Archive for March, 2012
Google Summer of Code (GSoC ) is a nice opportunity for higher education students to spend their summers productively by coding in open source software projects. This time BalaBit participates in GSoC with the help of the openSUSE project. If you are interested in enhancing syslog-ng or Zorp, please see our project ideas on the openSUSE ideas page: http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:GSOC_ideas#syslog-ng and http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:GSOC_ideas#Zorp
I bet, my title is confusing: logging and Lumberjack. Do I really plan to write about cutting trees? No. Logging is about recording events on a computer. On Linux/UNIX systems it is usually done using syslog. So what is syslog-ng? The next generation of syslog server, the application collecting events (logs) from other applications and often also from other machines. It can collect events from many different sources, filter and process them, normalize them, store or forward them to many different destinations.
Last week a new iPad was released. It has a standard 10” screen with almost twice the screen resolution of my ThinkPad mobile workstation. Still, I plan to write write about an Intel Atom based tablet, the ekoore Python. Looking at the technical specifications, it can’t even remotely match the specification of the iPad. On the other hand it has a great feature, few of the other tablets have: freedom.