The GitHub Status Bot is a Google Talk Bot that has been developed using the XMPP Services in Google App Engine. It is super easy to write them and in case you know a bit of Java, you can read up my article on writing Google Talk Bots.
This Bot has been written in about 1 hour flat and is experimental in nature. If you are not comfortable with receiving notifications, I suggest that you simply add the Bot as a Contact in Google Talk and exercise its various commands.
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