OpenVerse is similar to other graphical chat systems like Excite Chat and Microsoft Chat, with the main differences being that OpenVerse is open source software, has no advertisements, and also runs on a variety of systems including Windows, Unix, Macintosh, and just about anything else for which you can find a copy of TCL/TK.
Boxes is a text filter that can draw any kind of box around its input text. Box design choices range from simple boxes to complex ASCII art. A box can also be removed and repaired, even if it has been badly damaged by editing of the text inside. Since the generated boxes may be open on any side, the program can also be used to create regional comments in any programming language. New box designs of all sorts can easily be added and shared by appending to a free format configuration file. In addition to being a command line tool, Boxes integrates well with any text editor that supports filters.
tal aligns common characters at the ends of lines. This is especially useful for making long C macro definitions look nice or for repairing "broken" comment boxes. tal works on any kind of common ending, which it autodetects. Intended as, but not limited to being, a filter program ("plug-in") for text editors.
wx200d is a weather station data collector and server daemon for the RadioShack WX200, a.k.a. Oregon Scientific WM 918. It also supports the wireless WMR918 and WMR968 hardware. wx200d can record weather data to files or a database. It also listens for client connections and tees the data out to those clients. Clients (included) can connect to wx200d from any machine and display the weather data in real-time or upload it to wunderground.com. This package also includes utilities for summarizing and plotting the data by hour, day or month and producing web pages.