The StreamModule system is a result of several different ideas about how distributed (especially widely distributed) systems should function. Instead of attempt ing to hide asynchronous behavior behind a synchronous facade, it attempts to make it easier to write programs that deal with asynchronous behavior. It achieves this using event-driven programming combined with a pipeline-like architecture.
The Linux Progress Patch is a kernel patch which displays a full-screen logo with a progress bar and some informational text while booting. It hides the normal startup messages printed by the kernel, and is meant for people that don't care about complicated and possibly confusing boot messages.
Javasynth is a Java-based system for creating (rather experimental) modular audio systems called sound modules. This allows synthesizers of some kind to be assembled in a modular fashion using oscillators, amplifiers, envelopes, filters, and other components familiar to those that have worked with hardware synthesizers. It includes a separated synth engine and a Swing user interface for building sound modules.