another man's ramblings on code and tech

Optimizing Logstash Performance


Logstash has a wide array of powerful filters, from the ones shipped with it to community maintained plugins. However, Logstash's speed can be compromised when these filters are not used properly. I encountered this problem while performance testing a setup we've been working on for a CRM company....

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Date: August 20th at 12:26pm

Manually Copying User Profiles in Windows


While working on generating Windows base boxes with Vagrant, I encountered a problem early on. I had created an account with my name by accident to install all the requisite software I wanted to bundle with the base box. This proved annoying, as I would need the exact same setup of this account f...

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Date: July 31st at 12:29pm

Configuring Windows 7 Vagrant Base Boxes with SSH


With Vagrant it can be quite frustrating setting up Windows Base Boxes using WinRM. I have never had any success myself using the Vagrant WinRM method. While I gawk in amazement at pre-built boxes which have WinRM control, there seems to be no complete documentation anywhere on how to set it up. In...

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Date: July 13th at 1:38pm