I finally broke down and started using twitter. I had actually signed up about a year ago (four accounts - one for me, the human, and three for my servers at home) but didn't find it useful at the time. I suddenly decided to try again (because a friend at work has been using it and it seemed kind of fun to follow some of the celebs out there) so I installed it on my blackberry, connected it to this blog and decided to hook my servers in again. The whole difference now is I'm using my blackberry to update twitter and the feed goes directly to this blog to allow it to be a bit more dynamic. The twitter feeds don't allow it to update on Urban Yukon but hey, you can't have the blog-cake and eat it too.
The blackberry also lets me take photos and send them off immediately to twitpics so I won't have to clutter up my flickr stream with lousy blackberry photos.
The plan for my servers is to have my hidden account respond to a special twitter message and execute any command I tell it to. I'll give it a server prefix (as I've been calling it) which tells it what server I'm directing the command at. The prefix will then be followed by the secret command. I've decided I only need one account for a server because I can use that one to send remote commands to my other home servers which should reduce my network chatter.
I realize I'm kind of late to the whole twitter-verse but until I got my blackberry I really didn't see any use for it.