Week in Review: Week 25, 2021
This week I was able to spend some time poking at Apache log files and learned a lot more about how they work and what parts of the logged data I'm interested in. What I have is a folder on S3 with daily log files. I pulled them down to my local machine and then used a couple Ruby gems to inflate, parse and filter them. There is a lot of noise in these files so the filtering part took the most time - more time than I had anticipated for sure!
So that's where things stand - I've got a script that I used to slice and dice down a file of data into what appears to be the signal from the noise. Where I want to get to is a weekly email that shows me how my sites are doing. Connecting pieces to achieve this goal would be the next step.
- worked 38:30, 1:30 of PTO
We're headed to visit family for the 4th of July so I probably won't have too much time to work on things. I'm really looking forward to the break from normal life; the haze of this last year of pandemic life is lifting more each time we take a trip. I'm very grateful to be able to reconnect with people in person!