wackyd 2.03

wackyd project consists of a daemon that controls the LED lights on your extended keyboard.

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GPL (GNU General Public License) 
Jeffrey Fulmer
ROOT \ Utilities
wackyd project consists of a daemon that controls the LED lights on your extended keyboard.

By default it sets the lights in motion in a Knight Rider pattern. Knight Rider was a very stupid American television show. Its only redeeming social value was, of course, the blinking lights.

To wackyd that pattern looks like this:


wackyd implements the WACKY protocol which allows it to serve as a notification system. It listens for instructions on a remote port. You've got mail? Change the keyboard pattern.

You want to let a co-worker know that the boss is coming? Change HIS keyboard pattern. The possibilites are endless...

What Can I Do With It?
For one thing, it should help you impress the chicks. As you know, nerds are the sex gods of the new millenium. Why? Skills necessary to obtain a good job have changed over the last several thousand years. There's not a lot of demand for a mastodon hunter any more.

Now firewall configuration skills are in more demand then club carving skills. Chicks dig this. A guy capable of controlling his keyboard lights is capable of landing a good job or, at the very least, capable of putting paper in the printer. Either way, she'll be impressed.

Impressing chicks is key but so is keeping your boss off your back. Don't worry, wackyd actually has legitimate business usages. Apart from improving your status with the ladies, wackyd also serves as a notification system. libwacky, which is bundled separately, provides the means to send patterns and messages to a wackyd.

You can use this library and its associated program, wackyp, to send event notification. NT server failure? Send a message to wackyd. It will keeps informed even when your screen saver is running.

What's New in This Release:

This release represents a major architectural overhaul. It allows authentiction and filtering by IP address and a local configuration file.

Last updated on March 23rd, 2007

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