Afghan Hound Quote of the Day Daemon uses both TCP and UDP port 17 to return a random quote from fortune(6) style quote files. It has performance benefits over other programs which use fortune(6) to source their quotes. The server also includes the ability to limit the number of client connections per second. Client and benchmarking programs are included in the package.
Aleph One is a 3D first-person shooter game based on the game Marathon 2 by Bungie Software. It is set in a Sci-Fi universe dominated by deviant computer AIs and features a well thought-out plot. Aleph One was originally a MacOS game, but a cross-platform version ("Aleph One/SDL") based on the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) library is currently under development which runs under Unix, BeOS, and Windows.
bacKgammon is a backgammon program specifically written with the KDE in mind. It offers the opportunity to play backgammon games by using a convenient and intuitive graphical user interface. bacKgammon is the successor of KFibs, and supports all its features such as a graphical board representation, drag and drop with automated move checking, an intuitive interface to FIBS, and eliminates the need for typing and (learning) the commands of FIBS.
balmail will email a daily report to your boss (or team leader) satisfying their need to quantify your daily technical acheivements. It can be customised to fit your typical list of one line tasks, and will automatically decide which you have done and how many each day. Care has been taken to ensure that the e-mail does not appear to be automated, by varying the time the mail gets sent, the subject lines and the content each day. A holiday feature ensures mail doesn't get sent whilst you are away.
Blackjack is the only game offered by casinos, where it is proven that players can beat the dealer on the long term. Many books and articles have been published about this theme, however most of them are written to make you loose money. The only way of having a moderate advantage over the dealer is to carefully analyze the remaining cards in the shoe, placing variable bets and deciding when to stay or buy, double or split. BBJD is a tool to analyze the best strategy depending on the current card distribution in the shoe. It is distributed to work with a simple text-based interface and with a user-friendly web-based interface.
Black Penguin is an arcade style jump-on-cubes game. Use your cursor keys to make the penguin escape from the evil window that's menacing him and gather credits by collecting the items on the cubes. Black Penguin comes with 16 levels, runs under X11 with Qt and/or KDE, has rendered graphics, sound support is not implemented yet.