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TIL: Richard Stallman has a heart.

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What percentage of the profits are you giving "iamgilesbowkett" since you've created a facsimile of his idea from 2009?

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Yes, how dare two different people both have the same idea of applying a newspaper theme to a web site.

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"Applying a newspaper theme" implies less than the outright copying of a name, style, and functionality.

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While "outright copying" implies far more than what is actually present.

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camping 4eva!

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note to downvoters: "camping" is a brilliant and bizarre microframework for MVC web apps, courtesy of our friend why.

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I looked into this and really like the idea of the service, but found there was one shortcoming that I couldn't get around. Perhaps I missed something, but I needed a much shorter escalation window than 15 minutes. If my site is down, I cannot wait for 15 minutes for the next person to be notified if the original person doesn't respond. It needs to be within 3-5 minutes, maximum. Perhaps this was configurable and I just missed it.

I really like this service and should the escalation change I would sign up in a heartbeat, it's exactly what I was looking for.

We left a comment on UserVoice, but I thought it couldn't hurt discuss here.

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Yes, we do support custom escalation times. You can set the amount of time that the Primary on-call has to respond to an alert (after which it is escalated to the secondary). Likewise, you can set the time that the Secondary on-call has to respond to an alert, before it is escalated to the tertiary.

This is configurable under the Settings tab.

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Is Spreedly PCI-DSS compliant or have plans to become compliant if it isn't?

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One of the Spreedly cofounders is a PCI expert, and we're building the application with PCI compliance in mind. Security's a big deal for us, and for now we're focused on the practicalities of being secure rather than the (expensive, time-consuming) trappings of being certified as secure. We'll definitely get our gold sticker eventually, but not quite yet. In the meantime, we have a constant focus on security and spend regular time looking at the platform through that lens.

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