In this episode of “That happened: notes from #splunk” (a blog about the goings-on in the Splunk IRC channel): excitement about the Splunk 2012 Worldwide User Conference, teaching some old dogs new tricks, and our new robot overlord^Wfriend.
Where will your data take you?
Most of #splunk is hoping it will take us to Las Vegas for the Splunk 2012 Worldwide User Conference:
<ftk> got the .conf notice today, already working on getting this shindig approved
<duckfez> ftk: +1
<duckfez> ftk: something tells me it’s gonna be a little harder to get approved w/ it being vegas and all
<ftk> duckfez: i conveniently left that factoid out for now haha
<duckfez> “that’s not a conference ; it’s just a boondoggle and free booze”
<duckfez> of course .conf is the week of my anniversary this year – I’ll have to bring the wifey to vegas to celebrate o_O
Some are willing to go to fairly extreme lengths to get there…but perhaps this list of reasons can help you clear it with your boss:
<Ayn> $BOSS reply to my “i wanna go to .conf” mail was more or less “yeah don’t we all”
<Ayn> seems it’ll take some more work…
<Drainy> I’m currently offering to wear a wig in exchange for a discount
<troj> I, Mister Never-Goes-Anywhere-Ever, am excited enough about .conf that I actually asked if I could go.
<troj> We’ll see if it is “approved”
On the other hand, you might NOT want to tell your boss about…
<Ayn> piebob: give us details, so that we may convince our bosses to go!
<DaGryph> piebob: Indeed! Need the details!
<piebob> this is stuff to make YOU want to go, not really so much your bosses
<Ayn> piebob: oh
<piebob> like, all-day Team Fortress 2 gaming with all stats splunked and displayed in a tf2 app for all to see
<DaGryph> Not sure how much more I could want to go. 😉
<mlanghor> piebob: just gotta convince my non-work boss
<piebob> i see we have at least one tf2 fan
<Ayn> well, given sufficient awesomeness it’s easier to fabricate a good cover story
<Ayn> mlanghor: +1 on that
Talkin’ ’bout the cron(ic)
In #splunk, learning is on a schedule:
<cerby> hey splunkers.
<cerby> Does this work:
<cerby> 1-59/5 * * * * command2 (equiv to 1,6,11,16,21…)
<cerby> for scheduling things via cron?
* cerby is trying this now
<^Brian^> cerby: stop being lazy!
<mlanghor> cerby: if it did, it wouldn’t be: 6,11,16
<amrit|lon> it would still be 5,10,15…
<cerby> 2-59/5 * * * * (equiv to 2,7,12,17,22…)
<mlanghor> math fails him
<cerby> apparently works with cron in linux.
<amrit|lon> did not know this
<mlanghor> that makes no sense
<cerby> the /5 indicates the period, the first number indicates where you start counting from.
<cerby> 0-59/5 is 0,5,10,15..
<amrit|lon> oh, i thought it was just whether it was divisible
<mlanghor> learned my thing for the day, I’m done
<cerby> mlanghor: that’s my new thing for the year. For the rest of ’12, I’m gonna be a knuckle dragging vegetable
<cerby> (whose that know me well won’t be able to tell the difference ..; )
Did I say robot overlord? I meant protector*
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<@piebob> HI SPLUNKBOT
<@cgales> splunkbot is in da house!