With ‘s new job, she’ll need to know about local traffic conditions before she heads out. Luckily, I found a page with constantly updated traffic info and set up a cron job to send it to her hiptop. If I were smart I’d write a script to check her schedule from the hiptop and email her the info an hour before she has to leave, but sadly I’m really just a retarded monkey with a keyboard. If you’re curious, the cron entry

0 12 * * 1,3,5 lynx -dump 'http://metrocommute.com/cgi-bin/metro/zoommap.pl?area=detroit&ad=off&showmsg=headlines' 
| mail -s 'Traffic Update' youremail@example.com

Leave a Reply