Buttercup Games – Level 3: The One-Millionth Flap


On the final day of .conf2016 some of us were having dinner and I noticed the number of total flaps was approaching 1 million. That means people tapped their screen nearly 1 million total times to make Buttercup fly! So of course I needed to open a real-time search and watch it click over.

This made me wonder who was the person who actually touched their screen for the 1 millionth time?  The answer is always just a search away in splunk.

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Congratulations to Mike Ruszkowski, I hope bells rang and confetti rained! I know my co-worker Matt Oliver (at the top of the table above) was gunning for that 1 millionth flap.

Beyond the millionth flap there have been some other impressive statistics. I’m amazed at the users that have 10’s of thousands of flaps. Most impressive is jmiller1202 who has over 1,000 games and 84,000 flaps.

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If you haven’t checked out Splunk 6.5 you might be wondering how the colors and scale were applied. Now you can simply edit a table and choose how you want the scale to work.

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There is a lot more you can do with tables in the GUI. For example add summaries or format numbers and add units (while still being able to sort as a number!). To see how and other new features check out the 6.5 Overview app on splunkbase.