I’ve recently upgraded my free power meter to something more hack friendly. Current Cost EnviR power meter outputs current power usage in Watts + current temperature (where the base station is) every 6 seconds in XML format over serial connection. I could get a Current Cost bridge that will post this data to Current Cost website but I though Graphite is much better for this. Here is a quick post on how to get this date into Graphite.
If you ever thought why I should buy a Mac the answer is simple, Alfred ! Can’t think of my work day without it. Soon to be release V2 of Alfred will include a new feature called “Workflows” and as a Mega Supporter I have access to beta version of the app and let me tell you this, if you’re a Power Pack user, prepare for your mind to be blown !
I love dashboards, or actually monitoring dashboards, especially small simple scripts giving you a nice view into what’s important for you.
In my time at Rackspace I have build a Bootsrap PHP polling monster showing a lot of details about Rackspace Cloud (metrics, graphs). This help me and other admins to have a easy way to look into our infrastructure. The main thing is, all of it is read only. However, as much as I love Bootstrap it’s not ideal solution for large TVs on the wall were data needs to be pushed and things are BIG. Here comes Dashing Continue reading
Another problem I had after upgrading to Mountain Lion was that every time I tried to open the padlock in System Preferences my password was not accepted, here’s a quick fix:
user@computer:$ sudo rm -r ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.systempreferences
then reboot your system and you should be good.
After upgrading to OSX 10.8 i got plugin not installed error in chrome when trying to open kvm java console. To fix Java open your termianl and type:
user@computer:$ java -version
you should be prompted to install Java update.