SYINF shows in brief a system's CPU brand and model, RAM size, disk space, operating system, regional parameters, and current date and time. It can run in interactive (menu) or batch mode. There are two versions, in the C and C++ languages. They have been tested on 20 (15) compilers, 26 (25) operating systems, and 18 architectures. (Figures in parentheses are for the C++ version.) Both versions are conveyed in source code form only, each as a single ~35 KB source text file.
SNOW is a utility for concealing messages in ASCII text by appending whitespace to the end of lines. Because spaces and tabs are generally not visible in text viewers, messages concealed with whitespace are effectively hidden from casual observers. If SNOW's built-in encryption is used, the message cannot be read even if it is detected. SNOW exploits the Steganographic Nature Of Whitespace, similar to finding a polar bear in a snowstorm; hence the name.
PAT draws small-scale (world and country-level) physical, political, and statistical maps, and flexibly lists information about world places. It does what a traditional paper atlas does, but interactively. PAT's intended user is the student, hobbyist, researcher, webmaster, or other non-professional. PAT is designed to be portable; it has the bare minimum of operating-system dependencies and is written in stable, well-known C. Any system with an ANSI C compiler and ISO runtime libraries can run PAT. PAT's abstract device model can accomodate any raster device; it comes with drivers for TTY, GIF, JPEG, PNG, X11, GRX, and others. PAT is multilingual and supports Unicode. Program messages have been translated to English and French so far. PAT can be run interactively, or batch-style from the command line and/or with scripts.