Butler SOS 5.0 is out – new features, new doc site

Butler SOS has matured quite a bit during past couple of years, with latest additions being fine-grained monitoring of what users are connected to what servers.
Opens up for various interesting use cases, including notification to users before server restarts etc.

A brand new doc site (butler-sos.ptarmiganlabs.com) also goes live today (built with Hugo and Docsy, vastly better than the previous one-pager at GitHub.

Starting today that site is the goto-place for everything Butler SOS related.
The site contains both installation and configuration instructions, as well as a (hopefully growing) set of examples on how Butler SOS can be used in various way.

Make sure to check out the blog section of that site too!

Ptarmigan Labs is open for business!

Wow – after 10 years and one day at Spotify the time has come to take the next step.

Going forward I will work in my own company, Ptarmigan Labs AB.
The company’s focus will be more or less the same as what I have spent the past 6-7 years doing at Spotify, i.e. helping people, teams and organisations understanding, enriching and making use of their data.

Qlik Sense will remain my main focus, the Qlikosphere is really heating up with lots of interesting new features both launched and around the corner.
During the past 12 months Qlik Sense has really taken great steps towards becoming a proper enterprise grade BI platform.
Given this development I am really looking forward to Qonnections 2018 and the announcements that are likely to happen there. Interesting times!

You can reach me via info <at> ptarmiganlabs.com, or on LinkedIn.
My open source projects are found on GitHub, as always.

Onward!

tmux on Netgear RN312 NAS

If you spend any time at all at the Linux command line, you need tmux. Period. It makes you orders of magnitude more effective, there’s just no excuse for not using it.

Given that the RN312 NAS is x86 based and using Debian Wheezy, there’s an already compiled package for it. Installing it is trivial. Just ssh into the NAS, then issue:

apt-get intall tmux

That’s it. Copy in your favorite ~/.tmux.conf file, and you are set.