New Logstalgia Released

I’ve just released a new version of Logstalgia, my website access log visualization that looks a bit like Pong if only it had been created by Jeff Minter. Logstalgia is also referred to as ApachePong (referring to both the Apache Web Server and Pong) which is a much better name, but also covered by multiple trademarks.

Here’s a new video to go with it.

The song is ‘Depart’ by Tekno Eddy, which I found on ccmixter.org, which is a good place to find Creative Commons music that people actually want you to use (with attribution) in your Youtube videos.

The new version of Logstalgia adds a bunch of features back-ported from Gource, like being able to seek to a point in the log file, and the much needed PPM output support for making videos that was probably the biggest feature missing originally.

Go get it!

3 Comments

  1. Peter
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andrew, can you tell me what parameters you’ve used for the glow (all three) that makes it really ‘glowy’ and nice :)

  2. Andrew Caudwell
    Posted April 28, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Hi. I used about 3 different lots of settings in the video (I made a bunch of recordings of the same log file with different settings), increasing the glow duration (% of screen they last before fading out) and the multiplier (scale of bloom particles).

    I think –glow-multiplier 3.0 –glow-duration 0.75 will give you something like the middle part of the video.

  3. Merijn Vogel
    Posted May 14, 2013 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    My nice and glowy settings are now:
    –glow-multiplier 3 –glow-intensity 0.7 –glow-duration 0.3

    but that is for an environment with many requests a second.

    I know this software hasn’t been updated in a while, but paddle-position setting does only work with the default paddle mode :-)

    For extra niceness, I summarize a bunch of servers into one logstream, and “abuse” the vhost-field of the logline to give each server its own paddle.

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