I like what has been done to freshmeat! The new software catagories has been long needed. The layout is... well, new... You may need to get used to it.
People that have problems viewing freshmeat in netscape-4 on Unix should set up their browser to use 100 dpi fonts, instead of the default 75 dpi, by placing these lines in ~/.Xdefaults or ~/.Xresources:
This will make the fonts larges, as well as make many other pages much more readable.
An alternative: figlet
You may also want to take a look at <A
HREF="http://freshmeat.net/projects/figlet/">figlet, which is a program similar in scope but with a great number of fonts and more advanced character generation (e.g. character kerning/merging).