I got so absorbed in this, it took me a few seconds to realize that Max was repeatedly kicking me in the groin to get my attention: http://wheelsofsteel.net/
I’m so installing Prey:
“Prey is a lightweight application that will help you track and find your laptop if it ever gets stolen. It works in all operating systems and not only is it Open Source but also completely free.”
It reminds me of the script used to surreptitiously take photos in Cryptonomicon.