4 thoughts on “Watch this space: Microsoft buying Universal

  • April 20, 2003 at 10:58 am

    What a minute, Cringely thinks Jobs is the best salesman in the world? Wrongo! He’s pretty good, but only good enough to get 6% of the people to spend more money than they need on a computer that looks better than it works. Bill Gates is much, much better as he sold an inferior system to over 90% of the world. That’s salesmanship!

  • April 20, 2003 at 4:06 pm

    Another reason to not buy music conventional means, mebbe?

    Microsoft’s record outside of PC software ain’t that great…

  • April 21, 2003 at 12:40 am

    Ugg… Why does Cringley think that Jobs runs everything at Apple?

    I dunno. Interesting commentary, but I don’t think he’s on the money…

    And Richard: “Microsoft’s record outside of PC software ain’t that great…”

    Are you implying their record in PC software is great? 🙂 I guess you mean $$$

  • April 23, 2003 at 5:47 pm

    Hey, Dave. I have an interesting question for you.

    My friend and I were looking around one day on the web, and we noticed this thing called mod_suru for Apache.


    Well, we also decided $239 was a lot to pay for something like that. So we have gone about deciding to make our own.

    Upon reading the source for a few other Apache mods (a LOT of which are very well-documented), we have determined that it is possible. We’re just a little confused on the implementation.

    My question to you (since you know more about Apache than we do): Does this actually require a mod, or could we do this with a Perl script of some sorts?

    A text-processor like Perl seems perfectly suited for this, but I’m not sure how to make it generate those changes on-the-fly just based off of referrer data. I guess maybe that’s why it is a module? Other ideas I have had involve adding other programs, configuring a bunch of junk, and even adding delays to things to make sure it can keep up with the load – not acceptable when you’re getting thousands of hits an hour!

    Well, if you come up with any interesting ideas, we’ll have a web page up by the beginning of next week with a CVS repository: greymatter.braindamagedbaby.com


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