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Tropics - You Don’t Know (Troy Gunner remix)

I’ve been hunting this song for ages! Imagine my delight at having found it!

I’ve been hunting for this song for the best part of a year. Imagine my delight at having found it, at last!

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Useful Logstash GROK patterns

Useful Logstash GROK patterns

I’ve not the time right now to write more in the Logstash series, but as a quick interlude, I’d like to link to my ever-expanding Gist containing some useful Logstash GROK patterns for Postfix and Sendmail. Good, comprehensive sets of these are a bit of a slog to find online, so I cobbled together some from posts on the Internets, GitHub Gists and some tweaks of my own to make them work.


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Neither Courage Wolf nor Calming Manatee were doing much to help my anxiety, but I knew they were both on to something.

So, I created Calmage Wolfatee.


This is glorious beyond my capacity to comprehend.

(via rosalarian)

Logstash part 1.1: logstash-forwarder

In my previous post, I outlined how I manage the collection of logs across our infrastructure at a high level with Logstash and Elasticsearch. I also touched upon viewing and searching through the data with Kibana, a Javascript frontend.

In this post, I want to cover an important interim step if using the packages in the ElasticSearch repos is unfeasible or if you are running legacy servers that…

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Getting started with Logstash

Getting started with Logstash


I’m a sysadmin. I manage servers for a living. About a hundred of them, at last count. One of the biggest challenges in my job is keeping tabs on what’s going on inside my infrastructure.

  • Was the last email sent to delivered?
  • What’s the busiest nginx host in the network?
  • Which vhost gets the most traffic?
  • What was the average load across the entire…

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Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.

Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.

Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.

Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.

"And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love."

Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love  (via valledeparaiso)

(Source: hello-lolo, via valledeparaiso)

"Polite reminder for straight people who say “who cares” when someone comes out: such gestures are addressed to lonely queer kids. not you."

Tweet by Danny Bowes (@moviesbybowes).

I want to retweet and reblog that a million times. (via alliahart)

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This is such a lovely release from Seven Lions - a great mix of uplifting lady-vocals and driving glitchy bass, without being overwhelming. The first two tracks are my favourites, but the whole thing is pretty fucking great.

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SSL is useless


When manager telling you : “We don’t need SSL on internal network”.

by B