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Archive for September, 2006

The Pingdom Crib

We would like to invite you all to a tour around the Pingdom crib. We took some photos of how our Swedish office looks like on a sunny Friday afternoon. Above: The Pingdom, formerly an old industrial building. Above:The sign of uptime and freedom leads the way. Above:Our sofa for relaxing moments with a magazine. […]

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What to do with bad servers?

Sometimes your servers get you irritated. The first time you may be able to live with it. But when a server goes bad and doesn’t let you sleep at night, it’s time to do something about it. At least that’s what some people think. We found some clips of people who just couldn’t take it […]

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New blog design from our shiny new graphic designer

You may remember that Pingdom was looking for a graphic designer to join our team. We found him! On September 15, David Rydell entered our offices and hasn’t left since (we let him have some coffee, but that’s it). He is the former marketing manager and graphic designer at Loopia, one of the largest web […]

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Traffic lights as downtime alert

By the title, you would be forgiven for thinking that this is yet another “discarded marketing ideas” post. But it isn’t. The basic idea is this: When we get a new customer we will send them a miniature traffic light, around 10 cm (4 inches) high. This traffic light can be plugged into their LAN […]

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Uptime vs. downtime

The media loves bad news. It’s a sad but true fact of life. For example: Server administrators love the word “uptime”. Most normal people love uptime, because it means that things are working the way they should. Uptime is a positive word. “Downtime,” however, most server administrators really hate. The shit has hit the proverbial […]

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How to avoid the consequences of your site being down

This is a service we would have loved to offer, if it wasn’t for the fact that we would be facing more lawsuits than we can count. We present: The Pingdom Diversion service! Whenever your site has problems, we would do at least one of the following: Immediately launch a massive DDoS attack on your […]

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