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CF 8 Hidden Gem: Incredible Info from the Server Monitor, with Zero Overhead

Note: This blog post is from 2007. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.
OK, I'm playing a little trick here, and it's the first time I've ever felt the need to do it in 5 years of blogging (or 10, depending on how you count it). Anyway, I don't have any new content here.

It's just that I just noticed that the traffic for my 2nd blog entry on server monitoring was much lower than the first, yet it was posted about the time--and is just as important, if not more so for most people, than the first. So I've used a different title here to try to catch your attention. Looks like it worked! :-)

Please do go read the other, if you have still not. And let me know what you think, if you did. I'd also like folks to confirm what I'm seeing, as it seems almost too good to be true.

What's in a title? Everything, it seems

I can't help but fear that the title I used, "CF 8 Hidden Gem: Using the Server Monitor even without "starting" any collection...yes, TANSTAAFL", just confused people. "What's he mean by a collection?" And "TANSTAAFL"?

Actually, I wanted to say "Using the Server Monitor even without 'starting monitoring'", but obviously that would have been confusing, too. Indeed, I allude to this in the entry, about how the feature called "start monitoring" can lead people to think that the monitor doesn't do anything until you at least enable that. Not true, and that was the point of the entry! There's some amazing stuff "with zero overhead".

(Perhaps I also lost people with my play on the acronym, TANSTAAFL ("there ain't no such thing as a free lunch"), where I was referring to how there IS a "free lunch" here. Serves me right for being tricky. Again, I was scrambling to come up with a title because of the "start monitoring" challenge.)

Don't miss the features--truly hidden gems!

Anyway, the point is that if you're interested in the new CF 8 Server Monitor, whether for production user or not, you really ought to check out what I pointed out. I do think you'll be amazed.

Drop your comments on it over there, please. Not here. Don't want to create any further confusion! In fact, I'll disable comments on this one (another first).

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