Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

BitHammer – Ban BitTorrent clients

Free up shared wifi spots! Over a year of traveling, I’ve consistently struggled with broken wifi spots overloaded with torrent traffic. After talking with the frustrated non-technical people who owned/managed them, I wrote this program to help network users and owners. This program: Listens for BitTorrent clients on the network, Adds their IPs and MACs […]

fernapp – libreoffice in the browser

Are you looking for an easy way to access Linux desktop applications LibreOffice, Evolution etc remotely?fernapp makes it possible to run a GUI application on a Linux server and access it from anywhere via web browser!It’s not an ordinary remote desktop. It focuses on the application windows and integrates them nicely. via fernapp. In the […]

cloudflare opens “keyless” SSL source

Well… it puts the key server externally, so it isn’t your problem 🙂 cloudflare/keyless · GitHub.

OWASP Web app Testing Guide v4 released

This project’s goal is to create a "best practices" web application penetration testing framework which users can implement in their own organizations and a "low level" web application penetration testing guide that describes how to find certain issues. via OWASP Testing Project – OWASP. Table of Contents here

seL4 – Open source formally verified bug free microkernel OS released

General Dynamics C4 Systems and NICTA are pleased to announce the open sourcing of seL4, the world’s first operating-system kernel with an end-to-end proof of implementation correctness and security enforcement. It is still the world’s most highly-assured OS. What’s being released? It includes all of the kernel’s source code, all the proofs, plus other code […]

FossaMail: 64-bit Thunderbird

FossaMail is an Open Source, Mozilla Thunderbird-based mail, news and chat client for Windows, brought to you by the Pale Moon developer (and therefore not affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation). It is an optimized and reconfigured re-build of Mozilla Thunderbird ESR. via FossaMail.

GEMMA Softwarecatalogus

De GEMMA Softwarecatalogus bevat het software-aanbod van ruim 130 ICT-leveranciers die zich committeren aan e-overheid standaarden. In de softwarecatalogus kunnen gemeenten eenvoudig hun eigen applicatieportfolio invoeren en een eigen applicatielandschap plotten. Gemeenten kunnen zoeken en kijken in elkaars applicatieportfolio om vervolgens ervaringen en kennis uit te wisselen. via GEMMA Softwarecatalogus.

MS Office Click-to-run busted after patch

Microsoft’s streaming version of Office has broken for some users after a patch. Isn’t the cloud lovely! Streamingversie Office start niet meer op na patch – Webwereld.

UNetbootin – create a USB bootable linux drive

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you’ve already downloaded […]

IndoorAtlas – use the worlds magnetic fields to map inside buildings

The system has an accuracy of 10ft. They have an API for apps, you can add buildings and collect map data using a smartphone. Find the inside of any building! They plan to use it to map out shopping routes for people with shopping lists. IndoorAtlas.

Smallx264 – batch GUI for Handbrake

This will allow you to easily convert video’s to common presets, such as for tablets and phones, without having to puzzle over the handbrake options Smallx264 | Free software downloads at

Krita – digital painting tool – now also on Windows

Krita is especially useful if you have a tablet. It’s been out on Linux for a long time and is very popular for comic art. News.

ULTIMEYES® – an app that claims to improve your vision!

ULTIMEYES® optimizes visual processing to reduce blurring. Proprietary algorithms monitor your performance and adapt to it, creating a customized session to ensure optimal progress. Numerous scientific studies conducted over more than a decade support the principles upon which ULTIMEYES® was created. via ULTIMEYES®.

OZONE Widget Framework

A customizable open-source web application that assembles the tools you need to accomplish any task and enables those tools to communicate with each other. It allows you to take information from different web based software packages you might have and turn them into widgets on a centralised website dashboard. OZONE is a web application that […]

Data visualisation packages

To bring your data to life, there are plenty of options around. D3 is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, […]

DARPA Open Software catalog

DARPA Open Catalog contains a curated list of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications. DARPA funds fundamental and applied research in a variety of areas including data science, cyber, anomaly detection, etc., which may lead to experimental results and reusable technology designed to benefit multiple government domains. via .

Munich open source switch ‘completed successfully’, saves EUR 11.7m

Munich open source switch 'completed successfully'.

MillionShort – remove the first million / 100k / 10k / … results from Google


collectiveaccess collection software

CollectiveAccess is free open-source software for managing and publishing museum and archival collections. Runs on any modern web browser Pre-configured with several library standards including Dublin Core, PBCore, VRA Core and more Customizable through simple user interfaces — no complex programming required Reporting tools easily generate finding aids and exports to PDF or spreadsheet-readable formats […]

Winamp to die! and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date via Download Winamp Media Player – Free MP3, Video, and Music Player – Winamp. That is hugely depressing!

LightZone | Open-source digital darkroom software for Windows/Mac/Linux

Lightzone allows you to select areas of photographs and manipulate the light on each of these areas seperately. LightZone | Open-source digital darkroom software for Windows/Mac/Linux.

Nftables to replace iptables?

Looks like it. It’s protocol independent, reduces complexity and duplication and will sigificantly reduce the packet filtering footprint in the kernel. It should also make it more easily extensible in the future, as it runs in user space in a virtual machine.

Zero Install

Run windows applications without installing them. Zero install also keeps the applications up to date.

ZMap · The Internet Scanner

ZMap is an open-source network scanner that enables researchers to easily perform Internet-wide network studies. With a single machine and a well provisioned network uplink, ZMap is capable of performing a complete scan of the IPv4 address space in under 45 minutes, approaching the theoretical limit of gigabit Ethernet. via ZMap · The Internet Scanner.

Five Best Video Converters

This is a usefull list if you don’t want to handle the command line ffmpeg. It recommends 5 other free utils that are easy to use in varying amounts: MPEG Streamclip (which also works on OSX) Format Factory Handbrake (which is primarily a DVD ripper) Freemake Video Converter SUPER Five Best Video Converters.

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