Back in the Good Old Days a group I worked with piped tail -f to a line printer in the DBA work area. When something went wrong you'd know about it from the noise (database problem) or the silence (host or network problem).
I don't know that things are better nowadays mumble mumble ...
I'm a newish DBA and I wanna simplify some daily checks. I'm curious as to how other people monitor the alert logs. Is this something most folks do?