|New York City Subway 6 train. Photo by Robert McConnell (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.)|
For fun, I created a small application in Python that checks the status of the New York City subway system and sends me an email in the morning and afternoon if there are delays in the specific lines I tend to use to get to/from work. Now, sure, something like this already exists and is offered by MTA, but I wanted to go ahead and write this myself.
Below, I describe how it works in case you want to create something similar. The code is available at GitHub, should you care to grab it.