Weekend website updates

I spent much of this weekend inside, out of the snow, working on a couple of geeky/cool website updates.

First, I sent out about 150 online Christmas cards. For the last few years I used Yahoo Greetings, but this time I decided I wanted something a little more personal. I included a Flickr slideshow and a short holiday letter to the people I haven’t talked to recently. Plus I got to play around with some cool new technology like sIFR and the Amazon CloudFront CDN. If you didn’t receive a card but you’d like one, let me know in the comments.

Second, I developed a dashboard to monitor the health of my web server. I wrote a small script which captures statistics every minute, and then built the dashboard to go along with it. I’m using Flot, a JavaScript graphing library, to generate the graphs. It probably would have been wise to use an existing component to capture the data, but this works fine for now.

Geeky/cool indeed.

6 responses to “Weekend website updates

  1. That is implausibly geeky. I tried to convince Shawn to let me convert my desktop into a media PC & home server (so I could build a new desktop). He didn’t take the bait. On the bright side, I am going to upgrade to from 1 to 2GB of RAM.

  2. That is implausibly geeky. I tried to convince Shawn to let me convert my desktop into a media PC & home server (so I could build a new desktop). He didn’t take the bait. On the bright side, I am going to upgrade to from 1 to 2GB of RAM.

  3. Thanks for the card, and cool dashboard. That might be something worth open sourcing if you're up for it.

  4. Thanks for the card, and cool dashboard. That might be something worth open sourcing if you're up for it.

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