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, 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!


  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.