April 04 / / blog

Using Huginn with Elasticsearch

No one seems to have done this, or at least not written about it. So why not, it’s actually pretty easy and quite useful if you’d like a tool to periodically look at your Elasticsearch data and take some actions. There are some existing tools for this but none of them could be described as user friendly or maintainable.

July 02 / / blog
Streaming video presents a number of problems, and monitoring is one of the biggest - people get pretty unhappy when their TV show cuts out, or they miss the winning goal in a soccer match because of some silly issue. What makes this challenging is that it’s not all that easy to solve reliability issues¬†with just¬†redundancy, and there are a lot of things which can go wrong and a few areas where redundancy is all but impossible.