Pulsard allows you to monitor an MGE Pulsar UPS to initiate a clean shutdown in case of a power outage. It also monitors the quality of the power line. It has only been tested on Linux with the Pulsar ES8+ and the ESV8+. It uses libgpio (from the gphoto project) to communicate with the UPS, making it easy to extend it to other communication channels than RS-232.
popexec is a program for Unix/Linux which checks a POP e-mail account and then runs a program whenever new e-mail arrives. It can also optionally run a program when it sees that you no longer have new e-mail in your POP box. Examples are included which show you how to: Write "You have mail" or "You have X new messages" to a terminal, make a terminal beep, play an audio file, pop an X window onto the screen, make your keyboard LEDs blink, change your desktop background.