Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet is a German introduction to the technical aspects of the Internet. This book explains both the low-level protocols IP, ICMP, TCP, and UDP and the high-level protocols SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, NNTP, HTTP, Gopher, FTP, IRC, DICT, Finger, Daytime, DNS, and Whois.
XChat-Ruby is a plugin for the XChat IRC client which allows scripts to be written in the Ruby programming language. Almost all of the XChat2 plugin API is supported through a strong OO interface. Dynamic loading and unloading of Ruby modules is supported, as well as interactively executing Ruby statements from within XChat.
Zadolbator is a simple reminder component for Jabber server. As it is installed on the server side, it can be used by all users of this Jabber server, and does not depend on the client software used. Its main purpose is to remind you about events such as birthdays or holidays, though it can be used also for keeping your everyday reminders about meetings, things to do, etc. It uses the iCalendar format to store events, so some basic understanding of iCalendar is needed to use it. This also simplifies importing existing events if they're in iCalendar format.
Ybot is erlang bot software inspired by Github hubot. It supports IRC and XMPP transports and is extensible with plugins. Plugins can be written with Python, Ruby, or shell. It supports IRC chat, XMPP multi user chat, and 37 signals Campfire chat. It can simultaneously run any number of bots on different transports.