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Mr Uptime Gets Updated

Always hate to see it, but you know it happens.  The good sites always go down first.  Sure, maybe they weren’t ready for all that traffic.  They had so much to live for though!  Need an extension to let you know when any web site is back up and running?  If so, it might be time to call Mr Uptime (who is now ready to use finally with Firefox 3).

Mr Uptime

This is an extension I mentioned here before.  It will keep trying to reach the web site in the background while you continue to surf to other sites.  As soon as the web site in question is back, Mr Uptime will give you a tap on the shoulder to let you know.  Here are a few more words on its features.

  • Status change
    Watch when the server status code changes from an error to OK (HTTP status code 200).
  • Keywords
    Set a keyword that the website should or should not contain to be considered ok.
  • Time to watch
    Set how long you want to keep checking a website. After this time it will be removed from the watch list even if it hasn’t become available.
  • Notifications
    Choose to open the website in a new tab or a new window when it becomes available. You can also optionally get an alert dialog box to notify you when a website is working again.
  • Easy to use and discreet
    The interface will not clutter your Firefox window. The toolbar is only shown when an error is encountered or when you choose to open it yourself. You will not get another toolbar taking up valuable space in Firefox.

You can learn more about the Mr Uptime add-on via the Firefox Add-ons page for it or visit the official site at mruptime.pingdom.com.

Mr Uptime for No More Downtime?

Mr UptimeDon’t you hate it when you see a web site out there on one of the many social linking web sites out there like digg, you go to check out the cool new thing everybody has been talking about and the worst happens.

The link is dead, it has ceased to be – it is no more.

Mr Uptime hopes to change all of that. It is a Firefox extension that will monitor any web site you put into it and will let you know when it is back up and running. So what is the real story behind Mr Uptime? Here is how the developers put it:

Have you ever tried accessing a website and it didn’t respond? Of course you have. We all have! Mr Uptime is an extension to your Firefox browser that will keep trying to reach that website in the background while you continue surfing on other websites. When the website is accessible again, Mr Uptime will let you know. You can also use Mr Uptime when a website responds but doesn’t load correctly.

All in all I think this is a pretty great tool. I could see web hosting and web development gurus getting into using it as well for a number of other reasons too.