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Desktop Cam Reborn

A bit ago, I wrote a little bash script to take a screenshot of my working environment, and upload it to my blog as a "Desktop Cam". Well, for the past year, it's been pretty much inactive, as the job I had kept me from running the script due to the nature of the code I was writing. Well, now that I'm a Linux instructor, there's little that can't show from my desktop on my site, so the desktop cam will be updated much more frequently. Not that it will be exciting at all for any of you, but hey, just in case you were wondering what had happened to it.

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Tony Yarusso using Firefox 2.0.0.11 on GNU/Linux | January 1, 2008 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    You mentioned a new project on Planet, therefore the inevitable response...
    That's right - a feature request!
    Provide ways to easily turn the script on and off, like a Gnome and/or KDE panel applet. I suppose you _could_ accomplish this with basic launchers (one for the script, one for a 'kill' command), but that seems a bit awkward (for needing two buttons instead of one, and for using kill).
    The best way would be if there was some kind of hook deal, where it ran somewhat like a daemon that could be started and stopped by additional command (desktopcam --pause, desktopcam --resume) that would allow those actions to also be called from cron or any other script.

  2. Aaron using Debian IceWeasel 2.0.0.11 on Debian GNU/Linux 64 bits | January 1, 2008 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    @Tony Yarusso- Heh. I guess I have some work ahead of me, eh? :)

  3. Jadd using Opera 9.25 on GNU/Linux | January 3, 2008 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    This is fun! Right now, you're checking your e-mail on gmail.com

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