I only wanted to create a project with this name, so I can say "release thekraken!"
A kraken has big tentacles, so you can specify
webpages, and the kraken will check if they are up or down, notifying you by email if one of your targets is unreachable.
settings.py, add your targets there, and run
summon.py. I would recommend creating a cronjob that executes the latter script periodically.