As requested by bleketux, I made some modifications to pidgin_status.py script.
Main news is that now it is possible to change Pidgin status message periodically. Script will go to background (it is a real daemon now :P), change the status, and wait for the set time interval until it changes the message again, and then all over again, wait-change-wait-change.
To change status message every 5 minutes with a random line from file /home/miljan/quotes/dusko_radovic.txt:
pidgin_status.py -d -t 5 -f /home/miljan/quote/dusko_radovic.txt
To show the song you are listening to as status message:
pidgin_status.py -s “Mukeka di Rato – Kustapassaaessedrmobral”
And in Pidgin it would look like:
You can see all possible options by running script with -h argument for help.
bleketux, I hope you are still around to enjoy this. ;)