The links provided below are directed toward very useful and innovative utilities that are provided free of charge by their developers.
Spybot-S&D - Great free spyware scanner.
Trillian - Trillian is a fully featured, Windows chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC, Without stealing your home page and with no other included software, pop-ups, or spyware.
Adium X - Adium X is a fully featured, Mac OS X chat client that supports AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more...
MythTV - MythTV is a homebrew PVR project.
VLC - VideoLAN Client (VLC) s a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats.
Making London Guards LaughAlso known as Beefeaters, these guards are famous for their stoic behavior in the course of their duty. If you're lucky enough, your antics may just get them to crack a smile, or even laugh. - smallChaos Adventures™
A Fun Little HackBack in the days of 14.4 Kbps modems, university Unix
servers were a common haunt for students. A basic command
called 'finger' displays user profiles. After a
clever trick, my profile became the most well known
on campus. - Small Chaos
What is Chaos?The dictionary definition of chaos is turmoil, turbulence, primordial abyss, and undesired randomness, but scientists will tell you that chaos is something extremely sensitive to initial conditions. Chaos also refers to the question of whether or not it is possible to make good long-term predictions about how a system will act. A chaotic system can actually develop in a way that appears very smooth and ordered. - Mendelson and Blumenthal