Still Alive - An ode to Meteor free hosting

To the tune of (and gratuitously copied almost verbatim from) “Portal - Still Alive

This was a trial!
I’m making a note here:
Huge mistake!

It’s hard to overstate

Meteor Science:
They do what they want
because they can
for the good of just of them.
So the service is dead.

But there’s no sense crying
over every mistake.
You just keep on coding
’til you run out of make.
And the coding gets done.
And you make something run
on the servers that are
still alive.

I’m not even angry…
I’m being so sincere right now.
Even though you broke your promise,
and killed it.

And tore it to pieces.
And threw every piece into a fire.
As they burned it hurt because
I was so happy with you!

Now, these points of data
make a beautiful line.
And we’re out of beta.
We’re releasing on time!
So I’m glad I got burned!
Think of all the things we learned!
for the servers that are
still alive.

So go ahead and leave us…
I think I’d prefer to stay offline…
Maybe you’ll find someone else
to sell to.
Maybe that Facebook?
That was a joke. Ha Ha. Fat Chance!

Anyway this code is great!
It’s so ambitious and fast!

Look at me: still talking
when there’s coding to do!
When I look out there,
it makes me glad I’m not you.

I’ve experiments to run.
There is coding to be done.
For the servers that are
still alive.
And believe me
my code’s still alive.
I’m doing coding and I’m
still alive.
I feel fantastic that I’m
still alive.
While you’re dying I’ll be
still alive.
And when you’re dead I will be
still alive.

Still alive.

Still alive.


Hahaha, now I want to play portal again! :smile:

Indeed! :slight_smile:

And while I posted this as a bit of a joke, I do think MDG are underestimating the importance of meteor deploy as part of the attraction of Meteor as a platform. Not for free hosting, but for the ease of trying something out, and for hosting of occasional use demonstration sites. (Restricting to a few hours a month per instance to prevent ‘ping abuse’ would be fine. )

With a simple way to transition meteor deploy test sites to Galaxy, you have a ready made market. By getting rid of it altogether, they’re chopping themselves off at the knees.

Agree with the sentiment, but I’ll be devils advocate:

  • only MDG bean counters know how many tire-kickers will/never convert
  • free on bluemix etc
  • forward localhost as last resort

+1 for creative irony

ROFLMAO that is the bestest part!