xlife is a laboratory for experimenting with cellular automata. It supports loadable rulesets and palettes, different topologies, and up to 256-state cellular automata. It has rules and patterns for Life, Brian's Brain, Perrier's Loops, Langton's Ants and Loops, Wireworld, E.F. Codd's 1975 UCC automaton, some Prisoner's Dilemma games, and many others. It is very fast for step-by-step mode, bounded grid, and chaotic patterns. It has several unique features: a historical mode, a pseudocolor mode, and n-state statistics. It has been developed since 1989. The modern version of Xlife began its history in 2011.
Backshift is a deduplicating (variable-sized, content-based blocks), compressing (xz or bz2) backup program. Full saves and incrementals are pretty indistinct other than the amount of data transmitted, somewhat like with "rsync --link-dest" but without the huge number of hardlinks. It also de-duplicates large file content at a granularity of about 2 megabytes on average; there tends to be a unique copy of each file with size less than around 2 megabytes on average.
autodl-irssi is an advanced and easy to use torrent file downloader plugin for Irssi. The optional ruTorrent plugin (GUI) makes it even easier to use. The installer will set everything up. It works by connecting to your torrent tracker's IRC announce channel. You tell it exactly which IRC servers and channels to connect to and it does the rest. When a new torrent is announced, and matches one of the user filters, it's immediately downloaded. There's no delay like RSS, which polls once every 5-15 minutes. Once downloaded, the torrent file can be saved to a torrent client watch directory, sent to rtorrent, or uploaded to an FTP server. It supports more than 70 private trackers, and it's very easy to add your own if you know some basic XML and regular expressions. The filters are easy to set up, but also advanced. Some of the filters are release name, TV show name, torrent size, resolution, encoder, source, year, format, bitrate, medium, category, and many more. To prevent you from accidentally downloading too many files at once, you can also tell it to only allow X number of downloads per day, week, or month.
Moscrack is a WPA cracker for use on clusters. It supports MOSIX, SSH, and RSH connectivity and works by reading a word list from STDIN or a file, breaking it into chunks, and passing those chunks off to separate processes that run in parallel. The parallel processes are then executed on different nodes in your cluster. All results are checked and recorded on your master node. Logging and error handling are taken care of. It is capable of running reliably for long periods of time, without the risk of losing data or having to restart. Moscrack uses aircrack-ng by default. Pyrit for WPA cracking and Dehasher for Unix password hashes are supported via plugins.
offrss is a standalone program that can download your favorite feeds and then show them in your favorite Web browser by spawning a simple local Web server. It will not only download the feeds' text, but also the pictures, so you will also be able to read comics strips and enjoy posts with pictures in them while offline. It can also generate PDFs from text. It remembers what you read and what you don't, and all the information stays in normal files, so you can synchronize it easily to any device that may not have an Internet connection. It can also work as a CGI to serve your feeds in your Web site, and it can update the feeds from crontab. It has few dependencies to build and can be cross compiled easily.
bmake is a program designed to simplify the maintenance of other programs. Its input is a list of specifications as to the files upon which programs and other files depend. If no -f makefile makefile option is given, bmake will try to open 'makefile' and then 'Makefile' in order to find the specifications.
Bviplus is a console ncurses based binary file editor (hex editor) with Vim-like keys and features. It can quickly open/edit/save very large files (> 2GiB). It can perform regexp-like pattern searches in hex or ASCII windows. It features search highlighting, multiple undo/redo, a tabbed multiple file interface, visual selection, cut and paste (which works between files as well), blob coloring, and more. It can run external programs on selected data, supporting any program that reads stdin and writes stdout. It has few dependencies for easy portability.
Graudit is a simple script and signature sets that allows you to find potential security flaws in source code using the GNU utility, grep. It's comparable to other static analysis applications like RATS, SWAAT, and flaw-finder while keeping the technical requirements to a minimum and being very flexible.