Zabbix Data Collection Modes

I still like Zabbix as a simple allround monitoring solution. With its agent and UserParameter configuration it is very flexible and can be used (and abused) in many interesting ways. Here I want to show and compare three different patterns of collecting metrics from a service:

  1. simple item fetch
  2. fetch and send
  3. preprocessing

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Leaving Pocket

screenshot "my year in Pocket 2018"

Today I ended my Pocket Premium subscription.

I have been using Read It Later (now Pocket) since 2011, quite a long time ago. In 2015 I started paying for it because I used the service a lot, I found it very useful, and I did not want it to disappear like so many others have before. The best and notable features were:

  • compact list view of bookmarks with tags
  • good Firefox integration
  • cross-device sync (e.g. offline reading on a tablet)
  • usable API (e.g. to sync with Trello)

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