This week in “That happened: notes from #splunk”, a blog about the goings-on in the Splunk IRC channel: the Joy of Splunking, discovering the nerds are all around you, a panel of experts:
#splunk can be our little secret…
ElSplunk discovers the Joy of mvcount:
<ElSplunk> i have a value in the format [a,b,c,d…..] – I need to count the delimited entries in this.. any straightforward function??
<madscient> ElSplunk: mvcount(split(foo,”,”))
<madscient> ElSplunk: more precisely – | eval count=mvcount(split(foo,”,”))
<ElSplunk> thanks awesome @ madscient
<madscient> ElSplunk: np. any typos included at no additional charge.
<duckfez> madscient: they aren’t mistakes – just happy little syntactical accidents
<pie|ia> madscient, the Bob Ross of #splunk
<madscient> now we just need to add some props stanzas, but we’ll make them happy stanzas….
Find your tribe
#splunk gets you:
<duckfez> xoff: shouldn’t you change your nick to “xon” before you transmit?
<duckfez> (sorry for the bad flow control puns)
<xoff> duckfez: TWO POINTS! Finally, someone who gets it!
<xoff> duckfez: my personal website motto is “Xon, Xoff…go with the flow”
<duckfez> I always preferred RTS/CTS myself, but if you don’t have 2 extra pins
<jspears> if someone interrupts you, you should stop in mid-sentence and just loudly say “collision, collision, collision…”
<xoff> So happy to find my people!
<duckfez> jspears: I’ve been known to do that. Just stop talking, and wait
<duckfez> each time I get interrupted, I wait twice as long as before
<jrodman> jspears: EXPONENTIAL BACKOFF?
<jspears> jrodman: I think the backoff algorithm was duckfez’s
<duckfez> “I don’t always get interrupted in conversations. But when I do, I use exponential backoff”
<jrodman> i think next time this happens i’ll just step away from the table
Where the ninjas are
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