Generating syslog network load

Recently we're experimenting with logging solutions at work. We'd like to have an indication of what our current setup is capable of handling in terms of log volume. My first idea was to whip up a quick Perl script that simply uses Sys::Syslog to dump Shakespeare's works into the logging setup. That worked quite nicely but it's a limited test case. I wanted something that is more flexible. Enter logload. Logload uses a simple pattern language to generate syslog lines and adds rate limiting on top. Syslog Patterns Logload…

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Making My First Batch of Tempeh

At this years Foodhackingbase I was attending a nice workshop on making tempeh. After the foodhacking event was over, Algoldor handed me some nice tempeh. I never tried tempeh before that. I read on the internet that some people use it to make vegetarian bacon -- I'm not a vegetarian however. I marinated it like meat, and it's delicious. Tempeh is originally a soy bean product. This batch however, was made with chickpeas. The beans were soaked overnight in water, peeled, and then cooked. Meticulously dried, they are mixed with…

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First Dovetails

Letztes Wochenende war ich bie Jochen Lichtenberg in der Tischlerakademie und durfte am Grundkurs Klassische Handerwerkstechniken teilnehmen. Das Format des Kurses umfasste zwei mal sechs Stunden, jeweils Samstag und Sonntag. Die Atmosphähre war entspannt, in der Werkstatt haben wir uns geduzt. Das Publikum war gemischt, aber der Anteil der Leute die einen Ausgleich zu ihrem Bürojob haben wollten hat deutlich überwogen. Und Ausgleich war das ganze. Abgesehen davon, das meine Füsse das ganze stehen nicht gewöhnt waren, war das Erlebnis großartig. Nach dem Kurs waren wir alle Stolz auf das…

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Buddelship - Great Escape

I had some mixed experiences with Buddelship. 'Bügge' is served at the galopper and I didn't like that one. This is an IPA. It pours a slightly amber color, minimal haze. Long lasting, large head. Big, fresh hop smell. Taste of mango and orange. Slight sweet light caramel. The bitterness is there, but it doesn't overpower you. Hopped with Citra and Mosaic. Not really outstanding, but something I would serve a friend, who is just getting started in craft beer. In fact I gave a bottle to a good friend,…

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Crunchy pizza dough

A colleage asked me, how do you get rustique, nicely browned pizza? It's simple. You need sugar in the dough, because sugar browns. How do you get sugar? It's easy. Enzymes convert starch to sugar (brewers know this). How do you get enzymes? Easy. Yeast produces them or you could add them artificially. So you have multiple choices. The first is to use a poolish, that is rich in enzymes. The second is to use active baking malt to add these enzymes artificially. In Germany active baking malt may be…

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