I’ve been kicking around the idea of founding a Columbus-based PostgreSQL User Group for a while now. I even went so far as to float the idea to people at OLF in ‘14. After much hemming and hawing (and no one else stepping up in the interim), I’ve finally gone and done it.
You’re probably already running pgBadger to monitor your PostgreSQL logs. However, you’re probably not running it incrementally throughout the day. Most likely, you’ve setup a
cron.daily job that runs pgBadger against yesterday’s log(s). And that’s great. Except when you get the dreaded “what just happened on the db?” email. Are you going to wait until tonight’s normal run of pgBadger to see what happened? Are you going to run a ‘one off’ pgBadger against today’s logfile and wait for it to process the entire log? Or are you going to copy the log off somewhere, edit it to cut it down, and then run pgBadger against this cut-down version (hoping you left enough in the log to see proper trending)?
I recently discovered the online game NationStates thanks to a Reddit thread and was intrigued. So I logged in, created the nation of Cypheri and then used BlogTrottr to feed the RSS feed into my inbox (which allows me offline play essentially. I ignore it until I get a notice). So far, it’s been a neat little experience. I’m pretty sure if you know me well enough to be reading this blog that I know you well enough to say you’ll enjoy it too.