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automatic notification of free stuff
I decided I wanted to play around with trying to host my own server, but I needed a computer to do this with. I started watching the free stuff section of Craigslist. I quickly realized this should be automated, so I wrote craigslist-watcher which just sets up a cron job to go scrape the free stuff page, identify any new offers that match my criteria (in this case, computers), and then pop up a notification.
Set it up through a simple commandline interface.
$ cron.rb comp # tell it to watch for /comp/i $ cron.rb # turn it off $ crontab -l # list cron jobs