Synth is a C++ template framework - a set of components that can be mixed and matched to build the right functionality; furthermore, components are loosely-coupled, designed to be both extensible and replaceable. Synth blurs the line between compile-time and runtime, and it does so by blending the static C++ type system, the dynamic values that need to be manipulated and formatted, including those from other languages, and the templates to do so. The name is an allusion to this synthesis process, which combines values to generate new ones (streams, files, strings, numbers, etc.)
Mover is a system designed to move mail while eliminating as much metadata as possible. In fact, it eliminates virtually all metadata, except for the order and possibly the time that a message arrives at a given site. Addresses are encryption keys. The encrypted messages are sent to all mover locations. The intended recipient uses their key to decrypt the message.
Java Grinder takes Java byte-code from a class file and compiles it into an assembly code text file that can be assembled and run on microcontrollers and CPUs including MSP430, dsPIC, 6502 (Commodore 64), 68000, ARM, and MIPS. A Java API is provided for dealing with SPI, GPIO, Commodore 64 hardware, and more.
The ghostream project is centered around defining a new era of software development. The aim is to enable developers to rapidly produce high throughput, low latency systems capable of processing billions of events a day. ghostream inverts the typical relationship developers have with data. Without access to all the data at once, developers have to consider which parts of the data they absolutely need to arrive at a particular goal. Because of the need to keep the system moving, hanging on to data is an anti-pattern, forcing developers to consider how to take advantage of the data as quickly as possible. This results in components and systems that are scalable, fault tolerant, and uniquely suited for distributed environments.