A small selection of miscellaneous small software:

  • Epspline (as in Edit-Povray-SPLINE): For POV-Ray users, a simple editor of “lathe” and “prism” objects. It has its own page here. For Unix-like systems and MSWindows.
  • A DVD backup utility, includes command line programs (scriptable), and a graphical front end (requires wxPython); sorry, for Unix/POSIX systems only: CPRec page.
  • An audio/video player for Unix/POSIX systems and MSWindows: WXMav page.
  • A plugin for the WordPress weblog software, called SWFPut, that allows easy placement of HTML5 and flash video in posts and widget areas. It is used on this site. It has its own page here, and at the WordPress.org plugin directory.
  • A plugin for the WordPress weblog software, called Spam BLIP, that performs DNSBL checks on comment submission to reject comment spam. Works well with a content analysis plugin such as Akismet by leaving it less to work with, thereby reducing network (and CPU) use. It is used on this site. It has its own page here, and at the WordPress.org plugin directory.
  • A version of grep, with POSIX-like options, that searches with ECMAScript (JavaScript) grammar patterns by default (other grammers available in C++11 can be selected). Version 0.4 can now match UTF-8 (or other, per locale) characters on Unix.  It will also build on MSWindows (with MS tools cl.exe, nmake.exe, or with mingw), and will match UTF-8 in the Basic Multilingual Plane (characters that produce UTF-16 surrogate pairs will not match correctly). README has a longer description: cxxgrep-0.4.tgz (pgp signature) or cxxgrep-0.4.zip (pgp signature). (There has been no testing on Apple as I don´t have one.)
  • A simple commandline utility to make POV-Ray density files from arbitrary image files: df3_mk-1.1.tar.gz (pgp signature). This uses the ImageMagick library C++ interface. For Unix-like systems. No manual page.
  • This is a little command to get host names or numbers (similar to “host”), with the now obsolete ability to check the DNS spammer blacklists that were in used in the past: gethostn-0.1.0rc1.tar.gz (pgp signature).
  • Two commands — wavemult and wavechop — which might be useful in preparing audio CD material at the commandline. The former will align multiple .wav files on CD block size boundaries without loss or zero-padding, and the latter will chop a large .wav file into a set of smaller files according to a times argument, and also maintains CD block alignment: wavehacks-2017-10-01.tgz (pgp signature). For Unix-like systems.
  • An old Java applet for drawing Mandelbrot/Julia Sets and fractal planets: story here.

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