Let’s say you’re a programmer or a code blogger, and want to save some time. What are some tasks that you can do in automation to save yourself some time?
Cron is an excellent method for automating daily (or weekly, monthly, etc.) Linux tasks. Here are a few links to get you started:
Cron is widely used by people who maintain servers for all types of Web sites. It's a great tool for freeing up time to allow you to do other tasks.
You can do virtually anything. It's Linux!
Automatic sorting system for downloaded files. Bonus points for making it smart enough to be user programmable and take into account anything from time of day to current wifi network.
If you have some websites, make an application that checks that they are all online and displays their status in a easy to read graphical form.
Make a program to turn on and off your wireless router at specific intervals, or automatically restart it if it crashes. This should be possible through either telnet or just the HTTP interface of your router.
Anyway, what you can do is specific to you, these are just some things I've been working on automating recently.