The primary goal (and product) of the OLS Transcription Project is to provide high-quality transcripts based on the recorded sessions from the Ottawa Linux Symposium. The sessions from OLS are of a highly technical nature in most cases. These transcripts provide access to important technical detail regarding protocol and kernel internals which might otherwise be easily available only to people attending these talks (or those listening to the audio recordings).
Conflux allows the user (through the PHP-based frontend) to submit searches to be performed on common search engines. Searches are performed by a Perl-based backend and results are stored in a database (usually MySQL). Using Conflux, you can manage your past searches, better keeping track of materials you have found useful, and aiding you in submitting follow-up searches. Both searches and search results may be bundled together, permitting you to best organize your information how you see fit.
Dired-dd (a.k.a. Dired-DragDrop) is a minor emacs mode enabling a mouse interface for dired/dired-x. It can mark files/directories in a dired buffer, drag and drop them into a dired buffer, open files (or execute a defined function) by dragging into a non-dired buffer, and also executes the external UNIX command related to a file extension. FTP via drag-and-drop is possible (except recursive copying).
Scurry automates FTP connections, as well as scp connections with Secure Shell versions 1 and 2. It can keep an address book of usernames and passwords for remote servers, as well as the root directory on the remote server and your system. This allows you to automate file transfers such that you could cd into a document tree on a staging server, and upload a file into a different directory on the live server, but keep it in the same relative directory.
PHP-MySQL-lib is an abstraction library for talking to a MySQL database through PHP. This was written so that developers could interact with a database through generic function calls, and should the database ever be switched to another product, the library could be replaced with another library that has the same API, and application code which uses the library would be unaffected.