sometimes i get into a wikipedia rabbit hole™️ about internet backbone shit, tiered providers, autonomous system, etc.
and it's like
HOW DOES ANY OF THIS INSANE SHIT ACTUALLY FUNCTION
@rfox yes of course, very true
but the fact that MOST of the time, it works FLAWLESSLY and i can access a site anywhere on the fuckign internet without even thinking about it on a normal day is FUCKING NUTSO
@mdszy oh yeah totally.
I remember my parents telling me about their wonder they had when they first used the internet, how their computer was TALKING TO A COMPUTER IN GERMANY (iirc porsche.com was one of the early websites?).
Funny how all the wonder's melted away because for a couple of decades now, "that's just how it be".
@mdszy but yeah, achieving something like that in such a way that <0.01% of people ever think about it is a true feat of engineering. Just like clean water and sewage. Or the fucking electric grid.
@mdszy I know exactly that feeling.
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