October 31, 2004
The Joys of Capitalism
I would like to point out an interesting and funny fact:
When I was in the midst of finalizing 0.31, MacUpdate's site suffered an apparently horrendous server crash. I posted my AcidSearch 0.31 update to VersionTracker at approximately 4:25AM last night/this morning (I, quite curiously, find myself staying up way past my bedtime on a daily basis); I posted it to MacUpdate at just about 9:25PM tonight. Guess which has theirs up first? (You don't actually have to guess, you can just look and see for yourself). VersionTracker either is horribly backed up on posting its updates, or they somehow lost my update. I'll post it again after 24 hours have passed (probably to the minute)! This strikes me as somehow funny, or at least ironic—MacUpdate suffered a hard drive failure. They probably are having to restore proprietary (e.g. messy) PHP code on the server (some of which may not have been recently backed up), restore MySQL DBs from backups (the comments are still broken), etc., and yet they still get the update up quicker than VersionTracker, who had a 17 hour head start.
It just goes to show.
Posted by pozytron at October 31, 2004 01:10 AM
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