Linux: Organizing my life

I'm starting to put little programs in my crontab file so that it executes once in a while. The things I have setup are:
  • Local movies. A little Python program that I wrote a while ago, which I need to update because the site changed format, which grabs the Movie listing from a web site and filters out the ones that are local to my area. Once a week on Thursdays it e-mail me the listing, here's a sample:
    Cinemark Pátio Savassi
    Sala 01: "Deu Zebra" 11h10 - 13h30 (dublado)
    Original title: Racing Stripes [Comédia,Infantil]
    Director: Frederik Du Chan Actors: Bruce Greenwood, Hayden Panettiere, Caspar Poyck, Gary Bullock,,TIC-OI5569-MNfilmes,00.html
    Sala 01: "Virgem de 40 Anos" 15h50 - 18h20 - 21h10 - 23h50* (*apenas 07, 08 e 11/10)
    Original title: The 40 Year-Old Virgin [Comédia]
    Director: Judd Apatow Actors: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco,,TIC-OI5565-MNfilmes,00.html
  • TV Listings. Once a day I have it grab the next three days of TV listings using pyTvGrab. Then I have another program which can grab the shows I'm interested in so I can set to record it with my SkyTV box.
  • Link checker. Once a day I check my website(s) for broken links using LinkChecker.
  • Once a week I have a python program that grabs my links from the previous week and e-mails it to me so I can paste it into my blog. I may get around to it posting it automatically.
  • I have deamon keeping track of the temperature of my computer and will send me an e-mail if it gets too hot. It also monitors SMART to see if I'm getting close to hard drive failure.
  • Backup, I don't have this setup, but I'd like it to backup my files to another computer and maybe create DVD backups as well.
It's nice having my computer do these little jobs for me. I like the fact that e-mail works out of the box in Linux and that any problems with my scripts are sent to me via e-mail.


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