New Software Toys

I’ve created a couple of new toys lately that some of you might find useful or amusing. Since these are built on top of Konfabulator, you’ll need both that and Mac OS X to use these.

The first is SiteWatcher. It’s a simple utility that, given a web page address, periodically loads it and pings its host to provide information on how the web server is performing. Useful mostly for system administrators.

The second one is far more fun: the MST3K widget, which adds Mike Nelson, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo from Mystery Science Theater 3000 to the bottom of your screen. They’ll watch your activity, and occassionally provide trenchant commentary on the goings-on.