Here’s some timing data for a simple request to one of our development servers. 1 ms – server A (San Francisco) -> server A (San Francisco) 7 ms – server B (San Jose) -> server A (San Francisco) 55 ms – PBwiki office (DSL + Ethernet, San Bruno) -> server A (San Francisco) 137 msContinue reading “PBwiki versus the speed of light”
[Edit: We removed this after trying it out for a few weeks!] Now you can follow the daily activities of the PBwiki crew – realtime! PBwiki makes fairly heavy use of IM already, so we built an IM bot that forwards certain messages to our newest wiki page. This means the page will receive tonsContinue reading “New "What is PBwiki doing" page with realtime updates”
It’s been on our to-do list for a long time but now it’s good enough for general use — our PDF export feature now supports more interesting characters such as what you’d find, oh, anywhere in the world other than the US. We’ve also thrown in image embedding and some basic support for tables andContinue reading “Unicode support in PDF output”
We’re thrilled to welcome Mike Bulajewski to the PBwiki family as a UI engineer: Mike couldn’t decide if he wanted to create intuitive and beautiful designs, or write web applications that work, so he he came to PBwiki to do both. Mike brings skills in visual design, a love for intuitive interfaces, and the technicalContinue reading “Mike Bulajewski joins PBwiki as a UI engineer — welcome!”
I’ve been running some internal stats on the various activity levels across the PBwiki landscape. This set of numbers breaks categories down by volume of activity rather than unique users. How much activity on private versus public wikis? Around 2/3 of our activity is on private wikis. Takeaway: Our users have found lots of usesContinue reading “Statshot — PBwiki by the numbers”
And Fridays are very serious. Apparently some kid by our local Vietnamese place was making balloon … pbj sandwiches. They’re not usually that chewy.
These drives we’ve pulled from some old servers are about to head to the big drill press in the sky (i.e. destroying them and the data on them) but I’m kinda obsessive-compulsive so I had to sort them into piles by model. Horray, order!