Archive for the ‘programming’ Category

Choose your dates wisely

May 16, 2005

This past week I had a new laptop shipped to me and, like anyone awaiting an expensive new toy, I tracked the package every step of the way. The morning after the laptop left China, I checked the tracking log which looked much like the above image. … Read more

Colour-coding your log output with sed

Nov 11, 2004

If your application is logging events to a file, chances are that you often find yourself using tail to monitor that file. If you are using a logging library, chances are that your logging events are classified in differing orders of severity. Wouldn’t it be nice to make severe errors readily … Read more