thinkpad-status is a GUI interface to IBM ThinkPad laptop setup. It has been tested on IBM ThinkPad Lenovo Z60m. With its simple interface, you can control and change some settings on an IBM ThinkPad laptop, such as CPU power saving and scaling setup. It also lets you check battery status, thermal status, fan speed, ThinkLight settings, and LED status. Some of these features can also be used on other laptops.
Journal is a Perl/CGI script that allows the user to keep a regular log of his/her thoughts. The interface is easy to understand, with only a few buttons to utilize. This journal is fast and able to be viewed and used by both text and graphical browsers. Drawbacks as of now are that it works better if Apache is running (but can be changed if the user can read Perl), and there is no installer. The pieces need to be hand placed (optimal placement in the README.txt), and there is not a Win32 port yet.
plircc is a replacement for irexec and irxevent. It implements a modified stack automaton to keep track of the remote control state. Its configuration is far more powerful and easier than the classic .lircrc way. It has OSD support, so you can display many things on the screen for instant visual user feedback. It also tries to monitor the processes to automatically jump to good state when the user launches an application supported by the configuration file.
Some Things About My Own Server (STAMOS) is a perl script that gathers infomation about the computer is is running on (mainly from /proc) and writes these into an HTML file. This information consists of CPU (name and bogomips), amount of RAM, OS, load averages, currently mounted hard drives, current uptime, and best uptime. The language of the output file can be changed. For finding out the uptime, STAMOS needs uptimed (by Rob Kaper).