webStraktor is a programmable World Wide Web data extraction client. It features a scripting language to facilitate the collection, extraction, and storage of information available on the Web, including images. The scripting language uses elements of regular expression and XPath syntax. The standard webStraktor output format is XML based, either in ASCII, UTF-8, or ISO-8859-1 (Latin1). It adheres to the Robots Exclusion Protocol and can be configured to operate anonymously by connecting through proxy servers. Exhaustive logging and tracing information are provided.
Harris is a strategy game based around the actions of RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War. In Harris, you take on the role of the Commander-in-Chief of Bomber Command, tasked with launching bombing raids against Nazi Germany. It is your responsibility to take the war to the enemy and destroy their capacity and will to wage war.
startvnc.pl is a script to start VNC on a system-determined port. Placed in /etc/skel/bin/ or the like, it allows each user to start VNC on his own port without having to guess or use trial-an-error on which port he should use. Based on his numerical ID (from /etc/password), this script autogenerates a static port number which should not change.
SHA_HTTP_Auth is a Perl module which allows secure HTTP Authentication using salted password hashes stored in MySQL or another database. Since (presumably) all Web traffic is wrapped in SSL and the passwords themselves are not plaintext, HTTP Basic Authentication is all that's needed to ensure secure Web logins to a protected site. Furthermore, since the user is authenticated by the Web server at layer 4, the need for session cookies is eliminated.