http://www.perlmonks.org?node_id=88608

When I have a lot of work (like lately), PerlMonks is a curse, because I find it so interesting to hang around here that I end up spending too little time working. So I wrote this little program to remind myself of what I should be doing :-)

A couple of points:

Of course, writing this script and posting it here was just another excuse for not getting back to work. So here it is:
#!/usr/local/perl-5.6.0/bin/perl -w use strict; use PerlMonks; use PerlMonks::Users; my $n=PerlMonks::Users->new; while(1) { my %u=$n->users; if (exists($u{ZZamboni})) { system(q(echo Get to work | /usr/bin/mailx -s "Shouldn +'t you be working on your thesis?" zamboni)); if ($ENV{DISPLAY}) { system(q(wmessage -t "What are you doing?" --c +enter "Get back to work!")); } } sleep 300; }

--ZZamboni

Update: fixed typo: s/spend/spent/