Now before you get all bend out of shape, this is not a “Windows bashing” post. Granted, I’m likely to mention Windows once or twice, but it’s a general bash on M$.
First of all I want to say, once again, fuck you Microsoft!!! I am continually amazed at the lack of intelligence of the people running one of the world’s largest companies. They must be a group of fucking dick heads with nothing better than to screw and swindle people out of money. I have come to realize over the years that not only does Windows suck, nearly everything that M$ does it absolutely terrible.
This started many years ago, around Windows 95 I suppose. Windows was an operation system ahead of its time, something the “average Joe” could use without advanced training. It was pushed as an alternative to the command line days of old. And you know what, it took root, countless people jumped on board and loved it. It was easy, it was “stable” and most of all, it didn’t require any special skills.
Fast forward 15 years. M$ has released a number of new operating system, some of them were good, some of them were bad (ME, I’m looking at you!). All in all the M$ has been alright at releasing good operation systems. Somewhere along the way, however, they strayed from their focus. The moved from simply releasing operating system to releasing….well everything. The moved to mobile phone operating systems, search engines, video game consoles, databases, email platforms, and pretty much anything else they could get their hands on.
It’s not the M$ is a bad company, they have just expanded far beyond their means. They have to have their hands in EVERYTHING. This isn’t always a bad thing, but they have become so diversified that everything that have turned out is now half-assed, at best. Instead of focusing on a few things, they have broadened out so much that we are at the point of nearly everything that they make sucks….hard.
Do you really want to know why I’m so pissed off? Well do you??? Well it goes like this…
I don’t consider myself a *webmaster* but I do manage a number of sites and am pretty damn good at HTML and PHP. As someone that manages web sites, there is one thing that should be held sacred above all else…..the Apache logs. Everyone that has ever run a web site, even for a short time, knows that you DON’T FUCK WITH THE APACHE LOGS!
Well….M$ has taken it upon themselves to fuck with the logs. They create “fake” search referrers using search terms that my sites don’t even show up for. They flood my logs, disrupt my stats, and all around wreak havoc on all my sites. I’m not the first to complain. A search for msnbot and referrer will return a fair number of results of other people complaining of the same thing.
For far too long, M$ has fucked with our OS, our cell phones, PDAs, game consoles, and many other things. But for those of us that run web sites, you just don’t fuck with Apache logs. It’s hallowed ground and shouldn’t be manipulated in ANY WAY. I don’t care if they claim it’s how the help rank sites. Honestly I don’t give a fucking damn what they claim, they are fucking with things they shouldn’t.
At this point, I have begun a systematic blocking of msnbot from ALL my sites. If you use MSN to search, well you are a fucking moron as well and deserve to come up with shit-filled results. MSN search (or Live search as it’s now know) has to be one of the biggest steaming piles of shit on the Internet. Not only is it filled with completely useless results, it’s also home to many shady practices.
So just to make sure I got my point across, FUCK YOU MICROSOFT!!!! Fuck all that you stand for. Fuck your management for such stupid ideas. Fuck the very space that you occupy….
OK, I’m done….