fifoirc creates a named pipe on the local filesystem, such that any data written to the pipe will be written to an IRC channel. It is also possible to connect a filter program to the channel, such that any text written in the channel is passed to the program, and any text output by the program is passed to the channel.
Pingo is a simple dedicated IRC bot that watches the status of a PlaneShift server. PlaneShift is a free open-source MMORPG located at www.planeshift.it. Pingo informs chatters on the IRC channel when a server goes down or back up, spontaneously or on demand, and maintains uptime statistics for the server.