Iprobe is a low-overhead toolsuite that uses the Alpha event counters to find performance bottlenecks in kernel and userspace. Internally, Iprobe has been used to optimize performance in benchmarks (SPEC CPU95), operating systems (VMS, Digital Unix, Windows NT) and databases (Oracle, and Informix). Iprobe has traditionally been a cross-platform alpha tool. It runs on Digital Unix, Open VMS, and Windows NT, and it is now being released under GPL for Alpha/Linux.
icontact is a highly-configurable Perl script that takes a bunch of image files and creates contact sheets. icontact determines the file format by the file name extension of the input files, and then uses internal tables to look up the commands it needs to execute in order to convert the images to the PPM format. Once they're converted, icontact uses various pbmplus commands to create contact sheets. icontact is particularly useful if you have lots of image files in all sorts of different formats and you want to create an index of all of them without converting them all to a common format first. This package also includes a filter to convert xv's .xvpics files into PPM format.
Hodie prints the current date and time to stdout in Roman numerals, with grammatically correct Latin. Complete with Id., Kal., Non., pridie, postridie, bis, and all the other nice annoyances. As an option, it even provides you with current date according to Roman calendar -- that is 'ab urbe condita'; after Rome was built.
The Home Library Information Manager (HLIM) is a utility that allows you to track your home library (books, magazines, and CDs) using either barcode scanners or hand entry. Everyone's favorite feline-shaped scanner is supported, as is manual entry from the keyboard. CD title and track information is automatically looked up from the CD Index (http://www.cdindex.org/). Please note that this is alpha in quality and only supports the PostgreSQL database, although any database with commit/rollback support should easily work. Also, documentation is currently thin.
Debian package information is generally stored in files having a special file format, dubbed the Debian control file format (dctrl), a special case of the record jar file format. These tools operate on any files conforming in a general sense to that format, and are therefore widely applicable whenever this format is in play. The tools in this bundle are grep-dctrl, sort-dctrl, join-dctrl, and tbl-dctrl.
The fontutils package includes the programs bpltobzr, bzrto, charspace, fontconvert, gsrenderfont, imageto, imgrotate, limn, and xbfe. These create fonts for use with Ghostscript or TeX (starting with a scanned type image and converting the bitmaps to outlines), convert between font formats, etc. The package also includes the libraries libbzr.a, libgf.a, libpbm.a, libpk.a, libtfm.a, and libwidgets.a.