Different uses for RSS feeds

I gave up blogging about my work a while ago, but sometimes you just want to share your acheivements with a wider audience.

Today I finished writing the first version of a perl script that actively monitors a list of servers, and generates a RSS file showing when devices (or any defined services running on them, such as HTTP, POP3, etc.) go up or down.

There’s still loads of things wrong with it, cheifly a problem with the system clock running slow that makes all the times and dates wrong. But it’s a proof-of-concept exercise more than anything, to show how RSS feeds can be used for things other than syndicating blogs. I think it does that, if nothing else :-).