Lux23 is a front end for the Heyu X10 automation program. It provides a command line interface for configuring and controlling the X-10 UX23A "VCR Commander II" RF-to-IR converter device. The converter emulates IR remote controls for TV, VCR, DVD, cable box, satellite box, and CD appliances from a variety of manufacturers. A cable with three IR emitters is shipped with the device, providing for control of up to three compatible appliances via RF signals. It requires an X-10 CM17A "Firecracker" device to transmit the RF signals.
Petals on a Rose Game is a computer version of the famous riddle/puzzle game called Petals on a Rose. It is rumored that Bill Gates was stumped by it for two days. It's usually played with a group of friends and a set of 5 dice. The game master rolls the dice and tells everyone the answer. This computer version of the puzzle works similarly, only in this case the computer plays as the game master. There is no source included because that would give away the answer. The binaries were made as universal as possible.
humanzip is a compression program that operates on text files. Unlike most compression algorithms, its output is human readable. Indeed, it is explicitly meant to be read by humans and might even be easier to read than the original. humanzip compresses files by looking for common strings of words and replacing them with single symbols. The idea is to reduce the screen and print size of documents. humanzip does not explicitly try to reduce the size of the file as measured in bytes, although this usually happens incidentally.
IAM OPML Parser Class parses an OPML file (provided its URL) and returns an array. This array contains, for each of the OPML file's elements, the following attributes: link_url, link_name, link_target, link_description, link_rss, created (date of creation), and type (link type: RSS, HTML, etc.). The class uses file_get_contents() to retrieve the contents of the OPML file, and then the XML extension is used to parse and store the file’s data in an associative array, where each outline element is stored using a different array index.