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Useful Logstash GROK patterns

As a quick interlude, I’d like to link to my ever-expanding Gist containing some useful Logstash GROK patterns for Postfix and Sendmail

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Logstash part 1.1: logstash-forwarder

In this post, I want to cover an important step if you are running legacy servers that the repos don’t provide packages for. Enter logstash-forwarder!

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Getting started with Logstash

In the first post in a series about distributed log collection, learn how to quickly set up a logstash instance and collect some data.

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February Macros

I’m still getting the hang of shooting with my reversed-lens setup without a tripod. The great thing is that suddenly a lawn becomes incredibly interesting once you can get down to that level of detail.

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Calligraphy

I’ve been looking to practice more calligraphy of late, so I’ve been on the lookout for short passages to transcribe. Here’s one.

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Night nurse

Because all girls are drama-prone harpies. Everyone knows this. *sigh*

Frost Photos

The first frost of the year has hit and mornings are the perfect time to capture some macro images of ice crystals!

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Windows 8

Microsoft advertising admits Windows 8 UI is non-intuitive..

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Plants!

Here are some macro shots that I took of a bunch of plants in my aunt’s garden in the morning with the dew still hanging on to the grass.

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Poi in Canada

Here’s a set of poi videos that I recorded while in Canada with lots of ideas for things to play with for spinners of all levels!