mail2news-easy is a utility that converts mail to news and news to mail. This program is unique in that it needs less configuration and modifying files than other products; it needs only one file, containing the signature of the mailing-list sender and the news name to which it relates. It installs easily, suppressing 100 of 100 modifications in the first install, and 75 of 100 when upgrading.
xlHtml converts an Excel spreadsheet file (.xls) into highly-optimized HTML. It includes scripts to allow it to be used as a Netscape or mutt plugin and as a xls handler for Apache. The program currently supports string, blank, boolean, error, integer, floating point, hyperlinks, and formula cells. It can also output in XML, tab delimited, or comma separated values (CSV).
email2sms is a filter written in Perl which converts an e-mail into a form suitable for sending as an SMS message. Its main advantage over the alternatives is that it uses the CPAN module Lingua::EN::Squeeze to compress the text down to as little as 40% of its original size, so you can get much more of your e-mail into the 160 character limit imposed by SMS. It is fully MIME compatible, and has many configurable options, including removal of quoted text. Ideal for use with procmail. A Perl script for sending the output to a typical e-mail to SMS web gateway is included.
fmscore is a Perl5 program which uses the Mail::Freshmeat Perl module to parse freshmeat daily e-mail newsletters, and then rank them by interest according to highly flexible user-supplied ranking rules. Articles below a specified score will be removed from the output. fmscore is intended/suitable for use as a procmail filter.
Turner will turn your boring old source code (C, C++, or Java) into colorized HTML ready to be displayed on a web page. Along with colorizing the source code, turner will also bolden keywords and italicize comments, convert tabs to spaces and optionally insert assorted usefull bits of HTML stuff (a 'home' link or a 'last modified' entry). While it's not the first of it's kind, nor the most versatile, it is small, fast, and totally self contained.
ir is an interface program to Chris Dodge's RedRat 2 infrared controller to send and receive infrared signals to/from consumer devices like TV's, VCR's, cable boxes, and stereos. It will not work with any other IR tranceiver, like IrDA. It is written in Perl. It uses only the basic Perl constructs and no external packages, so it should work on any platform that supports Perl and serial communications. It can be accessed via the command line or cron, as an email handler (through aliases), or as a cgi script which will automatically generate a form with all possible codes. It has macro capability so one command can send a series of IR signals. With an X-10's IR543, it can be used to control X10 devices, too.