Graphs help tell a war story

2012-07-01 by Philip Durbin

The leap second bug of 2012 got me thinking about how much I love the idea behind

From their FAQ:

Q: What is this?

A: This group is for sharing visualizations of web operations metrics. For the most part, this means graphs of systems and application metrics, from software like ganglia, cacti, hyperic, etc.

Q: What’s interesting to post here?

A: Spikes, dips, patterns. Things with colors. Shiny things. Donuts. Ponies.

This graphic could easily be posted there, which shows the effect of the 2012 leap second bug on XenCenter, according to and follow up posts.

Initially, I was thinking he should post it on that WebOps Visualizations page on Flickr. Then I thought about how I myself don’t have access to post there. (And besides, isn’t Flickr dying or something?) Some months ago when I wanted to wanted to share a graph I’d saved from Ganglia, I posted it to (and the raw data to ) so I could link to it, but I’m not sure I want to keep junking up the crimsonfu website repo with this stuff. (If you’re curious what that graph was about, see )

I’m pretty into the idea of dedicated places on the Internet for sharing very specific stuff, such as or . I could easily imagine a blog or even a git repo along the same lines as the WebOps Visualizations Flickr group, which is sadly inactive.

If you know a dedicated place to share awesome graphs from computing war stories, please let us know by popping in #crimsonfu on Freenode.