17 Jan 2001 jacobsan   » (Observer)

Guess it's time I started making use of my Advogato diary. I've been reading other peoples on my Visor, using jmason's excellent sitescooper tool, and I figure it's time to start contributing as well.

Haven't been doing all that much coding lately, at home or at work -- just too busy with other stuff. I did emit a bit of code last night, just a little Perl to drive analog and ncftp. Once I get done, I'll have a tool that let's me automate fetching and processing log files from my weblog. So far, I've got it fetching the log file for a given day, and the completed log file for the prior day, and running analog (with slightly different configs) on each. Next up is adding in the logic to produce rolling weekly and rolling monthly reports, which is going to involve cat-ing together the appropriate log files.

Eventually, I'd like to be able to auto-archive the log files by month, but I'm still not completely sure how I'm going to do that without it being a huge kludge. In fact, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to generalize it enough to make it useful for other people, but we'll see, I guess.

Right now, however, it's time to write a weblog update, and then catch-up with NYPD Blue on the Tivo...

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