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AuthorColin Bartlett

Colin Bartlett is co-founder of Nimble Industries, creators of StatusGator and Washtub. He has been building web applications, managing software development projects, and leading engineering teams for 22 years.

Embed Your Status Page Everywhere

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A status page embed can help bring the status of your service to your users.

A well-crafted status page is designed to save you time, energy, and resources when communicating service irregularities. Instead of fielding thousands of support requests when you experience an outage, a status page provides a self-service way for your customers to get up-to-the minute information about any current downtime. It also allows you to proactively communicate maintenance and other...

We moved our newsletter landing page off of Substack

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When we launched VimTricks, our Vim email newsletter, almost two months ago, we started in the simplest way we could: With a hosted newsletter built on top of Substack. Here’s a look at the minimalist landing page they provide. (Completely free of charge, I should add. Thank you, Substack.) The original VimTricks landing page, provided by Substack. Substack Landing Page Limitations...

Has GitHub Been Down More Since Its Acquisition by Microsoft?

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Two years ago, on June 4th of 2018, Microsoft announced its acquisition of GitHub, unicorn darling of the developer tools startup ecosystem, for $7.5B in stock. The announcement unearthed a wide range of opinions and pontifications, ranging from “GitHub is doomed” to “Microsoft is smart”, with many predictions about GitHub’s future. Some thought Microsoft’s...

10 Essential DevOps Slack Apps

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Slack DevOps Apps in use

A major goal of DevOps is task and process automation. While total automation is possible to a large extent, DevOps engineers can’t just run a process and then leave it. They need to quickly react in the event of downtime and incidents. Usually, it’s important to react as fast as possible because downtime for even a few minutes can cost from $2,300 to $9,000 according to the Ponemon Institute in...

Status Page Webhooks: New and Improved!

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Sunrise

Since 2015, StatusGator has offered a unique solution for monitoring the status of hundreds of cloud services. By aggregating each service’s status page into a unified API, StatusGator provides the status of all your dependencies in a single place. Our status page webhooks solution was previously quite basic and limited in its capabilities. But we recently launched StatusGator webhooks v2...

How we collect feedback on VimTricks

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Four thumbs up for VimTricks

This really was the best decision we made before launching: We recently launched VimTricks, an email newsletter serving up tips and tricks about the Vim text editor. After reviewing many email platforms, we went with Substack for it’s easy of use and seemingly well-documented path to transitioning from free to paid newsletter. One problem we wanted to solve before we even launched was...

Introducing Organization Accounts

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Team of developer using a StatusGator organization account

Several times throughout the last five years of StatusGator, we have received requests for organizational accounts. As more and larger teams have joined, there’s been a steady increase in requests for multi-user accounts. We are proud to announce that StatusGator Organization accounts are now available on our Start Up plan and above. Our first implementation of this is quite simple:...

VimTricks: The Vim Newsletter

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VimTricks, the Vim newsletter

More than 2 years ago, Andy and I started a tiny little website called VimTricks on a whim. It was a place to showcase tidbits and tricks we had learned over our many years of using the Vim text editor. This month, we evolved VimTricks into something brand new: a vim newsletter. VimTricks is now a vim email newsletter that delivers new tips twice a week. We have both been using the Vim for many...

Status Page Monitoring in Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams announcement

Exactly two years ago, Microsoft announced Teams at an elaborate launch event in New York City. Hailed by many as a “Slack killer“, Teams was positioned by Microsoft as a group messaging platform. It was clear from the start that they took aim directly at Slack and its numerous competitors. Slack even acknowledged the encroachment of Microsoft in a full page ad in the New York Times...

Mute Apocalyptic Siren Noise on Video Calls with Krisp

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Ambulance screaming down street

I’ve been using Krisp for the last two months to reduce background noise on conference calls and it has drastically improved my work-from-home experience. For the past 10 years or so, I’ve been working remotely full time. Remote work, for me at least, truly is the best way to be productive both personally and professionally. I believe it can work well for vast swaths of the workforce...

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