Getting Back on Track Post Outage (Part 1)

By Liza Mock on Jun 08, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech
diagram of database restore process in gliffy

As you may remember, Gliffy recently suffered a 3-day outage, the longest in our 11-year history. In our post-outage blog, The Turtle and the Hare, we promised to keep you in the loop as we made changes to ensure that nothing like this ever happened again. Here, as promised is the first post about what…

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What Is Raspberry Pi?

By Liza Mock on May 27, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech
Djedi with raspberry pi

I first heard about Raspberry Pi a few weeks after I started working at Gliffy. To someone who knew nothing about code, it was yet another mystery. And while I can’t claim to be a coding master today, a great deal has been demystified, including the Raspberry Pi, which despite its dessert-like name is in…

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Nine Tools to Support Infrastructure Devs

By Liza Mock on May 10, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech
djedi the web dev

When it comes to our expectations of Internet performance we want it all and we want it now. Yup, we’ve pretty much gotten used to instant gratification. This means that we expect services to be available 24/7, downtime to be nonexistent and configuration errors caused by updates to be fixed before anyone has a chance…

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Elegant Entrepreneur

By Liza Mock on May 04, 2016 in Latest & Greatest

We’re honored and amazed when we find out the infinitely diverse ways our customers use Gliffy. It’s easily what gets us most pumped about our jobs. Recently, Gliffy got to play a small walk-on role in Elegant Entrepreneur, a book about her experience of starting a company, written by Danielle Tate. I had a chance…

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Top Signs that Your Org Is Broken

By Liza Mock on Apr 14, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
djedi in broken organization

Are you and the people you work with happy? Is it easy to get your job done without jumping through hoops? If yes, chances are your organization is healthy. If no, there may be fundamental structural flaws in the way the business is set up. Start by asking yourself if you can relate to the…

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How to Add Diagrams to Your Blog

By Liza Mock on Apr 12, 2016 in Stories,Tips and Tricks
How to be a better blogger

Blogs are one of life’s great equalizers. Anyone with access to a computer can create one. They can be about anything. And readers have total control when it comes to whether they choose to look on or look away. Blogs open up little corners of people’s lives to those whose lives are very different. Perhaps…

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Google Drive Integration is Here!

By Liza Mock on Apr 07, 2016 in Latest & Greatest
Gliffy + Google Drive = LOVE

As many of us move away from the traditional office to work remotely, and teams spread out across the globe, the ability to collaborate over long distances becomes more important than ever. Gliffy is a great tool for teams no matter where they are, because it is accessible from any computer anywhere. But we wanted…

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In the Spirit of Giving

By Liza Mock on Mar 29, 2016 in Giving Back

One of the best things about working at Gliffy is that we get to give back in a way that’s really meaningful to individual employees. Every quarter, each of us gets a chance to nominate a charity of our choice and we donate 5% of our profits. On top of that, we’ve recently joined Atlassian…

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Can Google Drive Replace Microsoft Word?

By Liza Mock on Mar 16, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech,Stories

We at Gliffy consider ourselves to be a tech-forward office. We’re usually up on the latest gadgets, software, games and Kickstarter campaigns. And while Gliffy diagrams can be added to Word, PowerPoint and Google Drive with equal ease, most of us will choose Google Drive over Microsoft hands down. Is it really because one is…

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