Today I left work with a long running task running in the shell. For the sake of argument let's say I'm using 'wc -l' to count lines in a huge file. I'd like to get a notification when it is done, but I can't rely on email. I want to use curl to trigger an event on some online notification service, which I can then check for from home.
wc -l some_huge_file; curl http://some-notification-service.com
Are there any notification services out there that I could use with curl? I imagine that issuing a GET request to some resource, sets a flag that the job has completed, send an sms, email or whatever.
Any ideas for what to hit with that curl GET/POST/PUT/WHATEVER request?