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Unlocking the mysteries of cronjobs: A beginner's guide to scheduling magic

Imagine, if you will, a quaint, bustling town square from days gone by. At its heart stands an ancient, yet unfailingly punctual clock. This clock doesn’t just tell the time; it orchestrates the daily dance of life in the square. When it chimes, shopkeepers open their shutters, bakers pull freshly baked loaves from their ovens, and the townsfolk know their day has officially begun. This clock is the unsung hero of the square, keeping everything and everyone in perfect harmony without a word.

Our complete cron job guide for 2024

When it comes to system administration, the need for automation and precise scheduling has never been greater. That’s where cron comes in, the time-based job scheduler that has been a steadfast companion of Unix-like operating systems for decades. If you’re a seasoned sysadmin or just a curious enthusiast, understanding the ins and outs of Cron is a valuable skill.

Announcing: Error Logs with Field Agent

Last year we introduced Field Agent, an important addition to your toolkit that gathers extra data on your critical tasks, packages it up, and radios it back to Dead Man's Snitch. Since then, we've been working on new ways to leverage the data that Field Agent collects to give you more insight into your Snitches and their failures.

Calling for Backup: Introducing Teams

We're excited to announce that Dead Man's Snitch is now easier to use with your entire team. Gone are the days of sharing a single login or using a shared mailing list for alerts. Now, everyone on your team can have their own login and personalized alert settings. Using Slack or PagerDuty and don't need emails? You can now opt out of email alerts as well.