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Underwater AND... underground ?

by David Szerman on May 29, 2013

Ask your friends : where do you like to dive ?

Do they answer Mediteranean Sea ? Australian Coral Reef ? Bali ?

And why do they dive ?

To see small fishes ? Big ones ? Wrecks ?

How many among them are going to answer they dive in Lot (France) or Budapest for the atmosphere ?

If someone does, you surely met a Cave Diver.

More and more people are interested by the dark side of scuba diving (there isn't a lot of light underground).

But why should someone try this activity ?

Frankly speaking, do not expect to see any colourful fish underwater and, for sure, you will not see any coral reef there. ...


Diveboard: post-mortem of a couple hell server days

by Ksso on May 21, 2013

You may have noticed it, last week on both monday and wednesday around midnight we experienced two outages on the main Diveboard server. Both lasted for 12 hours each. Here's a little post-mortem about why this happened and why it won't happen again.

Before we dive into the deep of Diveboard, we need to consider a few facts:

Diveboard has 0.5 M unique visitors a month, half originating from North America

Pascal spent a lot of time lately removing all bottlenecks in the code making the page generation really fast and efficient, as a consequence our main server (a 2-year old quad core) was loaded at barely 30% from our production environment (and we even used to run the testing environment...


ShoreBuddy - The Inception

by SKuba Steve on May 20, 2013


I was recently asked about the inception of ShoreBuddy™. What prompted me to come up with it and what is the story behind the project? Well here it is in a nutshell.

The year is 2002 and in preparation for a trip to Australia (loved it! - just sayin') I was desperately trying to get as many dives in as possible. My intention was to improve my skills to get the most I could out of my dives in Cairns.

...and here we go!

Please visit the UnderPressure Blog for the complete story on ShoreBuddy™ and how it came to be!


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