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Archive for October, 2012

Halloween pumpkins any geek would be proud of

geek pumpkins

If you’re going to carve a pumpkin today, you might be looking for some inspiration. To help you out, we’ve collected a range of pumpkins carved with various geeky themes. There’s Windows, Super Mario, Tux, CSS, Twitter, and more.

We did a similar article four years ago, so we thought it was about time we returned to the subject and found some more geeky pumpkins to inspire you for Halloween. Happy Halloween!

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shootitlive
A video published on the front page of the newspaper Aftonbladet reached over 146,000 simultaneous visitors less than a minute after it was shot in Ukraine during the Euro 2012 soccer championship. This was made possible by the Swedish company Shootitlive, which is using the latest in web technology to make it possible for news organizations to provide real-time media coverage from events around the world. Today we’re talking to one of its developers, Emil Stenqvist, about what Shootitlive does and how it does it.

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windows 8

Today, millions of users around the world are installing Windows 8, the latest version of the Microsoft operating system. We will also install one or more copies of Windows 8 in the Pingdom office over the course of the day.

But as exciting as some of what’s new in Windows 8 might be, it does have rather big shoes to fill. Its predecessor, Windows 7, is the fastest selling OS ever, and all Windows versions combined account for almost 90% of all desktop web browsing.

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Web performance and ops – Weekend must-read articles #34

web performance and ops

This is our collection of must-read articles about web performance and ops for the weekend. There’s something about Node.js, MongoDB, caching, and more.

Every week we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, webops, security, and other geeky topics.

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How long is long enough for laptop battery life?

battery life

What kind of battery life do you demand from your laptop? Would you be fine with a few hours, or do you want a full workday out of one charge, or perhaps even more? This is a question facing many of us, and recently we at Pingdom spent some time thinking about it.

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Summarizing day one of Internet Days

internet days born to hack

After yesterday’s Internet Discovery Day and WordCamp, we felt ready to really take on Internet Days today. Now on the way back to Pingdom HQ, we’d like to bring you some of the events and impressions from today.

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Internet Discovery Day

Tomorrow Internet Days kicks off officially but today was full of all kinds of Internet-related activities as a precursor to the main event. Just arriving back to the Pingdom HQ, we thought we’d share with you a bit about the day’s events.

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swedenWant to know what Internet users in Sweden do online each day? When most Swedes start using the Internet? What they buy online? Answers to all of that and more can be found in this report, just released by the Internet Infrastructure Foundation in Sweden.

Even though we really love stats and really digging into them, at 69 pages in total, this report is a bit beyond what we would call easily digestible :)  So, quite simply, we thought we’d summarize it, highlighting some of the more funny and interesting aspects of the report.

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Pingdom is heading to Internet Days in Stockholm

pingdom internet days internetdagarna sweden swedes

Pingdom is heading to Internet Days in Stockholm for a schedule full of presentations, discussions, debates, and banter about all things related to the Internet. Some of us Pingdom geeks will be hob-knobbing with the over 1,500 participants expected to attend this year.

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Web performance and ops – Weekend must-read articles #33

web performance and ops
This is our collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about Facebook, Dart, CSS preprocessors, HTTP/2.0, and more.

Every week we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, webops, security, and other geeky topics.

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