Analyzing my music library with Elasticsearch

I listen to music a lot. Looking at my iTunes music library the other day, I started making "smart" playlists to classify my music collection per year of albums releases. It's been a tedious process – and I only went back from 2015 to 1991. Then I realized that the process…

bURL - A pure Bash HTTP client

This weekend's silly project is bURL, a trivial HTTP client implemented in pure GNU Bash script. It's been inspired by shudder's guide to network programming in bash – unfortunately disappeared from the known internet, but you can still read it on archive.org. The initial goal to reach was to be…

MariaDB table statistics with collectd-python

MariaDB is an open source fork of MySQL initiated by its original author Michael "Monty" Widenius. It is a drop-in replacement of the famous open source RDBMS – enhancing it with some very nice features and performance improvements. MariaDB is virtually compatible with almost all third-party tools and utilities of the…

rTorrent statistics with collectd

I'm kind of crazy for metrics and monitoring, and I was looking for an opportunity to have some new graphs to look at. As a long-time rTorrent user — well, exclusively for downloading and sharing my favorites Linux distros of course —, I like its console-based interface but I have to admit…