Last week, one of my friend attended Web 2.0 conference at Boston…who came back with this hilarious story. One of the presentation he attended was all about how to gain and retain Web customers (interesting preso..delivered by FatWire CEO) – towards the end of the presentation, the CEO wanted to drag the attention of the audience showing a “way” cool commercial for analyzing Web statistics. To his bad luck, the demo called to pull statistics from an adult Web site…”Playboy’s Cyber XXX”. You may guess the rest of the story now….ofcourse it was a bit offensive to many of the audience and raised some heated conversations.
Not sure, where and what went wrong ? What poisoned the demo ? Is it due to an XSS attack or HTTP response spiliting or intentional half-naked packaging in hopes to hook the attendees For those curious….here is the tail bit of story.
Finally, I had some time to play with WordPress 2.6.5…and did have success with importing those old stuff to new Sun MySQL database and the themes/customizations (the PHP scripts were too old so i ended up doing wild guess then hack)….to make it run on WordPress 2.6.5 - it works ! Editing those messed up PHPs was an interesting experience. Still I have so much old stuff…am trying my best to migrate in to this new site soon. If it did’nt work, I will blame it on those RSS or whatever standards that supposed to take care of these issues.
Last ditch efforts did’nt help…sorry to note all the comments you folks posted were lost !!
The good news is I am dumping my blogger.com account.