Just for fun, I wired up a neat trick which uses the cloud based log analysis tool from LogEntries to watch my server logs, then when it spots an error condition it automatically makes some lights in my house flash different colours. I wrote it up in a guest blog for the company LogEntries but the video pretty much explains most of it:
Here is a quick diagram of this home automation assemblage:
You can download the zip file of the source code I used, if that is your type of thing.
I also wrote another article which detailed a neat trick to get log alerts piped directly to my phone via SMS.
- Posted Dec 2014.