Bookmarks for 16th November 2013

These are my saved Pinboard links for 16th November 2013:

  • The Sagan Log Analysis Engine. – Sagan is an open source (GNU/GPLv2) high performance, real-time log analysis & correlation engine that run under *nix operating systems (Linux/FreeBSD/ OpenBSD/etc). It is written in C and uses a multi-threaded architecture to deliver high performance log & event analysis. Sagan's structure and rules work similarly to the Sourcefire "Snort" IDS/IPS engine. This was intentionally done to maintain compatibility with rule management software (oinkmaster/pulledpork /etc) and allows Sagan to correlate log events with your Snort IDS/IPS system. Sagan can also write to Snort IDS/IPS databases via Unified2/Barnyard2. Sagan is compatible with all Snort "consoles". For example, Sagan is will work with Snorby (, Sguil (, BASE, the Prelude IDS framework ( and proprietary consoles! (to name a few).

    Sagan supports many different output formats, log normalization (via liblognorm), script execution on event detection, automatic firewall support via "Snortsam" and much more.

  • urban vegan: bean-based sloppy joes – Here's the Bean-Based Sloppy Joe recipe I created inspired by the $25 Vegan Dollar Store challenge. I based this loosely on the Sloppy Joe recipe which appeared in my first cookbook, The Urban Vegan. I hope you'll try it and adjust the proportions and ingredients to make it your own. Remember, you can use any kind of bean you like. You can also use fresh peppers, more onions or less, ketchup or barbecue sauce, etc. – hence all my substitution notes. The point is self-reliance – and a haughty step away from food-snobbism and grocery price inflation. Let's start a revolution in our kitchens.

    I happened to have some burger rolls in the freezer so that's how I enjoyed these Sloppy Joes [and they are sloppy!]. But please dig deeper and be creative. You can also top it over rice, quinoa or any grain. Or you can add some broth, puree it and make it into a soup. It's also good on its own. Enjoy!

  • Fiddle | Imulus — A Digital Agency – We like to fiddle with things after midnight.
  • Support Details | Tech Support Management – Operating System and browser details via URL.
  • Docker on Raspberry Pi – At, our goal is to simplify development for the Internet of Things. One challenge we’ve faced is deploying applications to devices. It’s okay when you have just one or two devices, but once a deployment scales larger, this becomes a major issue.

    In July we discovered Docker, a tool that vastly simplifies the deployment of applications across variety of environments. However Docker didn’t yet support or run on the Raspberry Pi.

    We wanted to change that.

    Ken Cochrane had made some progress on this. As of the 21st of October, we decided to allocate our full resources to completing the task. By the 2nd of November, we reported back to the community that we were almost there.

    Today, November 10th, we’ve made a break-through: Docker is fully running on the Raspberry Pi.

  • Roll your own Dropbox with BitTorrent Sync on Amazon EC2 – File sync is awesome. Without the ability to get at my files on all my computers (4, currently), I don’t know how I would function. That said, I’m not super-fired-up about Dropbox’s security and privacy practices (or Google Drive’s, for that matter), particularly in light of recent news.

    So I got pretty excited when I learned about BitTorrent Sync, software that syncs your files without requiring you to give the key to those files to a company like Dropbox or Google. Like its namesake, BitTorrent Sync is decentralized. It syncs files between the computers you install it on, and does not rely on any central server.

  • Parker House Rolls | Serious Eats : Recipes – Parker house rolls are typically soft, sweet, buttery, and folded over. Some folks like them nestled together in the pan so the touch each other, while others prefer them kept separated. You can decide that when you bake them.

    Instant mashed potato flakes are my secret ingredient for making breads fluffy. When you buy them, look for the ones that are nothing but dried potatoes—no added salt, spices, or preservatives.

    I normally use my stand mixer for kneading bread dough, but most can be kneaded by hand. In theory, you could knead this one by hand, but keep in mind the dough is pretty stiff in the beginning and hard to knead, and that incorporating the butter by hand isn't a whole lot of fun

    Then again, these rolls are worth it.

  • Veggie Ipsum – the vegetarian lorem ipsum generator – The vegetarian lorem ipsum generator
  • Crispy Potato Latkes From ‘The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home’ | Serious Eats : Recipes – For such a no-frills dish, latkes can be surprisingly difficult to get right. Between the potato shredding and draining, the frying method, and the challenge of keeping the cooked pancakes crisp and warm, latkes are not for the faint of heart. Nick Zukin and Michael C. Zusman's crispy latkes from The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home are somewhat middle-of-the-road in terms of difficulty.

    They advocate using the shredding dish on a food processor to streamline the work, and aren't terribly worried about the batter seeping liquid as it waits to be fried. Instead, they squeeze out the remaining liquid from the shredded potatoes right before slipping the patties in the oil. These steps make for latkes that are somewhat creamy on the inside, and super crisp on the outside—perfect for dragging through applesauce, or as a bed for their decadent pastrami Benedict (recipe coming tomorrow).

  • Crispy Smashed Potatoes | Serious Eats : Recipes – Duck fat will make for even tastier, crispier potatoes.
  • fgrehm/vocker – A plugin that introduces Docker to Vagrant as a provisioner and as a command that allows you to interact with the guest machine Docker installation. It can also be used for building other Vagrant plugins that needs interaction with a Docker instance.

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