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PerformanceTweet - Tweet about performance

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Recently, I was working on my computer and from time to time I was watching that performance widget that comes with Windows 7. And suddenly I though - it would be great to monitor the computer performance from a remote location, in cases when the PC remains unattended. So, what would be the most reliable solution? Twitter just came in handy for this. I could tweet about my machine performance.

After a night of coding here is what I came up with - an application called PerformanceTweet, and as you can see from its title, it tweets about the computer performance. Here is the main application screen:

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Now, at this point PerformanceTweet is more like a proof of concept, rather than a fully functional application. But it works, and it does its primary job. What I thought is that it would be great to use this application on those machines, where the user is spending most of his/her time doing other than sitting at the PC things. What about servers? You can easily setup a Twitter account with protected tweets, so that you won't make the short performance reports public. The user can set the interval (in minutes at this point), which determines how often performance tweets will be sent.

Anyway, here is the first build of PerformanceTweet:

Please note, that it requires .NET Framework 3.5.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. I am still working on it on my free time and here are some points on the roadmap:
1. Customize tweets (select, what information to include and what to hide).
2. More monitoring options (hard disk space, processes, system uptime etc.).
3. Support for alerts (whenever a parameter reaches its critical point).

If you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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Smurphy Icon

10 December 2009 - 11:45 AM
Hey the link is broken. :( This seems really cool, hope to see it expanded. Keep up the work. :)

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10 December 2009 - 01:33 PM

Smurphy, on 10 Dec, 2009 - 01:45 PM, said:

Hey the link is broken. :( This seems really cool, hope to see it expanded. Keep up the work. :)

Thanks for mentioning this. Link updated. :D
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