My mission has hit a bump in the road. I have clearly made a pigs ear of my Riemman and Graphite exercises – I have been totally spammed by emails from one of my EC2 instances. Thousands of emails, so many that I think Google has disabled my alerting email account. That hasn’t helped as I now get spammed by the bounce backs.
This has lead me to the conclusion that I have gone too deep into the weeds. A little too much too soon.
As a result I have made a decision to tear down my six instances (three for Riemann, three for Graphite – this will make more sense to those who have gone through The Art of Monitoring) and instead restart The Docker Book. It is motivating me as I will not be starting from scratch.
As per my previous blogs, I intend to get to the point where I have Docker images for Riemann and Graphite, test them, then roll out across multiple instances.
It’s not been a lot of fun copying and pasting config from one iTerm window to another. Of course, there have been many lessons learnt from building these by hand.
Adding to a feeling of being burnt out, I have decided to change approach with regards to my reading material. I had got into the habit of reading mission-related materials on every commute apart from Monday mornings. I commute Monday to Thursday, that’s seven session a week.