The ideal system monitor toy

Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004

This is what I’d consider a good system monitor design:

Basically, it would do everything exactly oppositely from Gkrellm, which blows.

An interesting idea possibly worth exploring is to use a logarithmic scale for the time axis of 2D graphs, so new samples can be displayed with high temporal resolution, yet even old samples can be fit into the same graph, albeit at low temporal resolution. In theory, this could allow for a simultaneous view of both long-term trends and short-term activity.