Published Dec 7, 2013

A friend was talking over dinner about when he was asked, during an interview, what happens when you type in a URL into an address bar in a browser. Lots of stuff happens!

I’m just going to start listing stuff. It’s practically impossible for me to get everything, so I’ll just do a brain dump:

That’s pretty complicated stuff so far, but I haven’t even mentioned stuff like…

When I was younger, the Internet was magical. When I installed my first web server in 4th grade or so, it got less magical. You know what the weird thing is? Now that I know more about what happens, it seems so magical again!