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Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 7, 2006.

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  2. macrumors 6502a


    Wooohoooo! :)
  3. macrumors 65816


    Someone did this last year as well- maybe it was the same site. Either way- I will not argue over free apps. :)
  4. macrumors 68020


    yeah. i wonder how this is financed
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Huh, looks like they're having database troubles right now -- it was working this morning.

    You mean the applications or the server space? The applications are financed via donation. It's free publicity for shareware makers who have become increasingly reliant upon this type of advertising. 5,000 distributions a day, with developers donating their apps to this effort.
  6. macrumors regular

    Only 5000, eh? So you'd kinda have to be awake and refreshing the page at midnight, waiting to click so they don't run out?
  7. macrumors 68000


    exactly what i was thinking! i wonder if it will be worth it.
  8. macrumors 68000


    Midnight where? I may be fast asleep at midnight depending on timezone.
  9. macrumors G3


    It appears to be US Pacific time (-0800), even though the site is registered in the UK. The blurb on macappaday says "Midnight PST (the same time as MacZot)", and MacZot is based in California.
  10. macrumors 68000


    Yeah spotted that after posting, which means 8am here. Most days I'm stuck in traffic on my way to work then. Suppose I could try and get there and download it before 9am, so 1am PST.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Did anyone get the password for this page?

    The clue is given in the blog post, but I'll repost it:
    "The clue is in the image above. And I always thought it was QWERTY"
  12. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    "AZERTY" - look at the keyboard....
  13. macrumors G4


    Is it just me, or has their website been down for a couple of days, I can't see anything about it online.
  14. FDX
    macrumors regular

    I have not been able to get on that page either.:(
  15. macrumors 6502

    I think they were having server trouble, I think it was yesterday I was redirected to a holding page which said they were moving servers or something like that.
  16. macrumors regular

    Yesterday (12/19) was, I believe, a planned server outage. They were moving to a new server.

    So maybe shortly they'll come back online :)
  17. macrumors G4


    They seem to be back up online now!

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