Logstash / Elasticsearch / Kibana for Windows Event Logs

Edit: This post is pretty old and Elasticsearch/Logstash/Kibana have evolved a lot since it was written. Part 1 of 4 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 Have you heard of Logstash / ElasticSearch / Kibana? I don’t wanna oversell it, but it’s AMAZING! I’ll start with a screenshot. You know you wantContinue reading “Logstash / Elasticsearch / Kibana for Windows Event Logs”

3d Video

http://ip-webcam.appspot.com/ http://dorgem.sourceforge.net/ http://www.splitcamera.com/ The cameras I’m using were like $10 at walmart and are so crappy they don’t have a website. I can’t recommend using these. Difficulty: the driver for these cameras is so cheap that it will cause windows to bluescreen if you plug two of them into the same computer. Please, I begContinue reading “3d Video”

ustream automated broadcast

Here’s the live streaming laser kitties http://www.ustream.tv/channel/raging-computer http://www.ustream.tv/flash/viewer.swfLive broadcasting by Ustream They stream live for 15 minutes at the top of every hour. How does such magic happen automatically?

Automated User Input

I’m not a fan of doing tedious things over and over, so I try to engineer around the problems, if possible. I’ve sanitized the scripts below a little, but the general idea is still there. We had a medication dispensing cart that didn’t have a bulk user manager, so all user accounts had to beContinue reading “Automated User Input”

CNC Thoughts

My first attempt at designing a CNC router failed miserably. Perhaps a version 2 can be built with what I’ve learned. But for now, I bought a set of plans. http://solsylva.com/cnc/13x13x5.shtml I liked the 3 axis kits available from Keling Technology. 425 in-oz stepper motors, C10 breakout board, KL-4030 microstepping driver, and power supplies. WiredContinue reading “CNC Thoughts”

Win32 PerfLib

I wanted to get the current number of connected users and used bandwidth of a publishing point on windows streaming media services. I had been watching this with the performance monitor, but I wanted something I could manipulate. http://www.jkrb.de/jmk/docs/Perl5/PerfLib/PerfLib.html http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.8/lib/Win32/PerfLib.html http://www.xav.com/perl/site/lib/Win32/PerfLib.html http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730642%28WS.10%29.aspx Sample code follows.


XRDP is pretty cool! It’s an RDP to VNC gateway… The second link is where things get really cool. It can connect to VNC sessions on other computers! I now have something to do with my wyse RDP terminal that doesn’t require a windows box. 🙂 http://ubuntuwiki.net/index.php/Xrdp,_installing http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1168264 I had the following issue / fixContinue reading “XRDP”