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
Aug 16, 2010
This site is officially stale. Visit
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
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
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 188.8.131.52 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
March 4, 2004
An international customer pointed out that
PingGraph wasn't working on some
non-English versions of Windows, so I created release 184.108.40.206 to address
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 220.127.116.11.
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 18.104.22.168, 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, 22.214.171.124 now, as detailed in the
January 20, 2004
A complete rewrite of the PingGraph utility is
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
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
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