Tuesday, January 26, 2010

movie about lowell sweet lowell

"The Fighter" is about Mickey Ward, a guy who is the same vintage Lowellian as my dad. I really hope the movie is good. There have been other movies filmed in Lowell, but this one is actually about Lowell.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

tamale/advent patch accept to nagios

Screenshot of NagiosImage via Wikipedia

I've always encouraged our development team to contribute back to open source projects. One of our favorite open source tools is Nagios - we use it to monitor health and performance of our globally distributed appliances. Nagios provides a web based console that we use in our NOC. The console is useful, but has had some performance drags as we've really scaled up. The best thing about open source for a software company is the freedom to apply our core competency (making great software) to the third party products we depend upon. So, I'm very excited that Jon Kamens submitted a patch to nagios to accelerate the web console. So is nagios. You can read about the patch and the performance improvements on the nagios blog. Nice work Jik.
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