RFC 1924 - A Compact Representation of IPv6 Addresses edit / delete

"This document specifies a more compact representation of IPv6 addresses, which permits encoding in a mere 20 bytes." Yes, it's an April 1st RFC, but it's not *that* silly an idea...

to address amusements encoding ipv6 rfc ... on 05 March 2015

The Phillips Code edit / delete

Not only was "u" for "you" common telegraphic practice, there was actually a widely-adopted standard for these kinds of abbreviations. (Reading between the lines in documentation about the Titanic's last radio signals, you can see that all the messages we're used to seeing written out in perfect longhand English were actually sent as what today looks like SMS-speak...)

to code encoding retrotech telegraph ... on 27 May 2012

telegraphic codes and message practice edit / delete

Extremely detailed overview of telegraphic codes. Lots of examples of codebooks and schemes for digitally encoding characters. Fascinating stuff.

to code encoding retrotech signalling telegraph ... on 27 May 2012

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