16 Mar 2004, 04:01

The system is up.

Perhaps you are the sort of person who frequently wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat thinking “What if Will’s computer is running a little too hot right now!” (Ok, it’s a stretch I know) Perhaps the thought keeps you awake and torments you because you have no way of knowing. Perhaps you have other issues that this compulsion is merely symptomatic of. Regardless, you can now stop calling me at 3 am. Over in the sidebar, I’ve added a system info section that pulls in some of my system stats from CoolMon, in all honesty for no other reason than geekish glee. The sad thing is, I’ve actually been wanting and waiting to do it for a while but previously (before moving to a host with PHP) my only option was to rely on some MS-specific javascript for XML parsing and I wasn’t about to do that.

[Listening to: Songs: Ohia – Blue Chicago Moon]


Comment by Dan on 2004-03-15 23:04:55 +0000

Uhm. Do you really want to trust a product from a company called Arsware?

Comment by Carrie on 2004-03-16 00:25:06 +0000

Just when I thought you couldn’t get geekier …


Comment by Dave on 2004-03-18 21:22:39 +0000

Coolmon is awesome.

Those of us running OS X get iPulse (available from http://www.iconfactory.com), which is a cute yet sinister looking utility that lurks on the desktop and pulses, dials and goes “tink” according to the computer’s network, CPU, disk space, RAM and other stats.

And you can get a HAL 9000 skin for it.

(Congrats on the move to Movable Type, by the way! My MT blog is currently dusty since I’ve been on LiveJournal for a year.)

Comment by Will on 2004-03-18 23:08:30 +0000

Aha! So you were using LiveJournal this whole time! And here I thought you’d dropped off the face of the earth (well, face of the blogosphere anyway). Although really, that’s what I did for quite a while. I’m loving MT now though, so many fun things to tinker around with. Anyway, good to see you’re still around.