Detecting logins like a boss- the Seq Client for Windows Logins

Speaking broadly - at least for an always-online server - the logon types of interest are 2 (Interactive) and 10 (Remote Interactive). In order to pick these up, we need to get up close and personal with the event log to extract the event log properties. Doing this quickly turned...

Seq.App.EventTimeout v1.4.5 Released

I've released a new update to Event Timeout for Seq, which improves the handling of 24 hour windows (eg. Start 00:00, End 00:00) and how repeat timeouts operate. Ordinarily, Event Timeout is forward looking - it always calculates the next start time if the configured start time would fall in...

Passing Priority, Responder, and Tags from Seq to OpsGenie!

Building up the Seq app for OpsGenie Over the past few weeks, I've worked with Nicholas Blumhardt to enhance the Seq.App.OpsGenie application for Seq. Nicholas is the founder and CEO of Datalust, the company behind Seq, and is very active in the community - which is awesome, and has meant that...

Lurgle.Alerting v1.1.10 and Lurgle.Logging v1.1.15 Released

I've just pushed out an update to Lurgle.Alerting on Nuget. This release adds a Handlebars template option, based on the implementation by Matthew Turner at FluentEmail.Handlebars (github.com). When I came across the FluentEmail.Handlebars package, I was keen to use it, but it was only compiled against .NET Standard 2.1, and...

Event Timeout for Seq v1.4.2 released

A new release of Seq.App.EventTimeout is out. This was a little earlier than I planned to release v1.4.x, but there was a bug in the AbstractAPI deserialization as a result of some code refactoring which I'd missed. As usual, you can install Event Timeout for Seq using Seq.App.EventTimeout as the...

Lurgle.Logging v1.1.14 and Lurgle.Alerting v1.1.9 Released

I've pushed out updates to Lurgle.Logging and Lurgle.Alerting today. The Lurgle.Logging update is minor - I noticed that Log.Add wasn't correctly passing the calling method, source file, and line number. Lurgle.Alerting has received a more substantial update: This helps to make Lurgle.Alerting even more useful and reliable! You can get...

Lurgle.Alerting - a standardised FluentEmail implementation with extra goodies!

Another Lurgle Around the time that I tackled my original Serilog logging implementation, I also looked at our email alerting. Emails can be used for a variety of reasons, and it's not uncommon that they are sent as a simple string that concatenates or formats variables. In this scenario, the...

Lurgle.Logging - a standardised Serilog implementation with extra goodies!

Logging is important Logging is a really important, oft-neglected, aspect of business applications. I can't state that enough. If you don't have good logging, you can't troubleshoot and debug problems, and you have little chance of seeing what's actually going on in your enterprise. In Structured Logging with Seq and Serilog,...

Performing OpsGenie Heartbeats with Seq

When we investigated OpsGenie, one feature I was attracted to was Heartbeat Monitoring. This is a feature that can help to answer a fundamental problem - "How do you know if you have a major site or infrastructure outage?" There are plenty of ways that you could go about this,...

Event Timeout - A super powered event monitoring app for Seq

"Something hasn't happened!" My workplace has quite a number of disparate applications and scripts that drive critical SLAs. Historically, these were managed by exception and emailing errors to various mailboxes. This is a fairly poor approach to managing SLAs, since it is reliant on a human factor - someone has...