Spiderinabox provides an out-of-the-box solution for secure browsing on Mac systems. It includes a basic preconfigured installation of OpenBSD prepared as a VirtualBox image loaded with Firefox and a few scripts and programs to launch it and invoke Firefox over a secure connection. The visualization of Firefox is done on the OS X side using XQuartz, so you don't need to exit your working environment and switch between OS X and OpenBSD. Firefox runs encapsulated in OpenBSD and doesn't have access to OS X in any way.
sVimPy is a very small Python virtual machine intended for use in microcontroller projects. At the moment, it supports about 3/4 of all opcodes used in python3k. Most data types are supported. The intended goal is to use this VM in environments like Atmel's ATmega chips (2-8kb RAM). The microcontroller bootloader is still missing (no arduinos left for experimentation). Classes are not supported. Features include: function calling, a stack based VM, garbage collection, very low memory usage, an interactive debugging console, dictionaries and tuples, iterations, VM single stepping (game loop usage is possible), C function calling, a small memory footprint, fast performance, the ability to be used as a library in other projects, a simple API + code, possible usage as a small deployment executable for Python projects.
pyvm3 is a hobby project that's based on a compact virtual machine that can run Python bytecode and supports classic Python and whitespaceless Python frontends. On top of this there are implementations of various applications like a Web browser, PDF viewer, font rasterizer, SSH, PGP, a windowing environment on linuxfb, a video/MP3 player, and more.
Shannon is a general purpose stream-oriented programming language; it is concise and yet feature rich. Streams, FIFOs, and Unix shell-style pipes are first-class concepts in the language. You can connect functions and FIFOs within your program similar to the way you connect processes with pipes in the Unix shell. These constructs in Shannon, however, are highly efficient as no true multitasking is involved, and at the same time they allow you to write more concise and readable code for chained data processing. State is a special type of function that returns a reference to its own local data and any nested functions it may have. In effect, states implement classes in terms of OOP, and yet classes per se aren't part of the language. A special type of modules marked as "persistent" is an effective replacement for databases and SQL. This allows you to access persistent shared data using native Shannon constructs, eliminating the need for an extra query language. Intuitive and minimalist syntax and semantics are used. Particularly, "minimalist semantics" means less things to remember and more possibilities. Shannon is statically-typed, although it provides dynamic typing facilities as well.