Sometimes programing and designing is a joy. Sometimes I don’t want to touch a project with a 15 foot pole. Today I should have been designing - instead I downloaded the “new” version of Konfabulator and had a good old time making a little widget to track the status of the servers I take care of. Up in one corner of my secondary LCD are two floating transparent “Korean faces”. When a server goes down, the face goes red, changes to beat-up, and my computer starts beeping.
(About the computers: Doc is a Windows(TM) Powered machine, and it goes down from time to time. Wallace has an uptime that corresponds exactly with the length of time that has elapsed since I mounted it in the rack at the colo facility - He is really monitored to test my own connection to the internet.)