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Passive Messaging

I want an away-message stalking AIM bot.

It would check the away messages and IM profiles of specified screennames every 15 minutes or some similar increment and log any changes it notices. This could then be scriptified into an auto-updating web page. (The teeny boppers and weblog dorks could call them amblogs, for away message blogs, and they could be written up as the next weblog fad of the month.)

Implementation is left as an exercise for the reader.

1:54am update - I wrote most of it. I may actually finish it and use it for a while and then release it. Or not, since I don’t seem to finish much these days.

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