TeachToPod is a set of shell scripts for ripping DVDs from The Teaching Company to produce either video files (m4v) or audio files (mp3) for playback on an iPod. Metadata such as lecture titles are automatically scraped from the Web and added to the output files. Operation of the scripts is almost automatic, and from the operator's viewpoint requires merely physical insertion and removal of the DVDs. Presently, the scripts are optimized for iPod Classic and have only been tested on Ubuntu 10.10.
eXtended Screenshot is a tool for making, editing, sharing, and exchanging screenshots between people via the Internet. It uses the HTTP protocol. It can capture either the full screen or only part of the screen. The screenshot can be edited by cropping it or adding shapes. The color, width, position, and size of shapes can be changed. A screenshot can be uploaded to a server. Prepared links can be shared. A screenshot can also be saved to a file in the PNG or JPEG formats. This tool is oriented for QA testers, programmers, designers, sales managers, support centers, and other people. It has a minimal design and focuses on functionality.
Gossimon is a gossip-based distributed monitoring system for a cluster of Linux nodes. Each node in the cluster periodically send information about itself and others to a randomly selected node. This way, each node constantly receives information about cluster nodes. This information is locally maintained (constantly updated) by each node and can be used by various clients for monitoring and resource allocation. The gossip protocols used by gossimon are very robust to node failure, and the information quality is hardly degraded even when large parts of the cluster are taken down. The package contains: infod (the daemon responsible for collecting and sending information for other nodes); mmon (a curses-based monitoring client displaying information about cluster nodes); and infod-client (a command-line client that retrieves cluster information in XML format).
IgnoFlash is a patch that modifies the Adobe Flash Player plugins for Netscape and ActiveX to keep them in fullscreen when focus is lost. It makes it possible to operate another application when watching Flash video in fullscreen on a multi-monitor setup. You can still close fullscreen with the usual methods (Escape key, UI elements). This patch has been tested with Flash Player versions 10.0 and 10.1 in Opera, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. It might also work for previous and future versions.
RepoGuard is an advanced validation framework with built-in integrations for several common version control systems. The integration is carried out by utilizing the hook mechanisms each version control system provides. The user may provide configurations that are processed through inversion of control mechanisms. RepoGuard is completely written in the Python programming language, which allows for easy integration of other tools. An extensible command line tool for advanced usage is provided, which allows for comfortable administration.
Deduplicator is a simple and efficient data deduplicator that works by hard linking files that have the same content. It is ideal for reducing the size of backups. It can save and restore intermediate results, so you can run it in a few short intervals, and allows you to review changes before they are committed to disk.