keeping track of who did what

hello everybody.
i need to log "who did what" on some models. i was reading recipe 59
of rails recipes and i created something like that:

class LogSweeper < ActionController::Caching::Sweeper
  observe :model1, :model2, :model3, :model4, :model5, ...

  after_save(model)
    save_log(model, "save")
  end

  after_destroy(model)
     save_log(model, "destroy)
  end

  private
  save_log(model, event, user_id = controller.session[:account_id])
    #create the log entry, i want to save the id of the model, the id
of the logged user and something to describe the action.
    #controller isn't defined here so i can't access the user_id.
  end
end

in environment.rb i added:
  config.active_record.observers = :log_sweeper

the sweeper is called when something happen to the observed models,
but i can't access the controller (and so, the user_id) from there.
any help?

Why not use one of the versioning/auditing gems (http://ruby-
toolbox.com/categories/activerecord_versioning.html) instead?