Implicit Queuing System is a queuing system with no qsub command nor qsub analog. It sits in the background watching for CPU-hogging processes and adds them to an ultra-batch queue. Processes in this queue are run for lengthy timeslices, such as a minute at a time. The number of processes that run concurrently is admin-selectable. It's not good at getting processes out of VM, but it is good at getting processes off your CPU(s).
maxtime is a tool that accepts a number of seconds and a shell command, and runs the shell command as a subprocess. If the subprocess runs for more than the specified time, it will attempt to kill the subprocess. If the subprocess exits as expected, the program returns its exit status. Otherwise, the program exits with a sentinel status and leaves the stuck subprocess with some deadly signals pending.
merging-uids merges one or more files in /etc/passwd format. You give it a list of n password files on the commandline (leftmost varies least in the output) and a series of n-1 scripts that will be used by sed. In return, you get a new password file and a series of UIDs that need to be rearranged on-disk with chowns.
notify-when-up periodically polls something and notifies you when that something has changed. It can poll a port on a host, and let you know when it's accepting connections, and a command on the current machine, and let you know when it's returning true or false. The purpose is to be a lightweight adjunct to something like Nagios, for those times when you're rebooting a system. Notices can be messages to the tty, X windows popup windows, curses popup windows, or email messages.
When reading a lot of data from a disk or network filesystem, e.g. during a backup, buffer cache pollution can be a substantial performance problem for other processes on the machines involved. odirect is intended to provide a convenient way of avoiding that on systems that offer an O_DIRECT value for open(). The project provides a C library, a C++ wrapper, and SWIG code to make it easy to use from your favorite scripting language.