Lurgle.Logging v1.2.4 Update - Rethinking usage patterns

A while back I updated Lurgle.Logging to support new logging patterns. I've sat on it for a while, but some aspects of this weren't as well thought through as they could have been. Specifically, the idea of passing: Log.Error(ex, "Oh no! An error! {Message}", Logging.NewCorrelationId(), args: ex.Message); Log.Error(ex, "Oh no!...

Playing nicely with others in the Seq ecosystem

You would realise by now that I'm quite a fan of Seq. It's hard not to be, when you can download a free single user license and get started with a trial, a POC, or designing your monitoring and infrastructure. The growth in open source apps for Seq over the...

Seq Reporter v1.0.3 - Who needs email when you can raise a Jira issue?

Reporting all the things Seq Reporter is the command-line client that can be used to schedule reporting from your Seq structured logs. It drives a number of daily and monthly reports for us and overall, it works well. We just set our query config and time range, schedule it, and...

Lurgle.Logging v1.2.2 - Destructure and mask structured properties!

Update After the original post, I tackled another item I'd been meaning to look at - being able to configure proxy settings for the Serilog Seq sink. Lurgle.Logging v1.2.3 now includes additional optional configurations for the Seq sink's proxy. This is particularly useful for console apps like Seq Reporter,...

Seq Reporter - Turn your structured logs into scheduled reports!

Uhh ... You want what? So, you have all your apps logging to Seq, perhaps you have monitoring and alerting using apps like the Seq OpsGenie client, and maybe you're even using Event Timeout to detect events that didn't happen in time. Things are going great, except ... Well,...

Lurgle.Alerting v1.2.2 released - Send results, plain text and HTML improvements

Lurgle Update Time! I've released an update to Lurgle.Alerting, the premier Lurgle Alerting library for Lurgling your Alerts! This release is about updating some of the older code that was brought into the library: FluentEmail largely suppresses exceptions when there are send failures. Lurgle was simply returning the FluentEmail.Core.Models.SendResponse.Successful...

Lurgle.Alerting v1.2.0 released - Consistent attachment content types!

I've released a small update to Lurgle.Alerting which adds automatic determination of the attachment content type using the MimeMapping library. I've raised the version to v1.2.0 to align with Lurgle.Logging's current releases. This specifically addresses an issue when sending attachments with MailKit as the SMTP sender. The FluentEmail implementation was...

Migrating Outlook profiles with Outlook Profiler!

From Outlook 2016, it appears Microsoft consistently use the 16.0 key path. We may also need to look at another key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Exchange\Client\Options ... at minimum, this stores the option to "Choose a profile at logon", which you may wish to export to preserve the expected behaviour for a user....

Lurgle.Logging v1.2.1 - More logging patterns for your Lurgle convenience

Lurgle approach compared to Serilog Following on from the v1.2.0 multi-threaded correlation release, I thought about whether we could further improve how we interface with Lurgle.Logging. The general approach was to maintain a static interface to logging that would allow us to capture key properties for logging, that would provide...

Lurgle.Logging v1.2.0 - Multi-threaded correlation ids are now a thing

Implementing Multi-Threaded Lurgles If we revisit my example from earlier, we'll see a much simpler implementation for multi-threaded code; Log.Level().Add("Here is my log entry"); Log.Level(LurgLevel.Error).Add("Oh no! An error!"); Log.Level().Add("Phew ... moment passed"); Log.Level(correlationId: Logging.NewCorrelationId()).Add("After all that, I'd really like a different correlation id"); Log.Level(LurgLevel.Debug).Add("CorrelationId is {CorrelationId}"); You can see...