Pingdom’s New Transaction Monitoring Service
Pingdom has been a great website uptime and performance monitoring service for me to track my websites. Today, they’ve released a new type of website monitoring check — The Pingdom Transaction Monitor.
With the new check type, Pingdom customers can define multi-step actions that should be performed on their website, such as searching or filling out a form. A web browser then performs these actions at a regular interval, just like a real user, to make sure that important functions on their site are working and that they’re working fast.
If you have a website, you must check them out. Signing up for an account is free.
Cleartrip Enables Passbook Support for Tickets
Cleartrip, my favorite online ticket-booking service for India, has announced that Passbook support has been enabled for all tickets booked through the service.
All confirmation emails sent by Cleartrip now have a pass file attached in addition to the PDF ticket. In addition, passes are available from within your Cleartrip Account through your desktop or mobile browser.
I was hoping they’d do this since October last year.
Zomato is now Available in London
We have a habit of pressure testing Zomato and our people by putting big challenges, six inches in front them. So, we decided, that this Christmas, Zomato is coming to London. This meant, we had to collect data for over 15,000 restaurants on foot in extreme cold, upload all the information, scan all the menus, and quality check everything before we could say London is live. On top of that, all the product and design changes that were needed to make sure that we were ready to compete in a market such as London, where we are going against some of the biggest, most respected players in the world.
That’s a mighty leap by Zomato. I’m a big fan of the work Zomato’s been doing over the last couple of years and it’s great to see them expand like this. If you’re in London, you can request access to their London content here.
The Most Insane Keynote Ever
A supercut of the Qualcomm Keynote at CES 2013 by the folks at The Verge. Saying this was awkward would be severely understating it.
Offscreen Magazine Issue 4 Now Available
This one has to be my favorite issue so far. Has interviews from Loren Brichter, Dave Greiner & others.
Flickr’s Holiday Gift: 3 Free Months of Pro Service
Flickr is giving away 3 months of their Pro service, including unlimited uploads for FREE this holiday season. If you’re a non-Pro user, you get 3 months and if you already are a Pro user, you’ll get 3 months added to your account.
Parents Build Son a Spaceship for his 5th Birthday
Reddit user JeremiahGorman has put up this photo gallery of him building his son a spaceship control center for his 5th birthday.
Just another example of awesome parents being awesome.
Naming the New Browser at Apple
Don Melton, who lead the Safari and WebKit projects at Apple, has a very interesting story to share today about what went on at Apple when it came to naming the then unnamed project.
To this day, I don’t know who suggested the name “Safari.” I wasn’t in the room when the heavens split asunder and angels sounded forth as a choir singing that three-syllable benediction. But I had been part of the naming discussion before. Several times.
Vimeo Staff’s Top 12 Videos of 2012
Vimeo’s amazing staff has each picked their favorite 12 videos from 2012 and listed them for us. And they’ve got a lovely micro-site to go along too.
Vimeo’s already one of my favorite sites to spend on these days and they still don’t giving me reasons to love ‘em even more.