The Terrorism Threat Level Alerter is a fine piece of artwork that is as attractive as it is useful. The current threat level is clearly indicated by one of the five colored lights, and the threat level is continuously updated via a wireless connection to an internet-enabled personal computer.
The project is basically completed (and I don’t think the GUI looks half bad!). I apologize for holding out so long on releasing the code; its not that I don’t want to share my half-baked scripting until its ready, but that I am too chicken to open the subversion repository on my local computer to the big bad world. Anyway, for now I’m just releasing an archive of the code: tta
There is also a fine movie of the lights blinking: http://files.cibomahto.com/tta/MVI_0081.AVI