“If I have to write one more polyglot bash / awk / python script to gather data from log files on a bunch of different machines, demux that into a time-ordered event stream, pipe it through something to munge it into some slightly different format, ship that off via post to some web address and get some JSON back, parse that into some other shit, do some computation over it like aggregation or date math over time stamps with unlike representations, wrap the results up in an HTML table and send that table in a MIME-enabled e-mail to myself I think I am going to explode.

Conceptual video about the experience of reading magazines on handheld digital devices.

This is not a new or revolutionary idea. In fact, you probably do something close to this already. The problem is that “close” isn’t good enough.

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