You know what its like, you have an idea for a script or program you want to write, and then sure enough, someone else has already done it better than yours would have been anyway…
This happened to me just now. I wanted to write a program or script that would sign into my xbox live account via www.xbox.com and report back the online status of my friends.
Well, it turns out a very nice python program already exists in the form of XBL Status. Nowl how about the ability to integrate this into conky, and then its perfect.
Windows users can check out this program: XBList
and Mac users can check out: MacLive