Logstalgia: Visualising Apache logs

// Argh! The moment of anger when you find a cool weekend project but realize you don’t really have a free weekend sometime soon :)

Logstalgia is a website traffic visualization that replays or streams web-server access logs as a pong-like battle between the web server and an never ending torrent of requests. Requests appear as colored balls (the same color as the host) which travel across the screen to arrive at the requested location. Successful requests are hit by the paddle while unsuccessful ones (eg 404 – File Not Found) are missed and pass through.

If you do have a free weekend and some Apache logs, get the source code here: logstalgia – website access log visualization