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fifteen projects in this top-level category

Animator vs. Animation II by Alan Becker
A Flash-animated character takes on Flash and a variety of other desktop software - as well as his animator. A contemporary twist on the tradition of cel-animated films in which a character interacts with its creator and the "real" world.
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ansinerator by Tamas Kemenczy
Ansinerator is a PHP library that processes ANSI graphics for the web. Ansinerator's primary feature is the ability to generate PNG representations of art drawn in classic ANSI terminal emulation ('ANSI art'), but it also has a robust set of classes that can be used to further generate, manipulate and format ANSI art using an object-oriented workflow with an emphasis on fully integrating the [...]
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Google Brin Creator by Google Brin Creator
Independent project to compete with Google's fledgling Google Page Creator; allows users to create and publish their own Sergey Brins (instead of Larry Pages.) Ed. note 8/08 - this site seems to be gone now... but we leave the project here for historical purposes.
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KTeaTime by Matthias Hoelzer-Kluepfel
KTeaTime is a utility available as part of the KDE desktop environment for Linux/UNIX. It functions as a "normal" desktop utility, and is essentially a fully functional, configurable timer, with the sole purpose of timing teas. Users may choose from a variety of teas and their brewing times, or configure KTeaTime for use with their own custom teas. [...]
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Olly by Amy Alexander/
Olly (Open Lingo Something Something) allows software written using Lingo (Macromedia Director's scripting language) to be used by people who don't have a copy of Director. Thus it transforms a proprietary development environment into an open source one. Olly is itself written in Lingo, using standard Lingo commands.
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Virtual Drug Dealer by peazodespedida
Make as much money as you can selling drugs in this strategy game. Buy low, sell high.
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Elvis Detector by Toggle Booleans
Elvis Detector Version 1.0 (C) Copyright 1992 TOGGLE BOOLEANS All rights reserved. The TOGGLE BOOLEANS Elvis detector is designed to sense the presence of Elvis or his spirit in your vicinity. It includes some of the most reliable Elvis detection methods gathered from supermarket tabloids over the last several years. If you are running Windows 3.1 [...]
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rand()% by Joe Gilmore / Tom Betts
rand()% internetradiobot ------| rand()% is a realtime streaming generative internet radio station. It exists as a host for computer driven / user defined audio programming that is entirely automated, where every programme transmitted is composed in realtime by computer. All audio is generated on demand by a unique series of artist / musician developed programs. [...]
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Orpheus Interactive video software by Don Ritter
Orpheus is an interactive video sequencing software which permits real time control and synchronization of digital video sequences with any form of live or sequenced music. Orpheus listens to live music and controls the presentation of videoimagery according to various musical elements. The music listener portion of the software provides a musical categorization in real time according to pitch, [...]
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micromusic by micromusic team
multimedia net_work_community_system micromusic was brought to life in november 1998 by carl (gino esposto, zurich - switzerland) and superB (michael burkhardt, basel - schweiz) under the code name "futurelab". the following months were used to define the project, program and finally put the website online in the beginning of august 1999. [...]
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PawSense by BitBoost Systems
PawSense is a software utility that helps protect your computer from cats. It quickly detects and blocks cat typing, and also helps train your cat to stay off the computer keyboard.
admin's note: It costs money and we didn't try it but we like the concept!
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The 5k contest by Stewart Butterfield, Eric Costello
The idea behind the contest is that the rigid constraints of designing for the web are what force us to get truly creative. Between servers and bandwidth, clients and users, HTML and the DOM, browsers and platforms, our conscience and our ego, we're left in a very small space to find highly optimal solutions. [...]
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Gnu's Not Unix by Richard M. Stallman
The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. (GNU is a recursive acronym for ``GNU's Not Unix''; it is pronounced "guh-NEW".) Variants of the GNU operating system, which use the kernel Linux, are now widely used; though these systems are often referred to as ``Linux'', they are more accurately called GNU/Linux [...]
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M.A.M.E. - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator by The MAME Team
On December 24th, 1996, Nicola Salmoria began working on his single hardware emulators (for example Multi-Pac), which he merged into one program during January 1997. He named the accomplishment by the name of Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, or MAME for short (pronounced as the word 'maim' in English, other languages may differ). The first official release was MAME 0.1, [...]
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GNU emacs by Richard Stallman
Emacs is the extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor.
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