design July 2, 2015

How We Built Our Blog

Yesterday, we announced the redesign of our blog and the addition of our engineering channel. This is the first post related to engineering detailing a walkthrough of what we’ve built, and what better than to blog about rebuilding our blog on our new blog? How meta. It started with an engineering blog A few months…
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Engineering Manager, Public Platform
community November 11, 2014

Announcing Bosun, our new open source monitoring & alerting system

If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey A big part of scaling up an engineering team is getting serious about monitoring and alerts. A good monitoring system collects data from all of…
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President and Chief Technology Officer (former)
community July 31, 2009

Happy SysAdmin Appreciation Day!

Today, July 31, 2009, is the 10th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day! There’s a rather nice definition of the term sysadmin on the page, so if you’ve ever wondered who the target audience is for Server Fault — have a read: A sysadmin unpacked the server for this website from its box, installed an operating…
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Co-Founder (Former)