Small info about vorbis format from wikipedia:
> "Vorbis" is named after a Discworld character
> Exquisitor Vorbis in Small Gods by Terry Pratchett.
> The Ogg format, however, is not named after Nanny Ogg,
> another Discworld character; the name is in fact
> derived from "ogging", jargon that arose in the
> computer game Netrek.

It seems that people loved Discworld too! Should re-read it when have some free time :)




> It seems that people loved Discworld too!

Speaking of people who love Discworld, do you know the story of the `x-clacks-overhead` HTTP header? It's a header several sites use to commemorate Terry Pratchett; it repeats his name in every HTTP request.

It's based on the clacks (an Internet-ish network from Going Postal), which uses a similar system to honor dead operators (in reference to the quote "A man is not dead while his name is still spoken.").

@codesections First time in my life seeing this header xD However "Going Postal" is one of my favorite books by Pratchett :)

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