.
  • apex2012 5y

    I was on my way to work, driving from Ann Arbor to Warren, and saw someone pass with a license plate that said HTTP418. Decided to google 'HTTP418 license plate' when I got in, and sure enough it brings me here. The circle of life is now complete. Ironically enough, that's usually the part of my drive where my cell phone starts lighting up with Nagios errors regarding Apache. +1 for the status code selection. I wonder if 404 is taken.
  • Phil Dokas 5y

    I honestly didn't expect to hear about a sighting for a long time! Hooray!

    Get this: HTCPCP is taken! HTTP404 is also taken (you can check the database live at services.sos.state.mi.us/plates/).
  • travisjohnbye 4y

    You're my hero, Dokas. Never forget that.
  • eric socolofsky 4mo

    You're still famous, Phil. Well done on the 'nerd' tag.
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