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Re: converting my local site to be https only access

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On Tue, May 02, 2017 at 05:35:55PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:


> I've been looking at nginx myself, and wondering if it was any easier to 
> setup. Apache2 can be a mutant bear with 6 sore paws.

This is a nice description ;-)

Remember that in its very early infancy, "Apache" was a pun on "a patchy
server", because it started its life as a set of patches on top of NCSA

XML was all the rage at that time and supposed to reconciliate executive
world (IBM's SGML) with the hippy early Internet (HTML). The result of
such marriages tends to be an abominable monster (tell that to me, who
at $DAYJOB have to watch "Agile Bureaucracy" unfurling in front of me...
I'm too old for that shit).

Combine that with the raging early success of Apache (which was, without
doubt, very much deserved, for all the outstanding people working there.
Remember the competition? Shudder!). That success brings on what I call
the "no backtracking" curse: if you have so many users relying on you,
you are not supposed to backtrack on any design decision, be it as
shitty as it might. And you do take shitty design decisions when you're
moving fast.

- -- tomás
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