retypar converts photos, drawings, etc. into text. The result can be saved as text, HTML, ANSI,or as an image (JPEG or GIF). You can influence the conversion by altering certain options (font, font size, scale factor, color etc.). This program is translated into German, English, French, Spanish, and Italian. In addition to the graphical interface, there is a batch mode that allows you to convert a number of pictures with a single command.
XChestival is an improved version of xchat_speak designed for Italian. It lets xchat and irssi "speak" through festival. It comes with a script for xchat and irssi and the Italian phonemes. The scripts have some useful features like channels and query filtering and string substitution.
Lobotomy involves many sub-projects oriented to experimentation about new design for human-computer interaction and, more generally, a new way for home computing. It involves a relational filesystem, a window manager, and many libraries, tools, and daemons to automatically extract and handle metadata.
Mr. Random is a utility useful for filling a portable MP3 audio player with music randomly selected from a larger collection situated on a computer hard drive. This is a good idea if you can't make up your mind what you want to hear, you prefer to be surprised by a selection of music you may not have heard in a while, or want to hear familiar music juxtaposed in novel combinations. Mr. Random can be run on any computer with JRE 5.0. It also allows the look and feel to be changed by selecting different themes.