How to Cut Down on Useless Meetings

By Liza Mock on Aug 30, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
The case for fewer meetings

Do you ever feel like you spend more time sitting in meetings than actually working? According to a recent Atlassian study, the average employee attends 62 hour-long meetings every month and considers half of them to be a waste of time. That’s an incredible 31 hours every month — nearly an entire workweek — wasted…

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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
Danielle Tate_7

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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