Graphically display your log files

glTail.rb is a really cool app for displaying your log files graphically using opengl. I finally decided to download it this evening and give it a try. Its really easy to setup, so minimal effort required. All you have to do is install a couple common packages, mod the script just a little, and run it.  This project was started only 4 days ago and has had several new things added.

I have it running against two of my web sites and it looks really cool. I don’t get tons of traffic so mine isn’t as cool as the video clip on the website, but cool none the less. The one thing that I wish it had was a the ability to parse mysql log files. I don’t know ruby, but might look at it anyways.