A couple of years ago I built a drain to extract metrics from Heroko logs and forward them to Datadog. We’ve been running it in production ever since and I’ve just done some maintenance on it this week.

Dependabot watches it so it will now be patched regularly.


You know you have the right level of abstraction when you can keep refactoring and the tests don’t need to change.

We spoke to DataDog support and they confirmed our agent was running normally.

We use Raspberry Pis for running dashboards on TVs in the office. In fact we have 5 of them. You can leave them connected all the time and they hardly use any power. Its way better than equivalent proprietary solutions I’ve seen.


Surprise, surprise, Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched!

Faster CPU, dual 4k HDMI support, up to 4GB RAM, USB type C, USB3 and (finally!) no more bottlenecking the ethernet port over USB2: full gigabit speeds!

Also: same old price 😍

When your monitoring knows other services are down before that service publishes anything on their status page.

About 3 months ago we took a punt that weekly heartbeats could be a better way to help everyone understand, and more importantly, influence what we were building.

I’ve spent this morning analysing the survey results and overall the satisfaction rating amongst my co-workers is 94%! Still room for improvement, but chuffed it’s been a good punt.

Australian Politics 

Sleep + Kids 

Australian Politics 

Good bye manual car. That will probably be the last time I drive manual.

Brian Cox:

"What more do you want?

The ingredients in our body were assembled in the hearts of long dead stars over billions of years... and have assembled themselves spontaneously into temporary structures that can think and feel and explore. And those structures will decay away at some point. And in a very far future there will be no structures left. So there we are, we exist in this very little window were we can observe this magnificent universe.

Why do you want any more?"


If you’re running the agent on your servers, how much memory (RSS) is the agent using?

We’re on 6.11.3 and it’s hovering around 100MB.

The documentation hints it was around 60MB in their testing. docs.datadoghq.com/agent/?tab=

Notion’s changelog is always really good. It’s detailed and shows off the feature. notion.so/What-s-New-157765353

Version 1.1 of Mastonaut is out! Some of the new features include:

∙ Custom emoji picker: Select from the list of custom emoji in your instance when composing a toot! You can even search them.

∙ Mention auto-suggestion: Just start typing a mention using the @ character and Mastonaut will lookup users with that handle.

∙ Delete & Redraft: You can now re-draft your toots. Mastonaut will even reuse the original attachments so you don't have to upload them again.


It’s really scary to see all these BI/Analytics tools get acquired. If you become dependant on them you’re effectively held at ransom with whatever they choose to change in the future.


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