This week in “That happened: notes from #splunk”, a blog about the goings-on in the Splunk IRC channel: a regex awakening, adventures in origami, that pesky apostrophe, and Chuck Norris:
…And regex was the new law of the land
Once your head explodes, your mind is much more open, it stand to reason:
<PaulB|wrk> who needs Delims when you havve regex
<PaulB|wrk> I have been blind all this time
<PaulB|wrk> must be the windows world i live in
<duckfez> PaulB|wrk: the guy whose head exploded from too many “([^,])+,([^,]+),” regexes
Note: cape does not enable wearer to fly
However, the search language book does provide a bit of a turbo boost for those interested in trying:
<cerby> $splunk sales gave me a book yesterday, “Exploring Splunk”
<cerby> just, wow.
<@piebob> ah yes, it’s the search language book
<cerby> i constantly struggle with X,Y type of stuff.
<madscient> cerby: the book does lack a section at the back detailing how to remove all the
pages and assemble them into a functioning cape.
<cerby> mad – I KNOW! that was the 2nd thing I looked for in the TOC and Index
<cerby> first thing was “Splunk> We got your book right here”
<cerby> which, btw, also was not there.
Bro, do you even grammar?
Being polite can be difficult in certain company:
<wrench_> should i try and fix that forwarder side or indexer side?
<jspears> uf or full forwarder? if it’s uf I think you have to do it on the indexer
<wrench_> o wait I was wrong
<kkolb> UF – to the indexer. HF – on the HF
<wrench_> it picked it up — my search wasn’t specific enough
<kkolb> late again
<wrench_> thanks y’all
<kkolb> your’e welcome.
<kkolb> Ayn: win!
Splunk> find the droids you’re looking for
If only Captain Antilles were not such a minor character…
<bboyko> Hmm, what if the Empire had Splunk? It would have made finding those droids pitifully easy. I mean this. Just check the logs, see that the WiFi signals of R2D2 and C3PO logged onto Escape Pod 1… track them down from there.
<cerby> bboyko: The Empire would have never bowed down to Splunk’s yearly maintenance fees.
<cerby> They would have sent Vader to SplunkHQ, but the Splunk Jedi would have had neck cuffs that blocked his favorite punishment.
<Jaykul> Even Chuck Norris pays Splunk licensing fees.
<bboyko> It would have been easier just to get the Trade Federation to pay for it.
<cerby> I hear Chuck’s checks bounce.
<bboyko> Chuck’s checks don’t bounce. They push the earth back.