Mercat is a light-weight, cross platform programming language. It is garbage collected and self hosting and produces portable byte-compiled binaries that can be executed on any platform with the appropriate interpreter. Interpreters are available for Linux, DOS (32-bit) and DOS (16-bit) and the interpreter source should be easily compilable for other platforms.
GNU Aspell is a spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell. It can either be used as a library or as an independent spell checker. Its main feature is that it does a superior job of suggesting possible replacements for a misspelled word than just about any other spell checker out there for the English language. Unlike Ispell, Aspell can also easily check documents in UTF-8 without having to use a special dictionary. Aspell will also do its best to respect the current locale setting. Other advantages over Ispell include support for using multiple dictionaries at once and intelligently handling personal dictionaries when more than one Aspell process is open at once.
PhotoPC is a "freeware" software which may be used to control and retrieve photos from Epson PhotoPC digital cameras under Unix/Linux, Microsoft Windows 95, Windows NT, and MS-DOS. (This software may also work with Agfa ePhoto, Olympus D-xxxL, and Sanyo digital cameras based on firmware from Sierra Imaging, Inc.) <P>The software is command-line oriented, and does not make use of a graphical user interface (GUI). By using this software with a "batch file" or Windows short-cut icon, photos can be downloaded from the camera quickly, with a minimum off effort.
Frisk is a networked version of the Parker Brothers' classic game of strategy. It is a faithful reproduction, and includes some computer players, an API for creating computer players, and a chat facility for talking to other players. Its design is client-server, using TCP/IP sockets for communication, and the source is mostly well organized and commented. It was tested on Linux and *BSD, but should work on most *nixes with X installed.
The objective of the NIST Web Metrics Testbed is to explore the feasibility of a range of tools and techniques that support rapid, remote, and automated testing and evaluation of website usability. There are currently six components: 1. Web Static Analyzer Tool (WebSAT): checks web page HTML against typical usability guidelines. 2. Web Category Analysis Tool (WebCAT): lets the usability engineer construct and conduct a web category analysis (card-sorting). 3. Web Variable Instrumenter Program (WebVIP): instruments a website to capture a log of user interaction. 4. Framework for Logging Usability Data (FLUD): a file format and parser for representation of user interaction logs (such as those captured by WebVIP). 5. VisVIP Tool: produces a 3D visualization of user navigation paths through a website, based on FLUD data. 6. TreeDec: adds navigation aids to the pages of a website.