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Ever since I redid my monitoring setup, two issues were coming up over and over again: I needed a browser to have a reasonable overview of my systems, and I needed ruby to run riemann-dash. Granted, it is easy to query Riemann from the command-line, and I can even put up a screen or tmux session with watch commands running in its many windows, but that's horribly ugly. I wanted a dashboard, one that I can look at, and see trends right away. A few months ago, I came accross blessed-contrib, and knew I could build my dashboard using it. After a few initial tries and failures, today, I have a solution that works for me.
It is with great joy that I announce the existence of potential-happiness, a dashboard for the terminal! It's far from being perfect, or even friendly (you have to edit JSON to set up your dashboard, and the layout engine is dumb as a rock). But after using it for a day, I'm happy enough with its state to talk about it publicly. Use it with care and patience, happiness is only a potential!
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(Of course, there's another narrative that tries to blame the name on monitoring and healthy systems making ops happy, but that's not the real reason.)