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Slack Notifier

We use Slack for messaging here at LocalSearch and love it very much. We also use PRTG for system monitoring and notifications – why not integrate them both together so I can receive PRTG notifications in a channel in Slack?


While Slack has a large gallery of integrations PRTG unfortunately wasn’t on the list. So I have written a quick windows app to allow notifications from PRTG via its ‘Execute Application’ notifier. While I specifically built it for PRTG it’s a command line app which could potentially use to publish any type of message to Slack.

Using HipChat for PRTG Notifications

As a Network Engineer for a large company I cannot recommend Paessler’s PRTG for systems monitoring enough. WIth over 100 different types of sensors built into PRTG it’s the definite goto tool for me to monitor devices and services within our organisation. Great Application.

If you do any type of system administration you cannot be without a monitoring tool – and I think personally this is one of the best ones out there and has infinite options to allow you to customise it for your business..

TorrentGrabber – Get your tv show torrents automatically

Hey you! TorrentGrabber v3 is now available so check it out here!


TorrentGrabber – check for your new TV show episodes and get them loaded to your Torrent Application automatically.. and get notified when they arrive!

I love all the free & legal content you can get from around the globe. I especially like when broadcasters and other sources put their content up for free so we can legally download it. What I don’t like is being bombarded with ads and other junk when I visit legal torrent site so I wrote TorrentGrabber to go off and automatically download the shows I like.

Mobile Mapping – A URL String Exploration

I have been implementing some native mobile mapping in our new product Workify which employs a mobile UI for travelling Staff which enables them to map and get directions to a specific job that’s been assigned to them.

After many hours of exploring the best way to do this which would make Windows Phone, Android and Apple IOS open their native mapping app from within our mobile HTML5 UI I found a fantastic article from John Allan where he’s done a lot of the leg work already in exactly what is need for each Operating System: