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Homepage Download Changelog album
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Y An html photo album generator which descends directories and has theme support. For an example, see my photo album.
Homepage Download Changelog asq
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Y Mame Cabinet front end, nice and simple and fast, using arcade controls. It runs in a terminal window but can display a screenshot window as well. Supports MAME as well as other emulators and various games.
Homepage Download Changelog bew
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Y A webcrawler/robot for mirroring entire web sites or web trees. Just give it a URL and it gets everything underneath it. It can tell you about broken links as a helpful side-effect. If you want something more stable but don't need the recursion, see findex.
Homepage Download Changelog DaVite
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Y This is a web invitation system, much like evite.com or invites.yahoo.com, but you have total control over it! Note: I am no longer developing DaVite, as I have started to do work on MyVite
Homepage Download Changelog ePerl
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Y Embed perl in your text files! This is a very snifty tool. It was originally written by Ralf S. Engelschall as a C program, and I realized that it should be written in perl, which I did in a program that is an order of magnitude smaller. (In fact, the source for this page is eperl).
every_change
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Y This script kicks ass for code development. Watches a file and runs it (or something else) every time it changes. Write your code in one window, and watch it automatically execute in another.
Homepage Download Changelog html2jpg
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Y Converts HTML pages to images (gif, jpg, png, ps, etc..). Very kludgy, only works with certain versions of Mozilla, but I needed a way to automate screen grabbing the HTML window out of a browser (for my album project). Maybe it'll help you. If you have KDE, I recommend khtml2png
Homepage Download Changelog make_faq
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Y Makes FAQs and such things. I use this to build: DaveFAQ and DaveHistory
mvx
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Y Simple yet kicks ass. Moves or copies files using regular expressions. Thanks to Andrew Allen for the idea, which I'm sure he stole somewhere else.
Homepage Download perlc
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Y Perl to C 'compiler' for hiding perl source code and creating an executable for distribution. Also has simple support for limiting distribution. (Not true compilation!)
Homepage Download Changelog pemf
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Y I got tired of procmail and the like, so I just wrote my own mail filter that's easy to control and can do simple things like remove MIME. MIME sucks. If you can't vi it, it sucks. It can also catch SPAM, auto respond to email, forward email, blah blah blah. Everything that procmail can do, but it's perl, so it's better. Perl rocks.
Homepage Download Changelog scurvy
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Y Lets you easily write screenplays or scripts in a simple text format, then converts them into the proper screenplay format. Also imports some RTF and Final Draft formats and can convert to multiple formats as well.
Homepage Download Changelog serverizor
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Y Converts a generic command into a tcp server so you can disconnect and reconnect to it from the command line. This is actually pretty handy.
Homepage Download Changelog site_index
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Y Multi-page HTML site index generator for local domains. See examples at any of my domains. Companion to whats_new
Homepage Download Changelog spigot
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Y Spigot is an easy way to turn on and off printing of text according to patterns matched and other simple rules. Like a combination of 'expect' and 'cat' and 'head'. See usage for simple examples.
Homepage Download Changelog tcp_forward
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Y Forwards a TCP connection and lets you snoop and filter the traffic being sent. Uses the simple IO::Socket server/client examples in the perlipc manpage.
Homepage Download thumb
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Y Just a thumbnail generator, except that it makes thumbnails the same size while keeping aspect ratio by cropping - so the pictures aren't stretched. This works better than I expected - and is the code I use for 'album'



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