Getting tired of mandatory OCD
September 5, 2012 5:56 PM Subscribe
An annoying but necessary part of my job is logging into a company website and checking to see if a number has gone up. If it has gone up, I start working on stuff to make the number go down. Checking the website every five seconds gets boring really fast and really cuts into the time I spend working on other things. Does anyone know of some programs out there that will automate this checking and notify me if the number has gone up? More deets inside!
posted by Willie0248 to computers & internet (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The only program I have found that actually works for this is Website Watcher. I have it logging into the website every ten seconds, checking the number, and playing a sound if the number has changed. Thing is, Website Watcher (as far as I know) will only check if the number has changed, not specifically whether it has gone up. Everything is cool if the number has gone down - that's what it's supposed to do. I need it to only yell at me if the number has gone up so I can make it go down again.
Any suggestions? I would imagine there's some sort of scripting I could do, but I'm not the handiest with programming and would need a heck of a good tutorial.