6 hours ago, Setag_Yrneh wrote
@fanbaby: You can set a handler for any type of extension on nginx, Tomcat or Apache. Like I wrote, back when they had IIS edge servers. Tomcat doesn't have to process uris that have .do, or .gen extensions.
MySpace earned a reputation as a bad technology platform when they switch over to the BlueDragon servers in early 2006.
It helped to destroy them permanently in the course of the coming years. Their constant errors, and Rupert Murdoch made them the laughing stock of the social networking world.
Yes, that's his wife that he put in charge of MySpace asia. I can only liken it to Anna Nicole Smith and J. Howard Marshall. Except Marshall had the sense not to have her head a real company's global resources.
Not a tech reference, but certainly a nice anecdotal reference to compliment the technical short comings.
It's really sad but as soon as MySpace was acquired, Microsoft and it's partners used it as a financial resource to sell them every obscure technology and platform that they had. They were even stacking the Fox Media branch with MS execs. It was their NewsCorp cash cow.
How were they ever going to go up? When your company becomes an unpaid resource for another's they could only go down. And they did. They crashed like a blimp.
The good news is that now they get so little traffic, their .NET servers can finally handle the load.
Also, to be complete, the last stages of the Microsoft invasion/destruction of MySpace was when they had MySpace buy iLike which was founded by Microsoft employees.
This was the coupe de kill for MySpace as it took 20M in budget out of the already failing Fox Media business. They had them acquired in the middle of the worst recession since the great depression.
Shortly after they had to lay off 500 people.
While the Microsofties bathed in MySpace cash.
In my humble opinion it was similar to the Microsoft/IBM relationship of OS/2 minus the IBM selling OS/2 part. Eventually Aber, the guy who made the testimonial above, like the others all bailed from the company when the party was over.
Where is Microsoft now that the MySpace party is over?