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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
This prevents access to old CGI code
This takes a picture (with the web cam) every 5 minutes, and send the picture to your e-mail.
Some systems support
mail -a "References: "
so that all video surveillance emails are grouped in a single email thread.
To keep your inbox clean, it is still possible to filter and move to trash video surveillance emails (and restore these emails only if you really get robbed!)
Access a random news web page on the internet.
The Links browser can of course be replaced by Firefox or any modern graphical web browser.
(In French) Connection aux hotspots FreeWifi, et maintien de la connection active
Sweep and download all mp3 (in French) of "Rendez-vous avec X" (Meet with M. X) of French public radio
Balaye et telecharge les episodes depuis 1997
Run "ps -x" (process status) in the background every hour (in this example).
The outputs of both "nohup" and "ps -x" are sent to the e-mail (instead of nohup.out and stdout and stderr).
If you like it, replace "ps -x" by the command of your choice, replace 3600 (1 hour) by the period of your choice.
You can run the command in the loop any time by killing the sleep process. For example
2925 ? S 0:00.00 sh -c unzip E.zip >/dev/null 2>&1
11288 ? O 0:00.00 unzip E.zip
25428 ? I 0:00.00 sleep 3600
14346 pts/42- I 0:00.01 bash -c while true; do ps -x | mail pascalv; sleep 3600; done
643 pts/66 Ss 0:00.03 -bash
14124 pts/66 O+ 0:00.00 ps -x
You have mail in /mail/pascalv
The "charset" is UTF-8 here, but any alternative charset of your choice would work.
`wget -O - -o /dev/null $u` may be considered instead of `curl $u` .
On some systems the complete path to sendmail may be necessary, for instance /sys/pkg/libexec/sendmail/sendmail for some NetBSD.