I took the last week off of work to relax and get a few things done. I meant to do a lot of things that I just honestly didn’t even try that hard to do, but I did get quite a few things accomplished:
- Cleaned out a lot of the house - where my mother in law used to live we have been half-planning on doing something with for over a year now, and we finally got started on that project. Still a long way to go but I think we have it all planned out now.
- Tore down the screen house! (RIP) This was a great place to sit outside and throw parties / enjoy the spring / summer / fall - but two years ago there was a nasty storm that took down 9 trees in our yard. One of the casualties was our front porch, which we had to rebuild - the other major casualty was the screen house in the back… which was a mangled pile of metal attached to a permanent trex foundation. the trex still looks great, and I think we may end up rebuilding it, but I finally ripped up the metal corpse of the screen house and threw it in the dumpster.
- Hammock! Only took 9 years for me to set that up.
- Mt Boxmore is no more! I’ve had a horrible tendency to throw boxes into the garage to “get rid of them” instead of breaking them down and sending them for recycling. This problem is now gone!
- Got a lot of work done on an application called LogTail which I may talk about more in the future. I’ve stubbed out several new applications for the mac after discovering a fantastic framework called NMSSH. Short version, LogTail (work in progress, not quite ready for consumption yet) is a utility that uses ssh and your ssh agent to hop onto a machine/machines and watch log files for you… and helps you write some expressions to make it easier to monitor them, looking for significant events, and filtering the events it sees into digestible / investigable chunks. Signal / noise ratio watching spammy log files can be rough, this makes it easier.
- Updated DB Monitor to 1.0.3 - FINALLY found and fixed a significant memory leak that has been plaguing the app for the last year. Uploaded to the app store, hope it should be out on Tuesday or Wednesday of this coming week.
Speaking of DB Monitor - here’s a graph of all of the downloads of the application since it went free on the app store. It’s now the #86 most popular free developer tool on the apple app store (with just under 1000 downloads so far). If you have downloaded it and like it, please rate it! ;)