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Monitorama PDX 2014 Videos

Written by on May 13, 2014 in Monitoring.

Last update on June 12, 2018.

If you missed Monitorama this year (and really, shame on you if you did), or if you just read this and were a little confused about the some of the points (Mossad? Eliminate men?), the conference videos have been posted to Vimeo.

Pay special attention to the talk by James Micken, just sayin'.

Time-series Graphs and Downsampling

Written by on May 13, 2014 in Metrics.

Last update on June 14, 2018.

In general, the usual display of time series data is a line graph - makes sense, it's the most direct visual translation of the data. The problem I keep running into is not with the graphs or the data, but expectations. In my work the biggest consumers of graphs are engineering teams and engineers love data, and they want all of it. That's a good thing, but it causes misunderstandings when they start looking at their graphs.

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