messenger status yahoos

It's the latest thing that's not really got a purpose but it's cool anyway: putting all sorts of things into their IM presence / status. Yahoo Messenger's LaunchCast player automatically tells everyone you know what you're listening to. I have no clue why people would be interested in what you're listening to, but then again, I also have no clue why people would be interested in what I did on the night of Independence Day, so I guess it's better to discuss the hows and ignore the whys. So here's a plugin that allows you to change the status of Yahoo Messenger v6 to whatever you're listing to on Winamp.

Also, you can plug your site / blog / anything else in place of that song. To do that, change your status to

Text That You Want<space>http://linktoyoursite.com

and it will be displayed as:

Text That You Want

(Hat tip to Yazad and Kribs for this one)

Btw, some thoughtfodder: "Why is a deterrent to progress. How and why not are things that enable progress."

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Arnab Nandi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. You can read more about him here.


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