Today I’m cheering for the 20,000 stars curl has received on GitHub.
It is worth repeating that this is just a number without any particular meaning or importance. It just means 20,000 GitHub users clicked the star symbol for the curl project over at curl/curl.
At exactly 08:15:23 UTC today we reached this milestone. Checked with a curl command line like this:
$ curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/curl/curl | jq '.stargazers_count' 20000
(By the time I get around to finalize this post, the count has already gone up to 20087…)
To celebrate this occasion, I decided I was worth a beer and this time I went with a hand-written note. The beer was a Swedish hazy IPA called Amazing Haze from the brewery Stigbergets. One of my current favorites.
Photos from previous GitHub-star celebrations :