Infix Technologies


Welcome to Infix Technologies, developer of PingGraph, a networking administration utility, and custom web design work for small business. Oh, and stereogram designer. We have a hard time concentrating on just one thing.

If you have questions about our products or services, please contact us.


Aug 16, 2010

This site is officially stale. Visit instead, please.

March 25, 2008

I'm migrating from this domain to, which became available after many years of wishing. Hop on over and take a look at the facelift! I will be moving PingGraph over there with the next release, but I want to finish up some significant changes first, rather than just migrating the existing version over to the new site. You can see PingGraph from there, but it ends up pointing back to here for now for downloads and such.

I also have a new tool, GPSMonitor, which is only over on the new site.

Dec 28, 2007

Sorry about the quick updates. I discovered a bad initial value in the way it fixes the sizes of graphs, and cleaned that up. It should look a lot better to all you unregistered users now.

Dec 27, 2007

I received a report of an error from a PingGraph user, so I've added some extra error handling that should clear things up. I've also made a change from a user who was having difficulty reading the host names in the graphs, so they now have a drop shadow to improve visibility.

I'm also half way through development of a new application. It will have a fairly limited audience, but it was so full of geeky goodness that I couldn't help myself. I own a USB GPS (Purchased with Streets & Trips software) that has no built-in user interface. It just hooks to your computer using an emulated serial port and relies on the computer for all displayed information. The mapping software doesn't really tell you much from the GPS except for position and speed, so I decided I wanted to see exactly what was being sent by my GPS. I've written an NMEA string parser to pull out all that information. It shows all the cool data that the GPS spits out, and filters it into human-readable format with the data broken down into one screen per message type.

Dec 15, 2007

A few requests from PingGraph users have been added to the tool. The emails now include both the computer name and its alias, since just having a raw IP address isn't terribly useful if you're monitoring internal networks. Sorry 'bout that. The vertical scale of the graphs can now be fixed to allow easier side-by-side comparisons.

June 22, 2006

I added a new Networking section to the web site to collect articles that can help small company network administrators. You know, you're the ones who have to fix computers, configure the firewall, shop for copy paper, and whatever else gets tossed your way. Small companies have unique needs, and can't afford full time network support so you get to do it in your spare time (as if you had any to start with!). Here's to you, the under-appreciated and over-worked. If you have any cool tips, tricks or stories related to network admin, drop me a line and I'll add them to the list.

I may end up building the network info as a blog, but for now it is set up as individually linked pages.

I've also received some great suggestions from PingGraph users. I'll be incorporating some into the application, so they will show up the next time I package it up for release. One of these upcoming features is to not scale the graph based on spurious high ping times so your graphs are much more readable when showing a spike.

March 15, 2006

Thanks to an alert user and some valuable feedback, a bug was found in PingGraph's email alerts. They should work well now with even very picky SMTP servers that insist on every line ending with the (carriage return + linefeed) combo.

December 23, 2005

I received a note that certain firewalls (Juniper Networks' product for instance) may block any ping packet over 1024 bytes in size, so I have made the ping packet maximum size configurable per host name. The default ping size will automatically shrink from 1024 to 768 bytes, so anyone having problems with their firewalls should be good to go with no changes to the default settings.

October 30, 2005

I was able to finally track down and eliminate a problem in PingGraph that has been reported by multiple users. There were some cases where a graph would not get drawn properly, or at all. Thanks to all for reporting issues you have found so the tool can continue to be improved. There were also cases where the configuration file was not always saved on exit, so that is also fixed now.

I'm taking it as a good sign that the updates are farther apart now, demonstrating that the software has matured quite a bit from those early releases that were sometimes just a few days apart.

April 6, 2005

Someone told me about another localized version of windows that was not behaving properly, so I corrected that problem. While I was at it, I added another requested feature, being able to specify packet sizes. Both changes are part of the release. I also updated the FAQ and troubleshooting areas of the Release Info document. If you think there is a way to make PingGraph into a better tool, let me know!

February 2, 2005

I have received some requests to make PingGraph a little more configurable and user friendly. It now allows for a configurable alias to use instead of the system name which can sometimes be really long or be just a plain IP address. The data format is configurable now to use either the original time stamp values or a human readable value in the logs.

March 4, 2004

An international customer pointed out that PingGraph wasn't working on some non-English versions of Windows, so I created release to address the problem.

February 20, 2004

After receiving more great feedback on how PingGraph was behaving in certain extreme network environments, I've made a few small updates. One of them is to make the maximum allowed ping time configurable up to 15 seconds, which should work for everything but the rovers on Mars. This is release

February 9, 2004

Some Win2k systems were having problems with iconify/restore on PingGraph, and I added some more clear error messages. It also enforces that only one copy can run at a time. I packaged all that up into release

I've also been adding some redirect pages to the site to handle some links that were remembered from the old site by search engines. This is mostly for you stereogram searchers. :)

January 28, 2004

I have fixed a couple small issues, and added some requested enhancements to PingGraph for version, released today. As long as you have closed the program, you can install new versions right on top of old installs safely, and it will migrate any saved information for you.

I've had multiple requests to put an icon on the tray when running, and I have added an option in the installer to the be able to put it in the start group so it will automatically run at login. The release notes menu item also didn't always behave properly.

January 22, 2004

I've had a couple of important bugs pointed out to me. PingGraph has been updated accordingly to a new version, now, as detailed in the release notes.

January 20, 2004

A complete rewrite of the PingGraph utility is now complete, done using .NET and the C# programming language. Switching the language and associated development tools has allowed for much smoother development, allowing me to quickly add many more capabilities and a nicer interface with less bug fixing.

With the major software update, it seemed fitting to give the web site a major redesign to match. It has better organization and navigation, with new content for the updated PingGraph version 2. Sorry if you ended up getting some dead links via search engines due to pages moving around.

Even though I have moved stereogram design squarely into the "hobby" category, I still have all the software necessary to build them to order, should you want some nice retro art for your advertising campaign. I wanted to leave it on the main page for sentimental reasons because I still get quite a few search engine hits related to stereogram images.