Tailbeep opens a file (-f), seeks to the end, and watches for a string (-s). If the string is found, a beep is sent to the specified tty (-t) device. You can also daemonize (-d) it. It was written to watch /var/log/messages for the DENY string (to catch anyone trying to break into a firewall), but you can use it to watch any open file that gets appended to. You can also create a log if you like, so you can record the events, in long or short mode. Tailbeep requires write access to one of the tty devices on the console.
Logback is intended as a successor to the popular log4j project, and was designed by log4j's founder, Ceki Gulcu. The basic architecture is sufficiently generic so as to apply under different circumstances. It is divided into three modules. The Core module lays the groundwork for the other two modules, whereas the Classic module can be assimilated to an improved version of log4j. It natively implements the SLF4J API so that you can readily switch back and forth between logback and other logging systems, such as log4j or JDK14 Logging. The Access module integrates with Servlet containers to provide HTTP access log functionality. You can easily build your own modules on top of the Core module.
python-jabberbot is a Jabber bot framework for Python that makes it easy to write simple Jabber bots. One can use these Jabber bots to provide information about running systems, to make Web sites interact with Jabber-enabled visitors, or notify the bot owner about updates or changes that are monitored with custom Python scripts.
Habitat is an application and system monitoring system which captures, stores, and visualises table-based time series data. Monitor probes exist for Linux and Solaris with Windows and others coming soon. It has a command line interface, a fast GUI client for graphical visualisation, and a simple format for extending data capture in the agent. It can access data from its peers directly, by file sharing, or with the use of a separate central archiving repository to scale to installations of significant size.
DIY Zoning is a set of tools and instructions for controlling a state-of-the-art HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system. It covers airflow balancing, temperature control and zoning, energy conservation measures, remote access, 1-wire devices, and home automation.
Analog PHP is a short and simple logging package for PHP 5.3+ based around the idea of using closures for configurability and extensibility. It functions as a static class, but you can completely control the handling of log messages through closures (aka anonymous functions), and it also comes with a dozen pre-written handlers. It is well-documented, with examples for each type of log handler, and ultra-concise. The core is literally only 43 lines of clear, non-obfuscated code, and the whole is only a fraction of the size of comparable packages (for example, 293 total lines vs 1021 for Monolog).
Service Guardian aims to protect servers against various things such as resource exhaustion and connection floods. It can measure the number of connections to servers' ports and, after a grace time period, compares and sees if the host is still in violation of the specified settings. If a host is in violation of the settings, it will be filtered out and dropped via netfilter/iptables.
pdr (personal data recorder) and pdx (personal data expert) are applications that collect and evaluate mostly numeric personal data. The intended use case is for logging individual medical data (blood sugar, blood pressure, body temperature, weight, heart rate, and medications), but they can also be used for technical, sports, fitness, weather, environmental, or financial data. They work on a continuous flow of numbers in time that you want to monitor. Every data item can also be commented by text. pdr can use Twitter and email accounts for data input, which makes mobile phones usable for data input. It is one of the few free applications for diabetics.