here we go yet again...another update. This time, aimed at trying to make the whole thing less complicated for people, and also remove the whole linux limitation thing as opposed to the older version that I put up three months ago. The response to this has been quite positive...
setup instructions can be found on the application page
feel free to drop in there and tinker around, suggest features, flame the discussion board etc :P
once again, thanks to Dave Tompkins for his help.