The assorted finds of Artefact Publishing

May 14, 2008

I am a convert

Since I first learned anything about web statistics (that is, statistics relating to website usage), I have treated them as tainted goods, and — perhaps as a consequence — been forced to generate and interpret them as part of work since 2001. This has only increased my loathing, not so much of web stats, as of those who have any unalloyed appreciation of them.

However, I have finally seen them in their true glory. logstalgia presents Apache log files as a game of Pong — which can be run against live server logs. This is sheer genius (a request that returns a 404 passes through, rather than bouncing off the bat); the only thing that it lacks is sound.

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