James Smith

Recently I’ve stumbled across some curious HTTP headers.

Pinterest loves corgis

Pinterest seem to be a fan of corgi dogs:

$ curl -I pinterest.com

Breed: CORGI

Newsblur love The Simpsons

Newsblur will deliver you a random Simpsons quote in their HTTP headers:

$ curl -I newsblur.com
X-Homer: D'oh.
X-Sideshow-Bob: Attempted murder? Now honestly, what is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for attempted chemistry?
X-Ed-Begley-Jr: I prefer a vehicle that doesn't hurt Mother Earth. It's a go-cart, powered by my own sense of self-satisfaction.

Interstate loves hackers

Interstate use their header to find hackers looking for a job:

$ curl -I interstateapp.com

X-Company: BakedCode
X-Hacker: bakedcode.com/jobs

I’m sure there are a ton more interesting/fun headers out there, if you’ve seen a particularly good one, add it to the discussion on Hacker News.

About the Author

James Smith, British entrepreneur and developer based in San Francisco.

I'm the co-founder of Bugsnag with Simon Maynard, and from 2009 to 2012 I led up the product team as CTO of Heyzap.