Does anyone know of software other than Daisyman's DMS that acts as a "dead man's switch", i.e. will carry out a task (send an email or delete a file or similar) if I don't "reset" it within a certain time frame? If not, how would you suggest I go about writing such a program?
It MUST fill the following criteria:
1. if it is web-based, it needs to be require a password when I check in.
2. if not web-based, it must be able to be installed on Windows XP without admin privileges OR if that is not possible, an acceptable alternative would be one that ran on Ubuntu (with admin).
3. the time interval for checking in must be able to be set as small as 24 hours, but I need to allow for not checking in over the weekend. I.e. either it needs to be easily changeable so that on Fridays I can set it to not require a check-in until Monday, or it needs to be programmable on a variable cycle to require different reset intervals for weekends vs other days. This rules out this program, which would otherwise be perfect.