AKVIS Sketch is a program for conversion of photos into pencil sketches and watercolor drawings. It can make any photo look like a black-and-white or color drawing, and it can imitate the techniques of graphite or color pencils, charcoal, or watercolor painting. The program works in an entertaining way. It allows you to observe the conversion of a photo into a drawing or watercolor in real time, and even lets you interrupt the process when the required result is achieved. Its special effects can be used to create a blend of a drawing and a photo, imitate motion, or add a "time machine effect" by swirling the background. It can accentuate certain parts of an image by blurring the rest of it.
check_mssql_health is a plugin for Nagios that allows you to monitor an MS SQL Server. Among the list of metrics are time to login, buffer cache hit rate, page life expectancy, full table scan rate, free space in databases, batch requests/second, and many more. Installation of the DBD::Sybase Perl module is required.
GD Star Rating is a WordPress plugin that allows you to set up rating and review system for posts, pages, and comments in your blog. You can set many options for displaying the rating stars, and also add widgets into the sidebars for displaying top ratings and other statistics generated by the plugin. The plugin includes advanced settings panels that will allow you to control many aspects of rating. The plugin also supports multiple ratings.
So called "me" links are a way to connect your different social network profile pages together so that services like Google's Social Graph will identify them as belonging to the same person. Adding "me" links from your blog to all your profile pages makes your blog a well connected hub in your piece of the 'net. melinks is a PyBlosxom plugin that adds a $melinks template variable.
AKVIS ArtSuite is photo decoration software that allows you to apply effects or add frames to your photos. Sample photo frames that come with ArtSuite can be easily tailored to your particular photo by choosing its color, form, style, brightness, and the intensity of the applied edge effect. You can use any picture as a pattern to generate an original photo frame. With artistic effects, you can convert a photo into a black and white image and add a color shade to it (for example, sepia effect), replace colors on an image, and add a texture so that the image looks like drawn on a surface such as canvas, wall, or corrugated paper. The Glamour effect conceals skin defects and reduces small wrinkles.