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Re: So that's what it is.
By:Louis Wu
Date: 4/7/13 7:12 pm
In Response To: So that's what it is. (Nikko B201)

: I'd never actually tried going there before - nobody talked about it, so I
: assumed it was some kind of back-end admin system.

lol - it was. Originally.

A long, long time ago, HBO was run off a mac, and that mac would choke when traffic got too heavy. But we couldn't move to a unix box at the time, because I didn't have any programming skills on, say, php, and a lot of the content here was dynamic, served from databases.

So the short-term solution was to set up a unix box that could handle all the static content -mostly images - leaving just the dynamic stuff for the mac. Since the content was mostly images, I named it nikon.

Over time, I learned php, and moved more and more of the content off the mac and onto the unix box. Eventually, I retired the mac. The nikon name never went away, because of cached/archived links on other sites.

And now you know the REST of the story. :)

Messages In This Thread

NBO: We don't sell camerasUrban Reflex4/7/13 12:28 pm
     Re: NBO: We don't sell camerasNikko B2014/7/13 12:48 pm
           Skipping simple "Halo" filters, maybe? *NM*ZackDark4/7/13 1:01 pm
                 So that's what it is.Nikko B2014/7/13 3:56 pm
                       Re: So that's what it is.Louis Wu4/7/13 7:12 pm
                             Re: So that's what it is.Quirel4/7/13 8:06 pm
                             Re: So that's what it is.MacGyver104/8/13 10:03 am
                             "This is Claude Errera ... Good day." *NM*CARDO 8 ATL4/8/13 11:49 am

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